Qualified Speaker Profiles

D38 SJ Speakers Bureau, the preeminent Tri-state bureau is represented by the following speakers who have Qualified by meeting higher standards of Presentation and Speaking ability. To find a specific speaker, click on the first letter of their last name. Scroll down to find your specific speaker. All qualified speakers are in alphabetical order. More Speakers will be added each week as we grow our Qualified Speaker list.
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Qualified Speaker                                     Speaker Bio                                      

Cynthia BrownExcellence Matters!!! Cynthia A. Brown is committed to giving voice to our youth to help them achieve their goals. As a communications expert and social media coach, there is a passion and proficiency which Cynthia will bring to your audience to help them develop the skills and abilities to maximize their message to establish a foundation for professional growth and opportunity.

As the mother of two school aged daughters, Cynthia is personally vested in the effective communication, educational achievement and value system of today’s young people.

Cynthia is a seasoned professional who has provided social media coaching, marketing content development, public relations, and event planning services to small businesses and non-profits.

She is passionate about helping her audiences and clients to best leverage their investments in online content, communications and social media.

Cynthia has engaged teens and professionals on topics such as career choices, Leveraging LinkedIn to Network, Entrepreneurship, Marketing Your Organization, Goal Setting, Time Management, Leadership and Social Media.

Topics/Areas of Expertise (not limited to):

  • Social STRONG Series: Bullying, Identity Crisis, Social Media (Youth)
  • SPEAK Up Series: Goal Setting, Public Speaking, College Prep (Youth)
  • Only You Know the Answer
  • It’s Not MY Why, But The What That Matters
  • The Walking Oxymoron
  • Don’t Just Say Something, Have Some Thing to Say
  • Social The New Reality!
  • Leadership Journey

For more information, please contact Cynthia at:  info@cynthiaabrown.com

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Dan Dougherty

Dan Dougherty

Dan Dougherty is  a person with epilepsy and is a volunteer with the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA.  As a member of Professionally Speaking Toastmasters in Jenkintown for over 5 years, he is currently the Vice President of Education for the Club.

Living with epilepsy over 30 years and using the public speaking skills from Toastmasters, Dan now is an Epilepsy Advocate to raise awareness to the public.

Dan has shared his experience with epilepsy on the Irv homer Radio Show & Internet TV show.

In 2012, Dan spoke at several local Pennsylvania Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs.  He is now reaching out in his 2013 speaking tour to raise awareness of epilepsy. Most recently presented to nurses at Jefferson Hospital.

Topics/Areas of Expertise:

  • Facts on Epilepsy
  • Living with Epilepsy
  • Personal understanding of the emotional impact of a medical condition
  • Mentoring
  • Advocacy

For more information, please contact dandoc19038@yahoo.com

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Donna Fountain

Donna Fountain

Donna Fountain is a 20+ year mastermind of people and management, and she knows how to motivate people.  With a laid back, casual style – she tells you straight on what’s facing you and what you need to do. Whether its life, your career, your relationship –  sometimes you need to hear the truth from an unbiased party – delivered with humor, respect, and…Chocolate!  What could be better? Coach Donna will get you through your most pressing issues.  Schedule her for Speaking or Coaching today, & don’t forget to order your chocolate prescription from her!

 

Topics/Areas of Expertise not limited to:

  • Dynamics of a Great Evaluation for Supervisors
  • Employee Motivation; Driving Projects Utilizing Your Best Assets
  • Handling Difficult Employees / Managers
  • Life Coaching Topics
  • Don’t let life manage you – Manage it instead!
  • The Chocolate Coach – No problem is unsolvable

For more information, please contact FountainDE@juno.com

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Matt Goldberg

Matt Goldberg

Matt Goldberg is a versatile and dynamic author (five eclectic books in print) and speaker from the Philadelphia area, who loves to inspire his audiences to laugh, smile and achieve more. In his five-plus years as a Toastmaster, he has won over 25 speech competitions (thru the district level) in all four categories in the last four years, served two years as club president, mentored several members and has revised and delivered training seminars. In the real world, he is at home speaking in a variety of settings—from organizations, companies and special events to radio and television audiences.

Topics/Areas of Expertise not limited to:

  • Dynamics of Public Speaking
  • Presentation Evaluation and Coaching
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Keynotes
  • Training
  • Sports – with specific expertise in Philly sports/fans and Jews in sports
  • Word Play and Humor
  • Writing – from poetry to books

For more information, please contact matt@tipofthegoldberg.com

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Ken Krawchuk

Ken Krawchuk

Ken Krawchuk is an accomplished speaker and self-published author with an unusually broad range of talents and interests.  As a two-time candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, Ken can speak from experience on innumerable political topics, including the Pennsylvania Constitution, parliamentary procedure, and the how-to’s of the political process.   As an avid overnight backpacker, he’s intimately familiar with the tricks of living comfortably in the great outdoors year round.  As an award-winning Toastmaster, Ken is an energetic emcee and intimately familiar with the mechanics of public speaking.  And he can delight both young and old with his peculiar ability to talk and sing like Donald Duck.

Ken has appeared on innumerable local and national television and radio broadcasts, and before live audiences of thousands.    Be sure to invite Ken to speak before your next audience, too.

Topics/Areas of expertise not limited to:

  • How to run for public office: local, statewide, or national
  • The Pennsylvania Constitution and its history
  • The Separation of Society and State
  • Parliamentary Procedure and Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Overnight backpacking
  • Whitewater canoeing
  • Firebuilding, knots, cooking without utensils, and other camping skills
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Speaking like Donald Duck
  • Self-publishing
  • Toastmasters

For more information, please contact Ken at 215-881-9696 or Ken@KenK.org

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Lynn Pechinski

Lynn Pechinski

Lynn Pechinski of 1st Straw Marketing & Promotions, is a Marketing Pro for Lead Generation, Branding, Fund Raising, Events, Social Media Strategist for Companies & Non-Profits.  She speaks to Businesses about SEO, Local Search, and many topics on Business Expansion.  An author of several critical topic articles on EzineArticles.com and ArticlesBase.com, Lynn is an expert on many topics and has presented to many of Chambers.

Topics/Areas of Expertise not limited to:

  • Local Search
  • Google
  • Innovative Lead Gen
For more information, please contact Lynn Pechinski.

 

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Rae-Ann Ruszkowski

Rae-Ann Ruszkowski

Rae-Ann Ruszkowski, a 20+ year Fortune 500 veteran of Marketing, Communications and E-Commerce Global website projects, she has been a constant student of the nuances of successful people, brands, and people-brands within the realm of Social Media and all media channels. Over the last 10 years by combining  all her corporate skills, she heads her own Consulting & Coaching Company, and speaks on the value of Personal Branding, Marketing, and Career Management 2.0. Coach | Consultant | Trainer | Speaker, Rae-Ann is your Ultimate Wingman – taking professional and businesses from Marketplace to Web Site to Wallet with Integrated Marketing Strategies from marketing material and coordinated web design, to copy & content development, to SEO, and social media coordination.

Those who do not take an active, consistent role in keeping up, re-tooling, or reinventing their careers will be laid off & left behind. Stay ahead of the game. 

Topics/Areas of Expertise not limited to:

  • How to Rock LinkedIn to Get a Job; more Clients; or Build a Career.
  • Getting a Job 3.0 – Ain’t Your Dad’s Job Search Process Anymore.
  • How to Rock Your Next Interview like a Pro.
  • You3: How to Take Charge of the Online World to Boost Your Career or Business.
  • Online Overwhelm: How to go from Zero to Hero in 1 hour a week.
  • Breadcrumbs: How to Bring People to You.
  • When Firing Your Boss isn’t an Option: How to Take Control of Your Own Career & Personal Development with Little or No Money Down.
  • Networking in the Social Media Age.
  • Introverted Girl’s Guide to Networking.
  • The Silver Bullet for Building Your Network, Credibility, and Success:   Volunteering
  • How to be Successful by Not Being Defined by Your Job.
  • Craft Your Future Career Now to Allow Your True Self to Shine.
  • Networking like a Pro in the Social Media Age.
  • HELP! Major – shmajor…. The real way to make the most of your College experience.
  • Preparing Your Online World Now for the Best Career Tomorrow.
  • Introverts Rock:  Embrace Your Strengths!
  • “I’m on the Right Track Baby – I was Born this Way!” How to Rock who you are all the way to job success.

Contact her at:

RA@RAEvolutionaryConcepts.com       linkd.in/Rae-Ann

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Brian Young Parallel Voice Productions

Brian Young is an audio engineer and an event producer who, for more than 30 years, has provided audio and production services for a wide range of performing artists, corporations, and nonprofit organizations – including Ray Charles, Joan Baez, Louis CK, Ellen Degeneres, B.B. King, Liza Minnelli, Calvin Klein, IBM, Met Life, Johnson & Johnson, The American Cancer Society, The Cathedral Church of St. John The Divine and The White House Communications Agency.  As a coach / consultant, Brian teaches people who speak in public how to handle acoustic and audio issues, use microphones correctly and avoid sound problems during speeches and events.

His instructional talk, Sonic Survival for Speakers, uses plain, non-technical language, practical examples and entertaining stories from the world of live events to give public speakers the basic, practical knowledge and techniques that they need to cope with a wide range of speaking environments. Brian is a member of HDR Lawrenceville Toastmasters in Lawrenceville, NJ. He is founder and president of Parallel Voice Productions, LLC, based in New York City and Hamilton, NJ:  www.parallelvoice.net

Topics/Areas of expertise:

1. SONIC SURVIVAL FOR SPEAKERS:

  • How to use the most common types of microphones correctly.
  • How to choose the best type of microphone for your speech/presentation.
  • How to handle different types of acoustic environments.
  • What to do when feedback and other sound problems occur.
  • Effective technical preparation and proactive planning for large and small  presentations/events.
  • How to communicate clearly with AV technicians, sound engineers, meeting planners, event producers and other key personnel.
  • How to make sure that your technical needs will be handled properly by the venue and staff.

2. ADDITIONAL AREAS:

  • Writing, voice overs and original music for commercials and multimedia applications.
  • Multitrack recording, music production and concert production.
  • Live sound reinforcement, mixing and audio consulting for events and installations.
  • Event production/management/consulting.

To book Brian for your next event, please contact him at:  bysound@earthlink.net

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