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Melinda Marcus Award-winning Persuasion and Influence Expert Increases Your “Win Rate” with Proven Science of Influence Strategies

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  • How Brain Science Can Predict Whether You Win Or Lose Business
  • How to Win Multi-Million Dollar Contracts
  • Insights from The Science of Influence
  • Lessons from the FBI: How to Keep Intense Meetings From Spiraling Out Of Control
  • Read the Room: Advanced Emotional Intelligence for Business Leaders
  • Sweat the Small Stuff If You Want To Build Trust and Win Business
  • The Speed of Trust: How to influence the brain to fast-track business relationships.
  • Top Dog Tactics: How to Persuade and Influence Leadership in Business
  • Uncovering Their Hidden Agenda: How to Get Prospects to Reveal Key Insights They Won’t Give Your Competitors
  • Understanding the Brain: How to influence decisions before you lose a big opportunity.
  • What Makes or Breaks Your First Impression
  • Women, Business and Influence

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  • 2018 Read The Room

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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$279 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’s Master Nonverbal Communications training is with the former Special Agent who trained the FBI. 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.

National Speakers Association recognizes her as a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), 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 Influence “Top Dogs” and Influence Strategies for Women in Leadership. Her book, Read The Room: A Quick Visual Guide to Business Body Language will be published in 2018.


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