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Keynote Speaker

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. 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 four continents.


From her experience in the NYC schools as a speech pathologist, corporate training and development at Salomon Brothers and AVP of the Sales & Trading Training program for Drexel Burnham, she brings a wealth of strategies and experience to build confidence and communication skills across industries. She has unique ability to get to the core of the message and translate complexity into simplicity.


Ms. DiResta 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, Investors Business Daily and Bloomberg radio.


Ms. DiResta is a Certified and licensed Speech Pathologist, and a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than 12% of speakers worldwide. And her blog, Knockout Presentations, was listed in the Top 50 Public Speaking blogs.