"Before meeting with Peter I had some speaking experience/knowledge and I was fairly confident speaking in front of larger audiences. However, after taking his classes I quickly learned that there was so much I didn’t even realize I could improve on! Things like - body language, voice inflections, pausing, and more! I’ve also learned how to powerfully master the opening and closing of a presentation - the most important parts! Peter has given me the tools and confidence I need to connect to and deliver my message to any size audience. Public speaking was something I feared for a little while, but now I can’t wait for every chance to get out on a stage and share!"
- Bethany DiPetrillo
- Raise the Bar Nutrition
"Peter's ability to connect with his clients on a personal and empathic level changes what might be thought of as a dreary task into a friendly collaboration with a skilled professional — and everyone benefits in the end. As a public speaking coach, his extensive experience, acuity and perception allow him to see things you may have never considered, which makes for a markedly improved delivery of your key ideas. Peter's anecdotal and engaging teaching style is well-suited to subtly imparting key bits of wisdom and professional insight that he’s garnered over the years. For those looking to refine your message, voice and body language, and in doing so, better captivate and influence your audience, I highly recommend that you retain Peter's services."
- Sam Birger, President
"When preparing for an important presentation, I wanted to be sure I had the best opportunity to engage my audience. By working with Peter, I was able to develop and refine not only my message, but also my voice, my body language and what I wanted the audience to take away with them. All of this provided me with the ability to confidently connect with the audience and effectively articulate my ideas. Whether you are an experienced speaker or fairly new to delivering talks, I highly recommend you consult with Peter before you deliver any meaningful presentation."
- Jim Mullowney, CEO
"I'm so happy to learn from you! Your lesson about presentation and public speaking is exactly what we need. As an international student, English is not my first language, so sometimes I need more confidence to speak in front of a group of guys. Your suggestions are really useful to me!"
- Mu He, Haidian District, Beijing, China
- Graduate Student at Boston University
"Peter is a first class speaker and coach. He has full command of the basics and an endless bag of tricks to teach them to you. There is not a challenge a speaker could have that Peter can not assist with. I have been on the receiving end of Peter's coaching and cannot adequately express how much he has helped me improve my public speaking ability. No matter your current ability, Peter can help you achieve things you never thought possible."
- Lauren Langton
"Your presentation in Professor. Schmidt's class changed the way I think about public speaking. I know it will take practice, but I look forward to implementing and mastering (I hope) some of your suggested techniques. Thank you for your time and insights!
- Sarah Dasher
- Graduate Student at Boston University
"Peter is one of the most motivated individuals I know. When he takes on the task of helping you achieve a goal in your business, such as being a great public speaker, he puts in the work to take you to the next level. Do you want results? ... Then hire Peter."
- Steve Medeiros, Realtor
- Keller Williams
"Peter did an amazing job! The training was structured in a very accessible and integrative way. I truly appreciate the fact that Peter was relatable, very informative and helpful."
- Laura Johnson, LMT
"When it comes to storytelling, Peter captures your full attention. Recently, I had the privilege of listening to his presentation … twice! The second time around, it was just as good as the first. Instantly, after he expressed a few words with poise and a seemingly-extemporaneous delivery, my mind prepared for an outstanding speech. The talk was so uplifting and positive, especially when you learn it was very close and personal, that I was truly grateful for his time and efforts speaking with us. Peter is an excellent speaker with amazing stories, keeping me captivated throughout each presentation. If you want an amazing and inspirational speaker, I highly recommend hiring Peter. He’s definitely worth it!"
- Luis Garcia
- Suvren Design
"Peter, I want to let you know that you absolutely knocked the cover off the ball today in your presentation. You had the audience hanging on your every word. I’m not sure I’ve seen a better presentation in the seven years I’ve been in this organization!"
- Jason E. Smith, CPA
"There is a vast difference between knowing your job and being able to convey that knowledge in an effective, compelling manner. Peter helps his clients fine tune their presenting style, confidently connect with their audiences and consistently demonstrate why they are the obvious choice. I highly recommend him to those who what to success speakers."
- Stephen C. Boyle, President
- Cranston Chamber of Commerce
"Peter, I want to thank you for coming to meet with my fashion class today. I really loved your presentation. Not only were you super informative with different techniques to help with public speaking, but you were also a huge motivation to keep going with this career. A few days back I had thought to myself about how I was going to be leaving Johnson & Wales soon. I had pondered what I was going to do/ wanted to do after college. I want to build my own business. I just can tell that's where I would shine the most. thank you once again."
- Kristina D'Onofrio
- Johson & Wales University, Class of 2017
"Peter is giving people the power to move toward the success they have always striven to achieve."
- Dr. Ivan Misner
- Founder of BNI
- New York Times Bestselling Author
"Peter did a brilliant job, using real-life experiences that easily applied to his lessons. He also made sure to include every person in the training group, making the training very interactive."
- Lauren Vernancio
- Motorhead Magazine
"I never knew how much I didn’t know about effectively presenting to my audience."
- Rosemarie Borengasser
- RTS Embroidery
"Training is about making us better at what we do and how we can help others. Peter was specific, honest and engaging."
- Dena Davis
- Action Performance & Leadership
"Simply stated, Peter is phenomenal."
- Deborah Viveiros
- Webster Bank
"Peter know his stuff — up, down, sideways and inside out."
- Steve Mason
- Steve Mason Photography
"Peter was very informative and made the class interesting. I am looking forward to attending more classes."
- Diane Langton
- Ruggieri Flooring
"Peter's presentation was geared to my clients. He gave them insight to some of the things they can do to help consistently keep the pipeline full."
- Don Hamel
- Anderson Windows
"Writing a recommendation for Peter is difficult, as there are so many great things that I want to say. I have worked with Peter in a variety of different situations and always walk away a better person than I was when the process started. Peter has a gift for seeing things with a completely different lens. He may not always tell you what you want to hear; but he will always tell you what you need to hear. Peter has the ability to coach you without making you feel any less confident in your own abilities. He gives support but also pushes you to reach beyond your comfort zone in order to truly get to the root of the issue.
- Jennifer Faria
- Methodology Director, Enterprise PMO at Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
"Peter is an exceptional trainer because he knows his field and can help others learn how to attract more clients. His expertise is unmatched in my experience. Peter brings enthusiasm, knowledge, and results to every endeavor he undertakes. I truly believe that anyone in business can benefit from his services. I highly recommend Peter for your coaching needs."
- Marc Creedon, Owner and Creative Director
- Marc Creedon Multimedia
"Peter is a top notch professional. Well spoken, interesting and funny, I would recommend him in any endeavor that he is involved in."
- Tony Giruzzi, Coordinator of Network Support
- Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association
"I found this experience to be extremely beneficial and eye-opening. I am already looking forward to the next training."
- Melody Gamba
- Award-winning Choreographer
"Most people talk about theories, but Peter helps his clients understand what actually works in today's marketplace and how they can effectively put those concepts into practice. Peter has helped many people and they have all been the richer for knowing him. Peter is an expert in his field but he goes beyond that. How many business people can you say truly care about your success and will go above and beyond to help you attain it?"
- Thomas Schmitt
- Thomas Schmitt Financial
"Peter was a terrific presenter. Very engaging and interactive, giving great examples."
- Susan McClure
- Care Packages From Home
"Peter's training was focused and helpful. His ability to hold one's attention made the time to pass quickly."
- David Dolbashian, Esq
"Peter does an awesome job of keeping our trainings informative and compelling. I am looking forward to more trainings with him."
- Jessica Williams
"Peter is a great communicator."
- Don Fuchs
- Cruise Planners
"I enjoyed Peter's training. He keeps it lively and fun. I learned some great tips and techniques that will help my success."
- Mike Auger
- Patriot Property Inspection
"Peter is one of the few facilitators who has been able to captivate me. I truly feel inspired!"
- Michelle Richard
- RE/MAX South County
"Peter is an excellent speaker and trainer. He is dynamic, exciting and enthusiastic. I am looking forward to working with him again."
- Vincent DiMonte, Esq.
"Peter delivers wonderful presentations, aimed at helping us to succeed. I find Peter to be knowledgeable and well prepared. Thank you, Peter, for your dedication and concern for our success."
- Leslie Sepe
- Nerium International
"Peter is always very informative and breaks things down into easy-to-understand-and-implement ideas."
- Merridythe Rogers
- Starkweather & Shepley
"I have seen Peter speak several times at both speaking engagements and in trainings. His presentations are most informative."
- Cindy Wilson
"The feedback we received from our members about Peter's presentation was excellent. We are looking forward to scheduling more events."
- Lauren Slocum, President / CEO
- Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
"Peter has a no-nonsense approach to generating new business. He shows you how to present yourself in a powerful way that connects with people and drives in profits."
- Jean Allard, SRES
- Keystone Real Estate Group, Inc.
"I highly recommend working with Peter ... but only if you want to truly grow your business!"
- Heather Deaville
- Founder of The Wednesday Society
"Very informative! Very helpful! Anyone who wants to effectively generate more business needs to attend Peter's workshops."
- Pete Matrucci
- Martucci Electric
"Peter is so extremely knowledgeable and insightful that you feel as though he already knows you. I have already recommended him to several people, and will continue to do so. If you are considering him for any of his talents, rest assured, you will be so fulfilled, that you will give him a glowing recommendation as well."
- Emily Linback
"I strongly suggest that business owners attend Peter's classes. The experience was entertaining and interactive, and what you learn there can be implemented immediately. The bottom line is that Peter has helped us by a substantial amount. We couldn't be more pleased with the results."
- Bob Losekamp
- Robert Charles Gallery
"Peter's program is very informative and more than worth the money. He has great ideas that I continue to incorporate in my business."
- Roland Coutu
- Soundtrack Music Entertainment
"Peter has the ideas and inspiration to help keep busy, self-employed professionals on track."
- Chris Sanford
"I have taken this course two previous times and I still learned an immense amount."
- Kelly Moore
"At Peter's presentations you get a great mix of stories, facts, and solutions -- all designed to help you attract more clients, more quickly."
- Kevin McCarthy
"All this 30-year veteran of marketing and advertising has to say is that it was absolutely GREAT! Peter brings powerful ideas to the forefront and energizes you."
- Liz Scott
"Peter is informative and dynamic I learned more from his presentations than any other I've attended."
- Tracy McCarthy
"We are always looking for meaningful ways to help our customers grow their businesses. The answer was a presentation designed specifically for them. I realized that the presentation would have to be a strong one in order to enhance our customer's creativity and hold their interest. We met with Peter, discussed key points, and jointly designed a seminar to fit our specific needs. What a success! Our customers thanked us for inviting them and were very happy with Peter's content -- so much so that they and are asking when we will do this again."
- Cheryl Boyd
- Arnold Lumber
Alayne White Spas
Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce
American Marketing Association
American Massage Therapist Association
AMP-RI (Advertising, Marketing, PR Club of RI)
Ben Lavoie, Anheuser-Busch / Budweiser
Bethany DiPetrillo, Raise the Bar Nutrition
Boston Wedding Group
Bristol Community College
Carly Paiva, ACN
Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
Connecticut Chiropractic Association
Co-operative Insurance Companies
Cranston Chamber of Commerce
Event Professionals Think Tank
Executives Association of Rhode Island
Gary "Tiger" Balletto, Gary Balletto Foundation
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Hope for Life International
Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg Burnett
Johnson & Wales University
Jim Paiva, Elite Auto Repair
Julian Mueller, Ph.D, Brown University
Larry Cicero, Revenue Recovery Energy Group NE
Leadership Rhode Island
Living Well Coaching
Nathan Reynolds, Insperiors
National Association of Women in Construction
New Bedford Chamber of Commerce
Nicole Loontjens, AmSty
Ocean State Small Business Expo
Priority Payment Systems Northeast
Professional Women In Building
Realtor Association of Southeastern Massachusetts
Rhode Island Alliance of Professional Coaches
Rhode Island Builders Association
Rhode Island Holistic Healers Association
Rhode Island Wedding Group
Ryan Antrop, Antrop & Williamson at Residential Properties
Ryan Goudey, CohnReznick
Sandy Coletta, The Owl Approach
Servier / Shire
Southern New England Assoc of Professional Disc Jockeys
Sprout Coworking Rhode Island
Susan Lataille, Discover You Events
Tri-State Business Expo