Deborah Grayson Riegel

Deborah Grayson Riegel

Deborah Grayson Riegel is the CEO and Chief Communication Coach of TalkSupport: Crunch-Time Coaching for Big Presentations and Tricky Conversations. She and her team of experts offer coaching and workshops to help busy professionals say what needs to be said with less stress and more success, especially when stakes are high and time is tight. Don’t be left speechless! Deborah is an expert contributor for the New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post.

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5 Tips for Planning Your Next Presentation

by Deborah Grayson Riegel  |  February 17, 2015

Planning your next big presentation can be as simple as A. B. C. D. E. What do I mean by that? In this video, I explain the five things that you need to keep in mind (scroll down for the transcript):   Planning your next big presentation can be as simple as A. B. C. D. E. What do I mean by that? Here are the five things that you need to keep in mind: A stands for Affective: How do I want my audience to f Read More >

Big Presentation? 7 Tips To Help You Take Risks and Wow Your Audience

by Deborah Grayson Riegel  |  October 07, 2014

Anyone who has ever seen the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" will remember that, while Matthew Broderick played the lead, the show was (almost) stolen by Ben Stein's portrayal of a boring, monotonous, soul-sucking Economics teacher. He delivered his lines ("Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?") as if he had been lobotomized, and his students sat there suffering through his droning, willing themselves to stay awake. (His lecture on the Smoot-Hawley Tarrif Act was particularly dreadful.) Who... Read More >

3 Strategies to Make You a Better Public Speaker

by Deborah Grayson Riegel  |  September 17, 2014

Author and presidential speechwriter James Humes once commented, "Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership." Talk about pressure! Let's face it: if every single time you get ready to share your proposal, pitch, or project with your colleagues, clients or boss you think to yourself, "This is an audition for my professional future, so don't blow it, dammit!" you're likely to buckle under the pressure. Or just decide to keep your mouth shut. Either way, you're not... Read More >

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