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Miriam Ort

New York, NY

Sr Director, Human Resources Global Operations, Procurement, and Transformation, Pepsico

“ Stephanie is exceedingly professional and a pleasure to work with. Most importantly, she delivers excellent results! Her expertise goes beyond just the delivery of presenting and speaking; Stephanie helps her clients think about content organization, development of visual aids, and a variety of aspects that contribute to more effective communication. I highly recommend Stephanie as a speech consultant. “

Sloan Gaon

New York, NY

CEO, Pulsepoint

“ Stephanie showed me how one word or phrase and a certain intonation can influence the outcome of a speech. After one session, I began to reap the rewards of her coaching and after a series of sessions, I have been killing it. Stephanie is whip-smart, intuitive, analytical and an absolute pleasure to work with. With her invaluable help and patient support, I can now speak concisely and confidently in any setting about what sets my company apart. “

Calvin Chu

New York, NY

Managing Director

“Great communication is really very hard and Stephanie Silverman is a sherpa of public speaking. So when I first brought Stephanie in to coach the CEOs of the ten companies in my portfolio, I was impressed that she did her homework on each of the companies. Her attention to detail and preparation meant that the training she conducted was incredibly relevant and resonated with the CEOs. But what’s more, with her background in professional acting, voice recording and a long history of coaching executives, participating in her training is like watching a master at work, revealing secrets and an art. This isn’t material that can be found in books, for example, practical advice on what to do a week before a talk, a day before, minutes before a talk. Everything from confidence improvement to enunciation, soup to nuts. Stephanie is the real deal and I’m happy to recommend her to anyone preparing for a public speech.”

Bill Ryan

New York, NY

Managing Director, Evercore Trust

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Stephanie, both on a one-on-one basis, as well as working with our group on oral presentations at Evercore Trust. I think she does a superb job with both individual speakers (even if you are comfortable speaking in front of audience, her insights on how to improve your performance are spot-on) as well as helping you to better manage the difficult dynamic of individuals presenting in a group before clients or large audiences. She’s a great resource and partner.”

Cathy Carey

High Point, NC & New York, NY

Vice President, National Sales Manager, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Something special happens with Stephanie enters a company’s doors…and everyone benefits. Her approach to presenting is practical and also achievable – with clear direction, relevant concepts and real insight. It is easy to get in our own way with our peers, but she is relaxed and positive in a way that everyone wants to improve. She also knows that it is a skill that needs practice and development – so be ready to get on your feet, and get better at presenting your ideas in a confident, concise and engaging way. From Management to Associate – we have been better off with her involvement in our organization…and everyone is on an even playing field since it is coaching from a neutral source.

Thomas D’Agostino, Jr

New York, NY

Founder, Smartsource LLC

“I asked Stephanie to help me prepare for a presentation that had to deliver an important message to our employees. In addition to helping me be more prepared to effectively deliver the message she took the time to understand my company’s culture which helped shape the presentation immensely. Although I initially asked for help to better the delivery, Stephanie went far beyond and acted as a business coach. The result was a huge success and I plan to work with her in the future!”

Michael Doniloski, CPA

Morristown, NJ

Senior Auditor - Investments/Treasury & Trust, MetLife

Stephanie came to speak to our iRise young professionals group at MetLife. Stephanie was very engaging, funny and well prepared. We learned how to be concise in our slides, knowing our audience and understand how to decide between what is important information and what is just filler information that can be cut. Stephanie taught us microphone and breathing techniques to help prepare for larger group presentations.

Overall it was an extremely successful event, that everyone agreed was well informed and useful. Thank you again Stephanie Silverman!

David Griffin

New York, NY

Account Executive, Promotions at Screenvision Media

“I have taken a number of presentation workshops and I can say far and away that Stephanie’s provided the most useable information, strategies and insights.

I can’t wait to begin to integrate them into my repertoire.”

Leah Rogerson

New York, NY

CFO, Pulsepoint

I recommend Stephanie without reservation. In the numbers business, it can be particularly challenging to create engagement and bring what can be a dull subject to life. Employing a unique blend of humor, empathy, and a no-nonsense approach, she taught me how to distill the message of each slide, craftily layering each one to build on the other and tell a story.

Engage her for your professional development. You will learn, you will improve, and you’ll have fun in the process.

Kozo Suzuki

New York, NY

Principal, KPMG, LLP

“I am very happy to recommend Stephanie Silverman as an excellent communication skills consultant and trainer. . . I think I have had significant progress in my presentations skills, communication styles awareness and accent reduction (I am a non-native English speaker). She carefully assessed my communication patterns and then provided various training methods to improve my communication skills. She is an outstanding professional in this field.”

Misha Petkevich

New York, NY

Misha Petkovich, Chief Investment Officer, V2M Capital, LLC

Stephanie is insightful and articulate, providing sound and compelling suggestions about how to present and engage the listener. She outlines concrete ways to immediately engage the listener in wanting to learn more about you and your initiative and to carry the listener’s to its logical conclusion. In addition, she works exceedingly well with her clients.

Joao Faria

Sao Palulo, Brazil

President Eaton Latin America and Vice President Eaton Electrical Latin America Eaton Corporation

“Stephanie was able to understand my needs very quickly and developed a method and a learning process that attended my expectations. She is very experienced in dealing with clients from different regions of the world and with specific needs.”

Robert Richter

New York, NY

Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management

“ Stephanie was a huge help in preparing for speaking presentations. She is extremely organized and very thorough with regard to details. I highly recommend her. “

Eden Abrahams

New York, NY

Founder, Clear Path Executive Coaching

“ Stephanie is a top-notch presentation coach with an unerring ear for what will resonate (and what won’t) with the audience and a knack for distilling vague and / or longwinded thoughts into pithy, relevant kernels of wisdom. She is able to deliver highly candid feedback with warmth and humor – a rare skill – and has an enthusiasm for what she does that is contagious. I always enjoy our work together and have recommended her to clients and colleagues alike. Stephanie is terrific! “

Larry Sedillo

Hauppauge, NY

Field Senior Vice President, Allstate

“Stephanie was able to provide what we were looking for and more. Her professionalism comes through in every working session. Within our organization, our presentations as well as our presentations skills have improved dramatically. . . all because of Stephanie’s work. We expect to continue our relationship with Stephanie because there is still so much more that we can learn from her.”

Shari Graham

Malvern, PA

Vanguard

Stephanie conducted a Speech / Public Speaking / Presentation Workshop for us last week. The content was interesting, fun, and most of all useful! We enjoyed the exercises and took away great tips for the future. Thank you, Stephanie!

SVP and Chief Accounting Officer

Stamford, CT

Thomson Reuters

“Stephanie worked with me on a specific presentation that had to be drafted quickly with a minimum of practice time. She provided excellent feedback on clarity of content, presentational style and suggested activities to deter anxiety. After working with her, I was noticeably more confident in my ability to effectively deliver my message to a large group on a technical subject.”

Debra K. Sloane

New York, NY

Assistant Vice President, Retail, Cartier

“Stephanie is very patient and tailors her approach to the needs at hand to accomplish results.”

Jeanniey Mullen

New York, NY

Chief Marketing Officer, Mercer

“Stephanie’s services will elevate your career. It’s that simple. Hire her and your life will change for the better. It’s not often that you come across people who are able to take your career to the next level in just a few hours, but Stephanie is one of them. She gets to know your personal style quickly and then customizes an action plan that creates a level of effectiveness like no other. I’m thrilled that I was introduced to her by the Techstars team.”

Parker Binion

New York, NY

Parker Binion, Chief Investment Officer at Kerns Capital Management, Inc.

I had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie through Lisa Vioni at Hedge Connection. My business partner and I worked with Stephanie to prepare for some investor meetings in NYC. As former trial lawyers, my partner and I are accustomed to persuasive public speaking. Even so, Stephanie helped us so much with the delivery of our pitch. In addition to great insights, drills and techniques, Stephanie has a wonderful aura about her. Her infectious attitude made hard work seem like fun. I highly recommend Stephanie.

Robin Guido

San Jose, CA

Field Readiness Liaison, Adobe

“The level of expertise Stephanie brings has made a huge impact with our facilitator training. She has demonstrated the ability to adapt her content to fit the needs of any company.”

Emily Frazier

Virginia Beach, VI

Business Development Team Leader, Spectrum Financial, Inc.

I received the opportunity to work with Stephanie through an industry associate. The way she worked with me on my pitch delivery and communication skills was a perfect blend of art and science. I received my undergrad in Communication and am in the field of business development and marketing, so I have the head knowledge of how to navigate presentations. However, it is usually our own insecurities and overwhelming desire to succeed that can contribute to poor or non desirable delivery in important business meetings. Stephanie’s amazing personality and professionalism disarmed my anxiety as we began to work together. She makes working on your communication skills less scary because she outlines a path for you to become more aware of yourself and gets you comfortable with your communication weaknesses. When you are comfortable and know where you can improve, that is when progress is made and your communication skills can increase. Stephanie is the conduit for this process. I HIGHLY recommend working with her. Communication is a powerful tool in any position or business sector. Stephanie, Thank you!

Jenessa Disler

Dallas, TX

Senior Associate, Corgan

“ Stephanie was a pleasure to work with from the moment we began our partnership. Stephanie is intuitive, friendly, creative and reliable. She tuned in to our firm’s specific needs and objectives and created custom solutions that delivered tangible results. 90% of the participants from a workshop that Stephanie conducted indicated “strongly agree” when asked if they would hire Stephanie again and if the workshop was a valuable use of time. It can be challenging to find a consultant who is willing to go above and beyond to meet client needs, but Stephanie delivered! “

Vanessa Wyeth

New York, NY

Peace and Conflict Advisor, OECD

“I had the pleasure of participating in one of Stephanie’s training workshops on public speaking. It was, without a doubt, the best training I have ever participated in. Her expertise was immediately apparent, and her enthusiasm was infectious, as she gave us advice on how to build an effective presentation, as well as tips for improving delivery. I found it incredibly helpful, both in helping rethink my attitude toward presenting as well as giving me specific tips and tools I can use to be a more effective presenter in the future. I walked out of the training completely inspired and energized, and can honestly say that I will approach all future speaking opportunities as a challenge to meet & excel at, rather than an experience to be dreaded & endured.”

Connell McGill

New York, NY

CEO & Co-Founder, Enertiv

“I worked with Stephanie while participating in the R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator – Powered by Techstars. Stephanie taught me the tricks needed to successfully present my company at Demo Day – which was a critical moment for my company, Enertiv. Her deep experience in public speaking helped take my presentation to new levels and greatly increased my confidence on stage. I would highly recommend Stephanie to anyone who’s looking to become a more effective public speaker.”

Roger Estafanos

New York, NY

Senior Vice President, Payer Strategy, Entree Health, A CDM Group Company

“It was a pleasure working with Stephanie. She was a great help in preparing for presentations. She is very creative, thorough and organized. I highly recommended Stephanie.”

Phil Veneziano, MS, TCM

New York, NY

Owner/Chief Practitioner – Seven Point Wellness

“I asked Stephanie to coach me when I had to shoot a commercial for my Acupuncture Practice. I have media experience, having been a musician/producer at another point in my life, and was expecting just some finishing suggestions. I got that, but in addition what I got was a fresh perspective, encouraging support, and focused intention with my performance. Really great to work with someone who knows how to help you get the best out of your performance and ultimately yourself. Thanks for your great work, Stephanie!”

Francesco Mancini

New York, NY

Senior Director of Research, International Peace Institute

“I am very happy to recommend Stephanie Silverman to anyone in need of public speaking coaching. She is simply excellent! I took one of Stephanie’s training workshops on public speaking and it was extremely useful in identifying my shortcomings and getting the right tips to improve my style, delivery, posture, and accent. She is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her field, very experienced in advising how to build an effective presentation, as well as how to improve delivery. We found her so good that we decided to use her services for a training course we provide to diplomats from around the world. Each training has been received enthusiastically by all participants, which is a sign of Stephanie’s skills to work with different cultures and presentation styles. She is inspiring, totally reliable, and very likable person to work with.”

John Woloshyn

New York, NY

Senior Vice President, Sales Redken

“Stephanie has done a great job assisting me in building and executing powerful presentations.”

Preston Reed

New York, NY

CEO & Co-Founder Footmarks

“Stephanie’s knowledge on public speaking is unsurpassed and provided a great value. She was able to take a pitch I was making from a dull and robotic feel to one that was natural and fluid. Great results and I highly recommend her services.”

Scott Chantigny

New York, NY

Principal, Gerard Capital, LLC.

“. . . After I was asked to present to the CPA Society of a mid-sized western city. . . I began a thorough search for a speech coach to assist with my preparation for this large public speaking engagement. I have anxiety about public speaking and this engagement was to be the largest group I had ever spoken in front of. I interviewed a number of speech coaches and quickly concluded that Stephanie was the most qualified to help me overcome my anxiety. Little did I know that her coaching would prove invaluable in more ways than one . . . After each session I was amazed at our progress . . . and at the conclusion . . ., not only had I come very close to completely overcoming my public speaking fear, but I was able to enter the engagement with confidence that until then I thought was not possible. Stephanie has a great background, super demeanor and had the ability to assist me with my presentation content as well as delivery . . . The coaching that Stephanie provided has proved useful in smaller speaking situations with clients or prospects . . . It is for these reasons that I offer high recommendations for Stephanie without reservation. If you have any questions about this recommendation, please do not hesitate to contact me.”

Ragupathy Veluswamy

Scranton, PA

Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Wyoming Valley Healthcare System

“I am not a natural speaker. As my speech coach, Stephanie worked with me to improve my public speaking skills. She helped me to learn techniques necessary to communicate forcefully; she helped me to analyze and organize my ideas and make effective presentations with confidence.”

Sarah Beugoms

New York, NY

Public Relations and Marketing, Jimlar

“Working with Stephanie was fantastic. She helped me improve the way I communicate through speaking in a clear and articulate manner. I would recommend her to anyone.”

Elizabeth Katz Eisenberg

New York, NY

VP, Supply & Business Development, LucidMedia

“Stephanie is a talented coach on the art, form and effectiveness of business speaking. Focusing on a customized approach, she guides her clients to finding their optimized and natural communication style. Working with Stephanie proved to be an invaluable developmental and career-growth experience. Thank you, Stephanie, for the impact you have had on my presentation style—I look forward to working with you on future projects!”

Lauren M. S. Bolfango, Esq.

San Francisco, CA

Partner, Bolfango & McKown, LLP

“Stephanie provided invaluable assistance to me in my preparation for a lengthy presentation to a professional organization. She instilled a great sense of confidence and provided practical recommendations related to materials, subject matter and style. I implemented all her suggestions – and the presentation was a resounding success! I truly could not have done it without her. I am certain that Stephanie’s expertise would be beneficial to anyone, whether first time or experienced speakers.”

Carol Calfa

Chatsworth, CA

Program Development Supervisor, National Notary Association

“As Stephanie trained our speakers she was able to make a positive difference in each trainee’s presentation style, regardless of their level of experience. She is very patient, gives thoughtful feedback, and shows insight that allows the best to emerge from each person she coaches. She seems to really enjoy helping others to do their best and that enthusiasm shows in the quality of her work.”

Pim Valdre

New York, NY

Political Affairs Officer, Office of the Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations & Director of External Relations, International Peace Institute

“Stephanie’s public speaking workshop was a great learning experience to all of us and an opportunity to get out of our “shells” and to learn about something that we all need to be able to master. It was evident that she had put a lot of time and thought into developing the material, which was effective and clear. Additionally, her energy transformed the room and made us all feel relaxed and able to take in and learn.”

Kaitlin Roig

Newtown, CT

Teacher, Sandy Hook Elementary & Founder, Classes4Classes

“It was an extremely positive experience working with Stephanie! She was a true professional, as well as being welcoming and warm. She made me feel at home immediately. In a two hour session she was able to provide invaluable feedback on my speech, delivery and prescence. I took away a long list of pointers and recommendations that I was then able to apply to my presentation. I would highly recommend Stephanie to anyone looking to refine or fine tune their speaking skills. It was such a pleasure working with Stephanie, and I look forward to working with her again in the future!”

Markeze Bryant

San Francisco, CA

Portfolio Manager/Investment Professional, Acumen America

Stephanie helped me identify unique gaps in my public speaking and communications skills and provided me with specific strategies to overcome those challenges. She was extremely professional and very personable to work with. I highly recommend her!

Armando Aguirre

Chatsworth, CA

National Notary Association

“Stephanie is an excellent teacher who consistently demonstrates a high level of preparation and energy. As my colleague at the National Notary Association, Stephanie was charged with presenting six-hour seminars to large groups nationwide, as well as training other speakers. Her lively and entertaining approach to the subject matter made her seminars more than just a learning experience.”

April Lane Benson, PhD

New York, NY

Psychologist, Founder, Stopping Overshopping LLC

“Thanks again for the priceless help. Not only was our work extremely useful, but we had a good deal of fun in the process! There’s no question but that my presentation will be exponentially stronger for having worked with you. Your attention to the nuances of speech and body language, to just how much information to include, to the idea of applying “actions”. . .so that my talk remains conversational and smooth, were all extremely important contributions you made. I’d work with you again in a heartbeat!”

Taimi Strehlow

New York, NY

International Peace Institute

“Stephanie excelled at creating a public speaking workshop designed to meet the specific needs of our staff. We not only appreciated her individual attention, but also benefited all the more because of her in-depth knowledge and her assured preparation, delivery and flexibility.”

George Marusic

Toronto, Ontario Canada

CFA, Ontario Medical Association

“Stephanie was a big help in improving both my presentation and public speaking skills. She was able to polish my speaking approach very effectively and taught me some valuable communication skills in a very short period of time. She is definitely a competent professional . . .”

Ankit Agarwal

New York, NY

Business Development at INTURN

Stephanie helped me identify unique gaps in my public speaking and communications skills and provided me with specific strategies to overcome those challenges. She was extremely professional and very personable to work with. I highly recommend her!

Lora Sasiela, LCSW, BCD

New York, NY

Psychotherapist, Speaker – Financially Smitten

“I hired Stephanie to help me feel more at ease with some speaking engagements I had booked, and it was a great investment! She is an expert in her field, went above and beyond, truly cares about her clients, and provided a level of support that I could not have even dreamed of. I cannot recommend her highly enough!”

Darlene Hall, RN

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Author, The Mind–Body–God Connection

“Stephanie is a results oriented, effective speech coach. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her over the past year. After a few short sessions the transformation in my presentations was remarkable and my confidence skyrocketed. In addition to Stephanie’s coaching expertise, I found her to be a woman of integrity, warmth, and sincerity; an overall genuinely caring individual dedicated to the success of her clients. Stephanie is one of a kind with an exceptional talent and passion for what she does and what she brings to the table. I highly recommend Stephanie Silverman.”

Peter Bemis

Los Angeles, CA

President and CEO, Bemis Balkind LLC

“We have enjoyed having Stephanie here not only for the work that she has done but also for the positive contribution she has made with her dynamic personality and diplomatic interpersonal skills.”

Stephanie Silverman

Public Speaking Consultant

Providing highly specialized executive coaching services and program design and facilitation for leadership development, public speaking, and all areas of spoken communication.