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Advisoray Member Spotlight: Bill Smartt, Communication Coach

August 11, 2012 

By James DiPaolo and Catherine Zhang

“The way you authentically connect - the way you present yourself has everything to do with your ability to succeed, advance in your career, and motivate other people.”– Bill Smartt

Bill Smartt (Advisoray Profile) is the president of Smartt Talk Inc., and has led communication workshops and individual coaching sessions at American Express, Credit Suisse, Planned Parenthood, Method, Little Pim, General Assembly, Brooklyn Brainery, Sunshine Suites, 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 twenty years of experience to his role as communication coach. He has 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.

Bill lent us his valuable time for a interview about his work:

1. Advisoray: What brought you to work in the start-up space?
I worked in IT for years at Credit Suisse, then worked with a smaller tech firm, Arc90 and got introduced to the startup space that way. I love working with start-ups as they are incredibly passionate about the work they are doing.

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