Steve Wampler, Executive Director, The Steve Wampler Foundation
“I want to personally thank Stephanie for her wisdom during the TEDx experience. I was very lucky to have her as a coach. She guided me through the process with ease and clarity and said all that I needed to hear to make the talk a success. She is the best! Plus, she is just wonderful on a personal level as well. I really enjoyed working with her.”
Hone your skills, tame your nerves, & give polished, dynamic, TED-style presentations
Coaching packages are sold in two-hour increments @ $250/hour. Contact me for more details.
In-person (Southern California) or via Skype or iChat
- Honing your stage presence
- Crafting a compelling story
- Choosing powerful images
- Utilizing tools like Keynote or Powerpoint to their fullest
- Using rehearsal to your fullest advantage
- Developing your authentic “voice”
Why should you invest in coaching?
- You’ve never given a keynote before
- You’re nervous on-stage and think it would be best if you just READ your talk
- You speak all the time and think you might be in a rut
- You’ve only utilized PowerPoint slides to put bullets up on the screen
- You’re giving a TEDx talk and see its potential for marketing yourself or your business
- You’d like to charge for speaking engagements and need to up your game
My coaching for TEDxSanDiego is done as a volunteer.
Speakers coached include:
Leadership coach and author Ken Blanchard
“Working with Stephanie Weaver on my TedX talk was a real joy. She helped me choose my topic and was there to direct and support my efforts all the way. My success was our success.”
Activist and actor Richard Dreyfuss of The Dreyfuss Initiative
“Stephanie was a good sounding board. She was able to craft concise thoughts from ideas meandering across the table and down to the floor. And, she was fun.”
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, California Academy of Sciences and LIVBlue
“Thank you very much for helping me create a memorable tribute to the ocean and poetry.”
Software designer Viet Nguyen, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
“Being asked to give a talk for TEDxSanDiego left me a bit concerned as to whether I could deliver something coherent. Before I had only done ad-hoc demos for small public audiences, nothing too structured. Luckily they assigned Stephanie as my coach. After going through the usual demo routine and looking at the different pieces, she helped me craft an outline that was much more coherent and concise. That scaffold provided me with the peace of mind I needed to concentrate on delivery.”
Heberto X. Peterson Rodriguez, Director Generale Académico, Universidad Iberoamericana
“Having Stephanie as a coach was a great opportunity to experience the challenge of giving a message to an English-speaking audience, and to change my mental structure from lecture to a five-minute talk. Her feedback really helped me get a specific idea of what to say as a main idea and get in touch with the audience. I’m really grateful to Stephanie for her time, dedication and openness. I definitely, if the opportunity comes, would love to work with her again.”
Ellen Gustafson, co-founder of FEED Projects and founder of The 30 Project.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author and filmmaker