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"John is a superb public speaking coach. The training he offers is rigorous and targeted exactly at what each individual needs. We have worked with him extensively in Alstom: both our sales and our public affairs/advocacy teams. He has given us all a real step up in performance and in confidence. And we use what he taught us not only in public speaking but in our wider oral communications and how we present ourselves in different gatherings and audiences." Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope, formerly head of Alstom's Public Affairs Division.
"John Paval's method is highly effective. He works stubbornly with each participant so that after the training is over everyone has improved his speaking ability. In today's stiff competition we need capable presenters who can market our high tech expertise in the global marketplace. To succeed at this we need trainers like John Paval." Nina Olsson, Program Manager, Saab Aerotech
"We were highly pleased with John Paval's efforts. His background gives him a unique and solid expertise. His method of using both his experience and his expertise in his teaching results in an interesting and exciting training." Jonas Zakrisson, HR Manager, Alstom Power AB (Växjö)
"This week we held one of Jusek's member workshops...for IT experts with John Paval. From the questions which poured forth during the workshop, the applause at the end, and the way nearly everyone stayed afterwards to listen even though the time had run out---it was very well received. The participants were pleased with what they could take away and I got a lot to think about before own my upcoming presentations!!" Stina Hamberg, Jusek, http://jusekbloggen.se/?p=399
"My presentation went extremely well and was better than anything I've done in the past. Thank you again for your great advice." Jacques Besnainou, former CEO, AREVA USA
"Yesterday night I attended an *extremely* good presentation/workshop on presentation skills by John Paval. It was invaluable for the presentations which I will be doing abroad... His message was clear, concise, and memorable. ...I am convinced that it would be extremely valuable...for all those in the company who often do presentations. " Björn Radon, Webguide Partner AB
"The course was very rewarding and I learned an unbelievable amount about Presentation Skills...highly useful when I am lecturing in front of larger groups. And when I read through again all the follow up material you sent me after the workshop, I am once again impressed by all the work you put into it, both in the handbook...and also in the detailed individual evaluations of the various elements we worked on."
"The workshop was an unbelievable experience...intense and interesting and rich in learning...a great help to me in my work as a lecturer and trainer. John Paval has a fantastic ability to bring out the best in each individual and to give all the awareness they need to improve even more." Britt Nilsson, Chairwoman, Piteå Business Women's Assn., Consultant, Medical Clinic Development
"I have never seen myself with new eyes and felt completely different as quickly as I did after the two days we spent... All our work has given men a new confidence when I stand and speak before people. I know what I am going to say and, above all, I know when to say it." Maria L. Johansson, Äxter Kroppsbalans AB
”Thanks, John, for a highly rewarding workshop. Thoroughly professional and personal with concrete suggestions which truly strengthen my own presentations and lectures. World class!” Johan Dahl, Coach, Lecturer, Sales Consultant
"Since I have had 6 presentations since the workshop, I would like to tell you that it is the best workshop I ever attended. The first presentation (after the workshop) was horrifying, because the only thing could thing of was everything I did wrong. [But now] the presentations are going better and better. It feels easy to do it. It's easier with some groups than with others but it gets easier every time." Sofia Kairenius, Norrmejerier, Umeå
"I have spent twenty years working on stage, in various forms, particularly in the theatre. The greatest challenge for me has always been giving formal lectures. After the Alpha Speakers Workshop I found the key to genuinely creating a connection with the audience and being present to them --- so as to really captivate the audience. With such clear expertise, you cannot go wrong. I am more than satisfied with the course and will continue to train myself in this approach for many years to come. To the great pleasure of my audiences!" Åsa Persson, actress, television presenter, lecturer, consultant
"You managed to pinpoint the key issues that everyone has to work with. All of us had different experiences, and I think that made the training dynamic. What you gave me was excellent. " Kkennet Arfman, Corporate Trainer, MyData Automation AB
Today I had the opportunity to see a speaker transcend the limitations of video conference technology and really become PRESENT in a live and active way in our classroom. I’m talking here about John Paval, who has led many virtual workshops for our Stanford University Writing & Rhetoric classes.... What really amazed me was that from thousands of miles away, he got the students up and on their feet, literally, leading them through an active and engaging practicum on how posture, gesture, and expression can all be used rhetorically. Quite an accomplishment for a speaker, sitting alone in an office in Sweden on a Friday evening, speaking into a web camera. http://crossculturalrhetoric.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/john-paval-workshop-presence-vs-telepresence/ "
"Thanks so very much for a magnificent lecture! I had a feeling that it would be a terrific talk, and I was right. You were superb! High praise." Hedda Walin, Rotary Int'l, Brommaplan Chapter
"What a wonderful event! My students were still raving about it in class Mon, Wed, and in conference yesterday evening! Thank you again so much." Alyssa O'Brien, Lecturer, Stanford University POWER Program
"Thank you so much again for such an amazing workshop. My students are still talking about it + putting into practice the strategies that you shared with them." Christine Alfano, Ass. Director, STanford University POWER Program