Ten years ago, you could walk into a conference with an unrehearsed bulleted Times New Roman PowerPoint deck and win “Speaker of the Year.”
Now, your audience expects a tight, perfectly crafted narrative, visceral storytelling, breathtaking graphics, and effortless delivery.
And that seems like an impossible standard! You already have a full-time job. Becoming a better public speaker isn’t it.
But, here’s the thing:
If you’re a scientist, giving the best lecture at your annual conference can be the difference between millions of dollars in funding and staying up late to write another research grant, again.
If you’re a politician, making simple but powerful tweaks to your campaign speeches can be the difference between a seat on the City Council and unemployment.
If you’re a businessperson, wrapping your sales pitch in a compelling narrative can change your quarterly numbers, and therefore your bonus, and therefore your family vacation to Mykonos.
Whatever the case may be - I’m here to help.
Alright, let me properly introduce myself. I’m Helena Bowen, pronounced HELL-in-uh, like “Damn, that girl can write a HELL of a good speech.”
I’m a professional speaker coach and I specialize in TED-style speaking.
My background is in entertainment. At HBO, I worked on dozens of shows including Game of Thrones, Paterno, Fahrenheit 451, The Wizard of Lies, and The Knick. Before that, I was an Assistant Director in Hollywood. I’m a lifelong moviegoer. I’m Seth Rogen’s second biggest fan. And I’ll continue to use MoviePass even if it kills me.
I believe that storytelling is the best way to trick your audience into joining a pyramid scheme to lead, inspire, and persuade. And I believe that most keynote speeches, business pitches, corporate presentations, and talks are boring. We can do better.
The 100+ TEDx Talks I’ve produced have over 47 million views.
They’ve been translated into 35 different languages.
12 were featured on the front page of TED.com.
3 were featured on TEDRadioHour.
They’ve launched careers, sold book deals, & attracted investors.
In short – I have a keen eye for content. And I can prepare an amateur speaker for the world stage.
Do you want to work with me?
Great, I want to work with you too.
Want the best results, fast? Let’s work one-on-one.
I conduct private coaching remotely via phone, email, text, and Google Hangouts / Facetime. Of the 100+ Speakers I've worked with, I've lived in the same city as... none of them. 47 million views later and I can say with confidence that yes, remote coaching works! Plus, it's more convenient for you & your busy schedule.
Pricing upon request.
Group Workshops are perfect for businesses, corporations, and universities.
They’re time & cost efficient (which is an unsexy thing to say, but true). I don’t have to teach each person the same concept individually.
Participants will learn from each other. When people work in isolation, that doesn’t happen.
When your procrastinators watch others succeed, it’ll light a fire under their ass like no semi-threatening email could.
And, they’re a lot of fun. Speakers walk away from each workshop eager to improve their talk and hyped for your event.
Want to work on your message, structure & throughline, drafting, storytelling, editing, slides, memorization, delivery, some whacky combination of the above, or something totally off-menu? I’ve got you!
We can do a half day, full day, weekend, weekends plural - it all depends on your budget & your needs. Prices vary depending on your location. I’m based in Los Angeles but I’m very good at finding cheap plane tickets (it’s a secret talent of mine).
Pricing upon request.
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