Title: The beautiful, hard work of co-parenting

Presenter: Joel Leon



  • To me, you seem very uncomfortable telling your story. You have lots of verbal pauses, uhs and ums, at the start, and you’re dancing, swaying back and forth, and nervous laughs. That distracts me from your message and also makes me feel uncomfortable for you. But as you got further into the presentation, those nervous signs mostly disappeared.
  • I especially liked the pace of your presentation and you use of pauses. They were very effective in maintaining the drama and giving me a place to consider what you were telling me as you moved point-to-point. Nice job pausing and letting your audience applaud when your daughter’s picture appeared or when they laughed. You had good presence on the stage.
  • You have effective gestures. The gestures you make throughout the presentation are natural and undistracting. And I liked how you complemented them at times such as pointing towards your heart as you say “my heart is full of love.”


Chuck Hinkle has been formally evaluating and coaching speakers worldwide for over thirty years.

“Chuck took my story I was giving at a TEDx conference and turned it into a powerful presentation. Then he coached me so that I could deliver it confidently and effectively. It was the most impactful presentation of all the speakers.” Sr. Business Analyst & TEDx Presenter

“Even more than being terrified of public speaking I am more terrified of sharing my personal past with others. That was until I encountered Chuck Hinkle. Chuck listened to my ideas for my first TEDx talk and gently coaxed me to share part of me that was not a part of my work persona. He helped me develop the skills I needed to convey a message that would reach the hearts and minds of folks literally around the globe. My New Years resolution was to overcome my fear of speaking in public by possibly talking to a group of school children or at a senior center as part of a group. By working with Chuck, I gained the confidence and skills to stand on the stage alone and reach out to over 17 different countries and Dare them to make a difference. And what is even more amazing is they took the challenge and told how they did. Chuck used a combination of presentation techniques on how to use PowerPoint and pictures, to what stories to tell and how to paint a visual picture. I grew personally and was able to land an amazing new role professionally thanks to Chuck.” Commercial Contract Manager & TEDx Presenter

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