Drawing from a wealth of experience in the corporate and educational markets, Brenda Besdansky, founder and president of Speakers World, is regarded as a preeminent presentation coach, trainer, agent and producer for professional speakers, industry executives and subject matter experts for companies ranging from start-ups to established leaders in their fields.
With a reputation for successfully producing a variety of programs in an expanding range of multinational corporations and for high-profile business speakers and top-tiered business schools, as well as non-profits, for over three decades, Brenda weaves her extensive presentation development and production expertise with her background in theater, film, video, and radio.
Brenda had worked extensively in Silicon Valley for many years during the dot com era with a number of entrepreneurial companies on how to effectively package and project their strategy, talent, leadership, and general ‘stage-craft’ in preparation for negotiating the highly competitive venues of securing venture capital.
Now enjoying being in her third act, Brenda currently integrates her myriad production, coaching and programming talents by collaborating with gerontechnologists and innovators working with older adults to develop communication training and coaching programs and customized TED-related speaker series that help them target, educate, entertain and market to their respective audiences.
Brenda’s programs are rich in the content, imagery, and style required to get ideas to market and to make all the world your stage.
Author of several books on communication skills, including Public Speaking Lessons from TED Talks, Diane Windingland coaches executives in strategic high stakes presentations. Working virtually with clients across the globe, she focuses her clients on the key aspects of their presentations that will get them and their message remembered. Diane has a reputation for helping her clients create and present laser-focused and audience-focused presentations.
As a former engineer in the defense industry, Diane understands the challenges that start-ups with a highly technical product or service face in communicating benefits. She specializes in creating clarity and engagement in technical presentations. She has coached executives in non-technical fields as well, from leading franchise speakers, to corporate executives in a major restaurant chain, to academics in health care. She even coached a speaker to deliver a TED Talk, a very special type of public speaking in which Diane is well-versed.
In addition to being a presentation coach and author, Diane is a professional speaker on communication topics and has experience owning a technology company, working as a cognitive skills trainer and being president of an investment club. Diane’s clients benefit from her ability to relate to and understand a wide range of audiences with her unique combination of technology, business and communications experience.
After working with Diane, her coaching clients convince their audiences with clarity and confidence.