2017 September Table Topics Luncheon

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Melinda Marcus
Influence Advisors

Melinda Marcus shows executives how to influence decisions before they lose big opportunities. As an expert in The Science of Influence, she bases her consulting and speaking programs on proven strategies in Persuasive Psychology, Body Language and Strategic Messaging. Melinda has built a solid track record helping clients from Fortune 500 companies to leading regional organizations, across a range of industries: healthcare, financial services, architecture, law, energy services and even NFL teams. Her programs on The Science of Influence empower executives to gain buy-in from clients, prospects, colleagues and boards.

As a result of her consulting and coaching, executives have successfully closed deals in excess of US$275 million. During her career, she was named one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Working Women in America” by
Glamour magazine and “One of the Five Women to Watch in the Southwest” by ADWEEK magazine. Her work has been honored internationally with more than 100 awards in the advertising industry, including prestigious CLIO’s and a Silver Lion at Cannes. Before starting her own firm, she was the first female Creative Director at award-winning national branding agency The Richards Group.

Melinda was chosen for a Master Program on Nonverbal Communications, where she is studying one-on-one with the former FBI agent who trained the FBI on how to read body language. She is a featured speaker and workshop leader nationally and internationally for corporations, professional associations and universities, including top business schools such as Northwestern Kellogg.

She earned her B.S. with Honors in Psychology from Northwestern University and her M.A. in Mass Communications from Southern Methodist University. Her Psychology research on first impressions is published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. She has earned the National Speakers Association’s CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) certification, a designation earned by only 12% of speakers globally for excellence in the speaking profession.

Melinda is the author of the popular Pocket Coach Influence Series. These pocket-sized guides cover her most-requested topics, including: How to Read Business Body Language, How to Adjust Your Communications to Influence “Top Dogs” and How to Influence by Becoming a More Impactful Presenter. Her book, Read The Room: A Quick Visual Guide to Business Body Language will be published in 2017.

For more, visit

Melinda Marcus, M.A., CSP
Decision Catalyst
Influence Advisors

E-mail: melinda@InfluenceAdvisors.com
Phone: (214) 987-2400


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