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Sims Wyeth & Co. brings a unique blend of experience and strengths

Experience

I am an executive coach, business writer, author, and speaker. I began my adult life as an actor, and taught theater, and voice & speech at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, the Michael Chekhov Studio, the Actors’ and Directors’ Lab, and the University of New Orleans.

My acting experience informs my work with clients. Like actors, speakers need to be stage-worthy, know their material, and create trust and belief in who they are and what they say.

Strengths

I strive to understand the unique challenges that each individual client is facing and develop personalized strategies for each presenter, always taking into account my client's temperament, subject matter, target audience, and the forum in which he or she will speak.

I write a weekly column for Inc.com, and have been published in BusinessWeek, and C2M (Consulting to Management). My newest book, The Essentials of Public Speaking, was published in 2014 by W.W. Norton.

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Some of the companies we're proud to call clients

Sims Wyeth & Co. has worked with clients in companies of all sizes, in many different countries, that provide a wide variety of products and services to their customers. 

We know how to work with your people, what they need to say, and how they need to say it.

Adecco
AIG Capital
AstraZeneca
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Celgene
Deloitte Consulting
Endo
Federal Aviation Adminstration
Gartner
Strategies Group
Roche
Littlejohn & Co.
Marriott
Hilton
Novartis
Otis Elevator
United Technologies
Tibotec
The Patent and Trademark Office
Pearson Learning
Pfizer
House Communications Agency
Wistar Institute
...many more
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Scientist’s Rx: smile!

Scientist’s Rx: smile!

By on June 14, 2016

The famous American social scientist, Robert Zajonc [ZYE-unts], explored the interplay between feeling and thought–between emotion and cognition. He was interested in determining which influenced the other more strongly. On balance, he came down on the side of emotion. In one widely reported study, he found that smiling or frowning can alter blood flow to […]

Content, Shmontent

Content, Shmontent

By on June 1, 2016

I am tired of expert speakers.  Content, shmontent.  Everyone is expert in something.  I want a wise speaker. For instance, presentations are not about your data.  They’re about what you think about your data. The Caduceus, the symbol of medicine, makes this distinction between knowledge and wisdom.   One day, the God Hermes was striding across the […]

Got stage fright?

Got stage fright?

By on May 17, 2016

Speaking with stage fright is like driving with the emergency brake partially on.  Your whole body trembles, your mouth gets hot and dry, you can smell the smoke rising from your armpits, and you can’t get to where you want to go—which is OFF THE FREAKING STAGE! The only way to release the brake, according […]

Don’t Boast

Don’t Boast

By on May 3, 2016

Whenever you give yourself a compliment in front of an audience, you run the risk of being seen in a negative light. For instance, telling stories about how you won a big piece of business by being a super salesman may be instructive for the audience, but it raises the likelihood that you may give […]