Terry Ward, author of “Life’s a Pitch”, is the founder and President of CommSkills Group, a national communication and presentation skills training organization. Many of the firm’s proprietary programs play an integral role in leadership and learning development programs in Fortune 1000 companies all over the country. Terry has over 30 years of experience coaching and training communication, presentation and leadership skills. Many of his programs were founded on the guiding principle: the spoken word is the most powerful tool to influence, inspire and lead. His method of coaching focuses on a person’s natural style, strengths, and their “state of mind”. Every communication must be designed to meet the needs of the listener. Terry believes by coaching professionals to access their own natural style, unique abilities and valuable attributes they can deliver powerful messages that change beliefs, attitudes, and behavior. As a change agent and catalyst, Terry’s emphasis is on improving the way people and businesses communicate. His distinctive method, “State of Mind,” guides professionals to create a connection with their listeners by using communications skills developed from their own experiences and innate strengths. The theme of Terry’s new book Life’s a Pitch – rethinks the word “pitch” as it applies to all communications. During his work as a writer in Hollywood, he became highly skilled at the fine art of pitching and realized that “pitching” was a critical component of everything we do in life. “It all boils down to our power to connect with people, whether in leadership, business or our own personal lives.” Terry offers a one hour talk free of charge in order to network. Call if intherested in this gratis speech for your conference or meeting.
Terry graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences and began his career as an advertising copywriter and account executive in Northern California. Terry developed his expertise through his many years of work in improve, theater, and advertising where he worked as an actor, writer, teacher, and coach. He was also a film and television writer in Los Angeles, and a playwright in the San Francisco area, where his critically acclaimed play Bar None was hailed as the longest running comedy in San Francisco.