Like you, Communications Expert Diane DiResta knows what it’s like to have everything riding on that next big presentation.


You hope that you'll have the confidence to speak like a leader. You hope that you’ll have the audience sitting on the edge of their seats. Then you remember that hope is not a strategy.

That’s where Diane comes in.

Public speaking is a vital component of executive presence. Diane DiResta coaches executives to be influential public speakers. Companies hire Diane to deliver keynote speeches, seminars and workshops to train their teams in effective communication and leadership skills.


She knows that to have more influence, you need to have a compelling message that moves others into action.

And confidence is a key to driving a powerful message. To transform everyday presentation skills into those that drive more business faster, Diane developed the 4M Masterful Communications System™. For over 20 years Diane has used this system to transform executives of Fortune 500 companies to project presence on the platform and get the results they want.



She’s the author of Knockout Presentations: an amazon best selling book, which has been called the Bible of Public Speaking.


Today Diane is CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc a New York City consultancy serving business leaders who deliver high stakes presentations - whether one-to-one, in front of a crowd or from an electronic platform. With greater confidence you will be better able to influence, lead, and inspire your audience.  Work with Diane and grab the keys to masterful communications.

International Speaker on 4 continents

  • Invited by Alliance of American/Russian Women to speak about Entrepreneurship to women in Moscow and St Petersberg during the Russian transition to a market economy
  • Spoke for Women’s Campaign International in Tanzania
  • Trained the CEO and Executive Team of a top telecommunications company in Egypt


  • A native New Yorker, Diane has lived in 4 boroughs
  • From a military family. Attended kindergarten and 3rd grade in Germany.
  • Animal lover. Was a parent to a chihuahua and 3 cats
  • Lover of dark chocolate


  • Youtube media sensation with over 109 videos and over 200,000 hits.
  • Worked with sports and entertainment celebrities- NBA, WNBA, NBDL, USGA 
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology,  NY State license
  • Past President of NYC Chapter of National Speakers Association
  • Former Assistant VP of Sales & Trading Training at Drexel Burnham Lambert
  • Former Training Specialist at Salomon Brothers
  • Former senior associate for The Executive Technique, a Madison Avenue communications firm where she trained managers and executives of Fortune 500 companies in presentation skills
  • Former Adjunct lecturer New York University


  • Certified Speaking Professional (held by 22%  of speakers nationwide)
  • Certified Woman Owned Business
  • Lewis K Miller Award for business leadership from Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Received the Golden Mic Award 
  • Top 50 Public Speaking Blog  (Feedspot)



  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology,  NY State license 
  • M. S. Degree, Columbia University, Speech Pathology
  • B.A. Degree,  Brooklyn College, Speech
  • Graduate of the Coach University.
  • Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Certificate Ericksonian Hypnosis 

Clients include:

Where would you be if you could confidently drive more business During your next presentation?

“We were looking for a significant investment of 300M for our facility in Lyon, France. It takes 5 years from construction to licensed facility and we were doing clinical trials, 3 years away, so the investment was high risk. And we didn't even know if the vaccine worked. I needed to be as clear, understandable, and effective as possible to convey that type of risk was worth it. I got the funding. The facility is built and ready to go. Product will sell over $1 billion per year. Without your help on that presentation, and convincing the executive committee to invest, we wouldn’t have the product.”

Wayne Pisano
 Former CEO of Sanofi Pasteur