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Press release: Diane DiResta Delivers Keynote at the FEI Leadership Summit

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Grand Floridian Resort

On May 19th, the FEI Leadership Summit kicked off in Orlando Florida. The opening evening reception opened at Epcot Center. The three day conference held at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, offered keynote speeches, break out sessions and events.

On May 20th, Diane DiResta delivered her keynote, Influential Leadership: Transforming High Stakes Communication into Massive ROI, to an audience of 500 FEI members. And the following day presented a one hour concurrent session entitled How to Give a Knockout Presentation.

Other keynote speakers included, Craig Kielburger-Making Doing Good, Doable, Roberto Masiero-A Better Way to Work, former NFL player Anthony Trucks -Trust Your Hustle and artist Erik Wahl-The Art of Leadership.

The Financial Executive of the Year award was bestowed on winners from public, private and non-profit organizations.

About FEI

The 2019 Financial Leadership Summit offers professional and personal development, including networking opportunities in a knowledge-intense and enjoyable atmosphere. It’s an opportunity to join the conversation and interact within a prestigious community of like-minded peers to challenge thinking and share in challenges while strategizing for tomorrow.

About Diane DiResta

Diane DiResta, CSP, is Founder and 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. DiResta is the author of Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message with Power, Punch, and Pizzazz, an category best-seller and has spoken on 4 continents.

Diane is Past President of the NYC chapter of National Speakers Association and former media trainer for the NBA and WNBA. She was featured on CNN, and quoted in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, London Guardian, and Investors Business Daily and Bloomberg radio.

Diane is a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than 12% of speakers nationwide. And her blog, Knockout Presentations, made the Top 50 Public Speaking blogs.

Can Your Audience Still Hear Your Voice After Your Presentation?

Does your audience still hear your voice after your presentation? This was one of the provocative questions asked at the 2013 National Speakers Association convention. The event was held in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. And I was loving this event!  I came back excited and with new ideas to share with you.

Here are some thoughts from these memorable keynote speakers to help you take steps toward speaking success:

Walter Bond

Former NBA player and rising star in the speaking business.

  1. You can have a pity party for 3 days, and then you better have a plan.
  2. Validation is a lost art.
  3. Always look like success. Always look like money. And if you're not that good, look good and be quiet.
  4. The likeability factor is the best kept secret in business.
  5. Can your audience still hear your voice after your keynote?

Bruce Turkel

Helped create some of the world's most compelling brands

  1. People don't buy what you do, they buy who you are.
  2. A good brand makes people feel good. A great brand makes them feel good about themselves.

Phillipp Riederle

18 year old podcast genius from Germany focusing on New Media and youngest ever NSA convention speaker

  1. Make your customers your friends.
  2. The hormone Oxytocin increases when using Facebook, Twitter, texting. It feels like we are cuddling.
  3. Communication today = more contact, access, publishing.

Connie Dieken

Executive coach and former award-winning journalist

  1. Your outer presence is how you make people feel.
  2. There are three layers of presence: stability, credibility, likeability.
  3. We're living in a world that demands perfection and craves authenticity.

I'm still hearing the voices of several keynote speakers a week later. Why is that? Walter Bond told a joke every two or three minutes and was a master storyteller. He really kept us engaged. Bruce Turkel gave everyone a harmonica and taught us how to play a song. Phillipp was remarkable for his youth and his cutting edge research. Connie went out into the audience from the stage and interacted with individuals. She asked people, "What is your one word?"

Does your audience forget your message as soon as they leave the room? Learn to make your message memorable!