Dr. James Beckerman, MD
I’ve known Natalie as a speaker, presentation coach, and writer. Is there anything this gal can’t do?! Natalie’s approach to her work and with her clients bespeaks the smart, caring, authentic person that she is. She’s a joy to work with and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to communicate effectively in spoken or written form.
Natalie’s unique approach blends thorough research with real-world problem solving, and the effect of this makes abstract concepts accessible to everyone, without compromising the message. She has a very gifted approach to presenting information in a way that fosters participation and discussion, and is able to guide others into drawing their own concrete conclusions.
One of the top goals for many professionals, across all industries, is being invited to deliver a TED/TEDx Talk. The TED brand has become synonymous with high-quality, engaging, and unique presentations about the research, ideas, and programs that are shaping our world. While working with TEDx as a speaker coach, speaker curator, and now stepping […]
On a cool spring morning in southern Georgia, my training partner and I showed up to work with 50 people on an advanced curriculum from Jim Collins’s Good to Great. We were initially told everyone in this group had already read the book and were ready to apply the concepts they learned to situations specific […]
There’s nothing like staring at a blank page on a computer screen to create a seemingly insurmountable mental block about what you’re going to write. Even the most experienced writers experience it, and if you don’t have a few good strategies for getting over writer’s block it can create serious issues for your workflow. Here […]
Do you ever wish you had paid more attention in your high school English composition class? Maybe you’re feeling rusty on the more obscure grammar rules, or perhaps you wish you knew how to use adjectives in a way that elevates (rather than complicates) your writing. Being a skilled writer takes practice and dedication, but […]
In 1995 I took my very first speech class (in high school), because I needed an elective. The truth is, I was dreading it! I’m a hardcore introvert and my preferred natural state is at home and not talking to anyone, much less an audience. But that class changed my life forever, and it showed […]