Bill Beaman

GPS Trainer

Bill Beaman comes to Global Public Speaking after 30 years in journalism and extensive experience teaching and coaching public speaking and branding.

Bill has worked with clients at the highest level—from CEOs to government officials to Supreme Court plaintiffs—to assist them with critical communications. He has specialized in presentation coaching, media training, strategic messaging, and brand awareness and re-positioning.

Bill has particular experience in assisting women in business—especially those in leadership positions—both within the US and internationally. He has provided messaging and coaching assistance for such organizations as the US Chamber of Commerce, PBS (the Public Broadcasting System), Wells Fargo, the International Association of Women Judges, and the NFL Players Association. In addition to his work for clients, Bill teaches both Public Speaking and Strategic Communication at American University in Washington, D.C.

Previously, he spent three decades as a journalist in leadership positions within prominent media organizations—including National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, and Voice of America. His postings included Bureau Chief positions in both Washington, DC and Hong Kong. He has been a guest analyst on major American networks including CNN and MSNBC. Bill Beaman earned a master’s degree from Harvard University in International Security and an undergraduate degree from Duke University.

When he’s “off the clock,” Bill loves to play basketball with his two sons and two stepsons, even though they won’t bend the rules for the older guy on the court. He and his wife, Nancy, share a love for travel—and have a special fondness for Tuscany where they spent their honeymoon.


Read this post from Bill: Want to Nail Media Interviews? Think Like a Journalist

What do clients have to say about Bill?

Listening to a presentation by Bill Beaman was truly a moment of awakening for me. I was completely enamored by his message to our audience of professional women. I have kept in touch with him since and always feel inspired and renewed after our conversations. He will definitely be included on my dedication page or acceptance speech one day!

-Claudia Lapkin, Senior Associate, RSM International, Los Angeles, CA

Bill’s ability to distill a client’s priorities into effective messaging points is remarkable. We engaged Bill to media train members of a co-operative for one of the world’s most recognizable restaurant brands. Three weeks later, the president of the co-op received praise from the brand’s global leadership for how effectively he engaged local, national and international media to tell the brand’s story of resilience and community involvement. This co-op president said to me, ‘Thank God we just did that training with Bill!’

-Jeremy Little, Principal, The CKP Group, Houston, TX

I had the privilege of attending a presentation by Bill Beaman and ‘he had me at hello.’ Bill has since helped me with C-suite presentations, enabling me to present my thoughts and ideas to those who aren’t experts in my field.  With his coaching, my presentations are not only eloquent but genuinely in my voice.

-Celia Seigerman-Levit, Director, Risk Management, Yeshiva University, New York, NY

I was facing a critical presentation and needed to increase my self-confidence since English is not my native language.  Bill was outstanding in identifying my most important messages and helping me express them eloquently and comfortably. His coaching made all the difference!

-Claudia Tordini, Director, Liquidity and Markets, Hilton Worldwide, McLean, VA

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