Recommended by fellow Toastmasters, it was a privilege to be trained by Dennis. I began Toastmasters in May 2017 and having Dennis mentor me through my first three speeches was a tremendous help.
My aim was to be more confident about speaking publicly and to be able to utilize different techniques in my speeches.
It was beyond what I expected. Having a partner who works with you and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure that you feel accomplished with what you’ve set out to do was amazing. Dennis gave me exceptional advice on how to deliver each speech and recommended different approaches depending on the point I was trying to bring across to the audience.
Dennis’s mentorship taught me how to deliver speeches in different formats and what works within each format. I also learned techniques to draw in the audience and keep them engaged. All in all, Dennis helped build my confidence to deliver strong speeches.
I would strongly recommend anyone to work with Dennis. He is a great listener and well versed on how to be an effective speaker/communicator.
Jamar Auston Coaching August 29, 2017
I met Dennis through our Local Toastmasters club where he served as the president. Any time Dennis delivered a speech, he astonished the crowd with his command of the room and captivating delivery.
Admiring his speech delivery prompted me to ask Dennis for his coaching services. As the Chief of Staff at a Fortune 50 company, I often time find myself having to communicate messages in front of large groups of team members and looked to Dennis to help me become a more effective communicator.
Our sessions were always enjoyable as Dennis does a great job with not only delivering advice on areas where you want to grow, but offering opportunities of growth you may have not realized needed attention. His personable and fun demeanor also makes the sessions up beat. I was able to achieve becoming a better speaker through his specific advice on tone variation and intentional movement during your speech. His advice also helped me with building confidence in being a better speaker.
Dennis comes highly recommended and I believe his services can help not only beginners, but the most experienced speakers looking to sharpen their skills.
Brandon Walker Health Care Communication Coaching January 2, 2017
As someone motivated to help improve my community, my mayoral campaign ushered me into a whirlwind of facts, finance, and frustrations. These challenges seemed insurmountable, but weekly coaching sessions, coupled with belief and confidence from Dennis Sumlin, my communication and campaign manager, prevented me from focusing on the opposition.
Weekly, we would virtually meet to discuss platform effectiveness, set goals aimed at maximizing communication and all areas of campaign strategy, and reviewed weekly campaign accomplishments. I began receiving vital pieces of knowledge from the start.
As a grassroots campaign manager, Mr. Sumlin provided me an excellent service, but exceeded expectations by listening to my concerns, and becoming truly invested in my cause. For these reasons and many others are why I proudly recommend Mr. Sumlin to anyone needing a qualified man as a Strategy Coach or to manage a grassroots campaign.
Emilio Hernandez Communication manager May 15, 2016