World's Top 30 Communication Professionals for 2020

Guru #1

Connie Dieken

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

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Guru #2

Nancy Duarte

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.

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Guru #3

Eileen McDargh

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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.

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Guru #4

Henrik Fexeus

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.

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Guru #5

Tasha Eurich

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She uses science to help leaders—from early stage entrepreneurs to public company CEOs—achieve dramatic and measurable change. Her primary areas of expertise are executive coaching, executive team development, and leadership and high potential development.

Having worked directly with over 20,000 leaders and spoken live to hundreds of thousands more—on every continent but Antarctica—Dr. Eurich’s clients include Salesforce, the NBA, Walmart, KPMG, and the White House Leadership Development Program. Her TEDxMileHigh talks have been viewed more than six million times.

In 2019, she was named one of the top 30 emerging management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, as well as the #1 self-awareness coach in the world by Marshall Goldsmith.

Tasha contributes to Harvard Business Review, and her thought leadership has been featured in outlets like NPRForbesThe New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Eurich’s first book, Bankable Leadership, debuted at #8 on The New York Times best-seller list. Her latest book, Insight, delves into the connection between self-awareness and success. It has been hailed as a “bold, exhilarating take on self-improvement” by Success Magazine,  a “fascinating read” by The Guardian, and famed Wharton Business school professor Adam Grant calls one of the three books he recommends most often.

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Guru #6

Frank Luntz

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.

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Guru #7

Dianna Booher

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Dianna Booher, MA, CSP, CPAE, has published 48 books that have been translated into 62 foreign-language editions, with nearly 4 million copies sold. Her most popular titles include the bestsellers Communicate Like a Leader; Faster, Fewer, Better Emails; What MORE Can I Say?; Communicate With Confidence; Speak With Confidence; and 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 US government agencies. As a high-caliber keynote speaker, she highlights significant communication issues as they affect corporate and 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 workplace communication.

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Guru #8

Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was recognized as the #1 Communication Coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards. Clark, a consultant and keynote speaker, teaches executive education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School.

Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Entrepreneurial You (Harvard Business Review Press,), Reinventing You, and Stand Outwhich was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine and one of the Top 10 Business Books of the Year by Forbes. It was also a Washington Post bestseller. Her books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Polish, Korean, Spanish, Italian, Vietnamese, and Thai.

Clark, whom the New York Times described as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives,” is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. She consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Google, the World Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Yale University.

A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has also taught for Spain’s IE Business School, HEC-Paris, Babson College, Smith College Executive Education, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business, and more.

She has guest lectured at universities including Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Georgetown, NYU, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the University of Michigan.

Her work has been published in the Harvard Business Review Guide to Getting the Right Job and the Harvard Business Review Guide to Networking, and she is quoted frequently in the worldwide media, including NPR, the BBC, and MSNBC. She has been a regular commentator on Canada’s CTV and was named one of Inc. magazine’s “100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference.”

A former New England Press Association award-winning journalist, Clark directed the environmental documentary film The Work of 1000, and was a producer for a multiple-Grammy-winning jazz album. She is a Broadway investor, as well as a participant in BMI’s Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, widely considered the premiere training ground for musical theater lyricists and composers.

At age 14, Clark entered Mary Baldwin College’s Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. At 18, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, and two years later received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. You can download her Entrepreneurial You self-assessment at dorieclark.com/entrepreneur.

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Guru #9

Stacey Hanke

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®.

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Guru #10

Shari Harley

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.

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Guru #11

Julian Treasure

Julian is a sound and communication expert. He travels the world training people to listen better and create healthier sound. He is author of the books How to be Heard and Sound Business.

Julian’s five TED talks have been watched more than 80 million times. His latest, How to speak so that people want to listen, is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. Julian is regularly featured in the world’s media, including TIME Magazine, The Times, The Economist and the BBC.

Julian is also founder of The Sound Agency. The audio-branding company asks and answers the question “How does your brand sound?”. The Sound Agency work with some of the world’s biggest brands to improve their sound. Their award-winning work has made headlines internationally.

Julian’s love of sound stems from his early experience as a musician. He was a drummer for British band The Transmitters, amongst many others, and played on their second Peel Session in 1981.

Before The Sound Agency, Julian spent 30 years working in advertising and publishing. He founded, grew and sold contract magazine publishing agency TPD. Nowadays, Julian splits his time between London and Orkney, where he lives with his fiancee and youngest daughter

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Guru #12

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 PeopleCharismaThe Platinum RuleCollaborative Selling; and Communicating at Work.

 He is featured in over 100 audio/video programs and films, including DISC Relationship StrategiesThe 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.

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Guru #13

Allan Pease

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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.

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Guru #14

John Gray

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.

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Guru #15

Matt Abrahams

Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator, author, and coach. He is a lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he teaches two very popular classes in Strategic Communication and Effective Virtual Presenting. He recently received Stanford GSB’s Alumni Teaching Award in recognition of his valued service to teaching Stanford Alumni around the world.

In addition to his teaching, Matt is co-founder of Bold Echo Communication Solutions, an industry-leading presentation consulting and coaching practice.

Matt is especially interested in applying communication knowledge to real-world issues. In service of this goal, he published Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, which is now in its 3rd edition. His book was written to help people present and communicate in a more confident, connected, and compelling manner.

Prior to teaching, Matt held senior leadership positions at several software companies, where he created and ran global learning and development organizations.

Matt received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University, his graduate degree in communication studies from the University of California at Davis, and his secondary education teaching credential from San Francisco State University. He is a prolific writer with general public articles published on for GSB Insights, Toastmasters Magazine, Inc.com, Quartz, etc. He has also published several research articles on cognitive planning, persuasion, and interpersonal communication.

He is a member of the Management Communication Association (where he received a “Rising Star” award) as well as the National and Western States Communication Associations.

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Guru #16

Debra Fine

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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.

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Guru #17

Gary Genard

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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.

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Guru #18

David JP Phillips

David JP Phillips is an international speaker, author and coach in Modern Presentation Skills. His training and material are based on neuroscience and biology which makes his deliveries very hands on, practical and motivational.

David has spent 7 years studying 5000 speakers, amateurs and professionals in order for the first time in history to detail every single skill a communicator from stage or in a presentation uses in order to deliver their message.

With a seldom seen depth of knowledge and passion for his subject, David Phillips has become the leading Swedish figurehead in the art of making presentations. He is also author of the ground-breaking book “How To Avoid Death By PowerPoint” published in more than 30 countries.

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Guru #19

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.

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Guru #20

Tonya Reiman

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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.

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Guru #21

Marjorie Brody

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.

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Guru #22

Harrison Monarth

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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.

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Guru #23

Judith Humphrey

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)

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Guru #24

Elizabeth Kuhnke

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.

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Guru #25

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.

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Guru #26

Judee K Burgoon

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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.

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Guru #27

Mark Jeffries

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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.

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Guru #28

Terri Sjodin

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.

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Guru #29

Ben Decker

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.

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Guru #30

Amy Carroll

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.

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