Expert Speaker Series

The Expert Speaker Series provides a unique forum for the entire GSB community to hear from pioneers in the field of communication. Speakers in this series are world-renowned for their work coaching top executives to become better communicators and leaders. Engage in this series and learn how you too can achieve a higher level of communication mastery. Below is a list of recent speakers in this series.

Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte is CEO of Duarte Design, one of the largest woman-owned businesses in Silicon Valley. Since 1988, Duarte's firm has created over a quarter of a million presentations. Her experience working with global companies and thought leaders has influenced the perception of some of the world's most valuable brands and many of humanity's common causes: Apple, Cisco, Food Network, Facebook, GE, Google, Al Gore, HP, Kleiner Perkins, Nokia, TED, Twitter, and World Bank.

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Stephen Few

Stephen Few is recognized internationally as a leading expert in the field of data visualization. He is founder of Perceptual Edge and the author of three popular books including Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten; Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data; and Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis.
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Carmine Gallo Carmine Gallo is author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs and The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, and is a communications coach for the world's most admired brands. He is a former CNN business journalist and currently contributes articles on leadership and communications for,,, and Motivated Magazine, among others. He is also President of Gallo Communications Group in Pleasanton, California. Watch Carmine's GSB talk now.

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. is an executive coach, keynote speaker and seminar leader for corporations, associations and government agencies. Clients include 105 organizations in 24 countries. She's published over 300 articles in the fields of organizational change, leadership, communication, and body language in the workplace. Carol's been featured in media including NPR's Marketplace, CNN's Business Unusual, and the NBC Nightly News. Her latest book is The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help - or Hurt - How you Lead.

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Shaun Harper Shaun Harper is a tenured faculty member in the Graduate School of Education, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the director for the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. Dr. Harper's research examines race and gender in higher education, Black male college access and achievement, and college student engagement. He has published 9 books and more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. His newest single-authored book on Black male achievers and college success is being published by Harvard University Press. 
Salman Khan

Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, uses technology in innovative ways to foster new learning models. What started out as a translating complex math concepts into easy-to-understand material for his niece has grown into a thriving non-profit with over 3,000 instructional videos serving 3.7 million unique students per month. Selected by the Huffington Post as one of the top TED Talks of 2011[icon - video], Khan shares his experiences as a successful entrepreneur and passionate educator.

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Jerry Weissman

Jerry Weissman, corporate presentations coach, best-selling author, and founder of Power Presentations helping entrepreneurs, executives, and venture capitalists.

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Gene Zelazny

Gene Zelazny, Director of Visual Communications for McKinsey & Company. Zelazny presents his ideas on Making The Most of Your Business Presentation at top business schools across the world.

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