Diane DiResta

Diane DiResta

Expert in Communication and Presentation Skills
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Program Descriptions

How to Give a Knockout Presentation: Deliver your message with Power, Punch and Pizzazz!
Are you losing credibility every time you speak? Your success depends on how well you present yourself, your message, and your value to the market place. Whether you’re making a sales presentation, speaking on a panel, or one-to-one, entrepreneurs and business professionals must be able to present themselves clearly, concisely, and convincingly. Your success depends on it!

Maximize Your Impact In Your Communication, In Your Sales, In Your Leadership
Diane DiResta will show your organization how even small strategies can lead to maximum impact with your customers and colleagues. This presentation is packed with both content and fun and will energize your meeting or convention with practical, proven ideas.

Creating Confidence: Ten Ways Women Sabotage Success in the Workplace
Do women get fewer opportunities than men? You may be sabotaging your own success without realizing it. Women need to be aware of how they communicate differently from men and how to present a stronger, more powerful image at work and in the marketplace.

Speaking to the Media: How to Shine When You’re In the Spotlight
When the media comes calling will you be ready? As the face of the organization, management must be able to get their message across with confidence, clarity, and conviction. In this keynote, Diane DiResta teaches tips to help anyone shine in the media.

Listen and Sell
If you’re in a conversation right now you may be losing an opportunity. It’s not about timing. It’s not about price. It’s not about being unique. It’s about the inability to use the most powerful career and life skill-LISTENING. This interactive presentation will give you the skills to sell more, communicate effectively, build better relationships, handle conflicts, and get better results. You’ll put the skills into practice and become accountable for being a good listener.

The Dirty Dozen: Dealing with Difficult Audiences
The know-it-all challenges everything you say. Two others are side-talking. How do you get control? Whether you’re speaking in public, running a meeting, or dealing one-to-one, there will always be difficult people. Audiences will emerge from this session with the tools to handle difficult audiences, feel more confident in difficult situations, and reduce frustration.

Communicating for Influence
Business as we know it has changed. Organizations are less hierarchical, more entrepreneurial and constantly changing. Employees must communicate across functions and departments, internally and externally, often without authority. And that requires influencing skills.


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Diane DiResta, author of KNOCKOUT PRESENTATIONS: HOW TO DELIVER YOUR MESSAGE WITH POWER, PUNCH AND PIZZAZZ, is more than just an author who likes to speak. Rather, she is really a speaker … who just happens to have written a book. As one of the leading presentation trainers in the country, Diane knows exactly what it takes to give a knockout presentation --and she is committed to helping others deliver them, as well. With more than 15 years of experience in providing public speaking training to Fortune 500 company executives, celebrities and sports figures nationwide, Diane has built a solid expertise in helping a wide variety of high-level professionals improve their communication skills and become more effective public speakers. And as a knockout presenter herself, Diane has become a sought-after speaker, facilitator and coach for some of today's largest businesses and organizations.

Diane is president of DiResta Communications Inc.,a New York-based company that offers programs in presentation skills, facilitation, listening, train-the-trainer, interpersonal communication, personal coaching, mediation, team building, voicemail, and media training. Her dynamic and inspiring training techniques have helped thousands of professionals in companies across the board improve their communication skills and advance their careers.

Whether providing spokesperson training to a CEO, or training a sales representative on emerging telephone/voicemail communications strategies, Diane provides people with seasoned advice -- and practical solutions - to give them the tools they need to become more effective communicators. Her clients include leading businesses throughout various industries, and include companies such as AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, CNNfn, Grey Advertising, IBM, Intuit, Merck Medco, Tiffany & Company, Meeting Professionals International, the NY Society of Association Executives, as well as media training programs she has conducted for the NBA/WNBA.

Diane has a unique combination of "New York shark expertise with a down home style." Her talks are high content, filled with practical tips that are immediately useable.

Diane really cares. She will spend time getting to know your organization to tailor her programs to your specific needs. Diane has an ability to see the uniqueness of each individual and to make them feel special. She is able to inspire a high trust connection which enables her audience to take risks.

Diane is multi-faceted. While some speakers do one thing well, Diane's eclectic style enables her to excel whether coaching an individual, speaking to hundreds from a stage, facilitating a meeting, conducting a seminar, media training athletes, or giving an online presentation. She does it all. She is equally comfortable working across levels from secretaries to executives and has worked with a broad range of industries including accountants, athletes, lawyers, engineers, entertainment celebrities, exterminators, financial analysts, pharmacists, physicians, realtors, retailers, sales professionals, stockbrokers, and underwriters.

Diane connects with international and multi-cultural audiences. Her love of foreign cultures stems from childhood when she lived for four years on military bases in Germany. She has spoken on three continents and speaks to people from diverse cultures. She and her associate pioneered communication courses for Non-native populations. These courses help level the playing field for foreign-born professionals who work in U.S. corporations. Knowing that most U.S. audiences are multi-cultural, she weaves cultural communication into her presentation skills program.

Diane believes that the learning is in the doing. So even in large audiences, she pulls volunteers on stage to demonstrate her techniques.

Diane speaks your language. She has a unique ability to cut through the details and give you the bottom line message. Her communication style is clear and concise. Diane is able to translate her concepts and techniques into language your company understands.

Diane gets results. Diane is not a talking head. She is an excellent role model, coach and a master of feedback. Like her book and seminars, Diane doesn't talk about it, she shows you how to do it.

Diane has diverse experience. Prior to forming her own company, Diane was assistant vice president at Drexel Burnham Lambert, where she recruited and trained institutional sales and trading associates. As a training specialist at Salomon Brothers, she designed and delivered management and communication courses, and before that she was a senior associate for The Executive Technique, a Madison Avenue communications firm, where she trained managers and executives of Fortune 500 companies in presentation skills.

In addition to helping some of today's top business people master the art of presentations, Diane also is reaching students to help them become more effective communicators. She presently teaches speech courses for New York University and American Management Association. At New York University, she was also responsible for pioneering the first listening course for their Continuing Education department.

Diane is a recognized expert in her field. Her expertise and powerful presentation style have made her a much-requested speaker at many national and international organizations. In 1993, she was invited by the Alliance for American and Russian Women, to speak to Russian women in Moscow and St. Petersburg about "Selling to the American Market." In 1996, she was the featured speaker for the Public Housing Authority Directors Association conference. Using distance learning technology, the conference was broadcast to over 500 directors and several satellite offices. She has been published in numerous trade publications and consumer magazines such as The LA Times, Entrepreneur, Business Start-Ups, Business Week Online, Cosmopolitan, Executive Female, Sales and Marketing, and Newsday. Her voicemail class was featured on CNN.

Diane holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University and is a licensed and certified Speech Pathologist. She worked for several years in the New York City public schools as a Speech Pathologist. Diane continues to upgrade her skills and is presently pursuing certification at CoachU, a training program for coaches.

Diane is past president of the New York Tri-State chapter of National Speakers Association, where she was awarded the Golden Mike for professional speaking excellence and service and was voted Member of the Year. She serves on the board of NYCID, a community dispute resolution center in Staten Island, NY where she also volunteers as a mediator. Diane speaks at high schools to coach students in the much neglected skill of public speaking. She is listed in the World Who's Who of Women.

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