Paula Statman has the passion and track record to help good speakers become masterful speakers. She is a highly experienced professional speaker and coach, who prepares leaders and experts for important presentations. Her corporate clients include Fortune 100 and 500 companies and nonprofit organizations, as well as authors, academics, entertainers, award-winning filmmakers, and TED speakers around the country. (See full list of clients).
One of Paula’s unique talents is helping TED speakers deliver talks that meet the TED gold standard and reap thousands, even millions, of online viewers. Paula’s expertise appears in respected publications such as BBC.COM, where she discusses how to reduce verbal filler in business conversations and presentations.
Typically speakers hire Paula for help with keynotes, team presentations, VC pitches, panels, media interviews, and corporate videos. She co-writes and edits scripts, helps clients develop powerful stories, and coaches them on their vocal and physical expression so their message hits home.
Paula Statman draws from a successful 25-year career as a professional speaker and a background in psychology to get outstanding results. She is adept at coaching different personality types, from humorists to technical experts, and uses her skills to help people change and exceed their expectations.
Paula is a published author of two books, one of which she wrote after becoming a parent. Raising Careful Confident Kids in a Crazy World (HarperPerennial) was published in five languages and featured on Oprah. Her second book, Life on a Balance Beam, grew out of her keynotes at conferences around the U.S. and Canada.
Paula’s extensive national broadcast media experience includes repeat appearances on Oprah and The Today Show. In 2004 she was a media spokesperson for GlaxoSmithKline. In 2005 she presented keynotes around the country, sponsored by Proctor and Gamble, as part of Olay’s “Love the Skin You’re In” campaign.
Her pro bono work includes leading workshops for teenagers on public speaking. Four times a year she leads “How to Have a Blast on the Bimah and Impress Your Friends and Family!” for Bar and Bat Mitzvah students.
Paula holds a B.S. in education from the University of Kansas, a M.S.S.W. from the University of Wisconsin, and is a former Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California.