Diane Diresta is founder and CEO of DiResta Communications in NYC. Diane is a Certified Speaking Professional, and only 12% of speakers hold this designation. She tells us that skillful mastery of speaking, of giving a presentation, whether to one person, or a large audience, is a quality that will distinguish us, and give us the edge in many endeavors. It’s great to start young, and Diane relates how one persistent mother hired Diane to work with a group of 7th grade girls. They ultimately hit the home run in making a presentation. We are using this skill even when we leave a VM for someone. Diane has written a book on the subject: Knockout Presentations.