Joel Schwartzberg coaches professionals and
students to convey strength, competence, and
confidence in their public speeches and
presentations, panel appearances and moderations,
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 levels.
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
- The Council on American Islamic Relations
- The American Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
- The Brennan Center for Justice
- Comedy Central Interactive
- Huniford Design
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
-- Lionel Beehner, Senior Staff Writer, Council on Foreign
“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
-- 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
"Joel was extremely helpful and engaging. He peppered
his presentation with humor and made the room feel at
ease. It was well worth the money."
-- 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
-- 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
-- Khristina Godlewski, Marketing Manager, Hearst
"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