About Joshua S.

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Joshua teaches: Ages 6 and up
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Teaching since: June 1999
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests) and avid Poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate and sales trainer (numerous companies) and has been coaching since 1999. He is currently available to coach lessons for a number of varied and essential subjects online.

One of Mr. S's most requested business skills to learn? Poker, Sales and Public Speaking. How to command the poker table and the boardroom to increase your hourly rate by effective communication and reading people. He integrates Public Speaking Skills or "Speaking in Public Skills" as he likes to say, to illustrate how that essential ability changes everything in your game, your book of business, and your personal life.

He has helped students of ALL ages develop their communication skills, as well as prepare them for important school and job interviews for life.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received a BFA degree in Theatre, and also the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Mr. S is an expert in the art of the spoken and presentation and performance word.

He looks forward to helping new students achieve their communication and business goals. His teaching style is focused, practical and useful, and incredibly entertaining and educational!

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Joshua

Experience

Corporate, Sales and Communication Trainer
Jul 2009 - Present
Private business

Award winning Public Speaker, distinguished ESL Business, and Sales Coach, who teaches presentation, sales, hard and soft skill training, motivational and real (not simply rah rah) inspirational workshops, commencement, keynote speeches, and emcee related event programming.

Programs include training and building sales teams, coaching professionals, engineers, and a variety of business executives specifically how to use dynamic public speaking skills to build a book of business, manage teams, through effective presentations. Key interest for new and frustrated salespeople to learn how to use the bee to the bee hive speaking technique as an effective prospecting methodology.

Variety of training programs and presentations conducted: Sales Training courses (VULY, TELL ME MORE, IAC, et al), ESL business programs (RAYTHEON, DIRECTV, AT&T, COLDWELL BANKER, KELLER WILLIAMS, FARMERS INSURANCE, et al.), Soft Skills training, Social Media marketing, Motivational, Educational, Humorous, Obtaining Referrals Sales programs, Executive Coaching, Children/Teens/College Prep, Workshop Facilitator, UCLA PHD Fellow Public Speaking Seminars and at CITY OF HOPE: “Before the PowerPoint” MICROSOFT initial Retail Store Opening Emcee, LAPD Law Enforcement Seminar: “Become a Better Listener.”

Coporate Sales Director
Sep 2003 - Jun 2009
Berlitz Languages, INc.

Director of Sales
Jan 1999 - Sep 2003
RealSpeaking.com

Education

BFA Theatre
Sep 1987 - May 1991
University of Southern California
Acting
Sep 1985 - Jun 1987
American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Third Place, World Championship of Public Speaking - Regionals
May 2006
Toastmasters International
District Speech Champion
Apr 2006
Toastmasters International

Affiliations

Toastmasters International
Nov 2005

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jun 1987

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

9 Reviews on Joshua S.

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alex Feb 11, 2017
Verified Student · Public Speaking · Online
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Tara Jan 23, 2017
Verified Student · Poker · Online
Great !!!
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Ian Jan 3, 2017
· Public Speaking · In studio
If you have an issue with regards to your confidence when it comes to speaking in public, fear of maybe being misunderstood due to pronunciation of words, and how to create a proper presentation, then this person is whom I would recommend. I remember having all of these issues before joining his class. After all the sessions, you yourself will feel that growth in all of those aspects and the class was seriously entertaining too! The way he lectures in class will make you eventually think that doing presentations and speaking in public will eventually become a "walk in the park" with enough exposure and practice!
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William Dec 30, 2016
· Poker · In studio
Joshua has been a coach of mine for many years. He has helped me build my public speaking, business, and poker proficiency as well as countless personal and professional skills. Joshua has an uncanny ability to make difficult concepts easily understood which has enabled myself to perform at a higher level in a myriad of subject matters. If you are interested in learning a new skill or further improving your expertise in a particular area, I could not recommend a better person than Joshua.
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Jonah Dec 30, 2016
· Poker · In home
I owe all of my poker success to this man! From a very young age, he taught me the game. Showing me the importance of being patient, awareness, and how to play the player in front of you instead of the cards in your hands. I would extremely recommend taking this course to any serious poker player who is looking to improve their game in any way!
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Chris Dec 29, 2016
· Poker ·
What a very insightful coach one can have for any skill. In particular, Joshua helped my game of poker tenfold on two levels: technical and psychological. My technical skills were fairly strong before working with Joshua. He help me tweak a few aspects to a modest increase on success. Where the biggest jump came was learning the psychological part of the game. Hands down, he brings worldly experience to the game (i.e. how to read the crowd, tells, etc.). I've learned a wealth of knowledge of which I apply at the poker tables as well as life in general. Joshua...thank you!
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Mark Dec 28, 2016
· Public Speaking · In home
I've known Joshua S for over a decade and every time we talk, he brings something new and exciting to the conversation. He has helped our company with many group events; from talking with a large group of Girl Scouts to helping our staff of 12 become better communicators. He has had many interactions with our customers too, representing our business to hundreds of clients. Joshua S. provides a product with such quality that you never forget your interactions with him.
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Summit Dec 28, 2016
· Public Speaking · In studio
Joshua is a very skilled orator. The depth of his knowledge of English, idioms and cultural connotations is profound. Having attended his lectures, I'd put him among the top public speakers in the world.

I like his delivery style, sense of humor and breakdown of elements of speeches. He has helped me see public speaking in a different light. Something that can be learned and mastered.

He focuses on everyone and brings your attention to unspoken elements in public speaking which I believe is difficult to learn without having a teacher who is invested in your success.

Thank You Josh for your teachings and terrific courses.
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Monica Dec 20, 2016
Verified Student · Poker · Online
Great for giving me confidence that I can do this. I'm ready to move up to bigger tables now. I could NOT have done it without Joshua.
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