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About John Paval


John Paval is a professional consultant in the practice of oratory and the art of oral expression. His work involves both individual coaching and group workshops in the field of presentation skills, public speaking and other forms of oral expression. Within this field, John now specializes in working with top executives in the private and public sector. These services are usually provided as the founder and director of ICS (International Creative Strategies), based in Stockholm, Sweden, but on occasion John also has collaborated directly or through ICS with other communications firms such as Resonances IV (Paris, France), Personnalité (Paris), or Retorikhuset (Linköping, Sweden). Major clients in recent years have included Alstom Power, Saab Aerospace and Aerotech, Servier Medical Corporation, Ericsson, and IDEA Int'l (the NGO). The skills which John imparts as a consultant have been developed in large measure in John's experience as a performing artist. The bulk of John's work as a professional actor and singer has been in Europe, working in film with such internationally known directors as Raoul Peck, James Ivory, and Robert Monthoulis, and performing on stage in French in theatres in Paris, Lille, at the Avignon Theatre Festival, and on tour throughout the French provinces. At Stanford, John has been an Edith R. Mirrielees Fellow (Poetry) in the Creative Writing Program of Stanford University, holds a Master's Degree in Classical Studies from Stanford, and in that regard once had the honor of lecturing at Stanford as a graduate assistant in Professor Toni Raubitchek's "Classical Politics."