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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’s compelling presentations surprise and delight business audiences from Young Presidents' Organization to Fortune 500 companies to industry associations who consistently rave about her persuasion programs because Melinda's strategies are immediately actionable and they work. Melinda’s research-based presentations leverage proven strategies in Persuasive Psychology, Body Language and Strategic Messaging to give clients an edge to influence big business decisions in their favor. Top performing high-wealth management groups, law firms, healthcare organizations, technology companies, retail and restaurant associations, nonprofit organizations and even NFL teams have engaged her to tackle complex persuasive communications challenges. As a result, executives have successfully closed multi-million dollar contracts and grown their revenues by more than $279 million.

Dramatically increase your group's ability to win buy-in from prospects, clients, colleagues, boards and team members by tapping into Melinda's expertise. Your audience will discover how subtle factors can make a huge impact on business outcomes... and incomes. And your audience will be fully engaged during Melinda's presentation with video, animation, sound effects and participation – this is not a “sit and listen” presentation, but an insightful interactive experience!

Melinda tailors each program to be highly relevant to your group’s specific needs. She incorporates strategic tools garnered from her work with FBI agents, scientists, CEO's and tiger tamers… and puts together a program with both humor and substance specific to your event.

Melinda is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a distinction earned by only 12% of speakers globally. She is a featured speaker and workshop leader nationally and internationally for corporations, professional associations and top-ranked business schools, such as Northwestern Kellogg. Her TEDx Talk broke new ground with two interactive elements never seen before in a TED Talk.

During her career, Melinda has been 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. A former Creative Director of the renowned international branding agency The Richards Group, her work is honored with over 100 awards, including prestigious CLIO’s and a Silver Lion at Cannes.

Melinda was chosen for a Master Program on Nonverbal Communications, where she is studying one-on-one with the former FBI Special Agent who trained the FBI on how to read body language. She holds a B.S. with Honors in Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Mass Communications from Southern Methodist University. Her Psychology research on first impressions was published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

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