RUBEN PEREZ PUBLIC SPEAKING COACH
The pineapple speaking coach.
In 2015, I embarked on an entrepreneurial adventure with a family friend: the launch of a new brand of headphones and speakers. We found our products at the CE of Las Vegas, took the lead in giving them names, fought with our manufacturers to lower their prices and the developer to finish the e-commerce site.
After months of work, the manufacturers invoice arrived in my mailbox. I forwarded it to the investor; I could not wait to finally launch this project. But this man would never pay that bill, and we would never export our products.
It was time to find another job. I had a Master’s Degree, several years of experience, and the motivation. A quick search across multiple job search platforms, a second look, a third... No offer excited me. I could send my CV, but didn’t want to. I corresponded to the profile sought, but the position did not correspond to me.
No offer captured where I really excelled.
“But wait a minute, what am I really good at?”
As soon as the question was asked, the answer jumped in my head: “You are creative.” Creative in what? I draw very badly. "No, it’s the ability in which you communicate is your greatest strength."
From this moment, I trained with those who knew how to communicate, “the Americans.” I also read the books of those who knew how to communicate: “the Americans.” I thank my mother for sending me to England when I was young. It allowed me to understand what “the Americans” say.
And now here I am. Since 2016, I have been writing the speeches of the leaders who make things happen around them, and it excites me. Together we prepare for TV interviews, conferences, webinars, investment pitches and enhance the capabilities of their sales team. Together, we take great pleasure in clearly communicating what drives them, while creating strong connections with others. And that, is what I'm really good at.
The Pineapple? That’s another story.