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Firms today look for ROI from their speakers. Delivering content in an entertaining style is a draw, but effective presentations need to include practical skills with immediate application. Whether it’s to a room of twenty or thousands, these keynotes are often the way companies are exposed to the Eloqui methodology and then bring in Eloqui for further training. Eloqui speakers inspire and motivate, while delivering communication or presentation skills attendees can implement from the moment they leave the room.

Co-founders David Booth and Deborah Shames are frequently called upon to open or close conventions, retreats, off-sites and marketing boot camps. Booth draws upon his experience as a spokesman for major corporations including Siemens and Cisco. He is joined by his partner, TV and film director Deborah Shames. Speaking at major events such as the Microsoft Worldwide Partners’ Conference, NACVA’s annual conference in Washington D.C. or the Partners Retreat for the law firm of Latham and Watkins, Deborah and David consistently receive the highest evaluations for their speeches.

Eloqui also enlists the talents of other trainers, including Jonathan Fitzgarrald for his engaging talks on reputation management and personal branding; or Mark Jaffe for his popular talk on business negotiations.

Demonstrating seamless hand-off skills when delivering their keynotes, Eloqui speakers walk the talk. Acknowledging that corporate clients want sizzle and substance makes for a heady mix of interactivity, observational humor and delivery of cutting edge brain science research.


“Thank you for presenting your tips on differentiators, client anecdotes and “elevator speeches” for our business development luncheon! Our attendees were thrilled with your presentation — we received wonderful comments: “This is the best business development program you have ever put on!” “I’m really glad you told me to come, this was SO worth it!” and “That might be the best information I’ve received since I started my business!”

Karen Gabler
Chair, Simi Valley Business Development Luncheon

“Eloqui was able to get a large audience with different communication skill levels focused on practical techniques that many members of the audience could implement right after our conference. A lot of our attorneys were surprised at how quickly they could use some of these skills to have real impact on their practice.”

Lawrence M. Braun
Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

“Thank you for providing us with an excellent program. I already received wonderful feedback from the group. It was fantastic to see the partners loosen up, enjoy themselves and learn some great communications skills.”

Jacqueline C. Plaza
Director of Marketing, Michelman & Robinson, LLP