Jeff, a "recovering engineer" is the Founder and CEO of The Speaker's Choice. He built his company – and life – around a simple philosophy. "If you don't like how life is turning out, do something about it!' That attitude is what fueled him to work with people that want to speak with impact and appear at ease in front of groups large and small.
Over the past 20 years, he has transformed the presentation and public speaking skills of more than 15,000 people in fields as diverse as financial services, information technology, medical & pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, insurance, professional services, accounting, food services and cosmetics.
After experiencing life altering events in his late 20's, Jeff discovered his passion. He became driven to empowering and inspiring people in a bigger way. Once he found his calling as a coach-speaker-consultant, he used his new found drive and philosophy of "Don't Settle" to enroll his engineering firm in creating a training department. He created the curriculum, managed the department, and was successful in generating a profit for several years.
Realizing it was time to take his career to the next level, Jeff then landed a consulting job with a large player in the Communications-Public Speaking field. During the next 10 plus years, Jeff mastered his ability to coach people to improve their public speaking skills while developing and honing his managerial skills and business acumen.
Determined to leverage his experience, entrepreneurial spirit and "Don't Settle" mindset, Jeff launched The Speaker's Choice. His unique combination of an engineering mind, his ruthless compassion for his clients, and a very down to earth style make Jeff a fabulous candidate for any audience that wants to really discover some incredibly simple yet very powerful techniques. So much so, they will help you take your executive presence/presentation skills to the next level.
What Others Have Said About The Speaker's Choice
"Thanks for the communication tips via e-mail (e-tips). I continue to find them very valuable and concise. Of over 100 emails I receive a day, this is one that I always read -- every word."
- Chris Campbell, Director - Allstate Financial
"Jeff and I share a common vision to help people become the best they can doing work they love and making the kind of money they want. Jeff has excellent communication and presentation skills, which I believe everyone in business who’s serious about growing their business should have. I recommend Jeff to anyone who wants to tremendously improve their presentation skills to be as effective as possible."
- Andy Fuehl, International Trainer, Best-Selling Author of Wealth Without a Job, Co-Author with Joe Vitale - Meet and Grow Rich - The Best of Nightingale-Conant
"Recently I presented to the entire executive team - including some connected via video conference. I incorporated some of your suggestions and it went very well. I really feel the training was valuable and can’t thank you enough for the class."
- Maggie Ozan-Rafferty, Gallup Consulting
"Thanks again for the training over the past two days. Really appreciate your approach and candor with me. The presentation went great. Our team did a great job with our story and I felt very good about the delivery. I had another full agency presentation yesterday and they said I did an ‘amazing’ job - so I am very pleased. Thank you again Jeff."
- Julie Laudon - Midwest director of sales - Facebook
"Coming from years of experience in training, speaking and auditioning, I wondered what I had yet to be taught about the subject of public speaking (not that I had mastered everything but I had attended a lot of different training programs). Jeff approached our training session from many dimensions (from posture, to internal dialogue, to projecting) and in the end tied it all together to make sense. He is a master at what he does and I look forward to future training sessions with him."
- Karen Moose, Entrepreneur, Visionary, Coach and Real Estate Professional
"Jeff Hornstein is an experienced speech coach. I highly recommend hiring him to help overcome the fear of speaking to groups or to be a more effective public speaker. He helped me immensely in just a few short months. His advice and examples are practical, easy to implement and I use them everyday. I am now enrolled in his Speaker’s Choice Club and highly recommend him."
- Jan Perrino, Owner, JPA Ltd.
"What you do with people is very powerful and can trigger some personal revelation and healing as well as develop the skills to work better in front of others."
- Bette Fetter, Founder & CEO , Young Rembrandts Franchise, Inc.
"Having an opportunity for a big promotion, I needed to present to the executive team but didn’t do a good job and was passed over for the promotion. A year later the same opportunity presented itself. This time I hired Jeff as a coach. He helped me overcome my nervousness and to relax and present more effectively. Thanks to Jeff and his help the presentation was a success and I got the promotion!"
- Jim Messer, Director, CME
"I highly recommend Jeff to anyone seeking formal presentation skills coaching. Jeff provided me an opportunity to not only improve the technical components but also provided concrete tools to raise the level of my presentations and workshops. .....he helped create a shift in my thinking from being a 'presenter' to a 'communicator' reminding me that when I’m strong in my voice, I will come across with more confidence, authority, authenticity and effectiveness."
- Marcie Stern, President, Vocal Consulting, Inc