World's Top 30 Communication Professionals for 2019
Eileen McDargh CEO, Chief Energy Officer, The Resiliency Group. Since starting her consultancy practice in 1980, Eileen McDargh has become known as a master facilitator, an award-winning author of seven books, and an internationally recognized keynoter and executive coach. Her articles have appeared in numerous business journals, newspapers, and she’s regular contributor to three curated digital sites: Open for Business, Switch & Shift, and Lead Change Group. She draws upon practical business know-how, life’s experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Her programs are content rich, interactive, provocative and playful—even downright hilarious. Organizations like Cisco, Novartis, Oracle, and Procter & Gamble hire her firm to teach and for the building of resilient leadership teams and workplaces. The senior vice president and global head of drug regulatory affairs for an international pharmaceutical company says, “The weeks Eileen spent working with [my senior leadership team] were a magical time in all our careers. Through our work with her, we became stronger leaders, and banded together to become a high-performing transformative team.” Eileen is a certified speaking professional (CSP) and her election into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame places her among the top 3% of speakers in the United States. She’s also listed as a recommended expert through the Sloan Work and Family Research Network now headquartered at University of Pennsylvania.
Debra Fine is a globally renowned keynote speaker and trainer who is a former engineer. She started the company called FINE Art of Small Talk in Denver to guide people on how to develop business relationships, build rapport and make the most of networking and mingling opportunities. Debra programs focus on striking up conversations and keeping them going, mastering introductions and remembering names, body language, active listening, overcoming communication barriers and exiting conversations with grace. The tools offered in Fine’s presentations teach audience members how to make the most of association events, networking occasions, receptions and meetings. Debra is the bestselling author of The Fine Art of Small Talk, How to Start a Conversation Keep it Going Build Rapport and Leave a Positive Impression (Hachette), The Fine Art of Big Talk How to Win Clients, Deliver Great Presentations and Solve Conflicts at Work (Hachette) and her most recent in the Fine Art series: Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face-to-Face Communication with Teenagers all published and translated in over 20 countries. A Huffington Post blogger Fine has appeared in major media networks such as The Today Show, CNN, The Early Show and NPR Morning Edition.
Dianna Booher is a business keynote speaker and consultant from America. She has published more than 47 books that have been translated into 60 foreign-language editions, with nearly 4 million copies sold. Her most popular titles include the bestsellers Communicate Like a Leader, What MORE Can I Say?, Communicate With Confidence, Speak With Confidence, Creating Personal Presence. She’s the founder and CEO of Booher Research Institute. Dianna works with organizations to help them communicate clearly and with leaders to expand their influence by a strong executive presence. Clients include IBM, ExxonMobil, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, BP, Chevron, Pepsico, Marriott, Hyatt, MD Anderson Cancer Center, JP Morgan Chase, among many other Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies. As a high-caliber keynoter, she captivates, inspires, and motivates her audiences around the world by highlighting significant communication issues as they affect personal productivity. Dianna Booher has received the highest awards in the professional speaking industry, including induction into the Speaker Hall of Fame. Additionally, she was recognized by Successful Meetings magazine on their list of “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century.” Leadership Excellence has recognized her in their list of “Top 100 Thought Leaders in America” and “Top 100 Minds on Personal Development” and “Leadership 500.” Good Morning America, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN International, Fox, Bloomberg, Washington Post, The New York Times, Success, The New Strait Times, Entrepreneur and many other major media outlets around the world have interviewed her on critical workplace communication issues.
Henrik Fexeus is an author, communications specialist, and performer of edutainment. He has brought new practical meaning to the phrase “mind reading” and reveals skills in nonverbal communication, body language, and psychological influence. Henrik has studied communication techniques and mental skills like NLP, hypnosis, acting, magic, and psychology, and is renowned for his understanding of influence in the media, advertising, propaganda and memetics. He is currently touring with his mind-reading show and has been hosting his own TV-show in conjunction with Sweden’s largest broadcaster. Henrik is the award winning author of six best selling books: The Art of Reading Minds (AKA The Upper Hand) (2007), When You Do What I want You To (2008), Everybody Gets Some (2009), How To Get Mental Superpowers (2011), Better Social Skills In 1 Hour (2012), and Get Creative In 1 Hour(2012). His books have been translated into 28 languages. Henrik wrote and hosted two seasons of the internationally recognized TV show Mind Storm (2007-2009) for Swedish Television, and was a jury member of Sweden’s Got Talent 2011.
Based in Silicon Valley, Mark Thompson is a senior executive leadership coach, a successful business leader, New York Times bestselling author, venture capitalist and Tony-nominated Broadway producer – and brings real-time solutions to today’s leadership challenges. Mark is the CEO and co founder of Virgin Unite Mentors, Sir Richard Branson’s network for executive coaching and entrepreneurial innovation and is a Founding Patron of Virgin Unite’s Entrepreneurship Centre. Mark is also Program Chairman for the Board of Governors of the Hesselbein Leadership Institute and the John F. Kennedy Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Mark is Charles Schwab’s former Chief of Staff, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Chief Communications Officer and co founder of the Schwab Foundation. He served as the Executive Producer of Schwab.com, with assets of over $1.4 Trillion. Forbes Magazine called Mark one of America’s top investors with the Midas touch. He is a founding advisor of the Stanford Realtime Venture Design Lab, and a visiting scholar at his alma mater, Stanford University. He has served as faculty at the World Economic Forum and the World Business Forum. He is a SupporTED coach on the team that coaches TED Fellows. Mark served on the Board of Directors of Best Buy, Korn Ferry and Interwoven (now owned by HP). He was Chairman of Rioport which popularized the MP3 player prior to the iPod and iTunes and was Chairman of Integration which was acquired by Silicon Labs.
Connie Dieken is one of the world’s leading thought leaders on influence and executive presence. She’s the founder of The Dieken Group, an executive coaching, consulting, and training firm that transforms people into powerful, purposeful influencers with remarkable adaptability in changing times. A former Emmy award-winning and Telly award-winning broadcast journalist, Connie spent more than 20 years among the most influential people in the public eye and studied their unique patterns to move others to action. She uses her experiences and unique Connect, Convey, Convince® methodology as a foundation to prepare clients for the challenges and uncertainties of today’s communications. A Radio & TV Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee, Connie helps leaders maximize their relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally and overcome any gaps that may exist. The National Association of Women Business Owners selected Connie as one of the Top 10 Female Business Owners. She keynotes major business and industry conferences around the globe and has been selected by Speakers.com as one of America’s top keynote speakers every year since 2010. Her two bestselling books, Talk Less, Say More: 3 Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen and Become the Real Deal: The Proven Path to Influence and Executive Presence take Connie’s knowledge, research and experience coaching high-powered leaders and condense them into fast-paced, no-nonsense guides that jumpstart anyone to be more influential communicators
Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist, LA Times and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture and has created more than a quarter of a million presentations. As a persuasion specialist, she cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. Resonate, her latest book, spent nearly a year on Amazon’s top 100 business book bestsellers list. Duarte, Inc. is the largest design firm in Silicon Valley, as well as the 5th largest woman-owned employer. Nancy has won several prestigious awards for communications and entrepreneurship and was recently honored in Watermark’s “Women Who Have Made Their Mark 2011” ceremony. She has been a speaker at a number of Fortune 500 companies and counts many more among her firm’s clientele. She also speaks at business schools and teaches classes at Stanford University several times a year.
Marjorie Brody, CSP, CPAE, PCC Marjorie Brody provides a hardcore reality check for all working professionals, helping them communicate like leaders. She has become the go-to “sage” for organizations and leaders looking for what it truly takes to succeed in a highly competitive business world. Marjorie delves into the vital characteristics, behaviors and strategies that lead to career success – including leadership presence and the ability to influence without authority. As President & CEO of BRODY Professional Development of Jenkintown, PA, a global Leadership Communications training, coaching, speaking, and consulting company, she has built a successful business from a part-time venture with three clients to a multi-million global operation with many clients in the Fortune 100. Marjorie earned her CSP — Certified Speaking Professional – designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA). She also was inducted into NSA’s Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) Speaker Hall of Fame. Marjorie earned her PCC – Professional Certified Coach — designation from the International Coach Federation. She is regularly quoted by the media, and is author of more than 30 business communication books — including IMPACT! Deliver Presentations That Get Results, Career MAGIC: A Woman’s Guide to Reward & Recognition, and No Excuses! Create a Culture of Accountability.
Dr. Tony Alessandra
Dr. Tony Alessandra helps companies turn prospects into promoters. He is two speakers in one… a professor and a performer, or as one client put it – he delivers college-level lectures in a comedy store format. Dr. Tony offers audiences the opportunity to enjoy themselves while learning practical, immediately applicable skills that positively affect their relationships with prospects, customers and co-workers. His focus is on how to create instant rapport with prospects, employees & vendors; how to convert prospects and customers into business apostles who will “preach the gospel” about your company and products; and how to out-market, out-sell and out-service the competition.
He is also a prolific author with 30 books translated into over 50 foreign language editions, including the newly revised, best-selling The NEW Art of Managing People; Charisma; The Platinum Rule; Collaborative Selling; and Communicating at Work.
He is featured in over 100 audio/video programs and films, including DISC Relationship Strategies; The Dynamics of Effective Listening; and Gaining the EDGE in Competitive Selling. He is also the originator of the internationally recognized behavioral style assessment tool – The Platinum Rule®.
Dr. Alessandra was inducted into the NSA Speakers Hall of Fame in 1985. In 2009, he was inducted as one of the “Legends of the Speaking Profession;” in 2010-2014, he was selected 5 times as one of the Speakers.com Top 5 Sales/ Marketing/ Customer Service Speakers by Speaking.com; in 2010, Tony was elected into the inaugural class of the Top Sales World Sales Hall of Fame; in 2012, he was voted one of the Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers; and also in 2012, Dr. Tony wasvoted the #1 World’s Top Communication Guru.
Recognized by Meetings & Conventions Magazine as “one of America’s most electrifying speakers,” Tony’s polished style, powerful message, and proven ability as a consummate business strategist consistently earn rave reviews and loyal clients.
Tonya Reiman is a speaker, author and trainer who specializes in body languages. She is a regular contributor in providing analysis and knowledge about communication through major network channels and popular media such as Fox News Channel, CNN, Access Hollywood, Cosmopolitan, Life Style, Time Magazine and Wall Street Journal. Her interest in the field of body language began when a professor of psychology came nose to nose with her in order to demonstrate the significance of personal space. She later graduated from the Pace University and continued her studies in communication until she graduated from the State University of New York in Communication. With her skills for over a decade Tonya has delivered practical content in her keynotes seminars and workshops to help many companies to grow better and to establish effective communication.
Mr Body Language Allan Pease, based in Queensland Australia, is a worldwide well known and respected expert in communication that teaches his audience on how to decode peoples behavior and on how we should respond to it through simple field tested skills and techniques that get results. Allan who deserves a big credit as a speaker and expert already gave his speech across 65 countries in a fast paced highly entertaining and down to earth presentation while helping people becoming a strong magnet and drive other people towards them by saying yes. Allan has also written many of bestseller books including Body Language which has sold over 4 million copies and other most highly successful books which he co authored with his wife Barbara likeThe Definitive Book of Body Language and Why Men Dont Listen and Women Cant Read Maps which has been sold over ten million copies worldwide.
Amy Carroll is a coach, trainer, speaker and recovering predator based in Vevey, Switzerland. She first discovered the mishaps of communication at an early age when she began challenging the misbehavior of those in power. After investing many years learning the ineffective ways of communicating, Amy set off on a path of self-discovery and eventual mastery. She spent 14 years working in psychiatric and educational facilities. Having received both designation of PCC Professional Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation and Certified Master Practitioner of NLP Neuro linguistic programming, Amy leads programs on influencing, leadership and emotional intelligence, as well as advanced presentation techniques, to managers, executives and teams at multinationals worldwide.
Amy is an energetic, engaging presenter. She shows her clients how to be dynamic, honest and effective communicators while developing their ability to influence others by creating powerful partnerships. “Make Your Partner Look Good” is her motto. Client list includes corporations Alcon, A.P. Moller-Maersk, Baxter, Baxalta, Dow, Dupont, Ernst & Young, European Stability Mechanism, Ferring, HEC Lausanne, HP, HPE, Merck Serono, Medtronic, Microsoft, Medicines For Malaria, Nestlé, Nespresso, Novartis, Parker, P&G, Saatchi & Saatchi, Shire, Swiss Post, UBS, United Nations, Varian and World Economic Forum.
Amy’s book, The Ego Tango, is a portable coach and reveals how to apply the 7 Partner Mindset Techniques to show you How To Get More of What You Want More Often With Less Hassle.
Terri Sjodin, one of America’s most highly sought-after female speakers, has trained and motivated thousands of people from all over the world. Her unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals. She is the Founder and Principal of Sjodin Communications, a public speaking, sales training, and consulting firm based in Newport Beach, CA USA. For over 20 years Terri has served as a speaker and consultant to an impressive list of corporations, associations, academic conferences, CEO’s and Members of the U.S. Congress. In August of 1999, she received the prestigious CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation and was inducted into the NSA Speaker Hall of Fame in July of 2012. In June of 2007, she was named one of the top five Women in Business by the Orange County Business Journal at the distinguished WIB awards. Terri is the author of the national bestselling book, Small Message, Big Impact, which hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists. She is also the author of the highly-acclaimed book, Scrappy: A Little Book About Choosing to Play Big (Penguin Random House/Portfolio) which was just released in the Fall of 2016 and New Sales Speak – The 9 Biggest Sales Presentation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (John Wiley & Sons). Beyond her success as an entrepreneur and author, Terri is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows throughout the country appearing on The Today Show, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, and many major network affiliates from ABC, CBS, and NBC, FOX, cable and radio. She is a “high content” speaker – Her approach is fresh, real-world, and her style is sassy and practical. Each presentation is loaded with street-worthy ideas, methods, and tips that men and women can use immediately to get results.
In 2005, Kate Peters wrote a book, Can You Hear Me Now? 31 days to harnessing the power of your vocal impact. It’s a primer in vocal impact for the uninitiated. Kate is the founder of Vocal Impact, Inc., and an executive communications coach for many successful executives. Her colleagues at Vocal Impact, Inc.and she work with executives at technology companies in Silicon Valley, manufacturing companies across the US, Europe and Asia, real estate developers in the US, large and small business consulting organizations, as well as politicians, non-profit leaders, radio personalities, educators, and others. Vocal Impact is dedicated to helping clients learn vocal health, create clarity out of noise and expression out of flat, meaningless delivery through development of articulation and inflection skills, an approach that not only helps individual expression but allows people to connect better with others. The Vocal Impact approach to communicating with influence is science-based and performance-proven, systematically building skills and discipline in the communicator.
Kate has been a guest on the KNX Business Hour, the Wayne and Jane Show in Canada, and other national and internet radio programs. Shehas shared ideas about vocal impact, what makes a voice sexy and how communication reflects Executive Presence with organizations such as IABC, Women in Business, NAFE, E-Women, Rotary, The UCLA Alumni Association, CASE, and many others, and is a member of VASTA, NATS, and The Voice Foundation. Her blog, K8svoice is a top-100 online resource for public speaking.
Lisa B. Marshall
Lisa B. Marshall has a long history of helping organizations and elite performers develop strong communication and leadership by emphasizing scientifically-based insights, ultra-practical techniques, and counter intuitive wisdom. Her company develops solutions to facilitate organizational effectiveness and leadership development through consulting, training, keynotes, and one-on-one coaching. Signature programs include Smart Talk: Communicating Influence, Maximizing Impact; The Successful Leader: From Ordinary to Extraordinary; and Expert Presenter: From Information to Influence. Her programs have been delivered globally. Although specializing in biotech/pharma, engineering, and health care clients include Johns Hopkins Medicine, Roche, Pepsico, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The American Heart Association, Leidos, The University of Pennsylvania, AstraZenea, AARP, AMG (Affiliated Managers Group), Kellogg’s and many more. Lisa Marshall is author of international bestselling book, Smart Talk which has been translated into three languages. She is also creator and host of the Public Speaker, an award-winning, iTunes Top 10 business podcast, which has earned over 15 million downloads. She’s also the author of an audiobook, Ace Your Interview, developer of online courses Powerful Presenter, Expert Presenter, and Influence: Maximize Your Impact and host of the Smart Talk interview podcast. Her work has been featured in diverse media such as: Forbes, CBS Money Watch, The Chicago Tribune, Ragan.com, Woman’s Day, Cosmopolitan, Business Insider, Psychologies, Huffington Post, and more. She holds masters with duel concentrations in interpersonal/intercultural communication and organizational communication. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and identical twin daughters.
Rob Kendall is an internationally recognised authority on the dynamics and practices of effective conversation. His first job, working with amputees in India as an 18-year old, was the start of an extraordinary career journey. Over the last three decades, he’s been an artist with work sold in 24 countries, a co-founder of a technology company, a consultant to organisational leaders on five continents, a non-executive director of a BAFTA and EMMY-winning visual effects company, and an award-winning author.
The skills of successful communication that Rob shares in his new book Workstorming have been tested with tens of thousands of people in over 70 organisations, including American Express, AT&T, BBC Worldwide, BRITs, Burberry, FTSE Group, London Marathon, Met Office, Post Office, Selfridges, Shell, Virgin, Vodafone and the 2012 Olympics. He’s also worked with joint ventures, charities, government departments and sports professionals. Having observed first-hand why some organizations implode while others become billion-pound enterprises or create a legacy of social contribution, Rob has a unique perspective on how to be effective and fulfilled at work.
Workstorming: Why Conversations at Work Go Wrong and How to Fix Them, is published by Watkins in September 2016. Whether you’re a CEO or entering the workplace for the first time, Rob argues that your success depends on your ability to communicate with others, and explains in straightforward and highly practical terms – using real transcripts – how you can improve your ability to have any conversation, in any circumstance, with anyone.
A former Merrill Lynch stockbroker Mark Jeffries from New York USA is an author, consultant keynote speaker and event moderator. He has helped many companies across the US, Canada and Europe fulfilling their high level communication requirements such as hosting events deliver keynotes and coaching session to CEOs and executives. The Art of Business Influence Selling without Selling is a famous topic of his keynote speeches that brings out a toolbox which is packed with techniques ideas and methods designed to give teams a smart proven communication based path to approach the challenges and opportunities they face every day. A true all rounder person he gave an entertaining captivating and yet without slides. He deliver his practical ideas to more than 100,000 people around the world with his client listed including Zurich Insurance Bank of America, IBM, Johnson Johnson, Microsoft, Motorola, Boeing, Ernst Young and many more. His trademark books Whats Up With Your Handshake 2008 and The Art of Business Seduction 2010 guides people using the must technique and strategies for them to gain success in interpersonal career and business interactions.
Gary Genard, Ph.D. is the creator and president of Boston-based The Genard Method of performance-based public speaking training. His executive coaching and group workshops help professionals around the world optimize their natural talents as communicators. Dr. Genard is a stage actor who trained and performed in London, New York, and on national tours. This background forms the basis of his unique Method that incorporates theater-based techniques to produce confident, authentic, and memorable speakers. His is the author of How to Give a Speech (2007) and Fearless Speaking – Beat Your Anxiety, Build Your Confidence, Change Your Life. (2014). His weekly blog Speak for Success!offers insights and practical skills for successful public speaking. In 2015 The Genard Method began an alliance with The Language Center in Todi, Italy where Dr. Genard will lead customized workshops in executive presentation skills.
John Gray is the famous author of Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus a coach therapist and psychology specialist. He uses scientific approaches to create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health happiness and romance in relationships between men and women. He started his first groundbreaking step as an author of Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus which was one of the best selling books in 1990 he published another book Work with Me The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business with Barbara Annis a global expert on Gender Intelligence. This book offered bright solutions to help men and women understand how each gender communicates solves problems makes decisions resolves conflict leads the others and deals with stress that leads to a productive work environment. John has been featured on major network such as Oprah Dr Oz The Today Show CBS Morning Show and many others as well as being profiled in Time Forbes USA Today TV Guide and People.
Harrison Monarth , a top notch speaker from the United States in the area of persuasive communication and also a speaker/trainer. As a preeminent expert, he regularly prepares CEOs senior executives political candidates and other leading professionals for high stakes presentations and speaking opportunities. He has coached leaders from major organizations while his clientele include Merrill Lynch, Northwestern Mutual, Intel, Cisco Systems, Prudential, RE MAX, Coldwell Banker, Hertz and many other leading corporations as well as political candidates and members of the Congress. He teaches people how to convey themselves with maximum impact with their interactions by mastering the verbal, non verbal and optimized vocal intonation. Him as the communicator speaks in relax tone balanced driven by logical thoughts and also known for his caring, yet intensive coaching style that easily allows his client to open up and hold on to the notion he taught. He also has produced notable writings entitled The Confident Speaker McGraw Hill 2007 that is based on his thorough research for years in persuasive communication and high impact speaking.
Judith Humphrey is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Humphrey Group based in Toronto Canada, since 1988 provides coaching to executives to be effective speakers and to attain strong leadership presence in leading and inspiring other people. The Humphrey Group has a broad range of clients including IBM, Microsoft, Dell, HSBC, CIBC, TD, RBC, Scotiabank, Bell, Suncor and Goldcorp. Judith delivers coaching to many high level executives and CEOs. She is a great engaging presenter and delivers her speech in a balanced manner yet enriched with essential thoughts for people to start to think about what they can do to overcome their limitations and become great communicators who can influence others. Her communication firm also makes a big contribution to women, through the delivery of the Taking the Stage program, which has reached over 500,000 women participants globally. It has enabled them to take a big leap in projecting confidence and clarity every time they speak. As a regular speaker at many conferences, Judith also has written a best selling book titled Speaking as a Leader, How to Lead Every Time You Speak that has been listed as one of the top 30 business books in 2012. Her Latest book is Taking the Stage: How Women Can Speak Up, Stand Out, and Succeed (Jossey Bass 2014)
Author of the best selling book Body Language for Dummies Elizabeth Kuhnke top notch speaker as well as voice and body language expert, has served many years sharpening people skills that helped them become a brilliant communicator and able to express themselves with more clarity and confidence. The Kuhnke Communication firm is based in Oxfordshire United Kingdom founded by her has nourished many individuals, organizations and companies in key areas pertaining to interpersonal communication personal impact and executive presence. As the most sought after speaker, Elizabeth dedicated to her client by seeing herself as their diamond polisher while delivering her sessions to them with focused fun which makes it engaging. She is also a designated MBTI Administrator and an NLP Practitioner and has a wide experience in coaching communication skills throughout the Europe USA and the Far East.
Frank Luntz is an expert in the field of communication. He is the consultant for international companies in developing a strategy to win the hearts of customers. Frank is also an adviser for political parties, pollster and strategist for the Republican Party. He is the author of The New York Times best seller Words that Work Its Not What You Say Its What People Hear. Now out in paperback, the book explores the art and science of language creation and was awarded the 2008 Audie Award for the best business information educational audiobook of the year. He also authored another book What Americans Really Want Really which has been nominated for the 2010 Audie Award for the years best non fiction audiobook.
Judee K Burgoon
Judee K Burgoon is an American academician a professor of Communication and professor of Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona.Judee teachings focus on non verbal and relational communication. Her main emphasis is in interpersonal communication processes and outcomes expectancy violations deception nonverbal relational messages conversation involvement and dominance and dyadic adaptation patterns.She is author of as well as an editor of 13 books and monographs and nearly 300 published articles chapters and reviews related to nonverbal and verbal communication deception and computer mediated communication. Judee is a recipient of several awards and recognition such as the National Communication Associations Distinguished Scholar Award for a lifetime of scholarly achievement, the Mark L Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication and the Woolbert Research Award for Scholarship of Lasting Impact.
Shari Harley, MA and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) is the founder and president of Candid Culture an international training and consulting firm bringing candor back to the work place, creating a safe haven for employees, managers, and clients to speak honestly. Candid Culture helps corporations, associations, government agencies, schools, and not-for-profits get and keep the right customers and employees by creating better business relationships. Shari is a business person. Her previous experience includes selling and facilitating for Dale Carnegie Training, conducting customer service training for American Century Investments, leading leadership training and successful planning for OppenheimerFunds, and managing operations across 21, nation-wide locations, with 200 matrixed employees. Shari started her management training business after a fifteen year corporate career. She left her National Director role in 2007 with no plan and no prospects. Her family and friends thought she was crazy. But even in one of the worst economic climates of all time, Shari’s business leadership development services have been in high demand. Organizations of all types and sizes, in seven countries, have gravitated to Shari’s simple communication and management training for forging long lasting business relationships. Shari is known globally as an engaging, fun, content-rich business speaker and trainer. She is the author of the book How to Say Anything to Anyone. She has an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s degree in Applied Communication from the University of Denver, where she served as an adjunct faculty member and taught business leadership development courses.
Patti Wood Called
Patti Wood Called, “The Gold Standard of Body Language Experts” by the Washington Post, credited for bringing the topic to the national consciousness by The New York Times. Patti Wood taught body language at Florida State, and conducts research on first impressions and body language. She is a true body language expert. You see her regularly on Good Morning America, CNN, HLN, Fox News and Fox Business Network, PBS, The Today Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Discovery Channel, Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew, Bravo, In Session, and The History Channel. She is quoted every week in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, ESPN, Bloomberg Business Week, Fortune, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, In Touch, USA Today, People, Huffington Post, CBS.com, MSNBC.com, NPR.com and hundreds more. She speaks to and consults with Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, GE, Hewlett Packard, Georgia Pacific, DuPont, Prudential, Chase, and Porsche. Patti has spoken to the audience around the world. Patti has served eight years on the board of National Speakers Association, Georgia Chapter, and has been an active member for over twelve years. Patti was voted Speaker of the Year and Member of the Year by her peers in the prestigious organization, NSA. As an officer, she managed the Speakers’ School, an annual showcase of speakers and public relations. She recommends that all new speakers join their local chapter of NSA because there is so much to learn from each other.
Stacey is author of two books; Influence Redefined…Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday® and Yes You Can! Everything You Need to Know From A to Z to Influence Others To Take Action. Her books provide practical and immediate skills and techniques that have given thousands the ability to enhance their influence Monday to Monday®. Stacey helps individuals eliminate the static that plagues communicative delivery — to persuade, sell, influence and communicate face-to-face with a clear message. She has trained and presented to thousands to rid business leaders of bad body language habits and to choose words wisely in the financial industry to the healthcare industry to government and everyone in between. Her client list is vast from Coca-Cola, FedEx, Kohl’s, United States Army, Navy and Air Force, McDonald’s, Publicis Media, Nationwide, US Cellular, Pfizer, GE, General Mills and Abbvie. Her team works with Directors up to the C-Suite. In addition to her client list, she has been the Emcee for Tedx. She has inspired thousands as a featured guest on media outlets including; The New York Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Thrive, SmartMoney magazine, The Economist and Business Week. She is a Certified Speaking Professional—a valuable accreditation earned by less than 10% of speakers worldwide.
Her work ethic was forged in her childhood years, growing up on a farm. She gave up the pitchfork to take her message across the country, and to help leaders see and hear what their audiences see and hear rather than what they believe to be true. She gives executives what has been described as the “greatest gift of all” – to see themselves as others see them.
She helps us to influence others to take action Monday to Monday®.
Since 2007, Jason Snyder has been at Central Connecticut State University, where he teaches managerial communication. He earned both his Ph.D. and M.A. in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut, and his B.A. in Telecommunication Studies from Youngstown State University. Dr. S has presented organizational and business communication research at international, national, and regional conferences. He has also published his work in scholarly journals, including Journal of Business Communication and Communication Studies. His 2010 study of workplace email privacy was awarded the Journal of Business Communication Article of the Year. Dr. S is also co-author of “Today’s Business : A How-To Guide For Modern Professionals,” Dr. S and Robert Forbus share communication advice based on decades of practical experience, scholarly research, and interviews with professionals from many different industries.
Arnold Sanow, MBA, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional – highest earned designation by the National Speakers Association for excellence. Less than 850 CSP’s in the world) works with companies and organizations to build stronger customer and workplace relationships by improving verbal, interpersonal and organizational communication. Arnold accomplishes this through keynotes, seminars, training, facilitations, retreats, coaching and consulting. He focuses on; communication, people skills, persuasion, presentation skills, emotional intelligence, getting along, team building, leadership, customer service, relationship selling, networking and other business and personal development topics.
Ben Decker is a CEO of Decker Communications Inc. He is an expert in message business communication and he possesses a deep passion for effective communication. He frequently delivers gives speeches which emphasize a lot on creating communication experience, developing executive presence and developing effective communication as a leader. He serves as a trainer for large corporations such as AT& T, Bacardi, Charles Schwab, Cisco, JPMorgan Chase, Kaiser, Permanente, McKesson and the US Coast Guard and he also helps new companies in building their portfolio and seeking to increase capital.