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> WHO IS DAVID GREENBERG?
 

“Laughter and learning are great friends.”

David Greenberg, President
Simply Speaking, Inc.
®

 

I started my career as a door-to-door salesperson at age 11, selling burglar alarm warning stickers to people who could not afford a real system! At age 16, I became known as "The Peep-Hole Boy" of Ft. Lauderdale. When I knocked on your door and you asked, "Who is it?" I would reply, "For $10 I'll install a peep-hole in your door, and you'll never have to ask that question again!" Since then, I've learned that we're all in sales.

My first audience was in junior high school—Mrs. Weir’s Sixth-grade English class. It was an oral book report. Remember those days? I approached the front of the room, clenched the lectern for support and managed to squeak out five words: "Good afternoon, my name is . . ." I completely froze, forgot my name, and never even started the book report!

Years later I realized the importance of being an effective communicator, and in 1985, I joined a Toastmasters club. During my "Icebreaker" speech, I saw the club President turn to another woman and whisper, "He’s a natural!" I felt so proud, even though I knew it was not all natural ability—I had practiced that speech at least twenty times!

David, center, receives the CSP awardThat evening I realized that if one learns how to prepare and practice, public speaking could be a wonderfully rewarding experience. Though still nervous, I sought every opportunity to speak. Eventually I won several speaking competitions and Toastmasters International declared me the 1st place winner of my home state's Presentation Evaluation Championship. Oglethorpe University in Atlanta hired me to teach their executive presentation skills classes and people from all types of organizations called me to help them improve their communication skills. In 1988, my company, Simply Speaking, Inc.®, was born. A decade later in 1998, the National Speakers Association honored me with their highest-earned award, the Certified Speaking Professional. The "CSP" designation is held by less than 7% of the organization’s four thousand members.

Being a powerful communicator has a tremendous transfer value to everything we do. Through my company’s workshops, I have witnessed transformations going far beyond improved presentation skills, including increased self-esteem, greater self-confidence and an increased desire to tackle other challenges.

I have personally felt the debilitating fear of public speaking, and I know what it is like to bask in the applause and "great presentation" accolades. That is the feeling I want all of our program participants to experience. Please contact us to discuss your situation.

 

 

 
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