• Words That Shook The World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events


Based on his Prentice Hall Press publication released October 1, 2002, Richard takes audiences on a magical tour through the best, most inspirational speeches of the PAST 100 YEARS. We learn cadence and delivery from John F. Kennedy’s “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech, the secret of how to motivate an audience from Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream”, the secrets of generating credibility and “gravitas” from Winston Churchill’s “Blood, Sweat, Toil and Tears” speech, the awesome power of emotion and humility from Lou Gehrig’s “I Am The Luckiest Man” address at Yankee Stadium and further lessons from 16 other global masters of communication.


– Keynote Address

– Seminar

– Interactive Workshop


• The “Science of Charisma”: The 7 Secrets of Public Speaking with “Make-Over” Demonstrations


Every participant’s communication and presentation skills (“body language”, word usage and voice tone) are diagnosed, videotaped . . . and dramatically improved. . By simply adjusting a few words, the tone of voice or some tiny aspects of their body language, Richard, with the help of the audience, turns scared, mediocre speakers into dynamic, charismatic personalities within five to ten minutes, maximum.


– Interactive Workshop


• “Bill Clinton University”


We make fun of him, impeach him, and don’t respect him, but Bill Clinton is without a doubt the best one-on-one communicator and one of the best public speakers ever to inhabit the White House.


Richard, after studying him for eight years (including meeting with him and watching him work the rope lines at countless events), has boiled down the secrets of Bill Clinton’s Teflon, charisma and charm into 5 easy to understand “curricula” – Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Graduate. Filled with funny and powerful Bill Clinton anecdotes this keynote, derived from the upcoming book, will enable even hard core Republicans to benefit from the eight years of the Clinton presidency.


– Keynote Address


• “People Reading” and The Art of Body Language


As a performance coach for executives, politicians, celebrities and on-air talent, Richard focuses heavily on the little nuances in body language that can create hugely different impressions and results.


This workshop presents a brief overview of the “People Reading” tools that enable executives and managers to get enormously valuable information about how to best interact with prospective and present employees, co-workers, clients, prospects, and even spouses and children.


– During the session, everyone will learn to: Identify the 4 basic personality types from the way they walk, talk and even to where their eyes go when they’re thinking;

– Spot when someone is being untruthful;

– Interpret dozens of revealing body language “statements” that typically go completely unnoticed.

Perhaps most importantly, everyone learns how to make the tiny changes in their own body language that communicate confidence, authority and power.


– Keynote Address

– Interactive Workshop


• The Woodbreaking Empowerment Workshop


As a metaphor for “breaking through”, but mainly because it is tremendously exciting, every person on the team has the experience of literally breaking a 3/4″ thick wood board with their bare hands.


The workshop starts with exercises in mind-over-matter and martial art skills that will amaze even the most skeptical. Then we move to exercises that teach the specific tools required to break the board effortlessly – balance, centering, breathing and mental focus. And then, with everyone cheering everyone else on – even the scared and the timid – each person breaks through. By the end of the workshop the participants realize that they are capable of achieving what they once thought impossible.


– Interactive Workshop


• “Mental Aerobics”


Games and experiential exercises, based on Richard’s workbook, to stretch or blow the mind and teach participants how to think “outside the box”. Everyone learns how to be more creative and to “see” themselves, their jobs and their life in new and inspiring way.


– Conference Breaks

– Keynote

– Interactive Workshop


• The Physics of Conflict Resolution


Instruction about and experience in four conflict resolution tools that will enable participants to:

– Take the “energy” out of almost any conflict in less than 5 minutes

– Turn potential or actual conflict situations into positive opportunities


– Keynote

– Interactive Workshop


• Listening


Without a doubt the most important sales and business communication skill but one that is almost never taught and often ignored. Participants learn how to listen in a completely different way and learn how to talk less and communicate much, much more. Specific body language tools such as “Full Body Listening” are demonstrated and even mastered in the workshop.


– Keynote

– Interactive Workshop


• The Mental Game of Golf and Tennis


Before moving to another kind of court, Richard played competitive tennis and taught professionally. After learning the mind-body tools of the science of neuro-linguistic programming, he began to apply this “mental edge” in lectures to professional and amateur athletes and coaches around the world.


The workshop starts with a brief overview of the mental training and performance secrets of the world class athletes. Then, either on the tennis court or the driving range, everyone will see and feel an improvement in their tennis stroke or golf.


These same mental tools can also be applied in the workplace to produce similarly amazing results.


– Keynote

– Interactive Workshop


Contact Christopher Lee at Chris@CalEntertainment.com, (310) 351 3749 to book any of the Keynotes, Courses or Clinics.



By Richard Greene


Grade yourself as follows:







Getting Started

    1. I love to speak in public.

    2. I look forward to being in front of an audience to be able to share things that I am “authentically passionate” about.

    3. I get myself “in the zone” before I speak by exercising, breathing, centering, warming up so that I am loose and ready to go as I walk up to the front of the room.

    4. I look in the eyes of the person who introduces me and thank them in a conversational way.

    5. I acknowledge the person who introduces me and thank him or her.

    6. I acknowledge the audience and thank them for inviting me, etc.

    7. I ask the audience actual questions, either at the very beginning or at various times during the presentation to get them fully engaged.

    8. I ask the audience rhetorical questions, either at the very beginning or at various times during the presentation to get them fully engaged.


Secret #1


    9. I tell stories or case histories to illustrate my message, my product, service or brand

    10. I tell stories in the PRESENT tense.

    11. I tell stories with lots of dialogue.

    12. I use easy to understand, user-friendly language that anyone can understand, no matter how complicated the content is.

    13. If I use jargon or acronyms or challenging terms, I define them in a way that everyone can understand.


Secret #2


    14. I understand that the impact of my presentation is generated even more by the tone of my voice than by the specific words I use and I do whatever I can to make my voice tone and body language interesting and engaging.

    15. I vary my voice tone.

    16. I vary the volume of my voice tone. Sometimes louder, sometimes softer.

    17. I vary the pace of my voice tone. Sometimes faster, sometimes slower.

    18. I vary the “pitch” of my voice tone. Sometimes higher, sometimes lower.

    19. I punctuate the most important words in my sentences.

    20. I punctuate at least one word in every paragraph I speak.

    21. To really drive the point, I punctuate each syllable in a multi-syllable word like very, always, never.

    22. The resonance of my voice is full enough to add gravitas and authority to my message.

    23. I pause to allow the audience to digest and to build a sense of engagement and drama.


Secret #3


    24. I understand that the impact of my presentation is generated even more by my body language than by the specific words I use and I do whatever I can to make body language interesting and engaging.

    25. I “read the room” and tune into the audience’s body language to see how engaged they are.

    26. I stand up straight with my shoulders up.

    27. When I want to make an authoritative point, I gesture downwards.

    28. When I want to make an authoritative point, I gesture downwards within “The Power Zone”, that is, between my shoulders.

    29. Instead of looking over the heads of the audience, I make a point to make eye contact with as many people as I can, as if I was having a conversation with them.

    30. In a small audience I make direct eye contact with everyone, at least once.

    31. In large audiences, I make sure to make eye contact with at least one person in each area of the audience.

    32. I notice when audience members are distracted by their cell phones or otherwise disconnecting, or disconnected from me and the presentation and I immediately adjust my presentation to re-engage them.

    33. When it is possible to leave the podium I move around the stage/room in a relaxed, conversational way.

    34. I am physically balanced when I stand and move and “present” and mentally centered and balanced when I speak, i.e. clear and non-flustered.

    35. I fill the room with my energy so that the people in the very last row can hear me easily and can also feel my presence, almost as if I was standing right in front of them.


Secret #4


    36. Instead of just throwing out every fact and point like a bowl of spaghetti and hoping that some of them stick to the wall, I summarize all of them into a “Lasered, Compelling Message”, a provocative headline that captures the essential message of my entire presentation.

    37. Instead of “inductively” building my case (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1) I “deductively” start with the headline/lasered, compelling message (“5!”) and then go into the details.

    38. When deciding on what my message will be I focus on what is a) unique about my product, service, cause, initiative, brand, etc. and b) how that uniqueness specifically benefits my particular audience.

    39. I develop my message based, not on what I “should” say about the subject but on what I am authentically passionate about with respect to that subject.

    40. If I am not delivering a scripted, word for word, speech, I can translate the content of my speech into a simple, bullet point outline that is no more than 1 page.

    41. My PowerPoint presentations have one main point per slide and simple messages or graphs designed so as not to distract the audience from my speaking.


Secret #5


    42. Even when I have to read prepared text I do so in a way that is highly conversational and engaging.

    43. When I do read prepared text I liberally add conversation fillers like “as you know” or “now this is really important”, repeat certain words or phrases for emphasis or otherwise customize and personalize the text.

    44. I look at my speaking opportunities not as performances at an audience, or presentations to an audience, but rather as conversations WITH my audience. (Triple Score)

    45. I understand that, even though the audience is not speaking with their voices, that they are loudly speaking and communicating with every body language motion they make (or don’t make) and I therefore am fully aware that we are – at every moment – having a “conversation”.

    46. I see mistakes, stumbles, interruptions and unexpected things that happen during a presentation as great opportunities to be myself and forge a deeper, more personal bond with the audience (“Utilization”).


Secret #6


    47. I include energy and excitement in my presentations.

    48. I include feeling and passion in my presentations.

    49. There is an easy to follow narrative or storyline to my presentations.

    50. I include data, facts, perspectives and/or nuanced analysis in my presentations to provide a solid foundation for my message.

    51. I pick up the pace and slow down the pace throughout the presentation.

    52. I focus on what “excites” me in my presentations.

    53. I focus on what “fascinates” me in my presentations.

    54. I focus on the specifics, the details of what fascinates me.

    55. I focus on what touches me, what moves me, what I feel passionate about in my presentations.


Secret #7


    56. I ask myself what, to me, is “So Fricken Cool” about my subject so that I can come from a deep and authentic passion about whatever I am speaking about.

    57. I see my speaking as an opportunity to make a contribution to the world.

    58. I love sharing about the things in my life and work about which I am profoundly and “Authentically Passionate”!.


What was your score?

Add up all the numbers.

Including the Triple Score, (#44), there is a total of 300 points available: (60 x 5).

Divide your total by 60 to arrive at your Speaker Average.



4.75 – 5.0: Shake The World MASTER SPEAKER


4.25 – 4.50 EXPERT SPEAKER



3.00 – 3.50 GOOD SPEAKER




Richard Greene

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