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About Eric and Amy Stone

Eric and Amy Stone, also known as Eric and Amy Benichou-Stone are the Co-Founders of Speakers & Artists International, Inc.; a California Corporation. We are a husband and wife team dedicated to delivering world-class coaching and training programs in the arenas of business communication, public speaking, media appearances, performance, and personal growth & development. See bios here http://www.publicspeakingconnection.com/about.html Eric is also the Founder and Head Coach of Hollywood Actors Studio, in Beverly Hills, CA, where he has been developing talent, directing and training actors for the stage, film & television industries, and lecturing for more than 20 years. Amy is now the CEO of Speakers & Artists International, Inc. She's a multi-facetted and visionary guide and teacher. Her talent lies in her ability to focus on the individualís core identity and bring out truth and authenticity hidden behind the veil of ineffective habits and outdated conditioning. Eric Stone is also a Producer, a Creative Director, and a Professional Stage, Film, and Television Actor with major national and international credits to his name. Eric, also known as artist Philippe Benichou is a Published Author and an Internationally acclaimed award-winning visual Artist, represented in seven countries around the world.

THE MYTH OF TOMORROW

Context and premise. Tomorrow is a word on my mind and a concept I think about every day without paying much attention to it. We all live under the strange notion that tomorrow actually exists and that it will indeed … Continue reading

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Context and premise. Is it accurate to assert that communication is the true medium of our human interactions? Is evolution conceivable without communication? After all, great prophets, religious figures, artistic or political movements grew in strength and recognition through the … Continue reading

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The Role of the Mind in Performance

Context and Premise: Since early childhood, pressure is something we are all too familiar with. Pressure to achieve, succeed, win, control, restrain, behave, please, earn a living, attain status, look good, thrive, prove or feel that we are worthy one … Continue reading

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Strategic Keys to Powerful Communication by Eric Stone

As globalization continues to act as a powerful context and asserts its new atmosphere, the empowerment of business professionals is more than ever a fundamental strategic consideration. Continue reading

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How to Create Credible & Powerful First Impressions! By Eric Stone

The subject of credibility is at the heart of the matter of both successful presentations and effective communications. Something is credible to the degree that it is worthy of belief. Hence, credibility can generate the possibility of reliability on the speaker, the information presented and the style of delivery. Put simply, we cannot trust something we have not found credible. Continue reading

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The Art of Speaking is the Art of Pausing by Eric Stone

Every verbal communication has a rhythm and a tempo, very much like music does. A happy balance between sound and silence creates harmony in music. That is what creates the mood of a musical piece and that of all verbal communications. Continue reading

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How to Make Speaking with Confidence into a Way of Life by Eric Stone

As a coach you are clearly in the business of empowerment. As I continue my journey working with people of all walks of life, professional and cultural backgrounds, it has become undeniably obvious that possessing good public speaking skills is now the “new must.” As far as I can tell it started to really pick up speed around 2003. Continue reading

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5 of Twelve Steps to Great Speaking and Communicating by Eric Stone

The public realm within which we deliver speeches, presentations or any kind of performance is an “open and highly visible realm.” It is very often what throws us off or creates anxiety, for we sense this high visibility but have not fully integrated it. Continue reading

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4 of Twelve Steps to Great Speaking and Communicating by Eric Stone

Greek tragedy and comedy performers all wore masks or personalities so the folks could not only identify with them, but create their own personal mythology through it. When giving a speech or presentation, you are being viewed through an interpretive mechanism that cannot be helped. Continue reading

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3 of Twelve Steps to Great Speaking and Communicating.

As mentioned before, speakers deal with performance issues. With the term performance comes the concept of staging, presence, experience and message. Performance skills are what make a speaker attractive to watch and riveting to listen to. Continue reading

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