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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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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 […]

PowerPoint Fatigue

PowerPoint Fatigue

By on April 19, 2016

I’m getting tired of PowerPoint slides.  So are a lot of people. Why? They are another tool that’s controlling us. They are excruciatingly predictable. We tend to use the slides as speaker prompts, not as aids to the audience. An abundance of slides actually communicates the speaker’s insecurity. We devote too much of our preparation […]

An Exercise That Can Make You a Spell-Binding Orator

An Exercise That Can Make You a Spell-Binding Orator

By on April 6, 2016

I just got off the phone with a client who is working on being more assertive and fluid when he speaks. He complains, and I agree with him, that he starts speaking without knowing where his sentences are heading. Soon he comes to a halt, backs up, and starts again. I do this myself, and […]

Three reasons to look at your listeners

Three reasons to look at your listeners

By on March 22, 2016

First, when you look at your listeners (one at a time) you are paying attention to them. People love to have attention paid to them, and are more likely to pay you back with their attention.   Second, when you watch their faces, especially at the ends of your statements, you can see their expressions, and […]