Joshua Schulman
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Joshua Schulman

Joshua S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Practical and useful skills to develop your English so you can succeed! Get that job you want! Get into that school you dream about! It is essential to communicate effectively in the workplace and to better connect with people, by developing your English skills.

About Joshua S.

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). He is also an avid, and successful poker player.

By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication and sales trainer (numerous companies) and has been coaching since 1999. He is now available for online coaching sessions for a number of varied and essential subjects.

Some of Mr. S's most requested business skills to learn? Sales and Public Speaking, and even Poker! How to command the poker table and the boardroom to increase your hourly rate, by effective communication and reading people well. 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 and backgrounds, including people with English as a Second Language, develop their communication skills. This is essential to prepare them for important school and job interviews and for promotions and opportunities in 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, 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!

His classes are truly edu-train-ing!


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48 Reviews
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Joshua's great! He's full of knowledge, high energy, and ready to share it with you. I recommend taking one of his sessions to improve your skills, whether it be in chess, poker, public speaking, or any of the other awesome courses he teaches!

Posted Aug 31, 2021
Joshua T.
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Joshua is wonderful and I recommend you take his lessons!

Posted Jul 30, 2021
Michael Cohen
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Very knowledgeable. Gave me some good perspectives that I think will help my game significantly.

Posted May 9, 2021
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Josh is a professional, well rounded, effective and engaging teacher who is taking my Chess game to the next level!

Posted Mar 30, 2021
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Command of the Art of Speaking. Exactly what I needed for my new role in management.

Thanks Josh!

Posted Mar 9, 2021
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First lesson and nothing but good things to say! Josh is an interactive, knowledgeable, and encouraging chess instructor. Looking forward to how my son can grow in learning chess from him.

Posted Feb 28, 2021
Barbara B.
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Josh is a terrifically engaging personality which brings the game of chess alive for beginners like me. I looked forward to every lesson with him and got really engaged. I highly recommend him!

Posted Feb 6, 2021
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A wonderful teacher who genuinely listens,

He understands public speaking to the point where it’s art for him. His techniques are original and are crafted for the current world. He’s an internationally recognized, high-end speaking coach.

Posted Oct 18, 2020
Yolanda R.
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Very energetic and knows his craft.

Posted Sep 5, 2020
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Very insightful and fun learning!

Posted Aug 9, 2020
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Learn poker the right way. Joshua explains and guides you with subtle points that are rare to find in other learning settings. He also offers other classes which are of great value and insight.

Posted Jan 14, 2020

Joshua is a great teacher and very knowledgeable in Poker. He understands where you are at and will help you to improve your game.

Posted Oct 24, 2019
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Joshua is the most amazing teacher that we have ever met. His teaching style opened my daughter's eyes wide to figure out what the real public speaking stands for.

Posted Sep 15, 2019
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Joshua is engaging, smart and a great teacher. It was my daughter's first poker lesson and she was so engaged. Highly recommended!

Posted Aug 30, 2019
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I learned a lot towards playing the game!

Posted Aug 13, 2019
Jose A.
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Joshua Is Amazing

Posted Jan 4, 2019
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My nine year old daughter had a super time learning chess from Josh. He is a great teacher and is very good at teaching chess. The lessons were money well-spent - my daughter has started to finally like chess and wants to play chess with her dad more often.

Posted Oct 10, 2018
John M.
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Josh is awesome to work with. After just a couple classes both my strengths and weaknesses have noticeably improved. And the classes are really
enjoyable - thanks Josh!

Posted May 1, 2018
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The first lesson was great - I already got some useful tips in public speaking which I can use in my work

Posted Mar 8, 2018
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Great first experience! Very inspiring!

Posted Mar 1, 2018
Tamar D.
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Had a great time with Josh, he's very knowledgeable and fun and sensitive to setting the pace.

Posted Feb 20, 2018
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Joshua is very energetic, engaging and full of life. After just one session I learned several tips that will help me immediately. Great stuff!

Posted Feb 15, 2018
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Joshua did a great job of mixing my needs with his instruction style. I learned several new ideas. I can't wait for our next conversation!

Posted Jan 30, 2018
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Fantastic! Wonderful to work with.

Posted Jan 30, 2018
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Great experience! Josh is very personable and attentive. Definitely signing up for more classes

Posted Jan 18, 2018
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This guy is awesome!

Posted Jan 16, 2018
Oscar ..
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If your looking for someone with energy and that will be 100% straight up honest with you this is the man you want teaching you ! Has great energy, easy to interact with and makes learning easyer then usual ! Highly recommended !

Posted Dec 27, 2017
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Great teacher and super personable.

Posted Dec 1, 2017
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Joshua is a fabulous teacher. He keeps the lesson moving, answers all your questions, and is funny to boot! My previous review mentioned the on-line system that Take has set up, which has nothing to do with Joshua's excellent teaching. In fact, he had a good quick solution for the course, which probably works best-Facetime. In 48 hours I feel I have absorbed years of poker knowledge from him. Hopefully it will all help at the tables :)

Posted Oct 26, 2017
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It was wonderful. I need customer support to help though the link to the lesson doesn't work!

Posted Oct 25, 2017
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So far very informative. Looking forward to more classes . I enjoy conversing with Joshua as well. Great dude.

Posted Jun 26, 2017
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He knows when to hold them and knows when to fold 'em.

Posted May 18, 2017
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Posted May 18, 2017
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Josh is a brilliant speaker and coach and I can’t recommend him enough! Lessons with Josh are not only useful but fun & dynamic. Not only does he supply you with truly valuable strategies, he also supplements them with unforgettable stories and examples from experience. It is evident he loves public speaking and he has helped me to shift my perspective from dread to anticipation. Beyond learning, if you are looking to interact with a powerful communicator/story-teller worthy of emulation, Josh is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Posted Apr 27, 2017
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Great !!!

Posted Jan 23, 2017
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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!

Posted Jan 3, 2017
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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.

Posted Dec 30, 2016
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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!

Posted Dec 30, 2016

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!

Posted Dec 29, 2016
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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.

Posted Dec 28, 2016
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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.

Posted Dec 28, 2016
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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.

Posted Dec 20, 2016
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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 the training and building of sales teams, coaching professionals, realtors, engineers, and business executives specifically how to use dynamic public speaking skills to build a book of business and to 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


BFA Theatre
Sep 1987 - May 1991

University of Southern California

Sep 1985 - Jun 1987

American Academy of Dramatic Arts



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Third Place, World Championship of Public Speaking - Regionals
May 2006

Toastmasters International

District Speech Champion
Apr 2006

Toastmasters International


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.

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