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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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How To Say Your Name

By on October 18, 2016

Just got back from a kickoff meeting for a global IT project. Thirty people were sitting around a big table. One of the leaders of the meeting said, “Let’s all introduce ourselves. Say your name and tell us some things.” Ugh. Another slog through a forest of biographical facts and resume trivia. The first guy […]

80/20 Rule for Public Speaking

80/20 Rule for Public Speaking

By on October 4, 2016

Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) was an Italian economist who noticed that 80 percent of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the people, and that 20% of the peapods in his garden produced 80% of the peas.  He invented the 80/20 rule, more formally known as the Pareto Principle. It’s now a common rule […]

The Habit that Ensures You Will Sell More

The Habit that Ensures You Will Sell More

By on September 20, 2016

People are more likely to like your ideas if they like you–as a business person, a leader, and a communicator. I think the best way to get them to like you is to be open and honest about who you are. This does not mean you have to hold your dirty laundry under their noses. […]

Familiarity breeds affection

Familiarity breeds affection

By on September 7, 2016

Robert Zajonc [ZYE-unts] was an American social scientist who 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. He was best known for establishing what he called “the mere exposure” effect. In this experiment, […]