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


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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How Can a Good Presenter Get Better?

How Can a Good Presenter Get Better?

By on January 16, 2018

How can a good presenter get better?  That’s something that lots of people would like to know. I believe that we stand on the shoulders of people who came before us. So, one of the golden rules of public speaking–at least in my mind–is to cheat and steal whenever possible. Of course, I’m not being […]

Oprah evokes MLK on her way to the White House

Oprah evokes MLK on her way to the White House

By on January 11, 2018

Talk about the power of public speaking!  With one little speech Oprah is now a possible candidate for the highest office in the land. How did she do it? How did she do it? Well, she first built a room and decorated it so that we could look into it. She started with specificity.  The […]

18 Quotes from a Brilliant Eccentric

18 Quotes from a Brilliant Eccentric

By on January 2, 2018

Brilliant Eccentric Cherish people who are eccentric. They see things differently. Kurt Vonnegut authored several books that transfixed the reading public from 1959 to the posthumous publication of his last work in 2013, including The Sirens of Titan, Mother Night, Cat’s Cradle, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, Jailbird, and many others. […]

The Happy Presenter

The Happy Presenter

By on November 29, 2017

Most of us are not happy presenters. Consider the complications: the drill of assembling our ideas, putting them in order, finding that, nope, they’re out of order, rearranging them, developing slides, exhausting our eyes as we create clever little graphics, only to find that they are way too busy, or not interesting enough, or the […]

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