About Richard Greene

"I learned more from Richard - in 2 minutes - about perfecting my presentation skills than I did by practicing for 22 years."

- Gavin Blakey, Past President of Toastmasters International

Author of the prestigious book, Words That Shook the World:100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events, used in high schools and universities around the world.

An attorney by trade from USC Law School, Richard left the practice of law to share his communication breakthroughs with Presidents, Prime Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, Senators, Congresspersons, First Ladies, political candidates, CEOs and CFOs of Fortune 500 companies, attorneys, judges, Hollywood celebrities, and marketing professionals among others in over 40 countries on 6 continents. The work includes branding and message development, media training, speech writing, and speech coaching. The work also extends to helping clients overcome the fear of public speaking, a service he provided to Princess Diana and continues to provide to major politicians, business leaders and professional speakers today.

One of his current significant business clients is The Young Presidents Organization, the leading association of CEOs in the world. After a standing room only presentation in Singapore at their 2012 Global Leadership Conference, the largest gathering of CEOs in the world at that time, Richard has been invited to and has trained thousands of YPO and WPO members and their corporate teams in Russia, Turkey, The UAE, Egypt, The Philippines, Australia, Kenya, South Africa, Panama, Venezuela,, Peru, Belgium and throughout The United States.

Richard’s uncanny ability to "read" "body language" and analyze all aspects of human communication propelled him to the forefront of television coverage of key news events. Making well over 500 personal appearances on over 30 national and international programs, including CNN, NBC and ABC News, "Nightline", "Good Morning America", The BBC, and Sky Channel. As one of the very few Americans to attend Princess Diana’s funeral, Richard provided live commentary from London for NBC and Fox.

As many of the network's political speech analyst, Richard covered the 1996 - 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions and has analyzed presidential debates for USA Today.

Richard has also been on the other side of the microphone as a talk show host interviewing Senators, Congresspersons and other major news personalities" and providing commentary for ABC Radio Networks and others.

Richard has conducted over 100 international lecture tours, leading workshops and doing consulting for The United Nations, The World Health Organization, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Wharton Business School, The Young Presidents Organization, The House of Lords, and such worldwide corporate clients as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Bridgewater Associates, SAP, Sandia National Laboratories, Lockheed Martin, Kirkland & Ellis, KLM Airlines, NBC, ESPN, The Chicago Cubs, The Hollywood Reporter, Village Road Show, Starwood and Sheraton Hotels, Leading Hotels of The World, and The Walt Disney Company.

Impressed by the relevance of his work to and for attorneys and judges, Richard was invited to conduct workshops for The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference and The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, where his presentation followed a keynote by Justice Samuel Alito.

In July and August of 2006, Richard himself served as a Judge, the Senior Judge on the TLC (The Learning Channel) series, "The Messengers", dedicated to finding America’s next great motivational speaker.

Partial List of Corporate and Organizational Clients

  • American Broadcasting Company (ABC)
  • Aspen Action Forum
  • Aspen Ski Company
  • Bank Hapoalim
  • Bank Leumi
  • Brazilia Airlines
  • Bridgewater Associates
  • The Chicago Cubs
  • The CW Television Network
  • Elliot Management
  • ESPN
  • The Globes Conference, Israel
  • Goldman, Sachs
  • Horizon Airlines
  • The House of Lords, UK
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • KLM Airlines
  • Lifetime Television
  • Lindblad Expeditions
  • Lockheed Martin
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Melisron
  • Merrill, Lynch
  • National Geographic
  • National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Sime Conference, Stockholm
  • Starwood Hotels, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Italy, Chile, Singapore, Kuwait
  • Summit Conference, Los Angeles
  • US Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai
  • The United Nations, Geneva
  • The United States Senate
  • The Young Presidents Organization - GLC Singapore, EDGE Istanbul
  • The Young Presidents Organization - US, Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Dubai, Egypt, Ecuador, Panama, Myanmar, Thailand, Columbia, Venezuela, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Turkey, Russia
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • The Watec Conference, Israel
  • The World Health Organization


The 7 Secrets of The
World's Greatest Speakers

On coaching
Princess Diana

Richard on
The CW

On the 50th Anniversary
of Martin Luther King Jr.

On President Obama's
last speech

Do not think of yourself
while speaking in public

Radio & Podcast Interviews

"Richard Greene is one of the smartest people you’re likely to come across."

In this two part podcast from Rebel Radio, Richard shares insights on being Tony Robbins' lawyer, and talks about the work he's doing to improve our political process with 279forchange.us. In the second half, he breaks down his secrets for being an effective public speaker and offers simple tips for you to get more out of getting up on stage.

Richard on How To Get Over The Fear of Public Speaking... and The Big Bang, God and The Purpose of Life with The Jewish Journal

On the Jewish Journal, Richard Greene explains why people fear public speaking more than death, and discusses the abuse of language in the era of Trump.

Champions of Justice Radio Show

Tom Girardi interviews Richard Greene on the Champions of Justice radio show.

Richard Greene: A Photo Summary

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