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Public Speaking & Communication Tactics with Lisa Elia

  • Spaces Santa Monica 730 Arizona Avenue Santa Monica, CA, 90401 United States (map)

Public Speaking & Communication Training Tactics with Lisa Elia, Founder of Expert Media Training

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Join The Guilde & Expert Media Trainer Lisa Elia for an evening devoted to developing your speaking voice and communication skills. Whether you want to hone your voice for client and investor pitches, media interviews, public speaking engagements, community engagement, politics or general impact and persuasion, effective speaking skills can absolutely be learned. Lisa will teach us some basic techniques for using our voices for maximum impact, and host an interactive conversation about gender bias, the communication habits of women, and the importance of breathing techniques, body language and knowing your why when it comes to speaking up.


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Meet Lisa 

Lisa Elia built her brand as a media trainer and PR expert through the successes she created for clients, taking those who were unknown or who had very little prior press coverage, and catapulting them into the national spotlight with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CNN and other top national TV shows, as well as print and radio interviews with Clear Channel Radio, USA Today, People, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and hundreds of other outlets.

She has prepared clients for media interviews with all the major media outlets as we well as important public speeches, presentations and investor pitches.

From an early point in her career, which began after she earned her bachelor’s degree in communication with a public relations focus from the University of Delaware in the ‘80s, Lisa’s clients have turned to her for business advice and strategies that extended far beyond those provided by a media trainer or PR professional. Her training is always conducted with deep thought given to the client’s goals, brand and initiatives.

In the mid-90s, clients began requesting her training to prepare for speeches, presentations and investor pitches. Eventually, Lisa shifted her focus solely to training, where her business savvy, deep knowledge of the media, and understanding of communication and psychology enable her to train clients to deliver their messages confidently, clearly and compellingly.

Known to many who have seen her sharing her expertise on Entertainment TonightThe InsiderE! EntertainmentFoxNews.com or in Inc.or on the thousands of stages from which she has spoken over the years, Lisa has firsthand knowledge of the situations her clients encounter.

Lisa is comfortable working with people who have heavy accents, and she is sensitive to the influences that cultural differences have on a client's communication style. She gained exposure to people from all over the world during her formative years, when as a child she and her family lived in Geneva, Switzerland and traveled throughout Europe. Educating and training people to make sure their step into the spotlight is smooth and effective is her passion.

Nonprofit organizations that Lisa is involved with include DEFY Ventures, Minds Matter, PeaceNow, and Youth Business Alliance, among others.

You can find Lisa at Expert Media Training.


Location Information

SPACES Santa Monica

730 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica CA 90401

Earlier Event: May 21
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Later Event: May 30
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