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"I gave the Yale talk yesterday and I killed it!"
Lisa Servon Professor and Former Dean, Milano Graduate School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, The New School
"The event went extremely well in Aspen. Thank you for the session. It really helped me organize my thoughts."
Rhys Powell President/Founder, Red Rabbit, LLC
"Jezra, the talk went great!! I got a standing o!!!!!! Thank you so much for your help and support!"
Amy Cortese Author of Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit from It
"The speech went great, thanks to you!"
Chef Marc Murphy Co-Owner, Benchmarc Restaurants; Judge, Chopped
"I cannot emphasize how extraordinarily amazing you are!! I don’t remember spending as productive a two hours with another professional as what I accomplished with you today."
Boaz (Buzz) Shattan, Jr. Senior Vice President, The Greenwich Group Intl. LLC
"I felt transformed after my session with Jezra! She empowered me with concrete strategies that fit my personality, yet stretched me beyond my comfort zone."
Isabel Cruz Artist, Arts Educator, Founder, Bluebell Summer Arts Camp
"I may not meet Jezra again, considering she lives in New York and I in Mumbai. But the lessons learnt during the few hours she spent coaching me will last a lifetime."
Rajesh Jain CEO, Netcore and Chairman, Novatium
"You are the best! It went really well yesterday, and I got a lot of compliments about how well I speak."
Saudia Davis CEO, GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning LLC
"Man, you're good! Wish I could keep you in my back pocket!"
Anne Loehr Generational Guru, Author & Transformational Leader
"I finished your book and am so happy that I did! I'm a good public speaker, but your book showed me how to be even better."
Dave Hou, Communications & Accent Reduction Coach
"Thank you for the amazing session with our District Leaders. The growth in their delivery was astounding. It was thrilling to witness the transformation."
Anne MacDonald Leader, Retail Learning and Development, EILEEN FISHER
"Your coaching and feedback have me really looking forward to the next two events!"
Jeremy Crandall Sr. VP, Operations & Client Services, Adroit Digital
"The presentation was a great success, and I owe that to your help with both organizing my ideas and delivering my speech powerfully."
Kathryn Cooperman Absentee Bid Coordinator, Christie’s
"I am a public speaking coach in Iran, and your FANTASTIC book 'Speak Like Yourself' was really useful to me."
Payam Bahrampoor Public Speaking Coach, Iran
"Thank you for sharing your excellent book and supplementary resources. I stayed up too late reading through them — what INCREDIBLE advice!"
Kristen Brophy Founder, HALO (Help a Lady Out)
"Thank you so much for your commitment to getting this workshop right – you did! I received lots of positive feedback from my global insurance client, and really appreciate your focus and attention to detail."
Susan Farwell President, The Executive Communicator LLC
"I found out last week that I was admitted to the Partnership, and I wanted to thank you again for your help in prepping me and getting me to this level. I owe you a lot."
Vivek Mehta Managing Director, Risk Consulting
"Thank you so much for your frank feedback and great tips, including "Don't start 'till you're ready." That one really helped me get centered at the beginning of my speech!"
Lisa Larson-Kelly Technology Trainer and Coach ("Helping you make peace with technology in your life and work")
"Thanks for your help and insight on planning our recent funders call - well received!"
Neel Inamdar Conservation Finance Impact Investor
"You were FANTASTIC! Everyone should hire you for communications workshops."
Jennifer Bezoza Business Consultant; Founder, LEADING FOR GOOD
"We did it together!! You were a great help in putting my speech together and helping me deliver my message, and I felt great delivering it"
Harry Singh CEO, Bolla Oil Company
"Thank you again for the wonderful training. Our team is still talking about it. "
Tracee Sanders, Senior Manager, Human Resources Share Our Strength (a national organization to end childhood hunger)
"I rocked it!!! Everyone loved my presentation! They thought it was engaging and funny, with a good response to my timing! I was able to ad lib, too!!!
Maria Gustafson SVP, Global Creative Director, Kiehl's
"Thank you for all of your support, wisdom, encouragement, and tough love! Friday's symposium was a huge success, and I got really positive feedback from my colleagues and the symposium guests."
Rebecca Gildiner Director of Education, Red Rabbit (a for-profit provider of healthy meals and food education for school children)
"With Jezra's assistance, I received a couple of job offers."
Vincent Willoughby Director of Finance, Temple University School of Medicine
"The talk I gave today went SO well. It was really helpful to have a framework to slip my work into."
Ivy Onyeador Doctoral Student, Social Psychology, UCLA
I always refer you to everyone I know because you're the best & you've changed my work life for the best. Thank you!
Mauricio Jimenez Sr. Multicultural Marketing Mgr., Unilever
They want me to talk next year in London and in Vegas again! Thank you very much for all your help.
Mike Podolsky Co-Founder, PissedConsumer.com
Slam dunk! Thanks again for all your input.
Michelle Moujaes, Executive Director, Faithtree, a ministry of St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church faithtree.org
"STUPENDOUS! Thanks for your help…"
Adam Strum Founder, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Wine Enthusiast Companies
"I am very grateful for Jezra's skillful writing and effective coaching. She helped me form cogent arguments that maximized my impact on the audience."
Annalee Coakley, MD CCFP DTM&H Medical Director, Calgary Refugee Health Program
So grateful for you!
Liz Jackson Founder, Inclusive Fashion & Design Collective
I really enjoyed our session today. It was therapeutic, eye opening, and cathartic. I really enjoyed our session today. (Instant speech, LOL!)
Carleen Hall Real Estate Professional
I had the pleasure to meet you at a public speaking seminar you gave for the Hofstra University School of Engineering. The lessons given have been very useful and your book is a great reference and always relevant.
Engelbert F. Morales Civil Engineer
So much of what you said really clicked for me, and has shifted my viewpoint about my personality and my public speaking."
Melissa Miyashiro Chief of Staff, Blue Planet Foundation
I just wanted to send along a warm thank you for hosting such an awesome workshop for our Student Leadership Board."
Sarah Andes Director of Programming, Generation Citizen
Thank you for your sincere interest in helping me deliver much better, tighter, and crisper presentations. Your direct approach and deep awareness of what's needed is quite effective... meeting with you helps me deliver messages that I believe the audience should hear."
Dr. Allen Zeman President, Center for Human Capital Innovation (CHCI
Thank you for your passion for supporting others, Jezra. It is inspirational!"
Christina Foti Chief Executive Director, Special Education Office, NYC Department of Education
Just wanted to say thank you again for your amazing coaching. After the seminar, the guests told us how much they enjoyed it and how great they thought we were. Couldn't have done it without you!
Priscilla Porter Executive Director, Property Management, Dixon Advisory
Jezra was fantastic. From the very first session, she understood what was blocking my speaking success, offered some fabulous advice, and helped me view public speaking in a very different way. The presentation was a success, my nerves were minimal, and thanks to Jezra, I am almost looking forward to the next one that I have been invited back to give.
Emma Gibson PhD. Candidate, University of Birmingham
It went amazing! Can't thank you enough.
Gabri Christa Filmmaker; Choreographer; Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Barnard College
I recently attended an international meeting, the kind of event that would normally generate a lot of anxiety for me. But thanks to the lessons in your book, I was able to enjoy the meeting and exchange with many interesting people.
Denisse McLean Agrobiodiversity PhD Student, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Thank you for all your help! Many of the staff complimented my talk, and my husband, who had heard it over 20 times, said he got choked up hearing it yesterday."
Angela Mills, M.D. J. E. Beaumont Professor and Chair at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
You would have been proud of all of your team. They did a great job, even those who had virtually no public speaking experience."
Alan Dixon Managing Director & CEO, Evans Dixon Group
"Thank you for coaching my medical school graduation speech! With your help, I felt comfortable talking about my vulnerabilities and speaking up about supporting marginalized communities. Students and faculty alike gave me so much praise and thanks for my message!"
Dr. Brandon S. Scott Internal Medicine Resident Physician, UCSF Medical Center
I used your tips-for-introverts about (a) energy conservation prior to talks and (b) getting centered once up on stage just yesterday for some talks at Mayo and both tips were INCREDIBLY helpful and made a real difference.
Jeffery Huffman, M.D. Director, Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program, MGH; Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
You're a superstar! I took your advice on how to reach out to those contacts, and they both want to talk!
Mai Iskander Award-Winning Film Director/Director of Photography
"Your name is the first I pass on when someone is looking for speech help -- you've made a huge difference in my career!"
Susan LaRosa Deputy Officer, Marketing and Communications, Henry Street Settlement
"I have been a keynote speaker for over ten years. I figured I had this speaking thing more or less down; why would I need a coach? But in just a few sessions with Jezra I discovered that there truly is an art to being your best speaking self, and Jezra is a master at unlocking that. She is patient and supportive, and full of great frameworks and exercises, such that while we workshopped just one speech I learned concepts that I can take with me across multiple venues. Thank you Jezra!"
Morgan Simon Author, "Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change"; Founding Partner, The Candide Group
Many thanks again for your guidance and support!
Charles Jewett National Association Executive
Thanks so much for all your efforts. We are so excited about these [TED-style annual meeting] sessions."
James V. Executive Director, Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrists
Thank you for a truly enlightening session. I left with some real tools and empowerment and I can’t tell you how valuable that is."
Erin Rynn Director of Projects & Team Dynamic, Sequence Events
Thank you Jezra— you have set me up for success!
Laurel Winkenwerder Manager of Quantitative Analytics, Black Hills Energy
Just that one hour with you changed everything. I’m so grateful."
Steven Mazzuchelli Managing Director, Equable Shares
I used your notes on how to give a talk to compose my father’s eulogy. Having the structure, the guidance, helped.”
Client (Name Withheld) Image by Steven Spassov | Unsplash
Thank you, thank you, thank you. What a great way to continue our First Friday program series! You were wonderful and left the audience wanting more = success.
Arcola Robinson Program Manager, Brooklyn Public Library's Business & Career Center
My TEDx talk is up to 50,000 views! I could NEVER have done it without my secret, not-so-secret weapon!
Susan L. Adler, LCSW "Secrets of a Couples Counselor: 3 Steps to Happier Relationships"
Working with you has changed the way I communicate about science.
Jennifer Rehage Assistant Professor, Marine Sciences Program, Florida International University's School of Environment, Arts & Society
Jezra, I can’t thank you enough. You’ve changed something I’ve been dreading into something that I’m looking forward to!
Glenn F. Hopps Chief Financial Officer, R4 Capital LLC
We are all floored at how much you have changed people — and in such a short time!
Rachel Tall Senior Vice President / Director of Marketing, R4 Capital LLC
I was able to integrate your feedback into my presentation, which very much improved the delivery and helped with the overall “flow” of the discussion. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Brian Blue Senior Vice President / Chief Underwriter, R4 Capital LLC
I found our video conference to be extremely helpful. I was quite proud of how the panel went – and by the end, wished I had another 30 minutes to keep the conversation among the panelists and audience going.
Tara Nussbaum Senior Vice President, R4 Capital Funding
I just wanted to relay my deepest appreciation for your great help and feedback on my speech. It was really very well received and everyone loved it including the guest of honour.
Karolin Givergis Senior Coordinator, Client Relations, World Education Services (WES)
I accepted a job on Friday! Thanks for helping me move forward with this quest.
Peter Cafiero Transportation Executive, WMATA (Washington DC Transit System)
Jezra, it was such a pleasure having you speak to our Supervisory Staff. Your presentation was clear, concise and applicable to what we do, from the start to the end. You provided tips that Supervisors were able to implement as soon as that afternoon. We look forward to inviting you back! Thank you!
Darnell D. Young, OTR/L Director, Occupational Therapy NYCDOE|ORS|DSISS
I am so delighted/happy/pleased/EXCITED to tell you that my talk went really well this morning! Thank you so much for working with me to set up a clear three-point message at the start of the presentation. It helped everything fall in place after that. I am relieved to have found you and appreciate your insights and your time!
Barbara Veith Guest Curator, Decorative Arts — The Brooklyn Museum
The public speaking was good! I enjoyed it and I think it flowed well. Thanks for your support.
Giacomo Imperatori Manager, Mid-Market Sales - Italy, Spain and Portugal - Criteo
You are amazing at what you do, Jezra! Thank you!
Esther Benjamin CEO & Executive Director, World Education Services (WES)
Things went well today and some of the ladies attending commented that I was the best guest speaker they have had in a few years. I found that using my written speech allowed me to vary my pace, place emphasis when needed and generally connect better with my audience, without leaving out key points. Thank you, again!
Saundra Bixler Chapter President, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.