Welcome Knight Foundation Grantee!
Learn how to create interest in a flash.
Our Elevator Speech Framework enables you to attract more interest in what you do. Its seven steps teach you how to talk about your work in a way that will engage listeners in a matter of seconds. You will be able to use it as a powerful tool to increase your success and your organization’s impact.
What you get
Have a framework for any speaking situation.
Increase confidence and gravitas.
Discover how to be most interesting.
Get your listeners to trust you.
Solve the challenge of having too much to say.
Create a frame of relevance and purpose.
How we work, step by step
#1: We learn about you.
#2: You prepare a bit.
#3: We do the training.
#4: We follow up.
Elevator Speech Frameworks distills insights from thousands of Elevator Speech Training sessions into a 60-minute read. Clients receive a complimentary copy.Buy now
“If only all my one-hour meetings were so productive!”
Priya Jayachandran, CEO, National Housing Trust
“Elevator Speech Training helped us translate our successes more clearly to crucial investors like Morgan Stanley.”
Julia Kumari Drapkin, CEO, ISeeChange
“This one hour was more impactful than days I have spent in other communications trainings.”
Dan Nissenbaum, CEO, Low Income Investment Fund
“Marc’s Elevator Speech Training was, quite simply, transformational.”
Heidi Binko, Executive Director & Co-founder, Just Transition Fund
“I have never experienced a more streamlined, to-the-point, and helpful one-hour training session.”
Ben Strauss, CEO and Chief Scientist, Climate Central
“Marc’s training was like hitting a re-start button.”
Gladys Limon, Executive Director, California Environmental Justice Alliance
About Marc Fest
Helping leaders worldwide communicate better
Marc Fest is a communications expert who helps clients increase interest in their cause by changing how they talk about what they do.
He created MessageHouse.org, a free toolkit used by thousands of NGOs, companies, nonprofits, and governments around the world to create effective key messages and improve messaging discipline.
Marc has also served as the Vice President of Communications for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the New World Symphony.
He is the author of several books, including “Elevator Speech Frameworks,” “The Message House Method,” and “Farm Stories.”
Marc lives on a remote farm on the edge of the Everglades with his dog Zeus and a variety of animals, including lizards, hawks, and raccoons. He occasionally shares short stories on his website, mf.ly.