SmartMouth Founder and Principal Beth Noymer Levine is a Communications Coach who is emerging as one of the country’s leading voices on how to prepare and deliver speeches and presentations that actually work for both the audience and the speaker. Her methodology raises awareness around the unconscious tendency of speakers to be egocentric versus audience-centric and encourages clients to find their voices and their messages in a simple and logical way.
Beth is the creator of the SmartMouth Public Speaking Toolkit, a 5-star-rated mobile app for the iPhone and iPad. She is also the author of the book Jock Talk: 5 Communication Principles for Leaders as Exemplified by Legends of the Sports World.
No matter the group size or organizational level of the people she works with, Beth is known for building connection and rapport with her clients, being a quick study of their business and communications challenges, and digging in to her clients’ coaching and training processes as if they were her own.
In her 25-year career in communications, Beth has worked both agency-side, for public relations firms Burson-Marsteller and Dewe Rogerson in New York, and corporate-side, for NationsBank (now Bank of America) in Atlanta. She has written speeches, developed presentations, shaped messaging strategies, and coached top-level executives in preparation for high-stakes speaking opportunities and media interviews.
She holds certificates in Training and in Coaching from the American Society for Training & Development. She has lectured and taught courses at New York University, the University of Utah, and at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She established SmartMouth Communications in 2005. Beth is a member of IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) and ATD (Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD).
Beth Levine is a native of Boston, but currently operates from her home base of Salt Lake City. She has a degree in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College, and more recently completed a post-MBA program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
A fun fact about Beth is that in her very first job after college, she and a young Barack Obama worked side by side at a New York consulting and publishing company. During the 2008 presidential campaign, when reporters tracked her down to ask what it had been like to work with Obama, Ms. Levine became her own worst nightmare when she gave her now-infamous quote: “I was a human train wreck next to him.” She is a lifelong student of delivering the right message and also a frequent speaker on communicating and presenting.
Beth was honored as one of
Utah Business Magazine’s 30 Women to Watch for 2015.
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Nelson Mills is the Director of Training & Innovation at SmartMouth. Nelson is a skilled communications trainer & consultant. He leads group communications trainings and coach’s individual clients. He also advises clients on strategy, messaging, crisis communication, and media relations.
Additionally, Nelson has helped spearhead the development of SmartMouth ‘s latest product, SmartMouth OnDemand. For his innovative work on OnDemand, Nelson was named to Utah Business Magazine’s first ever 20 in Their 20s list of young Utah Business leaders.
Nelson graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Political Science where he graduated in three years and was on the Dean’s List.
After Columbia, Nelson pursued an academic career in political science at Tel Aviv University before moving onto the Ph.D. in Political Theory program at Trinity College Dublin. While at Trinity, Nelson received the competitive Postgraduate Award for Research in Politics. Nelson withdrew from the Ph.D. program to pursue a private sector career.