Writer, Speech and Presentation Consultant
Learn the techniques of authentic, anxiety-free communication as outlined in my new book.
Coaching , Consulting, & Speaking
Let me help you, your team, or your company with your next speech, presentation, pitch, video, Zoom meeting, or interview. The I Have Something to Say method uses easy-to-master, ancient principles to help companies and individuals communicate more effectively and authentically -- without anxiety.
Do you have something to say? With a few hours of training, I will show you how to explain your ideas in a way that makes it easier for others to understand and agree with you.
90% of my team’s success comes from being able to talk well. Sales presentations, conference calls, even casual meetings—it’s all face-to-face communication (even over Zoom). If you ask us how often we feel like we did a terrible job, the answer is about 50%. John’s clearly explained, easy-to-learn communication principles gave us a template for preparing for meetings, pitches, presentations, and conference calls. Everyone who’s used his methods feels better about their performance. I’d recommend John to anyone.
---Anonymous, New York City, Fortune 500 Financial Services Firm
has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, McSweeney’s, This American Life, and many others. He is the co-editor of Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs (Crown, 1999); editor of Us: Americans Talk About Love (Faber USA, 2010), and author of Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy (Random House, 2007).
He co-wrote the screenplay for the movie Basquiat. He is a recipient of the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, the Hillman Prize, the Richard J. Margolis Award, and the Harry Chapin Media Award, for reporting on hunger-and poverty-related issues. He was born in Wayzata, Minnesota. He currently lives in New York City.