Weaving all the pieces of a storytelling presentation into one tapestry is not for the faint of heart. Diane spent a few decades absorbing multi-industry perspectives, honing the discipline required to connect verbal to the visual, before discovering the joy of creating visual harmony within storytelling pitch decks. Responsible for previously driving visual creativity in the healthcare and skin care markets, today Diane drives a new mantra for Presentation Partners. She’s fond of saying “the verbal tells a story, the visuals add depth, visceral energy, and create contextual clues, that if done well, can later be triggered in the minds of your audience.” Living and working in Atlanta, Georgia, where most of our team is, her perfect time away from work is on a motorcycle heading to the mountains in wine country with her husband.
It’s not uncommon for creative types to have a strong affinity for the music and entertainment sectors, and that was LIsalynn’s background before arriving at Presentation Partners. “LL” (as we call her) has seen more than 15,000 presentation slides illuminate her monitor since joining near our 2006 beginning. That rich experience benefits you when she puts her creativity to work on your template design project as our lead designer and branding specialist.
Trained by hospitality conglomerate Marriott while a college student at Villanova University, Jenni was taught never to say no to customers. This attitude persists today, making her our most enthusiastic team member. As our creative communications leader, Jenni has an insatiable need to be on the bleeding edge of the latest tools to improve communications within our team and interaction with our clients. Jenni’s versatile, 24-year career has included forays into business development, branding, guerrilla-style promotions, digital marketing, design, and web development. Our resident coffee junkie, she’s also the architect behind the website you’re now visiting.
As a scientist, Maggie spent over a decade in molecular biology research, working in the National Institutes of Health, the Smithsonian and Washington State University, where she completed her masters in biology. While writing grants, authoring peer-reviewed articles and teaching undergraduate courses she saw the communication side of the scitech world sorely lacking in clear, compelling, persuasive arguments that would get audiences excited. So she followed her passion for storytelling away from the lab bench in order to bring clarity to science and technology communication for regular Joes.
Meaning comes from stories, but the mood, tone and urgency visuals effectively convey are natural partners in communication. Before Julie wowed our clients with thousands of creative slides that resonate, she experienced both sides of the table by building her craft with an agency for 10 years and then shifting to the corporate world, managing direct mail and email campaigns for AT&T, covering 150 markets. As our Director of Visual Ideation she forms the perfect bridge between our talented designers and understanding our clients’ audience and their visual needs. Julie is often found with her hand on her chin uttering the words, “I’m not feeling the vibe of that color.”
A public speaking coach and award-winning journalist, Tiffani has a love affair with words and how they’re presented. Without her skills as the Presentation Partners proofreader, our clients would be subject to embarrassing blunders at the most inopportune times. Serving as an anchor and reporter for Armed Forces Radio and Television Services helped groom her craft for the militaristic precision required to be a trusted proofreader. Tiffani’s award-winning career in commercial television news provided key experience and exposed her to real-world, high-stakes situations that cannot be experienced in an English classroom.