WEBER SHANDWICK WORLDWIDE
Learning presentation skills from Shawn Judge is like getting a fastball from Roger Clemens. She offers a complete, memorable and well-developed package, from breathing and relaxation techniques to delivery, media, and content—and she does it superbly. If you have the speaking gene in you somewhere, and most of us do, however well-hidden, Shawn will find it and help you develop the confidence you need to truly connect with an audience.
Walt Parker, Vice President
Briggs and Morgan
Shawn Judge delivers results and makes public speaking fun. A consummate professional, Shawn is not afraid to push participants out of their comfort zones. In doing so, she elicits real skill growth and instills great confidence. Shawn perfectly balances positive reinforcement with constructive criticism as she homes in on each person’s unique style. I saw dramatic improvement—both in presentation quality and overall comfort level with each speech delivered. Shawn has inspired me to do more public speaking.
Kristin Haugen, Partner
DORSEY & WHITNEY
Your presentation skills workshops have been great! We have put 60 of our lawyers and staff in Minneapolis and New York through the workshops. Everyone who has attended has been extremely enthusiastic, not only about the improvement in their skills but also about the whole workshop experience and the team building it engenders. We are really looking forward to having you work with more of our lawyers and staff in more of our offices.
Bryn Vaaler, Director of Professional Development
From start to finish, we benefited from Shawn's thoughtful, professional, fun and energizing process. Shawn uses exercises and teaching tools that a person can use long after the training is over. She is equally effective in training a group or in a one-on-one session. We communicate more effectively both internally and with our clients as a result of working with Shawn. Our organization's esprit de corps grew from our involvement with Shawn.
Chuck Kelly, President
DONALDSON COMPANY, INC.
Working with Shawn Judge exceeded all my expectations. Her approach is not focused on a narrow aspect of presentation or communications—she starts from the beginning by helping to shape the content, define objectives of the communication and enhance the impact of the presentation through better speaking skills. In short, Shawn helped me make real and tangible improvement in my presentation ability.
Jim Giertz, Senior Vice President
William Mitchell College of Law
Shawn, Thank you for your outstanding work in the William Mitchell College of Law Advanced Advocacy Course and in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) North Central Regional Advocacy program. Your work with the William Mitchell law students and the practicing attorneys in the NITA program has enriched both programs. I have reviewed the student evaluations, and you rank at the top of all of our teachers and your evaluations are among the highest we have ever seen. Participants have commented to me personally how much you have done for them and how your work has improved their presentation skills. The students and faculty all appreciate the value of your teaching, and we appreciate the skill and experience you bring to us. It is a pleasure to work with you.
John Sonsteng, Professor of Law
Leonard Street and Deinard
Shawn’ Power Speak seminar prepared me to deliver a valuable presentation to my clients, peers and colleagues. She helped me define my objective, increase my confidence and effectively communicate some very technical aspects of the law to an astute audience. I look forward to my next pubic speaking opportunity.
Sara Noel, Partner
OFFICE OF THE STATES ATTORNEY, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Thank you so much for your presentation, Grace Under Fire: Media Relations, at the National Black Prosecutors Association's 18th Annual Convention in Chicago. Your presentation is singled out as one of the reasons our convention was a huge success.
In general, prosecutors are reluctant to speak to the media. We, as a group, are distrustful of the media and are not familiar with the rules that govern their contact with us. From the beginning of your presentation—as you painted various scenarios where prosecutors would have to deal with the media—through to the end—as you offered approaches to these scenarios—you had the audience's full attention. You've armed us with strategies for contact with the media, and you've also helped to allay any fears we might have.
Arthur F. Hill, Jr., First Assistant States Attorney
THE ST. PAUL COMPANIES, INC.
Shawn Judge provides outstanding public speaking coaching. In one day, her unique techniques and talents helped the International Team focus our thinking and develop a presentation that was strategically sound, interesting and of value to our audience. Shawn was able to ask the kinds of questions that led us to a more concise, purposeful presentation as though she were a senior executive of the company.
Her extraordinary work provided the direction and focus needed to deliver a world-class presentation and the confidence and enthusiasm needed to do it.
Tracey Whiteley, Assistant Vice-President, Strategic Planning & Development
RILEY HAYES YOUNG PUBLIC RELATIONS
Shawn Judge is a presentation alchemist. She draws out the best aspects of a person's professional and personal strengths to create a stronger holistic presenter. I've watched presenters evolve into excellent presenters under Shawn's tutelage. Beyond the experiential aspects of her training—where she uses theatrical, psychological, emotional and even physical concepts—Shawn uses real-world tips for staying on-strategy and on-message. When clients emerge from her training, they are well equipped for the spotlight. It's a totally unique experience.
Gary Young, President, Riley Hayes Young Public Relations
My time with Shawn Judge was exceptionally rewarding. She is the most professional presentation and voice consultant I have worked with. Shawn has been extremely helpful in helping me improve how I present information within Best Buy—as well as with audiences at speaking events. I have recommended her to many Best Buy employees, and I would recommend her to you.
Mark Ebel, Director, New Business Development