Elevate how you communicate.

In challenging times, your ability to inform and engage is more important than ever.

What We Do

We help you communicate successfully in situations that are important to you. Our coaching has always been by video call only. All you need is a computer and a quiet place. You can train from your home, your office, or anywhere.

We Help You Speak Effectively

Convince with ease.

Create urgency.

Reduce complexity.

Instill confidence.

Prompt action.

We Prepare You for Interviews

Be ready for prime time.

Deflect difficult questions.

Stay on message.

Perfect your body language.

Know interview ground rules.

We Think Out Loud Together With You

Test-drive different messages.

Get rapid-response input.

Rehearse conversations.

Count on candid reactions.

Depend on confidentiality.

We Are in This Together

We look forward to working
with you not just as a trainee,
but as a fellow human being.
Time spent together is precious.
It’s clearer now more than ever.


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

Marielena Hincapie
Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center

“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

“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)

“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

“It helped me hone my message.”

Shelly Prichard
President and CEO, Wichita Community Foundation

Read all testimonials here.

“The video call medium is surprisingly well suited for this kind of coaching because it creates a convenient, relaxed, and private space that makes it easy for participants to step outside their comfort zones and test-drive new and different approaches to getting their message across.”

Marc Fest, Founder, Elevator Speech Training
(also known as the “Elevator Guy”)

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