Optimize your pitch

In just one video-call training session

We coach by video call. All you need is a computer and a quiet place. The coaching is convenient, one-on-one, and personalized.

Speak Effectively

Convince with ease.

  • Learn how to create urgency
  • Use powerful examples
  • Make listeners empathize
  • Reduce complexity
  • Show your authentic self
  • Instill confidence
  • Finish with a confident ask

Pitching training is our core offering.

Media Training

Be ready for prime time.

  • Prepare for media interviews
  • Deal with difficult questions
  • Always stay on message
  • Perfect your body language
  • How to smile for TV
  • Understand how journalists tick
  • Know interview ground rules

Media training is an optional add-on.

“I believe that feedback is one of the greatest gifts in life.”

Marc Fest, Founder, Elevator Speech Training


“Miraculous improvements… in one fast-paced hour.”

Roz Savage
First woman to row solo across three oceans, Author, Environmentalist

“It’s a brief but extremely useful session.”

Pavel Podvig
Senior Researcher, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

“Seriously one of the best trainings I ever had.”

Marielena Hincapie
Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center

“Marc’s research made the training very personalized.”

Michelle Dover
Program Director, Ploughshares

“Marc did a phenomenal job.”

Sara Kutchesfahani
Director, N Square DC Hub (video)

“The best speech training I have ever had.”

Eric Cohen
Executive Director, Immigrant Legal Resource Center

“My grantees loved the training.”

Geri Mannion
Program Director, Carnegie Corporation of New York

“I found it to be extremely useful.”

Diane Samuels
Vice President, Talent and Human Resources, Ford Foundation

“I wish I would have had this training earlier.”

Kyle Kutuchief
Program Director, Knight Foundation (video)

“A valuable opportunity.”

Todd Shenk
Program Director, Rasmuson Foundation

“The coaching was invaluable.”

Damian Thorman
Former Director, White House Social Innovation Fund

“As sophisticated as it was supportive.”

Wally Patawaran
Program Officer, JPB Foundation

Read all testimonials here.

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