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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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Simple can be sophisticated

Simple can be sophisticated

By on July 26, 2016

It just so happens I have two clients who talk too much in public. Both are extremely bright, and both strive to speak as though they were writing chiseled prose. When in the act of public speaking, they challenge themselves to cover all the bases, approach the topic through three different lenses, and construct clause-laden […]

Add engines or finesse the wings?

Add engines or finesse the wings?

By on July 12, 2016

Seth Godin is a remarkable entrepreneur and a prolific and intriguing blogger. I just read his post called Add engines until airborne, by which he means add more power, more advertising, more cost, more horsepower until you get your business to where you want it to go. But his message concludes that finessing the wings […]

Vehemence aids eloquence

Vehemence aids eloquence

By on June 28, 2016

Just got back from a trip to the West coast, where I was working with people at the top of the food chain in terms of their cognitive intelligence. Yale, Stanford, Notre Dame–brainiacs. My assignment? Help them get presence! I skirted that word by simply saying that presence is hard to define, but we know […]

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 […]