Joel Schwartzberg coaches professionals and students to
convey strength, competence, and confidence in their public
speeches and presentations, panel appearances and
moderations, and interviews.
Joel's coaching covers specific training in
- Nonverbal technique
- Making strong impressions
- Effective speech/presentation structure
- Precise editing
- Working with PowerPoint and other visual aids
The approach is nuts-and-bolts practical, not just hear-it-and-
forget-it theoretical, and applies to all skill and experience
A contributor to Public Speaking Superpowers, Joel teaches
public speaking classes for Mediabistro.com, and The Hired
Guns, as well as private individual and corporate clients,
including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
(ASME), the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(ASPCA), and the Brennan Center for Justice.
Joel coached competitive public speaking teams at The
University of Pennsylvania, St. Joseph's University, Seton Hall
University, and Queens College. A former public speaking
national champion, Joel was inducted into the National Forensic
Association Hall of Fame in 2002.
Joel is currently an Internet executive, nationally-published
essayist, and award-winning author.
"Joel Schwartzberg gave a seminar on Public Speaking during our 2010
Leadership Conference. His seminar was the most-attended and
received the best reviews. Attendees felt that they had gained real skills
they could take back with them to their respective organizations. The best
teachers of any subject are those who can demonstrate what they are
trying to teach. Joel did just that as he is a charismatic public speaker.
We would highly recommend him for any group looking for a public
-- Aseel Elborno, National Outreach Coordinator, Council on American-
Islamic Relations (CAIR)
"Joel was funny, patient, and encouraging. He provides a number of
tricks to get over speaking anxiety, to sound confident and project
strength, and to win over any audience."
-- Lionel Beehner, Senior Staff Writer, Council on Foreign Relations
“I had a great experience working with Joel on one-on-one public
speaking training. His practical advice and constructive feedback really
gave me the confidence and skills that I needed to succeed in all my
professional speaking engagements.”
-- Olivia Melikhov, Manager of Social Media at ASPCA
"Joel offered excellent drills to help attendees stand, speak, and gesture
before an audience with confidence. I recommend Joel and this class to
anyone interested in fine-tuning their public speaking style."
-- Anne Hollyday, Proposal Writer, Jackson Lewis LLP
"Joel conducts a fun, hands-on class where everyone walks away a
more confident speaker."
-- Nicole Niebisch, Market Manager, Folio Fine Wine Partners
"Joel was extremely helpful and engaging. He peppered his presentation
with humor and made the room feel at ease. It was well worth the
-- Debbie Sirico, Director, The Research Board
"Joel delivered an enormous amount of information in an extremely
palatable -- not to mention memorable -- way."
-- Laura Harrison McBride, Journalist & Freelance Writer
"Joel was an enthusiastic and accomplished speaker. I came away with
great information that I can put to use right away."
-- Valerie Peterson, Author
"In only two sessions, I feel that I am already a stronger public speaker
as a result of Joel's instruction. He creates a kind environment for
confidence-building exercises and provides thoughtful, precise
feedback. I would absolutely take another class with this instructor."
-- Molly Maymar, Art Designer
"Joel is an inspiring, energetic, and well-informed teacher who
generously shared tips from his years of experience.. I recommend this
class to anyone."
-- Karen Sorensen, Executive Recruiter
"Joel did an excellent job sharing his skills. I definitely will remember all
the techniques and become a more effective public speaker."
-- Khristina Godlewski, Marketing Manager, Hearst Magazines
"Joel was friendly and helpful throughout the course, offering timely,
clear, and detailed feedback. I have already applied what I learned and
achieved great results!"
-- Nicola Lees, Reality Television Development Executive