Public Speaking is a Leadership Requirement

Wednesday May 15, 2013 comments

“Your ability to move others into appropriate, timely, and effective action is largely determined by the consequences of your speaking and listening.”

                                                            Suzanne Mayo Frindt

I had the pleasure of attending a recent meeting of the National Speaker’s Association Colorado Chapter.  It’s quite an honor to be selected to speak before that group and my friend and seminar graduate Alan Parisse was the keynoter.

Alan, no “armchair expert,” is one of the highest rated professional public speakers in America, an inductee of the National Speaker’s Association Hall of Fame and was named by Successful Meetings Magazine “One of the Top 21 Speakers for the 21st Century.”  He is both witty and wise.  His well-received remarks to this large audience of speakers were centered on the importance of being authentic and engaging.

While I often work successfully with executives around their fear of public speaking and basic presentation skills, Alan is the “real deal” and is my coach as a public speaker.   The really good news is that Alan coaches other aspiring speakers and his “THE SPEAKING INTENSIVE” is a brilliant two days that will change the way you see your audience and your career.

 Every great leader and manager I know is also an effective and entertaining public speaker who truly connects with their audience.  This is a dynamite program that I know you’ll enjoy and benefit from.  Go to his website at to learn more, read past participant comments and contact Alan. 

 Alan Parisse is simply “da best” and I offer my endorsement without reservation.  And of course, comment below with your thoughts, questions and public speaking experiences.

With love and respect,