How to Give a Knockout Presentation

Speaking is the New Competitive Advantage” Diane DiResta

Entrepreneurs and business professionals can no longer avoid public speaking. Speaking is a leadership skill. To grow your business and succeed in life you need to be a good communicator. The good news is that communication and public speaking are skills that anybody can learn.

  • DO YOU WANT TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON YOUR AUDIENCE – But your negative self talk sabotages you?

  • DO YOU WANT TO STAND OUT IN THE CROWD – But shyness or fear keeps you on the sidelines?

  • ARE YOU AN EXPERT – But when you speak up in groups you forget what to say?

  • DO YOU WANT TO CONVINCE PROSPECTS AND INVESTORS – But don’t create excitement for your ideas?

  • DO YOU WANT TO BE RELAXED WHEN PRESENTING – But you come across as stiff and nervous?

  • DO YOU WANT TO SOUND SMOOTH AND PROFESSIONAL – But you’re unable to get to the point?


In this fun, interactive 4 hour class you’ll:

  • Look, sound, and speak the language of confidence

  • Manage your mind and control nervousness

  • Own the room

  • Stand up and practice speaking a number of times

  • Record your presentations to take with you

  • Receive templates to organize your talk and reduce preparation time

  • Engage your audience

  • Discover your natural style

  • Handle Questions and Answers

  • Use PowerPoint without reading the slides

  • Receive individual coaching and group feedback in a positive and safe environment

BONUS: Participants will receive a FREE eBook: Give Fear the Finger, and program handouts, including time-saving templates to craft your talk.

JUNE 7TH, 2019

EARLY BIRD RATE - $500.00 Ends June 3rd


“I’ve wanted for years to improve my public speaking and presentation, and Diane’s seminar was a transformative - and simple - step. In a morning, using immediate feedback and video, Diane walked me and the other participants through the essentials of making a better impression, with more confidence and less anxiety. She’s distilled years of coaching and expertise into a few hours of concentrated advice (everything from gestures to cadence to messaging), and provided takeaways that recapitulated the key points. I had a major new business presentation the following week; Diane’s workshop completely changed my point of view and capabilities and I went into the boardroom with twenty executives confidently and gave an excellent, well-received presentation. Diane herself is personable, direct, and professional. Highly recommended!”
— David Lamb
“I delivered the best lecture of my life. It was polished and smooth. I received numerous positive comments. Wow. Thanks for helping me pull this together.”
— Prof. J McDevitt, NYC
“Your program helped to build my confidence. My speech was voted the best of the weekend session.”
— Steve C. GM Grey Direct
“Thanks to all your help, I got a standing ovation.”   
— C O’Neill  The Michelle O’Neill Foundation
“Your coaching has been beyond valuable. I’m so grateful.”   
— Mary H., APG Asset Management
“I was singled out individually as best presenter in the entire class. I recommend Diane for everyone, even if you’ve been in front of large groups several times and think you’re a pro. Thanks!!”
— Dominic M., Senior Program Manager, Franklin Energy Services


Who is 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. She’s a professional speaker, an executive speech coach to executives and entrepreneurs, and taught public speaking courses for NYU. In 2017 she was a pitch coach for Entrepreneurs Round Table. 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. She has unique ability to get to the core of the message and translate complexity into simplicity.

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.



  • coachable

  • responsible for your own success

  • ready to grow beyond your current level of public speaking