meet DR. JAMES


The World's #1 Speaker Performance Coach

As a seasoned, international speaker and speaker performance coach, Dr. James works with executives, leaders, doctors, former professional athletes, individual contributors and corporate trainers, helping them become more confident with audience engagement and high impact business presentations, in-person and virtually. He focuses on the skill and will of presentation skills (e.g., authenticity, creativity and personal power).

After 14 years working as a corporate leader, Dr. James decided to expand his reach. He believes that today's executives and leaders must have mastery of 21st century presentation skills, including storytelling, adult learning concepts and tools for creating an empowering environment that fosters commitment, innovation, teamwork and collaboration. He says that speaking today involves creating audience experiences and not merely content dissemination.

Dr. James works with myriad organizations including, but not limited to, those in the pharmaceutical, educational, leadership. customer service, hotel and restaurant and insurance industries. He’s also taken his speaker success programs and strategies to 43 states and over 25 companies. Moreover, over the past several years, he’s helped doctors and former professional athletes improve their speaking skills and speaking businesses.

Those who have been JIMPACTed say that he has the rare ability to walk the line between direct and encouraging. He has achieved the National Speakers Association Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation – a designation that only about 17 percent of NSA members worldwide have earned. All of this experience has allowed him to develop tactical, presentation programs that re-enforce: authenticity, engagement and content retention.

On stage, he takes advantage of the privilege of the platform. He’s a physical presenter who’s the consummate storyteller. He makes sure his audiences feel, see and hear his message.


  • Father's on the Field Award

  • Prudential’s Minority Interchange Constance O. Garretson Award for Service and Professionals

  • The Vanguard Group of Investments’ Award of Excellence

  • Temple University Gallery of Success Inductee

  • Featured on the cover of the New Jersey Performance Magazine

  • Featured on the cover of the NSA Speaker Magazine

  • Philadelphia INROADS Frank C. Carr Award for Community Service

  • No Excuse book nominated for NAACP Image Award

  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)


Our clients are everything to us! That’s why we go beyond the call to stay connected and remain reachable.

We Stick with Our Clients
The JSJI team brings over six decades of experience and expertise along with a pure passion to each client relationship.
Our goal is to always over deliver on value. We provide the Plus. JSJI offers state-of-the-art, current and relevant training.
We Train Globally
We provide our entire menu of services, consulting, training, facilitation, presentation workshops and keynotes, nationally and internationally, for both large and small groups.
Target Training
Workshops, motivational keynote addresses and coaching are certainly vehicles for enhancing performance.
Market Leaders
The JSJI team combines discipline and continuous innovation to be able to continue to deliver world-class services to our clients.
James Smith, Jr. designs his presentations and courses for each organization’s highly individual needs.


Live a healthier, more purposeful and bountiful life – whether that means achieving professionally or personally or breaking through those barriers that have slowed you in the past. Dr. James' Virtual BOOT CAMP, in-house training solutions, keynote speaking events and one-on-one coaching programs will help you move beyond the next level and live and lead in a BIG way.