Member / Bob Feldman

Bob Feldman is an international corporate trainer, executive coach, professional speaker and management consultant for communication and presentation skills.  Born and raised in Chicago, he also has lived and worked for lengthy periods on three other continents, primarily in Germany, Sri Lanka and Singapore, which he has made his home for the past 17 years.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Movement, Psychology and Education and a Masters Degree (M.Ed.) in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Illinois.  He is a certified Personal Efficiency Program (PEP) Consultant and a professional member of Asia Professional Speakers – Singapore (APSS).  In the business arena, he has been Managing Director of a successful arts business in Singapore for 15 years.  He is the author of numerous articles and a chapter in the recently published book 88 Essential Secrets for Achieving Greater Success at Work (2012).

Bob’s expertise is in the area of training and coaching for personal effectiveness, dynamic presentation skills, teambuilding, body language, vocal skills, stress management, personal branding, cross-cultural communication, interpersonal communication, creative expression, leading with a creative edge, time and energy management, media training, self-image, trust and listening skills.  His talks and workshops are highly participatory and motivating.  For 15 years he was an actor, director, teacher and trainer with the United Mime Workers Theatre Company, an internationally acclaimed professional mime theatre group which toured throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Latin America at theatres, universities and public venues.  He continued teaching acting skills at colleges and theatre schools in Germany and Singapore, including LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the National Institute of Education (NIE).  He has also led trainings in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, India, the Philippines and Australia.  In the U.S. he received numerous creative programming awards for communication skills workshops for a wide range of groups spanning from business professionals and social service agencies to work on Indian reservations and at a federal prison.

Since coming to Southeast Asia, he has been offering programs extensively with the Singapore Civil Service College’s (CSC) Institute for Public Administration and Management (IPAM), providing in-house and general training for the Ministry of Health, Singapore Customs, National Environment Agency, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower, among others. He was honoured with the Trainer Excellence Award from CSC in 2012.  He has provided training for staff at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Institute for Technical Education (ITE), and private companies for seminars, talks and courses have included Citibank, OCBC, DBS, UOB, Deutsche Bank, BCS/BCSIS, Credit Suisse, HSBC Insurance, Munich Reinsurance Company, Great Eastern Life, Audi Singapore, Bentley Motors Limited, Lucasfilm Animation, Elsevier Asia Pacific, Fonterra Brands (Asia), Johnson and Johnson, Euro RSCG, Design Bridge, Club Med, Hard Rock Hotel, Singapore Power, Jones Lang LaSalle, Cushman and Wakefield, PropNex Realty, Proctor and Gamble, A.P. Moeller/Maersk, BW Maritime, Fraser and Neave Limited, G2000 Apparel, Baker and Mackenzie, Trans-Link Logistics, Lufthansa, Sri Lankan Airlines, Toshiba and BYD-Daimler (Shenzhen).

Bob’s background in theatre, mime and acting gives him a wealth of experience and a special “spin” in his training, coaching and talks on impactful presentation skills, vocal skills and voiceovers, body awareness, body language, creative expression, personal branding and communication skills. He knows and breathes the skills of the actor/performer and his theatre-based training techniques create a unique atmosphere for learning.  His teambuilding activities have been developed through years of experience with the bonding required of a cast and theatre ensemble, activating personal presence, believable communication, credibility and emotional intelligence.  His experience with relaxation methods and body education, combined with his 15 years as a Managing Director in the business world, creates the stage for powerful work with stress management, time management and energy management for your corporate wellness programs.  His travels around the world have created a high cross-cultural and global awareness and sensitivity which is evident in all of his courses. Creativity and leadership weave through all of his work.  Bob can tailor and customise each talk and each course for your company’s specific needs, and can also serve as MC for your special events.

 

TALKS

 

Bob has been a presenter at numerous events, conferences and corporate meetings as a keynote speaker.  His talks are lively, informative and entertaining.  They embody the essence of many of his longer programs and workshops, and also serve as an excellent introduction or enticement to have people sign up for his other programs.  The following talks and keynotes are now available for your company or organisation:

 

*Mind Your Body Language:  Your Actions May Speak Louder than Your Words!

*Leadership Presence and Personal Branding

*Impress and Express with Service!

*Taking Charge!  (Balancing Your Work and Life)

*Creating and Delivering Wonder:  Moving from Your Silent Centre

*Leading with a Creative Edge

*Time and Energy Management

*Energisers and Relaxers

*Customised performances can be included in the talks based on your company’s activities

 

COURSES, WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

 

The following training courses, workshops and seminars are currently available, with many variations based on the needs of your organisation:

*Impactful Presentation Skills

*Body Language for Professional Development

*Leadership Presence and Personal Branding

*Team Communication and Leadership

*Vocal Mastery

*Stress Management through Body Awareness

*Cross-Cultural Communication

*Leading with a Creative Edge

*Time and Energy Management

*Creative Team Dynamics

*Positive Assertive Communication

*Media Training for Executives

*Microphone Mastery

*Trust Matters

*Emotional Intelligence

*Effective Relaxation Methods

*Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills

*Leadership through Listening Skills

*Mime and Performance Skills

*Movement and Creativity

*The Feldenkrais Method: Awareness through Movement

 

EXECUTIVE COACHING

Coaching is a special skill requiring patience, a fine-tuned sense of listening and a motivating spirit.  From CEO’s, Managing Directors and political figures to people from all walks of life just needing a helping hand, Bob has been an effective coach in time and stress management, presentation skills, voice improvement, setting priorities, dealing with difficult people and challenging oneself to improve in many other aspects of personal and professional effectiveness.  Coaching is quite flexible and can be done over a period of time on an hourly, half-day or full-day basis.  Meetings can take place in the office, outside the office in another setting or in the privacy of your home. 

 

PERFORMANCE

Bob is a highly skilled performer.  As a speaking actor or as a silent mime artist, Bob can customise a performance for your company or organisation which can serve as an entertaining highlight for a quarterly or yearly meeting, staff retreat, or special staff party or event.  Such performances involve research into the daily activities of the people who work in the company and combining them with pertinent issues that are both recognisable and can be approached in a humorous way.  He can also work directly with selected staff members and direct them in a production all about your company.

Bob also has done numerous voiceovers for educational and corporate programs

(see http://www.voiceovers.com.sg/bobby_us_english.html for voiceover samples) as well as corporate videos and commercial work.  He is available to train groups and to coach individuals on a range of performance skills from enhancing your voice to improving your posture to magnifying your stage presence.  For 15 years he was a performer, director and actor with the United Mime Workers Theatre Company, an internationally acclaimed professional mime theatre group which toured throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Latin America at theatres, universities and public venues.

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