Speech 911 Coaching Service
You have a very important speech, presentation or video shoot coming soon and you absolutely want to rock it. You may not be feeling completely confident in your message, story or speaking ability. The nerves are really getting to you this time because the stakes are high. Perhaps it never occurred to you to hire a coach, but now you’re thinking… it’s time.
I am a professional speaker, coach and talk show host with over 30 years of experience. I offer a unique skill set for both on-stage and on-camera coaching, and I’m passionate about helping you deliver stories that meet your goals and drive more business conversations. I will help you become a more powerful speaker who communicates with clarity and confidence.
When we work together, you will get a coach who is:
- Proven to deliver results for senior executives
- Honest and direct with you
- A writer skilled in structuring content
- Able to offer creative suggestions and humor
- Respectful of your time
Typical Scope: 2-4 week process, with as much contact as you need to get you ready. We’ll work together on:
- Audience analysis
- Message development
- Script/Slide Storyboarding
- Performance coaching
- Post-speech critique
Video sessions online or in person.
What Clients are Saying:
“David Goad helped me turn a convention keynote for an audience of 2000 into a memorable success. Then he showed me how creating a compelling video requires a different mindset and skillset. In less than 30 minutes, he transformed my on-camera performance with spot-on recommendations that I needed to hear. I highly recommend him for both on-stage and on-camera coaching.” – Steve Townes, CEO & founder, Ranger Aerospace LLC and Chairman & CEO, ACL AirShop
“Being interviewed live by the media is nerve-wracking, and I’m glad David was able to help me organize my talking points and get into the right mindset. My segment went very well, and I really couldn’t have done it without David’s coaching.” – Bhumi Butani, Co-Founder, www.way.com
“I needed a coach for a huge keynote speech that was going to be recorded on video. David Goad helped me clarify what was in my heart and then structure it into an audience-centered flow that received an overwhelmingly positive response. David has that rare combination of intellectual depth and sense of humor that makes him so easy to work with.” – Cara Lane, Professional Speaker, www.caralane.com
Watch Video Testimonial – Coaching for a Ted Talk – Cara Lane
“David is an insightful coach who knows what’s effective for an audience….as well as authentic for a speaker. He never told me that there was one magic way to reach the audience – instead, he asked powerful questions that allowed me find the answers that worked for me. As a published author and established writer, David helped me sharpen my writing to maximize the impact of my speech, challenging and encouraging me all the way to the Semi-Finals of Toastmaster’s International Speech Contest, placing in the top 100 out of 30,000 contestants.” – David Hollingsworth, Speaker, Author, Technology Leader, www.holliworks.com
“David knew just how to add the polish to my presentation. It’s surprising how a few insightful tweaks can make such a big difference. He has a casual, comfortable style that helped to put me at ease. Not many people can give advice that is so spot-on, and in such a nice way. I look forward to continuing the relationship!” – Diane Pleuss, Franchise Consultant
“Working with David helped me to hone in on speaking skills I wanted to develop. His coaching sessions made me question the ‘why’ behind my words and allowed me to refine the speech to my audience and message. Not only did I leave David’s sessions with a better speech, I came out with new speaking skills to draw from in the future.” – Emma Jane Santa.
Whether you are a later stage career changer or recent graduate seeking your first job, David will help you determine your strengths and strategy, develop compelling stories for your resume, customize your message for a specific opportunity and practice with guided interview roleplay. Video sessions online (or in person where feasible.)
What Clients are Saying:
“Changing careers requires a lot more than just resume writing. David challenged me and provided the insight, patience and supportive coaching I really needed to leave a job that was no longer a fit. I found my new career within 30 days!” – Candice Borgen, Tracy, CA
“I was let go as part of a reduction in forces and David inspired me to transfer my skills to a tangent industry and rebuild my career. I now have a great position at a company where I enjoy going to work every day, and without David’s help I’m not sure I would be here. I feel confident recommending him for executive coaching and support.” – Andy Jerger, Software Development Lead, Home Depot, Atlanta, GA
“My company announced it was closing its doors and I needed to find a new job quickly. I asked David Goad for some creative writing assistance on my resume but got much more than I expected. He counseled me on best practices for job search, developed compelling proof stories for my resume and prepared me to walk into any interview with confidence. I got a great new job within 3 months. ” – Charles Smith, Controller, Stockton,CA
“I was anxious about an important job interview, and a friend recommended David Goad to coach me. He helped me develop mini-stories to highlight my accomplishments and then role-played an interview to help me gain confidence before the real interview. He even helped me write an effective thank you letter that I believe helped seal the deal. I got the job! David is knowledgeable and very easy to talk to, and I highly recommend him for career coaching.” – Tiffani Nguyen, Customer Service Specialist, San Diego, CA