Public speaking is a skill, and thus something you can learn. With that thought in mind, we asked public speaking coach Paul Arinaga to give a workshop for our speakers.
Paul Arinaga is an expert in information design and a seasoned communications consultant, as well as a Toastmasters International certified Advanced Communicator. He is co-author of The SmartPresenter™: Double Your Impact and Halve Your Preparation Time, available in bookstores in the spring of 2012. For more information, please visit www.thesmartpresenter.com. Paul is managing partner at Red Phoenix (www.redphoenixagency.com), a communications agency that helps clients to sharpen their communication strategy – objectives, target audiences and messages/positioning. Red Phoenix then helps its clients to create high quality communication material that makes the strategy a success.
Before founding Red Phoenix, Paul was a software executive for Microsoft and Philips Electronics. He holds an MBA from London Business School and a Masters in International Economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University. With a strong interest in sustainability, Paul is an active member of the Hub Brussels, a community of social entrepreneurs, and writes a blog about sustainability issues (www.grow-good.net).