Who is Dr. Dennis Becker?

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Dr. Dennis Becker has developed his own unique and insightful approach to helping clients overcome their fears of public speaking and refining their communication skills. When he’s with his clients, they are the complete focus of his attention and concern. He draws upon over 50 years of experience, along with the appropriate research, to coach his clients and meet their unique needs. Dr. Becker speaks to his clients and coaches them in shirtsleeve English – speaking to them in a way that will resonate with them. And he has been happy ever since!


Dr. Becker has helped thousands of men and women from all backgrounds. He has an extensive list of clients in corporate, public, and private settings, and also works with political, sports, and media professionals. In addition, he coaches professionals for appearances on the major broadcast networks, as well as CNN, CNBC, and CFN.

 

When Dr. Becker is with his clients, they are the complete focus of his attention and concern. He draws upon over 50 years of experience and the appropriate research to coach his clients and meet their unique needs. Dr. Becker speaks to his clients and coaches them in shirtsleeve English – speaking to them in language that will make the most sense to them.

 

He has developed his own unique and insightful approach to helping clients overcome their fears of public speaking and refining their communication skills. He’s recognized worldwide for his leadership in the research, invention, and use of Virtual Reality for the treatment of the fear of speaking.

 

As a speaker, Dr. Becker has appeared before hundreds of clubs and organizations, from local community groups to national associations. He’s
been featured on radio and television programs as a guest expert or motivational speaker. He hosted a syndicated radio series, called Talking About Talking. Dr. Becker has also taught at both Harvard and MIT.

 

One of Dr. Becker’s greatest accomplishments is founding America’s oldest speech coaching and communication firm, and he’s extremely proud of his TSIC staff who have become his second family.


Dennis founded TSIC in 1964 with his wife, Dr. Paula Borkum Becker, a new category of business – speech improvement. With over 51 years of experience, TSIC has trained and coached nearly one million men and women all over the world. Clients range from large corporations to small companies, media personalities, politicians, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, business professionals, celebrities, and individuals.

 

Dennis was President of the Massachusetts Speech Assn. and President of The New England Speech Assn., an active member of The Speech Association of America, The Speech Communication Association, and The National Communication Association where he co-authored the national Best Practices for Communication Trainers and Consultants. He is the co-founder of electionspeakers.com


Dr. Becker completed his undergraduate degree in Speech Communication and Broadcasting at Emerson College in Boston, his Masters in Rhetoric and Public Address at Emerson, and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Media Communication from The Union Graduate School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Fast Facts

51

YEARS as a speech and communication coach and founder of The Speech Improvement Company

5

BOOKS written, including a college textbook, two training books, and a book on strengthening personal communication style

2

UNIVERSITIES where Dennis has taught - Harvard & MIT