She added extreme value for me by structuring my material, pulling out the salient points, sharpening the stories, helping me connect with my audience, making it fun and interactive. I was thrilled with my talk and will continue to use it for a long time.
Stephanie was a good sounding board. She was able to craft concise thoughts from ideas meandering across the table and down to the floor. And, she was fun.
Before this I had only done ad-hoc demos for small audiences, nothing structured. Stephanie helped me craft an outline that was much more coherent and concise. That scaffold provided me with the peace of mind I needed to concentrate on delivery.
Working with Stephanie on my TEDx talk was a real joy. She helped me choose my topic and was there to direct and support my efforts all the way. My success was our success.
Stephanie wisely guided me through the TEDx process with ease and clarity and said all that I needed to hear to make the talk a success. She is the best—wonderful on a personal level as well.
Her feedback really helped me get a specific main idea and get in touch with an English-speaking audience. I'm grateful to Stephanie for her time, dedication and openness.
She helped me step up my game and bring my presentation up to the next level! She quickly zeroed in on the areas I needed to improve in my delivery and she also enhanced my PowerPoint presentation. Highly recommended!
... great advice on how to develop & structure my talks, how to establish a rapport with the audience and to use visuals. She really made a difference in my confidence as a speaker in a short period of time. I enjoy working with her.
I've been speaking for many years and wasn't sure there was much more I could do to better myself. Stephanie helped me add an interesting twist. I was inspired by how she truly listened to my words and allowed me to hang onto my message and my personality as she guided me in using new ones.
Even though I was an experienced speaker and professional dancer, when I needed to combine the two in one short presentation, I knew I'd need help to prepare. Stephanie jumped in without hesitation to help me hone my message and understand how to combine aspects of my story with specific movements on stage. I knew I could count on her to be honest with me about all aspects of this unusual performance. The whole process and her responses to me built my confidence and made me eager to get on stage.
I worked with Stephanie for four months to develop a TED-style presentation for the National Investment Conference on Seniors housing. The process was not easy but it was the driving and thoughtful nature of Stephanie Weaver that enabled me to succeed. She flat out knew how to get the most out of me! The results were incredible!
Stephanie is a magician. I gave her a lump of coal (me) and she transformed it into a diamond (or so others say). Her polishing includes coaching not only on what you say—but arguably more importantly, how to say it, where to look, and how to stand and walk. You'll be glad you hired her!
Stephanie was a delight to work with. She has a natural feel for how to put together a talk, particularly one that is of short duration like a TED talk, and how to string together ideas and language to make a lasting impression. I can't imagine what it would have been like without her support and insights!
My talk was a personal and professional journey and Stephanie was an incredible guide. She was skilled in helping me hone my “big idea,” develop a clear arc to my talk, and refine it so it engaged my audience. She was also patient and available which enabled me to work when I was most inspired or hitting a block but had a deadline. Most important to me, she was an ever supportive guide, permitting me to express my ideas and feelings while quietly shepherding me through what was for me an arduous but incredibly important learning experience.
As someone accustomed to building presentations filled with exhaustive data and analysis, crafting a dynamic and sharp message in the TED style opened my eyes to how different (and daunting) the task was at hand. Stephanie was able to provide straightforward practical advice that helped make a complex story simple, engaging, and purposeful to a wide audience. I would highly recommend her to any executive who wants to better communicate the why in addition to the what.
Effective presentations combine content, visuals, and physical presentation. Stephanie understands and works with speakers in each of these areas. What results are memorable and impactful presentations that engage audiences and achieve desired results. I loved working with her and look forward to working with her on my next presentation.
Even though I have been working to hone my public speaking craft for decades, I chose to work with Stephanie Weaver because I hadn't done a TED-style talk before. What a fantastic experience I had! Her astute insights and masterful guidance gave me an entirely new perspective on how to understand and feel my stories far more deeply while framing and delivering my messages far more effectively. I wholeheartedly recommend Stephanie as a storytelling/speaking coach to anyone seeking world class guidance from an exceptional teacher.
It is very difficult to coach CEOs. We're used to calling the shots, speaking in public, and managing content-rich material. So, why would we need a coach? Well, if you had seen the before and after, you would not even recognize us. Stephanie gets you to reach deep to your core and bring all of that into what you have to say. She doesn't change your message, she "hears" the message on a different level and over a series of conversations, questions, soft suggestions, and rehearsals helps you master skills that you never even knew existed.
Brenda Bacon, President & CEO, Brandywine Senior Living
Madeleine Homan Blanchard, Ken Blanchard Companies
John Cochrane, President and CEO, The Be Group
Rita Connor, Re-Invent Yourself Workshops and Elite Resorts and Spas
Dr. Ken Dychtwald, Age Wave
Chris Edell, CEO, Elevar
Danielle Gletow, One Simple Wish
Dr. David Gruder
Ryan Frederick, Founder & CEO, Smart Living 360
Lynne Katzmann, Founder & CEO, Juniper Communities
Billie Jean King
Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, Founder, Atruya Group
Matt Landa, former CEO of ACTIVE Network
Wendy Meluch, museum consultant and belly dance performer
Lindsey Connor Mosby, Executive Strategy Director, frog Design
National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care
Daniel Obodovski, co-author of The Silent Intelligence
Mike Townsend, Founder and COO, HomeHero
Arnie Whitman, Chairman, Formation Capital and Partner, Aging 2.0