Laura Wall Klieves
VP of Academy
Laura is focused on training others to communicate their best. She’s passionate about learners transforming their presentations and seeing the impact on their lives. Since 2010, Laura has led her team to educate over 30,000 people in Duarte’s VisualStory™ methodology. She’s been instrumental in adding new instructor-led workshops and an award-winning ecourse.
Laura has presented to scholastic educators at education conferences including ATD national conference and chapter meetings, Training Magazine, EdTech, Forte Foundation, and Learning Forward, an international association for educational professionals. She also speaks at F500 and international brands like Applied Materials. Banque de Rothschild, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal. NBC Universal, SAP, SwissCom, and Symantec.
Leveraging over three decades of marketing and advertising experience she’s won three Addy Awards. She also won a Silver Horizon Interactive Award for her work on Duarte’s Persuasive Presentations ecourse.
Laura’s Keynote Topics
Persuasive Visual Storytelling: Motivate People to Support Your Ideas – Persuasive visual storytelling gets results. Yet, why are presentations still so boring? Laura shares her high-level perspective on how to craft a persuasive presentation that will grab and keep the audience’s attention. The insights can be applied tomorrow, as you shift towards being a more audience-centric communicator.
How to Create an Ecourse that Doesn’t Suck – Some ecourses are dull at best, and horrible at worst. On their very first adventure into the world of online learning, Laura and team applied Duarte’s Golden Rule—never deliver an eCourse you wouldn’t want to sit through—and created an award-winning ecourse. She shares her story and how they did it.