Effective communication is required for influence and if you plan to communicate you better be prepared to bring it!

Know your material and know yourself, then you can speak with conviction and enthusiasm.

World Championship of Public Speaking semifinalist – J Loren Norris will teach your group to Tell It Like It Is!

People every day stand up and ask for help only to walk away with empty hands because they cannot connect with the people to whom they wish to appeal. More sales have been lost, more visions not embraced and more causes not joined due to poor communication than by any other means.

Sadly, public speaking is a great inhibitor. Jerry Seinfeld points out, “More people fear public speaking than fear death. At a funeral, more people would rather be in the coffin than delivering the eulogy.”

Whether leading an army to battle or leading customer to buy, we must be able to communicate well in order to influence a decision. World renown leadership guru John Maxwell reminds us, “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.”

Good communication is an essential key to sales. Effective communication is also an essential key to management, leadership and success in general and it is a skill to be learned, practiced and mastered.

After speaking as a sales and marketing professional for more than 20 years, then watching sales reps of all calibers try to present the same ideas, Loren realized he could help others to be more effective. As a semifinalist competitor in the International Speech Contest, J Loren Norris studied at length some of the world’s greatest stage presenters like Zig Ziglar, Craig Valentine, Les Brown, John Maxwell, and Brendon Burchard to name a few. Loren has coached hundreds in the Dale Carnegie Course and has mastered presentation techniques, speech writing skills and communication methods used by the very best. Loren is equipped to teach these techniques to speakers who are just starting out or executives who need to polish a critical presentation before the big day.

If you are called upon to share your passion, you should always have your message clear in your head and burning to be shared on the tip of your tongue.

One to one coaching is available as well as small group hands on workshops. For groups, Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John Maxwell is a powerful presentation, workshop or mastermind.

Utilizing Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, Loren will take participants through the Five Connecting Principles and the Five Connecting Practices of top-notch achievers. We believe that a person’s ability to create change and improve results in an organization is directly tied to the ability to use great communication skills.

Participants will learn:

  • The power of story telling
  • The value of connecting
  • The need to appreciate the audience in front of you
  • How to start a speech that will get and keep their attention.


I am available to schedule: One to one coaching, small group workshops, Keynote address or group training from 25-250 people with break out sessions.


J Loren Norris

President – Tell It Like It Is, Inc.



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