"I enlisted Eric's services to help me prepare for a couple of speeches at a professional conference this summer. Even though I am an experienced educator and presenter, I was nervous about 'getting it right' for my talks.
"Eric helped me take my random musings and transform them into effective, cohesive presentations. He strikes a balance between fantastic listening and honest critiques, a very difficult thing to do.
"He showed me that I didn't have to be someone I was not when I spoke–that with authenticity comes authority. With his guidance, my talks were a hit at the conference, leading to many new professional connections and opportunities.
"The greatest compliment was that people said I was a 'natural, gifted' speaker. Eric will help you put the right effort in so that when you present, everyone thinks it is effortless."
"The average person has the ability to put words together in written or verbal form, but very few have the ability to communicate.
"Professor Gnezda is a communicator and a teacher. He was the most inspiring speech teacher I have ever had.
"He has a God-given grace to meet students at their point of need and to harness hidden talents in his students through dedicated mentorship and just plain old honest critique.
"He is passionate, motivated and guaranteed to make an impact on your life in a constructive way, if you let him."
Ohio Wesleyan University, ’09
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The Speaking Coach
Eric Gnezda, MFA
Executive Communications Coach