Speak Up! Program

“Confidence comes from knowing what to do, learning how to do it, and doing it often enough, so you do it — with confidence.”
— Margo T Krasne

Individual/Group Coaching Whether you are delivering credentials to a consultant or client, moderating or speaking on a panel, taking the stage as a keynoter or as part of a group, you have one chance to differentiate yourself and get your audience to “yes!” I have a proven record of working across all industries—financial institutions, business service providers, advertising agencies–to develop, craft, and stage winning presentations. The goal: to engage your audience no matter how complex the material or how many presenters.

One-on-one Coaching
 affords you the opportunity to develop your skills. Whether you are a novice or an experienced speaker, I can move you to the next level.


Presentation/Communication Skills Seminars. Held at a site of your choice and tailored to your needs, enable your people to communicate your message in a clear, dynamic and interactive style whether as an individual or as part of a team.


Participants learn to:

  • Read an audience.
  • Become aware of messages they may inadvertently send.
  • Convert nervousness into usable energy.
  • Develop an effective presentation of self, with specific exercises to enhance eye contact, enunciation, posture, energy levels and attitude.
  • Create visuals that enhance the story.
  • Strategize the content so it reaches your audience and achieves your goals.


Person-to-Person via Skype works when on the road or as a last minute rehearsal tool.


Rehearsals make the difference between a merely adequate performance and one flawlessly delivered. Rehearsals do not make you stale, only better and confident and confidence sells.

My book “Say It With Confidence” explains the philosophy and skills taught in the workshops. It’s available in paperback at Amazon.comBarnesandNoble.com, and on Amazon Kindle.


What they’re saying

“From coach to new business guru, Margo makes you see past you and your needs to that of your audience/client.”

Matt Seiler,
Global CEO
Universal McCann


“Margo, thank you for your help with our Annual Meeting. We are a cohesive, collaborative group internally and you made certain it showed to our clients.  Your input was invaluable.”

Mark Kingdon
Kingdon Capital Management


“The assistance you have provided to our organization has made an enormous difference in Arden being able to deliver its message to investors. Your intuition, market instincts and overall judgment have been spot on. I personally like that you don’t pull any punches in letting us know where the soft spots are in our presentation. We have greatly benefited from your objective and candid commentary.”

Averell H. Mortimer, President & Founder
Arden Asset Management, Inc.



“If you had told me that someone could improve my presentation techniques that much in 3 days, I would have scoffed – it was a revelation. The things that you taught me will stay with me for life. A huge thank you.”

Peter Thomson,
Managing Director


“Of all the courses and programs I have attended on presentation skills, you are by far one of the most effective and motivating instructors that I have ever encountered. I found both your method and content to be well-structured, to the point, and laser like in getting the point across.”

Robert L. Aromando,
Jr. Vice President of Marketing
Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.


“Providing both substantive structural help as well as crucial elements of presentation style, you gave me the confidence to succeed. I now have had my first taste of actually enjoying speaking in public. Thanks Margo!”

Marcella Manoharan,
Managing Director
Cambridge Coaching


Clients List

(representative listing)

Legal and Business Services

Brand Asset Consulting
Loyalty One- Alliance Data
Marketing MVP
Rothstein Kass
Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP
Valuation Research



Cheetah Mail
Gotham Advertising
Omnicom DAS
Wieden & Kennedy



Clodagh International
JMGL Architects
Tory Burch LLC



Court TV
Direct TV
NBC Universal- Bravo/Oxygen
Rainbow Media/AMC
Six Flags Adventure Parks
Time Warner
Turner Broadcasting



American Association of Advertising Agencies
American Society of Interior Design
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Association of Legal Administrators (NY Chapter)
Institute for International Research

Social Services

After School Program, The
Grand Street Settlement House
The Posse Foundation
Services for the Underserved



Arden Advisors
Banc of America Securities
Douglass Winthrop
Institute for Private Investors, The
Iridian Asset Management
Kingdon Capital Management, LLC
MidOcean Partners
Real Estate Capital Partners


Consumer Products

Bracco Diagnostics
Bristol Myers
IDV Wines & Liquors
Lever Bros.
MAVI Jeans



AARP Publishing
Book of the Month Club
Barnes & Noble.com
Gruner & Jahr
Rodale Press
Warner Books/Time, Inc.