Wendy partners with Key Associates and specializes in working with clients on presentation skills. As founder and president of SmarTalkers, Wendy is an executive speech coach, trainer, and author who specializes in providing her clients with the skills necessary to present their ideas in a clear and concise manner that connects. Whether it is overcoming their fear of speaking, increasing confidence, influencing with assertiveness, or ensuring the messenger matches the message, Wendy provides the coaching techniques to craft every message so that it is expertly designed and fearlessly presented whether to an audience of one or 1000.
After overcoming her fear of speaking in public and professing “If I can do it, anyone can!” she founded SmarTalkers. Wendy has provided training and coaching for over 25 years for businesses large and small including Fortune 500 companies.
Wendy is a nationally known expert in the field of communications, an award winning professional speaker and co-author of the popular book Loud and Clear: How to Prepare and deliver Effective Business and Technical Presentations with over a quarter of a million copies sold to date.
Wendy enjoys the position of adjunct faculty member for the University of South Florida, teaching courses on Dynamic Presentations, Maximizing Your HR Communication Effectiveness and Promoting Your Ideas to Influence the Decision Makers. She is an internationally televised trainer who has appeared on PBS The Business Channel and the Federal Training Network which has broadcasted her programs worldwide.
Her clients are varied and include Honeywell, Bank of America, Bausch & Lomb, Home Shopping Network, USPS, CocaCola Enterprises, Tech Data, Cargill and Raymond James Financial.
Wendy holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from the University of South Florida. Along with receiving the George Morrisey Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to the professional speaking business, she was also awarded the gold microphone representing the highest recognition of achievement in the National Speakers Association’s Central Florida Chapter. This was awarded to Wendy for achieving excellence in the professional speaking business. Wendy has served as president of several organizations including the National Speakers Association’s Central Florida Chapter, The Greater Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary.