Call Paul Hellman—get heard/get results


Your audience—whether one person or many—is bombarded with info, 24/7.  And the more info, the less attention.

The average attention span is now 8 seconds.

How will you break through? Can you say it shorter? Simpler? Better?

Let’s cut through the clutter and increase your impact.

Call Paul about consulting or speaking at your organization. Read below about Paul’s experience.

“Paul Hellman is like money in the bank. He combines an impressive range of skills with a laser-sharp focus on each and every client’s specific needs. I am always delighted to recommend him!”

—Richard Whiteley, cofounder of the Forum Corporation, and bestselling author of “The Customer-Driven Company

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“Every time I crush a presentation, I walk out and want to let you know how thankful I am for all the wonderful tutelage. I had one of those great presentations today where I had the audience fully engaged on a pretty dry topic.  Thank you!”
—Sean O’Leary, Global Engineering Director, CQV, Sanofi Genzyme

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What the Treadmill Taught Me (a fast tip)

6 a.m.  I’m on a treadmill in a NYC hotel. Later, I’ll give a speech.  Speaking is a physical event, so warming up is important. Plus, the more you sweat before an event, the less you sweat during one. Suddenly, a large man gets on the next treadmill.  Read more.

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Background Summary

Companies hire Paul to get faster results from presentations, meetings, emails. Paul’s latest book is You’ve Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets for a Distracted World. His columns have appeared in leading newspapers like The New York Times and Wall Street Jounal. has run over 100 of his fast tips. He has done on-air commentaries for public radio and TV.

Consultant & Speaker

Paul consults and speaks internationally.  He has advised thousands of executives & professionals during his career, at organizations like Aetna, Analog Devices, BIC, Biogen, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, MFS Investment Management, NASA, New Balance, Sanofi Genzyme, State Street, ThermoFisherScientific, United Technologies, and many others.

For example:

• Executives at a biotech company need to explain the company strategy to thousands of employees. If the employees don’t get it, the strategy won’t work.

• Leaders at a consumer products company need to make a dynamic presentation to senior executives about the results of a complex project. The audience wonders, “Was it worth it?”

• Analysts at a global mutual fund company need to tell a roomful of executives why to buy a specific bond. Time to talk: 2 minutes, max.


Paul’s columns have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe and regularly on the back page of Management Review (the American Management Association’s former, flagship magazine), where he was a contributing editor for 10 years. has run over 100 of his fast tips.


Paul’s books:

“Both practical and funny, it’s a great read for anyone who wants to have more impact at work. Hellman has mastered the art of communication, and he lets you in on the secrets. Highly recommended.” —Tim Saeger, Senior Vice President, Engineering, iRobot

(new edition, 2016; first published by NAL/Penquin)

“An incredible book of wit and wisdom. A must read for anyone who worries about anything. I loved it!” —Richard Carlson, bestselling author, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff . . . And It’s All Small Stuff

Ready, Aim, You’re Hired! How to Job-Interview Successfully Anytime, Anywhere with Anyone 


“I’d recommend it to anyone who’s interviewing in the job market. It’s quick to read. It covers the essentials very well and in a way that prepares one mentally and emotionally for the unknown.” —from the foreword by Parker Llewellyn, (then) Harvard Business School’s Director of MBA Placement

TV & Radio Commentator

Paul has delivered public radio commentaries for Marketplace, and television commentaries for CNN’s Business Unusual.

Lecturer & Adjunct Professor of Management

At MIT’s Sloan School, Paul has led MBA workshops for many years during the school’s innovation week. He has taught MBA courses at Northeastern University, and organizational psychology courses at Bentley (nominated twice by Bentley’s management department for the school’s outstanding teacher award).

Educational Background

An MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Paul has undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Clark University, and also has a master’s from the University of W. Georgia.