Read more than 100 testimonials.
"If only all my one-hour meetings were so productive."Priya JayachandranCEO, National Housing Trust
"This one-hour session was more impactful than weeks I have spent in other communications trainings."Dan NissenbaumCEO, Low Income Investment Fund
In a short hour I went from a decent pitch to a targeted, clear, well focused ask.Joshua GinsbergPresident, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
“Marc dramatically increased the effectiveness of my pitch – in just one hour.”Kyra ShieldsBright Cities Program Director, Healthy Babies Bright Futures
“In just an hour I left with concrete ways I can be more effective.”Rachel Micah-JonesExecutive Director, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante
“Miraculous improvements… in one fast-paced hour.”Roz SavageFirst woman to row solo across three oceans, Author, Environmentalist
What We Do
We help you communicate in situations that are important to you, for example, when you want to persuade a potential funder, client, or partner. Because of our framework-based approach, just one training hour produces results. We coach by video call, so all you need is a computer and a quiet place.
Convince with ease.
Succeed in Interviews
Be ready for prime time.
Deflect difficult questions.
Stay on message.
Perfect your body language.
Know interview ground rules.
Think Out Loud Together
Test-drive different messages.
Get rapid-response input.
Count on candid reactions.
Depend on confidentiality.
Have a Method
Our proprietary Elevator Speech Framework
informs every coaching session
with a methodical approach
to sharpening your narrative.
“The video call medium is well suited for this kind of training because it creates a private space in which participants can step outside their comfort zones and test-drive new approaches to getting their messages across.”
Marc Fest, Founder, Elevator Speech Training
“My grantees loved this training.”
Geri Mannion, Program Director, Carnegie Corporation of New York