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Stephanie Scotti

Stephanie Scotti is a strategic communication advisor specializing in high-stakes presentations. She has over 30 years’ experience mentoring every level of professional, from newly minted executives up through the C-suite echelons and into the president’s cabinet. Today, she is a trusted consultant and speaker coach for companies ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. She has also developed a strong following at elite institutions such as the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as serving as a TEDx speaker coach.

Her first book, "Talk on Water:  Attaining the Mindset for Powerhouse Presentations," was a #1 Hot New Release in Business Communications on Amazon in 2018.  She is a regular contributor to SmartBrief, the leading digital publisher of targeted business news. Scotti holds a bachelor’s in speech communications and education and a master’s in organizational communications and business. Learn more at www.professionallyspeaking.net and www.professionallyspeakingblog.com.

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Engaging your audience is about connection, not performance
Engaging your audience is about connection, not performance

Performances are for actors. Speakers and presenters, on the other hand, simply need to be themselves. Learn more about the 4 key distinctions.

Share your unique perspective (UP) when presenting
Share your unique perspective (UP) when presenting

Influential communication requires great facts and specifics, but storytelling is what makes them memorable. Learn more about crafting your unique perspective.

Reclaim home court advantage for virtual presentations
Reclaim home court advantage for virtual presentations

Public speaking requires a comfort level, and virtual events are no different. Here's how to create a home-court advantage at home.

Your virtual report delivery is your final product
Your virtual report delivery is your final product

Even the best report gets better engagement when it's properly presented to the C-suite. Presentation has become especially important with the switch to virtual, video meetings.

These tips will make your virtual event a home run
These tips will make your virtual event a home run

In-person events aren't happening right now, so you need to get better at delivering to a remote audience.

Preserve what works: Principles of communicating while working remotely
Preserve what works: Principles of communicating while working remotely

Communicating virtually is about relationships, not just technology or presentation.

Learn from TEDx talks for your next business presentation
Learn from TEDx talks for your next business presentation

Even if you never deliver a TED or TEDx talk, there are lessons to learn about public speaking and presenting your ideas effectively.

The best-kept secrets about Q&A
The best-kept secrets about Q&A

Conquer Q&A to make it the capper of your presentation, not a place of fear.

Take control of vocal delivery: Be yourself and be heard
Take control of vocal delivery: Be yourself and be heard

Vocal delivery matters -- the trick is to get better at it without becoming obsessed.

What expert authors can tell you about storytelling and business
What expert authors can tell you about storytelling and business

Storytelling helps people understand where facts and data alone won't suffice.

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