Hi, my name is Bob Wiltfong. I'm the lead instructor for Hurley Write's Presentation Skills curriculum. There's a joke by the comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, that really sums up why we teach what we teach in this field. And the joke is that at a funeral, most people would prefer to be the person in the casket than the one giving the eulogy. It's a funny joke in part, because it's true. There's a bunch of research that backs up that public speaking trumps even death for most people, as far as fears in life, amazing. For the last 20 plus years, I've been working with business executives at Fortune 500 companies around the globe on this very topic, helping them become much more comfortable and dynamic as public speakers. My clients have included General Electric, Charles Schwab, T-Mobile, just to name a few. My background is in TV news journalism. I spent 10 years working as a local TV news reporter and anchor, won some Emmys along the way.
Then I transitioned into comedy and acting where you may know me, or recognize me, from my work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, or as a national spokesperson for Nationwide Insurance, where I was the character, the world's greatest spokesperson in the world. My classes are fun, interactive, and I give you skills that are very easy to use. I am happy to say that for a lot of people in my classes, the time I spend with them is truly life changing. That's an awesome job that I have. So, I'm looking forward to having you in one of the classes, one of the workshops that we offer. Hopefully you can make it and hopefully we can help you with your public speaking.