Upcoming Communication Gurus
If you know of Highly Skilled speakers, trainers, consultants and thought leaders in the Communication field, please nominate them
Frances Rios As a Professional Speaker and Expert in Strategic Communication, Frances Rios teaches tools to immediately improve how your organization communicates with colleagues and customers. Every person in your company can become an Influential Communicator who Motivates, Inspires Action, and Gets Results!. She is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, Frances Rios is the author of The Glue Factor: How to Make Your Message Stick. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and a regular collaborator with prestigious media outlets such as the business newspaper Caribbean Business and Univision.
Josette Lesser is a Communication Consultant, Coach, Trainer. Josette is passionate about communication. She has been a media, presentation and business communication skills coach and trainer for over 16 years, working in both the Public and Private sectors. Josette began her career in radio, television and theatre as a performer, but quickly moved into presenting. She has worked as a presenter in all areas of the media, and at conferences and seminars representing major companies such as Everest. Josette has also presented for companies at Bid Defences, and is co-author of “How to Give the Ultimate Sales Presentation”, available through all UK bookstores and Amazon. Moving from presenting to news, Josette honed her skills as a print and broadcast journalist, interviewer, Editor, Producer and as Head of News and Features. Her client list includes the British Army’s former radio network Garrison FM, The Royal International Air Tattoo, and The PR Academy. She has also written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles over the years. Josette still continues to freelance in all areas of presenting and journalism, which means that her knowledge and expertise are always current.
Mary coaches leaders in the profit and not-for profit sectors around the world. Dubbed the corporate executive’s “Communications Guru” by The New York Times, Mary is the author of Communication Counts: Business Presentations for Busy People and contributes to a FORTUNE magazine blog aimed at top executives. Mary launched CCG in 2000, after more than 20 years in television news. As a reporter and anchor for NBC in New York, she won six EMMY awards, as well as the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award for investigative reporting.
Dan Broden is a coach who is successful working with the most challenging subjects and spokespeople. The former head of the Communications Training Network at Ketchum PR, Dan’s career as a coach follows an eight-year career in TV including work as a Court TV news anchor, commentator, and producer. Dan lectures on communications topics, most recently at Columbia, and Rutgers University. He earned his B.A. from Brown University and his law degree from The George Washington University Law School.
Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada’s most renowned independent marketing communications entrepreneurs. As CEO of Venture Communications, her creative and strategic approach has turned the company into a powerhouse with a blue chip client list. She is also the CEO of YouInc.com, a company she founded in 2012 that is dedicated to serving and investing in entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Dickinson is best known to Canadians as one of the venture capitalists on the award-winning CBC series Dragons Den and The Big Decision, as well as a marketing expert on Recipe to Riches. She is the author of two books, the number one bestselling book, Persuasion and her most recent best-selling release, All In. Her success and leadership has been recognized with multiple honours and awards including: Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100, the Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
Kevin E. O’Connor, is a Communications Specialist and an author, executive coach, businessman, and professional speaker. He specializes in working with professionals–particularly technical professionals–who have been promoted to leadership positions where they now lead their former peers. Kevin holds three masters degrees and his expertise focuses on the challenges of leadership, business relationships, and the effectiveness of teams. Most of his professional work is for Pharmaceutical and Medical professionals. He works with and has worked with Medical Affairs for Searle, OhioHealth, Pharmacia, Sanofi-Aventis, Amgen, ISTA, Takeda North America, Novartis, ONYX, Intermountain Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Baxter, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, Baxter BioScience, USAF Medical Command, Eli Lilly, The American College of Physician Executives, MDAnderson, Underwriters Laboratories.
Mark Wiskup communications specializes in Private Equity Management Presentation Exit Coaching and Annual Investor Meeting Presentation Coaching, Since 2012 Mark has coaching over 35 executive teams for company sales management presentations in the US, Canada, the UK and France. The practice is based in Tampa, Florida. His clients say he’s a task master, intensely helping them to understand how communication disconnects in their organizations always wind up hurting the P&L…and their professional equity. He challenges all audiences; from intimate workshop groups to large conferences of CEOs, with practical and lively sessions that result in energetic group discussions, instant take home value and lots of humor.