“Carl is one of the few people I’ve met who can give feedback without offending, without driving a wedge of animosity. Carl first let me know what was strong about the speech, and what elements were confusing, or that could be made stronger. Carl’s approach, consistently, was to put his observations to me in a way that left for me the hard work of figuring out just how to re-work the speech. With Carl’s help, I explored fully the creative direction in which I wanted to go with the speech, found that it wasn’t quite working, and re-crafted. In fact, the speech went through three major versions, and something like forty minor revisions. Moreover, Carl helped me not just with the crafting of the speech, but its presentation: pacing, use of the stage, vocal variety, gestures, and perhaps most importantly, strong and memorable beginnings and endings.
Carl Richards: My Speech Coach.”

Bryon McConnell, Downtown Kingston Toastmasters Manager, Federal Civil Service