Name: Diane DiResta
Title: Workplace communications/public speaking expert, author of Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message With Power, Punch, and Pizzazz, and President of DiResta Communications, Inc.
Company: DiResta Communications, Inc., New York, NY. www.diresta.com
Summary of Expertise: Diane DiResta is a media trainer, speech coach, and certified speech pathologist who works with executives in Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, and sports figures, to get them communicating with clarity and precision. She trains business people to communicate with greater impact in the marketplace and coaches leaders to project their power to influence in order to achieve the result they want. She’s also the author of the Amazon.com best-selling guide to public speaking and communicating from the platform, Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message With Power, Punch, and Pizzazz. She has coached and consulted a vast number and range of clients, including executives at AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, Warner Bros., the US Army, the NBA, Merck, and IBM.
Educational Background and Certification: Diane has a Masters of Science from Columbia University in Speech Pathology, and a B.A. in Speech from Brooklyn College. She is a Nationally Certified Speech pathologist (CCC).
Books or Articles Published: Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message With Power, Punch, and Pizzazz (Chandler House Press, 1998/2009); Conversations on Success – Interview with David E. Wright (Insight Publishing Company, 2004); “Voice Power: The Care and Feeding of the Professional Voice,” Professional Speaker Magazine, May 2004.
Memberships and Awards: Diane is past President of the NY Tri-State National Speakers Association (NSA), winner of the NSA Golden Mic Award for professional excellence and service, and recipient of the Louis K. Miller business leadership award from the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. She is listed in the World Who’s Who of Women.
Subjects or Issues Diane Can Knowledgeably Discuss: Personal and leadership communication, virtual communication for geographically distant teams, video conferencing, presidential candidate speaking styles, body language, the fear of public speaking, communication across cultures, audience development, technology and communication, multicultural speaking, listening, workplace communication, e-mail, leaving voicemail, gender communication styles, the glass ceiling, sales presentations, and the fine art of being influential in business.
Experience with the Media: CNN, Good Day New York, Bloomberg Radio, Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Entrepreneur Magazine, NY Times, LA Times, London Guardian, Cosmopolitan, BusinessWeek Online, Sales & Marketing Strategies and News, Sales & Marketing Management, Selling Power, Time Custom Publishing
DiResta Communications, Inc.
31 E32nd Street, Suite 300
New York, NY 10016
212 481-8484 Ext. 312