“The ability to command people’s attention with your words is a superpower.
When you can move people with a speech, you can make more of a difference, make more money and have more impact.
Speaking powerfully is a game-changing skill and it can be learned. Garrison Cohen is a master teacher and if you have an important message you want to share, Garrison will get you past the blocks, the doubts and the fears that hold you back.
If you want help to craft your message – speaking on a stage, presenting to your investors, talking to your Board of Directors, or inspiring your team or your clients – Garrison can help you.
Don’t wait until you’re ready. Reach out to Garrison now. It’s why I hired him to help me craft my speech and I got exactly what I’d hoped for.”
“The way Garrison was able to hold space and facilitate the process of creating my speech felt totally aligned with how I want to show up.
I think one of the many things that’s unique about working with Garrison is that he brings a level of focus and seriousness to his work but also a lot of playfulness and joy.
Garrison has a great way of understanding who I am and how I talk. He comes up with metaphors that I just never would have thought of and yet they feel absolutely perfect for what I want to communicate. It’s just awesome.
I feel like Garrison takes the concept of “transcribing” our conversations to the next level. It was nothing like me just talking into a recorder and somebody typing it up and far more of a very personal and profound experience. It was amazing to see what he crafted with my own words and experiences.
To me, that is more important than anything else. I need the relationship side of things and that’s what he’s all about. Plus, he’s a great communicator about what is happening throughout the process.
As far as the end result, it feels really aligned with who I am and it was truly amazing to just watch it all come together. With Garrison I just get to be me and he creates magic out of it. I’m stoked about what I ended up with. It’s very exciting.
Now that it’s done I feel really prepared and excited for the next step in doing my Ted talk.
I feel like what he’s created is something that I’ve been struggling to do on my own. If you feel you need the support, this is your guy. He’s totally pro.
Garrison, you’re the man. “
“Before I started working with Garrison I had no idea what was involved in doing something like a TEDx talk. I’d spoken on hundreds of stages all over the world, but upon being invited to speak at TEDx I quickly realized that this was far more complex than anything I had ever done.
It was wonderful the way Garrison put my story together. It was always “MY” story but he was the brilliant architect who gave it a shape, a design and way of delivering it that I NEVER could have done on my own.
Medical science and research is complex, very complex… and Garrison was masterful in creating a speech that was entertaining, moving and consistent with the foundations of my work. In doing so he also managed to somehow cover more than 29 years of my life’s journey in a way that felt succinct, thorough and complete.
It’s an incredible gift that he can do that.
Garrison is a word magician who is dedicated, organized and brilliant in his approach. Many people relate to their work as just a “job” but it’s abundantly clear that Garrison’s work comes straight from his heart.
Working with Garrison was a tremendous investment in myself. I now feel that I have profoundly increased my ability to speak and deliver on my work in the world.
I honestly can’t imagine how it would have turned out without Garrison as my ally through this process. I know it would have paled in comparison to the beautiful end result of our work. Altogether it was an amazing experience and I’m so impressed and grateful to have had this experience with him.
I tend to see people for who they really are and I find Garrison to be a truly great guy. Friendly, authentic and someone I can share with about my life far beyond my profession. He’s someone who is a natural listener and gives thoughtful, authentic input. I trust him and consider him a friend.
People in the field of science and medicine are doing great work but it is critically important for us to know how to deliver a speech. Anyone who’s work is a contribution to humanity would greatly benefit their mission by working with Garrison to create a speech that powerfully touches their audience and attracts the positive support their work deserves.”
“Before working with Garrison I was skeptical that I could end up with a speech I’d feel proud of.
I was also doubtful around financial my constraints. Like, “Oh god, should I really be investing this kind of money while building my business?” Followed by, “And… do I even have what it takes to speak on stage?”
In the past few years I’ve been choosing to challenge myself. I take one step outside my comfort zone, do the thing that scares me and then just see what happens. Every time I’ve taken those steps I’ve never regretted it.
As I made the investment to work with Garrison it became clear that this was going to be a huge leap forward in bringing my work to the world.
Garrison developed a deep trust between us from the beginning of our journey and I just knew the end result was going to be something special.
I’m highly trained in seeing people for who they are and Garrison is what I recognize as a “calm sage”. His presence creates a safe environment for people’s brilliance to naturally arise.
On top of that, His process is fascinating. On one level it’s remarkably complex and yet he navigates it with such ease, simplicity and a depth of experience. From all the steps involved with capturing the raw material of my talk to consulting with me each step of the way to polishing it into a diamond at the end, his brilliance impressed me each step of the way. I guess that’s the definition of mastery.
One unexpected gift of this process is that I got to see my personal journey and mission from a completely new perspective that I’m thrilled to say, has reinforced my purpose, inspired my voice and invigorated my business!
I truly cherished our last few sessions together where Garrison trained me in his system of memorizing my speech and bringing it to life in a way that I know in my heart I can nail on stage. Garrison has an almost magical gift of working with people to uncover their story and the best part is that it truly is “MY” story.
All in all, none of this ever felt like a business transaction. It was a bond, a friendship and a partnership we co-created. If you’re considering this path and you want your speech to be something really special then you must go on this journey with someone who really gets it. Garrison is “The Man” and I one hundred percent mean it.
It’s an amazingly complete process, a very rewarding experience and I feel grateful I took the leap to go on this journey.
I got everything I had hoped for and so much more. “
“I’m passionate about my work in the field of using space to help life on Earth. Over the last few years I’ve felt increasingly drawn to opportunities to do a SXSW or TEDX talk. However, I’ve had no idea how to create something cohesive from the mess of thoughts in my head that would really move people.
In the past, when I needed to speak about my work I’d usually just throw some last minute slides together and wing it with “not-so-great” results. I simply had no idea how to tell a story.
Upon my first session with Garrison, I admittedly had some nervousness around what the experience would be like. It was all just a big ‘unknown’ and I feared I might end up feeling ‘put on the spot’ to have to get up and present in some way.
From the very beginning, I felt that Garrison genuinely wanted to know me, the story I wanted to share and the level of impact I wanted to have.
I was surprised by Garrison’s natural ability to draw forth the details of my vision, create cohesion around my story and direct the flow of my thoughts into a powerful, intriguing and moving speech. He even transformed my content and data into easy to understand metaphors that represented some of the profound aspects of my work I had been hoping to communicate.
I’m super impressed by Garrison’s ability to feel into how an audience will respond to material, how to grasp their attention and connect with their emotions. I’m really pleased and excited about the work we did together in just a few sessions. I was also impressed by how quickly Garrison got to know me. He pulled out so many little nuances of who I am on a personal and professional level and then used them to enrich the presentation.
In essence, I found that he quickly gained my trust and brought so much ease to the process of creating together. Working with Garrison has excited me towards thinking bigger about what I want to do and how I can have a greater impact through speaking my story, my passion and my purpose.”
“I was preparing a talk and there was one person I reached out to get feedback on this thing that I wrote and I knew I couldn’t memorize it until I got his advice. And it was to get Garrison’s feedback and support on crystalizing this talk. Garrison and I met up and he refined it in a way that allowed me to memorize this talk that crystalized in my body and I’m so grateful for that because I didn’t want to memorize it until I knew that it was perfect and by having his eyes on the material it felt effortless.
Garrison has this incredible memorization system that allowed me to track the talk and memorize it in a way that blew my mind. It brought the whole thing together. I was able to land it overnight in my body and memorize it and speak it because it was simplified, easy and grounded. Working with Garrison was profound.
So his complex simplicity is amazing and I highly recommend working with this incredible human.
Garrison really supported my talk in crystalizing the context around who I was speaking to. He made it more relateable. To have eyes on something that is so precious to me and have someone bring their creative genius in and refine something that is so dear to me in a way that I trusted and I trusted his perspective, is so freeing and Garrison allowed this freedom, this full self-expression to come out of me with this talk because of his gift fo bringing the best of what I wanted to share with others out of me.”
“I’m not typically one to seek outside perspective or counsel but I have to say, Garrison’s process was incredibly useful.
Garrison is easygoing and supportive but also tactful and firm where needed. He’s willing to test my convictions and offer me important perspectives I can trust.
Garrison thinking gets to a significant level of depth very quickly and he was able to grasp a very complex subject and offer me useful feedback in real-time that really steered my thought process. It was invaluable to have a guide like Garrison and I felt very engaged in his program.
I was most impressed by Garrison’s ability to recognize key thoughts and break down the story, create dramatic structure and tell a compelling narrative. I felt that he shared my commitment to the subject which is very important to me.
Even if you have firm convictions about your abilities, eloquence and clarity I would definitely have a conversation with Garrison.
It’s a very efficient and thoughtful process.”