High Impact Presentations
From Presentation to Performance

This is
your time to be heard


Dear Colleague,

  • Do you have a message that needs to be heard?
  • Are you selling an idea, product, or service?
  • Do you want to speak powerfully and authentically?

Delivering engaging and compelling presentations is the number one skill to master if you want to be heard, become a leader, or advocate for a cause. If you have the passion and desire, you can learn how to be a magnetic speaker who will draw the audience to you.

Authentic and powerful speaking is within your reach. It can be like having a one-on-one conversation with a few friends. I bet you are a natural at making conversation and talking about things that you are interested in. I’ll show you how to become natural in front of any group at my program:


High Impact Presentations:
From Presentation to Performance

Dates coming soon

Full Day Workshop
Sorrento Valley Location


It’s a powerful, hands-on experiential workshop designed to improve your speaking skills and help you speak with passion from the core of who you are. This is not one of those general courses where you sit down to take notes. This is a highly interactive workshop where you get to deliver short presentations and receive personal coaching and feedback from me and a live audience.

You’ll learn techniques that actors use to connect to their emotions and their audiences.

"I enjoyed the day and have much to work on.  I would highly recommend this to anyone, and it could easily be a 2-day program with 1 day devoted to 'generic' dramatic acting performances with feedback to get the entire feel of it drilled in (fun!) and then applied to our own content (the real objective)." Dr. Barry Simon, CEO, Conkwest Inc.

At the end of the day, you'll know how to:

  • Build rapport and connection with your audience
  • Harness anxiety and butterflies to work in your favor
  • Use your voice to grab and hold everyone’s attention from the very start
  • Structure your compelling message so it’s easy to follow
  • And, most importantly, move your audience to take action!

My message to you:


What qualifies me to train you?

Since 1992, I’ve spoken to over 100,000 people, but that first time is the one I’ll never forget. Nothing could have prepared me for that day. Everything went wrong. I gave a 35-minute presentation in 15 minutes. And after I loaded up the car, I collapsed on the front seat. What got me through that and future presentations was that the message was more important than my own discomfort. I learned to focus on the message and my purpose in being there.

Today I work with people who have a deep desire to share their own personal stories to educate and empower others. I help people shine from their true self--their essence. Once you establish this deep connection within yourself, you will connect with your audience.

I coach executives, business professionals, and entrepreneurs to bring out their best and most engaging qualities.

But don’t take my word for it…

“Dana, I just wanted to take a moment to share with you my sincere gratitude for the wonderful job you did in facilitating my platform speaking ability. You provided a powerful space to launch my journey with an unbelievable number of tools and resources for supporting me along the way. This has been the best investment of time I've made in a long time! This is a PHENOMENAL program and one I hope I will have a chance to participate in again. Just want you to know that you are creating a positive environment for people to grow!” Obom A Bowen

“You are down to earth and easy to connect with. As a student, I felt safe enough to be vulnerable. I felt like I walked out taller then when I came in. You polished our postures and we left with nuggets of knowledge from the positive highlights you gave. This was a life changing experience. You are someone who everyone is better for knowing. Thank you.” Tonia Sargent

“After completing the program, my confidence level has increased dramatically along with my skills,” said Robert Hacken, Director of Sales for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. “I now embrace public speaking engagements, not shying away, and in fact excelling when given these opportunities.”

“I learned techniques to improve both my skill in delivering more powerful presentations and my skill in helping others deliver more powerful presentations,” said Gordon Lutes, Senior Vice President, Project Design Consultants.

See photos of past participants and their comments

But that’s not all…

I’ve worked with not-for-profit leaders, executives at Pfizer, Mail Boxes Etc., Qualcomm and Gen-Probe. I’ve been interviewed on on Local Channel 8’s News and “Inside San Diego,” and the KPBS show “These Days.” I’ve even been quoted in "O the Oprah Magazine.”

Yet there’s a bigger reason why I do what I do…

I believe that each of us has a special message to deliver. Most people just need a little coaching and a safe place to find and share their own powerful message or story.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for people who want to make a difference in the world through speaking to others.



Who should pass?

Obviously this workshop is not for beginners. If you’re concerned about how many “ums” or “ahs” you’re committing, then this is not the right course for you. Or, if you've never spoken to a group before, this course may be too challenging.

What’s the price?

$495. I’ve condensed over 15 years of public speaking experience into this training program. You’ll learn to avoid my mistakes and quickly model my successes.

Limited seating…

I’ve limited this training to eight passionate individuals. Any more than that would dilute your results. I want to give you as much personal attention as possible.

When and Where…

High Impact Presentations:
From Presentation to Performance


Hera Hub
9710 Scranton Road, #160
San Diego, CA 92121



Here’s your homework:

After you register, you'll complete a pre-class assessment. Next, you'll develop a brief presentation to bring with you. Afterwards, we’ll fine-tune your platform presence transforming you into an authentic and compelling presenter able to move your audience.

But first, three important gifts…

Bonus #1: You’ll receive a program workbook that is full of useful tools you can use to develop and deliver powerful presentations. You will want to to jot down tips, notes, and new ideas. Perhaps a quote you’d like to use in your next presentation. Or maybe it’s a resource or website URL that you can benefit from.

Bonus #2: Your sessions with me will be videotaped. This is the best way to capture the real you. Trying to decipher your notes without viewing your video is nearly impossible. You can review your presentations to see your personal transformation.

Bonus #3: 30 days after the program you'll receive a follow up phone call from me. I want to continue to support your growth and development. I'll check in to find out how your presentations are going, answer any questions you may have, and give you some motivation to keep on practicing and polishing your skills!

What to do next?

If you have questions, pick up the phone to call me personally at 760-726-5272 between 8am-5pm Pacific Time. If I’m out of reach, I promise to return your call as soon as possible. If you’re ready to register now, click on this link to reserve your seat.

Here's to your success!

Dana Bristol-Smith
Founder, Speak for Success


P.S. High Impact Presentations is the premiere program I’m offering to only eight success speakers. If you feel you want to attract more out of life, register NOW before all the seats are filled. Once they’re gone, you’ll be put on a waiting list.