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Testimonials

I’ve always been a bit intimidated about public speaking (my father was a highly respected speaker, you know what that can do to an offspring’s confidence.). So when I mustered up the courage to go to Lynda Paulson’s Executive Speaker’s Experience I wasn’t sure what I was in for. I can tell you it was an exceptional professional adventure! She works with a small group of only 6 people and does video!! The video quickly became a valued tool. Just like with skiing , it is incredibly helpful to see your mannerisms and bearing. I watched others grow and I literally was able to watch my own progress. We all walked away with more authentic style and confidence. Lynda Paulson, owner and coach, is a new CANVAS member and I highly recommend her workshop. We’re an industry of direct communication. Everyone can use some more confidence and polish…I recommend taking advantage of this unique training opportunity.

Colby SmithExecutive DirectorCANVAS

My presentation to the scientists, which I did with our founder, went very well.  I was confident, well-practiced and equipped with your speaking tips.  We got excellent feedback and our client was very pleased.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Your executive speaking experience made a huge difference!   I’m so glad I did it!

Tracy KuntzPresidentTowneley Capitol Management GroupLaguna Hills, CA

Lynda’s energy and confidence in sales is conveyed through her various examples and exercises.  She really challenges you to examine your sales approach and hone the skills that are lacking at any sales level experience.  These skills are not just about the sales delivery, but how to observe the non-verbal cues of a buyer.  Her coaching also focuses on improving the hospitality of a tasting room by creating a richer experience for the guest.  Our multi-bottle and case sales have increased 3-fold since the seminar – we definitely see a difference in our tasting room!

Tracy HartOwnerLe Mulet Rouge Vineyard and Winery

Seventeen years later, I am still channeling your guidance, wit, tools and enthusiasm for hospitality and public speaking. I prepare, scenario build, program for the most positive out-come and connect with my audience! You are a great coach!

Teresa D'AurizioVice President Sales & MarketingZD Wines

Thank you for the excellent class, I learned a lot. You are a brilliant coach!
I think your course is life changing.

Margaret Bradley-FoleyOrganic Grower / ProducerPetrichor Wines

Thanks to Lynda’s invaluable coaching, I now confidently ENGAGE my audiences. I am excited instead of anxious.  I joyfully accept more speaking engagements.  Her work is truly amazing.

Niika QuistgardFounderAyurMama.com

I learned to convey my message with confidence, conviction and composure at Lynda’s workshop, The Executive Speaking Experience

Signe ZollerWinemakerMeridian Vineyards

The course you prepared for my staff was absolutely superb. Certainly for senior executives, this is an absolute must. I would not hesitate to make the investment again.

J. Douglas JohnsonPresidentAlco Foodservice Equipment Co

I can’t think of a better experience that could have helped to develop our presentation skills better than the intensive workshop you provided.

Julie JohnsonOwner & WinemakerTres Sabores Winery

Lynda is absolutely one of the best coaches out there. She creates a supportive and collaborative environment that put us all at ease. This was one of the best investments I have made in my career.

Laura Levy, MA, CPTVice President, Global Learning SystemsMylan Pharmaceuticals

Lynda’s coaching provided the basics to launch my business success. I learned how to connect and get the audience involved with my message.

Robin LailLail Vineyards

I am happy to report that we doubled our wine club sign up goal after the workshop.  We are off to a great start!

​Nicole Pattalochi Director of HospitalityArchery Summit Winery​

We’d read you were good, but in no way were we prepared for the dynamic workshop we experienced. Your rave reviews started during the first break and two weeks after, the Foundation is still receiving calls. Our members have reported excellent results.

Karyl HammondNew York Grape & Wine Foundation

I was surprised and ever so grateful when 350 people simultaneously jumped to their feet offering the most heart warming applause after my City of Hope inspirational speech.  Thank you Lynda!

MariePrincipalMarie Gewirtz Public Relations

Your workshop was an unqualified success…sales and wine club conversion are high. If only we we had done it sooner! Thanks for teaching us that ‘facts tell, stories sell.

John MorrisTasting Room Manager, Tablas Creek Vineyard

I was waiting to speak before both houses of the North Carolina State Legislators, I recalled having “bombed” before a large audience in Chicago, Ill. some years earlier; I started to laugh. All I could think was Thank God I met Lynda Paulson, for she transformed me in a matter of days from a state of public speaking fear to one of Joy. Success Strategies program will make your life easier & more rewarding.

Ed DoneganPresident, Jigsaw Marketing Consultants

Lynda Paulson brings an awesome amount of personal energy and preparation into these two intensive days. Her teaching technique is an ideally balanced combination of self-challenge, group participation and individual reward.

Joseph PhelpsCEO, Joseph Phelps Vineyard, St. Helena, CA

Lynda’s workshop is not a lecture; it is an exercise that conditions people to handle communication under stress. If speaking to ten or ten thousand, her coaching builds confidence and the skills to carry it off. We have been sending our key people to Lynda for over twenty years.

Terry LindleyVice President Sales & Marketing

It has been years since our Executive Speaking Experience workshop and I am still savoring the experience. Your use of videos and personal coaching not only improved my public speaking, but gave me more confidence in expressing myself in business and social settings as well. Include me in your list of happy graduates. Thanks again.

Zach BerkowitzVineyard Operations Domaine Chandon

Lynda Paulson gives strength to the weak-kneed speaker by inspiring confidence which all but guarantees successful presentations. Her techniques work! I am still singing your praises and am grateful for your Executive Speaking Experience.

William C. FinlaysonPresident & CEO O’Conner Hospital, San Jose, CA

The most surprising thing about the two days with Lynda was how she was specific, personal, and action-oriented she was from the get-go. Within the first two hours, she identified distinct personal communication issues (issues I was not aware of already, I should add) and got right to work showing me how to fix them. This was a working workshop, not an information session.

You’ll implement 100% of what Lynda teaches you every day, even if you were to change jobs tomorrow.

Erika Cole GilletteDirector of Alumni & Parent Relations and Individual Giving Sierra Nevada College

Each of our Executives who participated now displays a greater sense of confidence and awareness of their impact on their audiences. Thanks again for being so focused on our needs.

Allan FarwellGeneral Manager Park Hyatt Hotel, Chicago

We have been sending employees to Lynda Paulson’s public speaking courses for over 25 years. In every case, I see a marked improvement in the confidence, delivery and style of the individual’s public speaking skills. Shy people learn to become more engaging and self assured, and the more gregarious types hone their presentation style so they are more professional and effective overall.

I personally have benefited from Lynda’s training on several occasions, and am forever grateful for the tools she has given me. Her classes are fun, dynamic and life changing. I would highly recommend Success Strategies to any organization looking to improve the effectiveness of their team.

Kim Stare WallacePresident Dry Creek Vineyard, CA

The respectful and positive response of the men to your program speaks for itself. I was amazed at how your American ideas were accepted by our International group. The whole experience was very rewarding

Wilfried VonBulowPresident Ferrostaal Metals Essen, Germany

Your speech coaching helped me greatly. This is the first time I recall getting headlines about a routine speech!

William E. Dart Vice President, Government Affairs, Illinois Manufacturing Association

I am a more effective speaker, a more creative speech writer, more at ease in delivering a message before a microphone, before a camera, and using a myriad of visual aids. I have even overcome my own personal monster—intimidation by the media. Thank you Lynda Paulson—The Public Person’s Miracle Worker!

Sally JordanJordan Vineyard & Winery

We have seen great results—phenomenal! The staff is motivated and feels like they have the support, they are regularly helping each other out…we could not be more happy.

Aaron FeaverLong Meadow Ranch Winery

I loved the Executive Speaking Experience and recommend it to everybody! Whether you want to make a “killer” impact statement at a meeting or feel comfortable in your own skin speaking to hundreds or thousands, you will benefit from these action-packed 2 days. The experience was intimate and personalized and hands-on. Lynda is a master and I have used her techniques all during this past year.

Dianne Deering ZackVice President, Arbonne Int'l

I wish I’d had it years ago! Mandatory for anyone who communicates for a living.

Stephen R. CoveyAuthor of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People