About Joshua S.

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Joshua teaches: Ages 6 and up
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Teaching since: June 1999
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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). 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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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 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
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.

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Jesse Samuels May 30, 2017
· Poker · Online
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Joseph May 18, 2017
· Poker · In home He knows when to hold them and knows when to fold 'em.
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Patricia May 9, 2017
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Kris Apr 27, 2017
· Public Speaking · Online 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.
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alex Feb 11, 2017
· Public Speaking · Online
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Tara Jan 23, 2017
· 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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