Bill Smartt

Teaches at General Assembly

Bill Smartt is the president of Smartt Talk Inc., and has led communication workshops and individual coaching sessions at General Assembly, Brooklyn Brainery, The Maestro Project at Sunshine Suites, Little Pim, Method, Planned Parenthood, Credit Suisse, Arc90, and Kindling Inc. He has experience in account management, software sales, project portfolio management, financial controlling, and as a software product specialist. Bill brings 20 years of experience to his role as communications coach having worked as a performer, teacher, writer and producer in San Francisco, Seattle and New York. Bill has a BA and MFA in Acting, and was an adjunct professor at Queens College from 2004 – 2009.

Reviews of Bill Smartt

(28 Reviews)
Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

5/17/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

5/12/2019
Toby S.

Attended: Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills


Toby S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Effective Leadership - How to Connect & Build Trust

5/8/2019
Alex B.

Attended: Effective Leadership - How to Connect & Build Trust


Bill Smartt was excellent, but there was space for him to let the group continue their own exploration of the topic. From a facilitation standpoint, I feel that there is value in ‘checking in’ with groups to check for understanding, and ‘managing the groups’ where I feel that some of the instruction could have come from the head of the class. There were some instances where if he led the instruction from the front of the room it would have been instructional guidance and less disruptive to the group process.

Effective Leadership - How to Connect & Build Trust

5/7/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Effective Leadership - How to Connect & Build Trust


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

4/24/2019
Ignacio C.

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


Ignacio C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

4/22/2019
Amanda H.

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


Amanda H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

4/17/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

4/16/2019
Carletta A.

Attended: Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills


Carletta A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Effective Leadership - How to Connect & Build Trust

4/12/2019
Simon V.

Attended: Effective Leadership - How to Connect & Build Trust


This course was totally fine. There was nothing revolutionary but the instructor was solid and we had an interesting group of people attend. Would recommend mostly for people looking for some mentoring on coaching. Nice mix of models, individual activities and group work but relatively simple stuff. To get the most out of this, do come prepared with a specific problem you are looking to solve in relation to your leadership.

Effective Leadership - How to Connect & Build Trust

4/12/2019
Paolo D.

Attended: Effective Leadership - How to Connect & Build Trust


Paolo D. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Presentation Skills Demystified

4/11/2019
Graeme M.

Attended: Presentation Skills Demystified


Graeme M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Presentation Skills Demystified

4/10/2019
Sophie L.

Attended: Presentation Skills Demystified


The teacher was a good speaker, and I especially appreciated the enthusiasm. However, I found that the material was far too basic and not eye-opening enough. For example, one key learning was "slow down," as in speak slower because speaking quickly indicates nervousness. That's something most people know. It would have been interesting, though, to find out how to slow things down when you're really nervous, how to switch from a 5 minute presentation to a 1 minute summary when the audience runs out of time, etc. The teacher was not prepared to respond to questions. He rambled on when asked a question, even changing his mind halfway through and providing a very basic, obvious response such as "you can look up what other people have done" or "go with your gut." Of course if I don't know what to do I'm going to go with my gut... Overall I appreciated the experience but was disappointed as I didn't leave feeling I learned anything.

Presentation Skills Demystified

4/10/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Presentation Skills Demystified


Anonymous gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

11/4/2018
Belinda K.

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


Great course very helpful and the recorded format was effective!

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

11/9/2015
Alessandro B.

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


Alessandro B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

7/13/2015
Anonymous

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

6/15/2015
John C.

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


The class was small allowing the instructor to provide individual attention to the participants. The class handout was simple yet very informative. Bill has a great personality as a teacher, completely at ease, very well prepared and clearly showed a passion for teaching and enjoying the work he was doing.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

6/14/2015
Anonymous

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


The instructor Bill Smartt was great and the class size was perfect for the topic. I would highly recommend this class.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

6/1/2015
Michel B.

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


Michel B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

4/12/2015
Jacky W.

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


Jacky W. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

2/25/2015
Kate D.

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


Kate D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

1/27/2015
Sarah M.

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


really enjoyed the class and Bill was a great teacher.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

11/14/2014
Jay B.

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


Jay B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

11/13/2014
Anonymous

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

9/22/2014
laura murphy

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


laura murphy gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback

9/15/2014
David Genfan

Attended: Public Speaking Workshop with Video Feedback


David Genfan gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

4/16/2013
Alissa

Attended: Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills


The class went really well. I thought the teacher was awesome and instructed an interesting, engaging, and helpful class. I would definitely take more of his seminars!

Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

2/12/2013
Rory Flannery

Attended: Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills


I liked it and thought the workshop was helpful.

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