College Instructor
Presentation Skills Coach
Seminar & Workshop Leader

Helping Real People Reach their Goals One Speech, Conversation and Interview at a Time

Business presentations. Toasts. Motivational speeches. Eulogies. Sermons. Oral arguments. Tributes. Awards. Campaign communiqués. College admissions interviews. Sales pitches. Capital campaigns. Employment interviews. Fundraisers. Lectures. Talks. Acceptance speeches. Meetings. Panel presentations. Keynotes. Sit-downs. Sound-bites. Speeches of Introduction. Clinics. Closings. Conversations.

Authors. Artists. Accountants. Applicants. Architects. Attorneys. Brokers. Bankers. Clerical staff. Clergy. CEOs. Doctors. Entrepreneurs. Engineers. Journalists. Retailers. Founders. Farmers. Florists. Diplomats. Heads of State. Managers. Military Personnel. Musicians. Nurses. Salespeople. Supervisors. Scientists. Students. Techies. Trainees. Teachers.

 Educated at Union College, (B.A., 1983) and Columbia University (M.I.A., 1989), Lisa Bernard came to communication with a deep respect for its unique role in the human experience. In 1988 she founded Foreign Affairs Speakers Bureau in New York City and prepared experts in international affairs for briefings, interviews, speeches and meetings from Houston to Hong Kong. In 1994 she established Lisa Bernard’s Word of Mouth, Inc., based in Westport, Connecticut, and guided people from all walks of life to make the most of their communication challenges. For twenty-plus years she ran workshops, designed and delivered seminars, coached in one-on-one sessions and crafted for others and delivered herself platform speeches in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Through the years she has softened accents from Seoul, slowed down fast-talkers from France, and helped managers in mid-town Manhattan make their meetings more manageable.

Today, Lisa is devoted largely to teaching, reaching students of effective communication in college classrooms and on the information highway through her books and materials available at www.CueCardCommunications.com, on Twitter @CueCardComm, and via her blog, On the Contrary! Insights for Better Communication. 

An empty-nester since raising her two daughters, Lisa can often be found trail-riding on her beloved horse, Dolce, an Arabian gelding. Rumor has it she can be lured back into the office for compelling clients and especially challenging communication situations.