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Jeff Leshay | International Keynote Speaker, Coach & Author

When leaders need to polish their presentation and storytelling skills, enrich their content, and enhance their personal brands of leadership, they turn to Jeff Leshay. When leaders need to inspire their teams to step up and navigate the difficulties of change, they turn to Jeff Leshay. And when companies in the public eye prepare to respond to reputation-threatening crisis situations, they turn to Jeff Leshay. Jeff has enhanced the communications effectiveness and executive presence of hundreds of CEOs, CFOs and emerging leaders at Fortune 500 companies and many other for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. His diverse expertise and track record as a master storyteller, presentation coach, media trainer, and crisis communications expert are unparalleled: • Award-winning, on-air TV news correspondent at CNBC and several network affiliates • Leader at three of the world’s largest public relations firms, and communications head at two multi-billion-dollar public companies • Founder, executive communications coach and keynote speaker at Leshay Communications Jeff’s insightful, 360-degree perspective on communications is why dozens of the world’s greatest companies seek his insights, coaching and counsel time and again. KEYNOTES: Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.” Communicate to ELEVATE Building Trust and Leadership through Persuasive Storytelling Are you looking to bolster the communications and storytelling skills of your organization's leaders in ways that will maximize their influence, enhance their stature, and all the while drive buy-in and organizational success? Jeff Leshay's inspiring "Communicate to ELEVATE" keynote presentation empowers leaders and rising stars with the know-how, personalized storytelling tools and confidence to communicate persuasively, rally support and prompt desired action. Communicate to ACTIVATE Driving Advocacy to Manage Organizational Challenges and Change Is your organization prepared to leverage the power of communications to fully engage employees in the changes needed for success in the rapidly evolving global marketplace? Whether your company is managing changes in leadership, dealing with a merger or acquisition, or implementing new policies or programs, Jeff Leshay's "Communicate to ACTIVATE" keynote presentation is a must-have playbook for success. Jeff provides leaders with the understanding and tools needed to deliver evidence-based, yet empathy-rich communications, and an inspiring step-by-step strategy for rolling out changes in ways that earn the support and advocacy of employees. Communicate to MITIGATE Preparing for Crisis and Managing Reputation When the S*** Hits the Fan Is your organization prepared to communicate effectively with media and key stakeholders in the face of potentially damaging issues or crises? Would you like to empower your leaders and teams to respond to such challenges swiftly and credibly in ways that successfully manage your organization's reputation? From preparation to execution, Jeff Leshay's "Communicate to MITIGATE" keynote presentation provides an actionable game plan for when the going gets tough. Jeff draws upon his own colorful experience as a TV news reporter covering high-profile corporate issues and crises, and later in the line of fire as a corporate spokesperson and crisis communications coach. What audiences take away are a clear understanding of how to prepare for a wide array of crisis scenarios, and plenty of reputation-saving tips on how to manage the media and retain the trust of stakeholders. All of Jeff’s presentations keep audiences engaged with thought-provoking questions, colorful insights and “real-world” video clips as he draws from his own 30 years of unparalleled, diverse experience as a master storyteller. • As an award-winning TV news reporter at CNBC and several network affiliates, Jeff covered a wide array of high-profile business, financial, consumer, health, and environmental issues. • As a leader at three of the world’s largest PR firms, he provided counsel to dozens of clients across numerous industries on crisis management, media strategy, employee engagement, and leadership communications. • As communications head at two public companies, Jeff led reputation management programs, consumer PR campaigns, change management initiatives, executive media and presentation training, and a wide array of crisis response situations in which he served on “the firing line” as chief spokesperson. • And as founder and chief executive of Leshay Communications, Jeff’s speaking and executive coaching programs have continued to inspire large audiences, small groups and individual leaders at dozens of Fortune 500 and other companies to elevate the quality and impact of their communications. In addition to the keynote topics above, Jeff frequently speaks to leaders, sales and marketing teams, physicians, engineers, educators, subject-matter experts, corporate spokespeople, and public information officers on how to make the most of opportunities with traditional and social media to shape perceptions and establish leadership. Jeff customizes every presentation to meet specific client needs and objectives, and his audiences always take away a deeper understanding of how to build trust and maximize influence through the power of storytelling in a variety of settings. To learn more about Jeff's keynote speaking and coaching programs, please contact Jeff from this profile or click to his website listed below.


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5 Reviews
The effectiveness of your trainings has made you an integral ...

The difference in the ‘before and after’ interviews was astounding, not only when sitting in front of the camera, but also watching the improvement of my co-workers… The effectiveness of your trainings has made you an integral part of our team. We really appreciate the pragmatic, real-world approach afforded by your own media experience, and your tailoring of the trainings to meet our specific global needs.

January 2019

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Fiat Chrysler:
It was masterful.

Thanks to you, our chief engineer handled one of the sharpest journalists like a champ. Genuinely engaging. Supremely confident. And passionate. It was masterful.

January 2019

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SC Johnson
It could not have gone better!

Thanks again for the superb media training session with Johnson’s Chairman and CEO. It could not have gone better!.. It was a joy working with Jeff to prepare the sessions, and I look forward to other opportunities to use his skills in the future.

January 2019

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