Dr. Terry Paulson

Claiming Your Communication Edge

The Art of Listening, The Power of Speaking

There is no more valuable skill for leaders to develop than effective communication. Two of the most important competencies that can give you a communication edge are effective listening and public speaking. Learn how to listen so that others are comfortable talking; learn to speak so that people listen. In the age of influence, the communication edge gives you and your team the advantage they need to produce strategic success. Whether together or as separate programs, these presentations makes a difference where it counts.


Dr. Terry Paulson is a Ph.D. psychologist, an award-winning professional speaker, a national columnist, and author of the popular and practical books, “The Optimism Advantage,” “They Shoot Managers Don’t They,” “Leadership Truths One Story at a Time,” “Speak Like a Pro,” and “Making Humor Work.”
Terry delivers more “meat” per minute in a fun way than any other speaker you could hire. While having extensive experience in serving the healthcare, finance and insurance industries, his clients include everyone from small businesses and associations to huge corporations. Since founding Paulson and Associates, Inc. in Agoura Hills, California, Dr. Paulson has conducted practical and entertaining programs for organizations such as 3M, American College of Dentists, AHIMA, AMA, Amgen, AORN, Baxter, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Boeing, Farmers Insurance, Federal Reserve Bank, HBO, IBM, IMS, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, NASA, Nationwide, SONY, Starbucks, State Farm, Wal-Mart, and hundreds of hospitals, government agencies, and numerous associations.

Dr. Paulson knows that his job as a professional speaker is to reinforce your strategic intent for the event. Terry will work with your executives and meeting planning team to make sure his program fits your organization and your situation. His unique, inspirational stories could be told by no one else. Your people receive a tailored program, that’s fast-paced, fun, and relentlessly packed with usable information your people can put to work right away.

Dr. Paulson is a respected professional. He’s a Past President of both the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. He’s an inductee into NSA’s CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, an honor given to fewer than 200 speakers worldwide since its inception in 1977. Terry’s tasteful humor, practical content, and down-to-earth style have earned him a deserved reputation as one of the nation’s best keynote speakers. He brings knowledge, enthusiasm, and a refreshingly unique approach to every presentation. Business Digest has called him “the Will Rogers of management consultants.” Give Terry the opening keynote and kick off your event with a proven winner. Or have him as your closing keynoter and send your people out the door energized into focused action. Either way, your conference will be more successful, your people will thank you.