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How the Critical Task of Making a Point is Often Missed with Joel Schwartzberg

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Joel Schwartzberg has been teaching presentation and messaging techniques to group and individual clients since 2006, and is the author of Get to the Point! Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter. His private clients include American Express, Comedy Central, Blue Apron, the Brennan Center for Justice, and the American Jewish Committee.

As a competitor, Joel won both United States and Massachusetts public speaking championships. After coaching forensic teams at colleges including the University of Pennsylvania, and Seton Hall University, Joel was inducted into the National Forensic Association Hall of Fame in 2002.

Currently, the Senior Director of Strategic and Executive Communications for a major nonprofit organization, Joel gives public speaking presentations at a variety of annual conferences.

About our topic, he says, "Every time you communicate, you're trying to do something, change something, or move someone to action. You're trying to make a point. But the only way to make a point is to have a point. And the surprising truth is, very few communicators know their points or even understand what a point is, rendering them pointless. This conversation will cover what a point is, how to identify and sharpen your own using a simple exercise, and some tips on sharpening and strengthening it."