Client Testimonials

Read what some of our clients have to say about our work.

Larry Clark, Senior Director, Microsoft Corporation

Our leadership team brought Sarah on to help us prepare multiple presentations for an annual conference. I quickly saw that Sarah has a rare and well-developed gift for helping leaders discover the heart of what they need to communicate, and guiding them to deliver the message with impact. Her insights on both how to structure content and how to deliver the message are spot on. Best of all, she has the right presence and approach to work with all levels of leadership – her approach is direct, motivating and warm.

Senior Foundation Scholar, The Kauffman Foundation

Sarah is a superb coach. She sharpened my speaking skills considerably, covering everything from content and organization to how to connect with an audience and leave listeners with a clear take-home message. She doesn’t hesitate to offer tough love when needed, but her critiques are thoughtful and constructive. What’s more, her enthusiasm is contagious. I recommend her highly.

Ken Weinstein, The Hudson Institute

Sarah Gershman does a terrific job training speakers to go beyond their written texts to give remarks that connect with audiences and make a real and memorable impression on them.

Molly Murphy, Deputy Director, Working Films

We made a decision to hire Sarah because we believe that raising the quality of our presentations is fundamental to our success. Sarah’s dual focus on content and delivery has been invaluable to our organization. Sarah’s feedback is candid, supportive, and always on point. Sarah not only helped us prepare for critical presentations, but gave us critical speaking tools we use in every speaking situation.

Elie Kaunfer, Executive Director, Mechon Hadar

Sarah is an outstanding trainer. Her workshops are sharp, relevant, and fun. She has an amazing ability to both build participants’ self-confidence, while at the same time challenge them to reach past their comfort level.

Bruce Nolan, Director, US Department of Treasury Executive Institute

Green Room Speakers demystifies communications skills and encourages each participant to leverage his or her unique style for the most effectiveness. Whether one is preparing for an executive briefing to a few or a speech to a large audience, Green Room Speakers teaches skills to increase impact and build confidence.

Debbie Brodsky, DMB Pictures

I knew Sarah was a great speaker and would have excellent coaching regarding my presentation skills, but her ability to re-work content was incredible and went well beyond my expectations. Her ideas were both innovative and insightful. She really understands how to give a speech that delivers results for you and your audience. I highly recommend Sarah, especially to those wanting to take their professional speaking skills to the next level. She is a pleasure to work with.

David Puening, Director of Administration, International Republican Institute

Since Sarah began working with us, several employees mentioned to me that they have noticed significant positive change in the quality of our all staff presentations. The speakers speak with increased confidence and skill, and their presentations are livelier, clearer – and much more compelling. Sarah has done a great job.

Marilynn Deane Mendell/President WinSpin CIC, Inc

I get my clients to work with Sarah because she’s able to transform the way they make live presentations.  Her story examples help people remember  lessons which then enables change to stick. Sarah’s a force who can drill down and locate just the right point to provide speakers with a clear message which in turn ultimately helps win the day! And her gentle manner lends just the right touch for the shy and reluctant.

Tara Coles, Fouder/CEO ArtNest, Inc.

I engaged Sarah to help me prepare for a business pitch presentation. I arrived with a stiff written pitch and left with a engaging conversational story. Sarah is an amazing and gifted presentation and speaking coach – her style is so natural and collaborative that it didn’t even feel like work! She gave me the confidence to let go of the word for word narrative and embrace the passionate message that I was trying to convey.

Jeanne Rossomme, Founder and President, RoadMap Marketing

I worked with Sarah on two high profile speaking engagements for a large corporation. Although I have been speaking publicly for several years, the time I spent with Sarah was transformative. Sarah is able to get at the core of the communications purpose and the audience. She “upped my game” as a speaker, as shown in the resulting evaluations from the client and audience. I would highly recommend Sarah to any individual or company that wants to improve their speaking effectiveness.