C. Mike Jousan


Mike is the author of the books,
Don't Let The Messenger They Shoot Be You! A Survival Guide For Public Speaking
Trash Those Junk Words! Make Your Point Clearly.

C. Mike Jousan is an internationally recognized speaker who is one of our nations experts on communication. Educated in his native Texas, with graduate study in advanced communications, he received an honorary doctoral degree in 1976. Mike ran for U.S. Congress in 1978 and served as consultant to the Ford Foundation.

In his varied career, he has worked as a college fundraiser, an economic development consultant, a salesperson, a political adviser, a political candidate, and a corporate education trainer. In 1988, he founded Clear Communication Company, a consulting firm specializing in all forms of person to person communication. He is a member of the President's Council for National Public Radio, and the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. He is the author of the books, Don't Let The Messenger They Shoot Be You! A Survival Guide For Public Speaking and Trash Those Junk Words! Make Your Point Clearly.

In consulting with corporations, he helps clients become more effective by projecting a positive visual and vocal image. He coaches executives, sports celebrities, and political candidates in on-camera comfort and confidence in high pressure circumstances. He projects a wonderful blend of intelligence, confidence, sensitivity, and humor in his speeches and training sessions.

Mike's ONLY hobby is golf - anywhere, anytime. He continues to be very active in politics both at the local and national level. He lives in Scottsdale AZ with his wife Vicky and his two Norwich Terriers Elliott and Tinker (office mascots)


Words about Mike

“I am going to work for ABC News - ‘THE’ network. I got the job I told you I wanted you to get me! Thanks for all the training. It paid off!” - Bob Woodruff - Television News Reporter - KNXV PHOENIX

“Mike Jousan is a highly valued consultant. He has conducted media and presentation skills training sessions for all our senior executives. He serves as a personal coach and advisor to our Chairman, E.R. Brooks for his speeches and media appearances. I highly recommend him.” - Graham Dodson - Corporate Communications Director - CENTRAL & SOUTH WEST CORP

“Mike continually receives ratings of 7.0 (7.0 being maximum). We consider him outstanding!” - M.M. Georgion - Corporate Education Manager - MILLIKEN & COMPANY

“The media training was excellent. You have a special gift for having a person feel at ease from the moment they meet you.” - Ken Leonard - Vice President Corporate Relations - AMDAHL CORPORATION

“A real life help me on the job course. Puts other presentations skills courses to shame.” - Tom Kessler - ZURICH INSURANCE

“I don’t remember being this impressed with an educational speaker at any time since I started working for the PGA.” - Susan Breaux - Executive Director - ROCKY MOUNTAIN SECTION, PGA

“You are a perfect model! Not only did you talk the talk; you walked the walk. I learned at two levels - by listening to your information and by watching you demonstrate what you teach.” - Bob Williams - Business Consulting Group - CENTRAL & SOUTH WEST SERVICES

“I wanted you to know about all the compliments I received about my Golf Channel interviews, Associated Press TV, CNNSI, and the European Tour TV. Everyone said I looked so comfortable and at ease during these interviews. I wanted you to know how much I appreciated all your help.” - Ken Mangum.- Golf Course Superintendent - ATLANTA ATHLETIC CLUB - (Site of 2001 PGA Tournament)

“Because of the candid and sometimes humorous feedback, I can easily say that this was the best public speaking seminar that I have been to!” - John W. Martell, CPCU - Regional Sales Director - TRAVELERS PROPERTY CASUALTY

“We can't wait to have you back...as soon as possible...for more Media Training. People just raved; you were terrific!” - Margaret Daniels.- ARIZONA LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS

“All of us at Visibillity want to thank you for the terrific training session. Each of us learned many things from you. Your "clear communication" will definitely help Visibillity to better communicate our messages to our customers, investors, and friends.” - Harold Rhodes - VISIBILLITY INC.


Seminars and Workshops

Communicate Better In-Between Speeches and Presentations (For Golf & Hospitality Industry)
Communicate Better In-Between Speeches and Presentations (For Businesses and Organizations)
Communicate Upward In Your Organization
Communicate With The Japanese
Customer Service
The Deal Makers Workshop
Effective Leadership Skills
Executive Speech Coaching
International Presentation Skills: When English is Your Second Language
Media Training
Negotiation Skills
Presentation Skills
Public Speaking
Sell Yourself: Sell Your New Company
Solving Communication Problems
Team Building Getting to Synergy
Train the Trainer
Voice Mail & E-Mail: Friend or Foe?


An excerption of Mike's Clients


* AG Communication
* Agouron Pharmaceuticals
* Amdahl Corp
* America West Airlines
* American Electric Power
* American Express
* American Stock Exchange
* Antigua Dept of Tourism
* Aramark
* Argus Research
* AZ Automobile Dealers Assn
* Arizona Biltmore Country Club
* Arizona Cities and Towns
* AZ Dept. Environmental Quality
* Arizona Humane Society
* Arizona Public Service
* Arizona State University
* Arthur Andersen
* Asea

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* BHP Copper
* Boulders Country Club
* Bristol-Myers Squibb

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* California Dept of Insurance
* Canmax
* Capital City Golf
* Carmel Valley Ranch Resort
* Central Power and Light
* Central and South West Corp.
* Central Valley Hospital
* Chrysler Corporation
* Church of the Brethren
* City of Los Angeles, CA
* City of Scottsdale, AZ
* City Utilities of Springfield, MO
* Club Managers Assn of America
* CNA UniSource
* Corning
* County of Los Angeles, CA
* County of Maricopa, AZ
* Covad
* Cox Communications


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* Danone (Mexico)
* Desert Mountain Properties
* Dow Chemical
* Dragon Ridge Golf Club

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* EarthCare
* Eason Horticultural Resources
* eFunds
* EGE Haina (Dominican Republic)
* Empire Fire & Marine Insurance Co
* Ericsson (USA & Sweden)
* The Equitable

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* F.D.T.I.
* Ferrellgas
* FHP Health Care
* First Interstate Bank, AZ
* Forest Ridge Golf Club

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* GIW Industries
* Glamour Magazine
* Gleneagles Country Club
* Gold Canyon Golf Club
* GolfLogix
* Graham & Panks Intl


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