“You stood out from among the many ’emcees’ I have observed over the years because you found the right blend of attention to detail, elegance and humor … I hope that you continue to user your very considerable verbal skills, humor, and talent to delight speakers and audiences everywhere”Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, DTM, AS
“This insightful and informative look at getting your point across teaches clarity, consistence, and creativity to help you communicate effectively with others. It’s packed with gems of wisdom!”Dr. Nido Qubein
Meeting Planners & Event Owners
“Thank you for helping with Digital Marketing For Business – you made a big difference in perception – added class to DMFB.”
(2 day event had 100+ speakers and 5 tracks)Lawrence Harte
“Your presentation on Sarbanes Oxley was both effective and very timely. Your ability to translate this new comprehensive legislation into understandable project management terms was very helpful.
You covered this all without putting us to sleep!”Gary Turner, PMP
“Sidd was the emcee for Startup Grind Triangles first annual conference. We asked him about a week before the event and you would have never known based on how well prepared he was. He was very professional and kept the conference running smoothly. Plus, he had some pretty good jokes 😉 He even got my 9 year old daughter to do a pitch in front of our audience!
Amazing job by Sidd and I would recommend him to speak or emcee any event.”
Follow up: My daughter “enjoyed it, but was playing it like [it was] no big deal.
Months later, my wife is doing a craft show for her signs and my daughter asked if she could go and do a pitch in front of the crowd!”
“Sidd Chopra … did an outstanding job serving as master of ceremonies at the [TechEngage] conference”Barrett Joyner
“All the tools needed to present in front of an investor panel. His techniques had a powerful impact on the students, which is why he is invited back each year.”Abhi Muthiyan
“Your topic was very useful to our audience. Your presentation was powerful and very memorable. For me, personally, I was able to use the exercise to do a very difficult thing the following Monday.”Bill Blevins, PMP
“It’s amazing – wish I read it 20 years ago! This is the kind of presentations generals give.”Ted Bujewski
“Sidd gave a presentation on sales psychology and presentation skills to our Sales networking group in May, and it received rave reviews! Several of our attendees told us that they will be completely revamping their presentations based on the suggestions Sidd gave. He’s engaging, relatable and a lot of fun to listen to and learn from. I highly recommend him!”Elyse Archer
“Sidd Chopra graciously gave his time and wisdom to our sales group to share his experiences in working with some of the world’s greatest presenters. In his presentation he exhibited the very skill sets he preached by solving challenges that inevitably occur during a presentation. Our audience couldn’t get enough of Sidd and we were very grateful to have him. He’s truly an asset to any community focused on learning and presenting.”Neal Isaacs, MBA
I had a presentation two weeks ago and I kept thinking- this is a cinch compared to trying to be a bird and present. At first, I did not understand the concept, but now I get it! I am doing a full hour presentation on 3/15 and I am actually looking forward to it. Thank you so much!Julia Webster
“Sidd to the rescue! When hosting events, things go wrong. This time, for me, it was an A/V issue. The only solution was running two laptops simultaneously. No worries, my Perfect Cue could handle both. Alas, my unit was defective and would only advance one laptop. Sidd’s LookWiser Cueing System saved the day connecting to one laptop via USB and another via Bluetooth. Our presentations stayed in sync, and the audience of 200 was none the wiser. Sidd went above and beyond to make sure we were successful.”Evan Carroll
“I really want to thank you very much for the work you put into being MC for the[Annual Event]. Your experience … gave the event real polish and I really appreciate it.”Allan Mills, MPM, PMP
“Next time you are preparing for a speaking event, be sure to apply what I call the ‘Sidd Filter’. I have witnessed it transform many speeches from being OK to being intense, persuasive and influential. What I also find interesting about Sidd’s work is that he approaches the problem from the point of view of Neuroscience and its expression in human speech.”Bithika Khargharia, PhD
“I wish I had this just after law school. It would have saved me 10 years of emotional grief”Dr. Kevin Lee
“What you did was extremely useful as an eye-opening kick in the head to remind me of what most of my presentations are all about. I wish I could have bottled your presentation. Thank you for allowing me to scarf the marker sheets!”Joseph H. Mitchiner
“Thanks for all of your help! At least 3 people told me how they really liked how I started with a story/questions and ended with answering those questions. That was your suggestion and it really worked because it really ended things elegantly. Everyone that I talked to afterwards really liked my slides and the content.”Sujata Ghate, M.D.
“I would like to express our thanks for your excellent presentation on techniques at improving our public speaking at our National Conference 2005. Your presentation was informative, enthusiastic, and very entertaining. You have a natural ability at enticing an audience with words”Sunil Budhrani, MD, MPH, MBA
“Not only was your content relevant and interesting, but the students just cannot stop talking about how great you are… I have never seen a group of Communication students so enthusiastic about [a] guest speaker!”Dr. Lynda L. McCroskey
“Thanks for sending me “Power Presentations.” I’m really impressed.
It offers sound advice in a surprisingly simple and easy-to-follow format.
The Go Ape structure works very well.
If only everyone who gives presentations were guided by these principles!”Dr. Michael P. Carter
“You brought a lot of topics to light which we weren’t even thinking of. Currently at work, I am being recognized for my communication and presentation skills, which can be attributed to what was discussed during the training.”Bushra Schendel
“We really appreciate your presentation and it addressed our needs of a quick overview of MS Project. Your presentation was beneficial to our staff, and we hope to have you back again.”
“We appreciate your willingness to speak on such a short notice.”Clayton Murphy, CPA
“I never realized that I should do so many things before deliver a speech even in my own language, I think your presentation really gave many of us a lot instructions in making a good speech.”Junhui Yao
“Bravo Sidd Chopra 4 surprising us w/ a creative intro proving his point-we make quick judgements based on minimal info [@ Toastmasters 2012 International Convention]”Pete Weissman
“It’s wonderful! It includes virtually everything I tell my students on how to give effective talks. “
“I cannot begin to thank you enough for the superb job you have done of MC-ing the 40th Tech Symposium. It was amazing. I, and the department, really appreciate it. Thank you!”Dr. Mladen Vouk
“What a wonderful job you did with our students yesterday! I hope you noticed their attention, commitment, and interest. They were indeed, to use a phrase from the sixties, “turned on”. I/we look forward to your return”
“Cary Academy students are destined for challenging jobs and leadership positions. Many of them will become managers, organizers, speakers who will influence a great amount of people. Strong public speaking skills are a must for this population.”
“Two students in my second period who are very shy and retiring actually took risks to use gestures and show some emotion in their speeches when you had them rehearsing. Students also remembered quite clearly the principles you taught when I asked them to review a few days later. So far, presentations in 2nd period have been animated and well done.”Lyn Fairchild
“You brought a lot of topics to light which we weren’t even thinking of. Currently at work, I am being recognized for my communication and presentation skills, which can be attributed to what was discussed during the training.”Carol Swink