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.”
Vadim has a business degree from Bryan College, where he was first introduced to the idea of free markets. But it was observing the burst of the internet and real state bubbles that showed him just how irrational investor behavior can get. Learning the ropes of the Neuroscience of Persuasion® first as a Storyteller, and today as our Senior Editor, Vadim’s specialty is translating financial market psychology and complex investment concepts into insightful and easy-to-grasp ideas useful for private and institutional investors. His articles have appeared in Bloomberg, Minyanville and other financial platforms and websites. Vadim’s best investment is time spent with his young daughters.
With 18 years of marketing experience, Natasha helps your brand’s personality. Branding is the foundation of a solid marketing plan – allowing for consistent and cohesive experiences. Natasha helps your brand’s personality shine through at every opportunity, cut through the noise of the competitive landscape, and build customer loyalty and trust. Her approach is to listen, listen, and listen some more, then turn your philosophies, goals, and offerings into brand guidelines that make building your marketing assets efficient, fun, and scalable.
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.
At heart Reid is a storyteller, hunting down your story through an abundance of content to find the emotive nuggets that create some of our best communication decks. Rolling out of college as an accountant he quickly discovered his passion was elsewhere. Since then he’s worked his way up the ranks at Delta Air Lines, helping this Fortune 100 company with executive communications, and has been the managing editor of a nationally published magazine. As our director of storytelling going on his sixth year, Reid offers an uncanny knack for developing the words and phrases that routinely resonate with our client’s audiences, getting our visual team stoked with the possibilities his words create. In between training for marathons, half-marathons and shorter “sprints,” Reid is the father of four girls.