"To the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy." - Jerry Seinfeld
Media Training & Public Speaking Coaching
Most people cringe at the thought of having to address a large group of people or having a microphone placed in their face. What they don't realize is that making an impactful, memorable impression on TV, radio, podcasts, digital videos, zoom presentations, or in person - is a skill that can be learned. With the right expertise, direction, and guidance, it's easy to up your game as a speaker in public and across all media platforms.
Susan Carlson is a 6-time Emmy winner who has racked up numerous accolades during her more than two decades as a news anchor and reporter in Chicago. She has interviewed celebrities, U.S. Senators, and the POTUS, all while maintaining impeccable presence and poise, often on live TV and with no script. She has emceed multiple charity and civic events in her many years as a public persona.
Susan wasn't always at ease in public settings and on camera. But she learned to conquer her fears and acquire the necessary skills to achieve great success.
Her passion now lies in helping corporate clients enhance their own speaking and media abilities and watching them reap the benefits that result in their professional and personal lives.
Whether you need to prepare for a media interview, are prepping for your next zoom session, or simply want to spruce up your performance during corporate meetings, the stakes are high. What you say and how you say it can make a huge difference.
Susan has been teaching higher education for many years while also working in the broadcast industry, offering classes in public speaking, broadcasting, media writing, journalism, and public relations. She has worked as a communication professor at Loyola University, Benedictine University, and Trinity Christian College. That background in teaching, combined with her media savvy, makes her the perfect coach.
She offers specific instruction in both messaging and delivery. She can help anyone funnel their fears into a better performance. Additionally, she passes along these vital skills with enthusiasm and compassion.
She offers group workshops and one on one coaching sessions via zoom to professionals who want to up their on-air and public speaking game to achieve incredible results.
(Pictured to the left, is Susan emceeing a charity event with her then four-year-old daughter; her favorite coaching success story. ;)