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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.


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 Persuasive 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.

AIG Capital
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Deloitte Consulting
Federal Aviation Adminstration
Health Strategies Group
Littlejohn & Co.
Otis Elevator
United Technologies
The Patent and Trademark Office
Pearson Learning
White House Communications Agency
Wistar Institute
...many more
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Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Thought to Think

Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Thought to Think

By on October 10, 2017

I just spent a few days with several scientific presenters from the pharmaceutical industry.  Their company wanted them to be more persuasive when presenting their research to internal business decision makers. To prepare for the assignment, I conducted a series of interviews to determine what the scientific presenters thought they needed to be more persuasive, […]

Benefits of being a good public speaker

Benefits of being a good public speaker

By on September 26, 2017

The benefits of being a good public speaker aren’t always obvious. Consider this: When you get an MBA, you have increased your value considerably in the work force. But if you not only get an MBA, but then discipline yourself to become a highly effective communicator–a highly effective speaker–you’re increasing your value probably another 50%. […]

Don’t Forget “For Instance”

Don’t Forget “For Instance”

By on September 12, 2017

Recently I was asked to help two executives get ready to sell their company, so we needed to perfect the sales pitch. Within a week they would be putting their company on the chopping block.  It was time to get busy. After a long drive and a wakeful night in a hotel,  I arrived at […]

Communicating Complex Data

Communicating Complex Data

By on August 29, 2017

Even the best and the brightest have trouble communicating complex data. But when there is a lot of information, there are things that people can do. You can make the presentation more appealing to an audience. I knew a man–he was a scientist at Rockefeller University. He loved to walk around the office saying “Data, data […]

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