“I was impressed by Maria’s passion, insight, deep expertise, and effective methodologies.  I am now a more confident, articulate, and persuasive speaker and presenter!”

Becky Cao, former Managing Director

Standard & Poors

“As an international keynote speaker, it is important for me to challenge myself to improve, and when I attended Maria’s session at the National Speakers Association Annual Conference in San Diego, I knew I had found my speaking coach!  Maria is exceptional at helping to drill down and focus on how to enhance the message so that it will be crisp, clear and delivered with impact…. not to mention that she is fun to work with.  I highly recommend her!”

Dr. Helen Turnbull

CEO Global Inclusion & Diversity Expert; Creator of "Cognizant”

“Maria Guida revolutionized my idea of how to interview successfully.  She tells you what to do, demonstrates how to make it work, and gives you the confidence that it will work for you.  Go see this woman.  Then, go knock ’em dead!”

Diane Whitehead; former Director, National Retail Advertising

Verizon Wireless

“Maria is intelligent and a smart listener.  She will provide your organization with the exact results required to bring any employee to the next level.” 

Katherine Gavritsas, HR Generalist

Rabobank International

“Maria Guida’s training in Presentation Skills is creative, enjoyable, and highly effective.  Her performance techniques are wonderful for better business communication in any industry!”

Ms. Nancy Ploeger, President

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

“Maria turns the tough matter of public speaking into a fun and engaging process.  She helped us develop a better way to communicate with other professionals.”

Elizabeth Nieto, former Director of HR


“Maria’s presentation for the NYC Association of Hotel Concierges was exceptional, and our members loved it. I left the seminar wanting to recommend her to everyone in the customer service profession!”

Loida Diaz, Concierge

The Trump International Hotel & Tower; President, NYCAHC

“Maria’s training was the most useful professional development work that we have had in the past few years.  She gave our attorneys constructive ideas and personal feedback in a way that no one else has done.”

Idelle Howitt, Esq.

Association of Corporate Counsel

“Maria Guida’s dynamic techniques for better business speaking are practical and very effective.  I heartily recommend her training!”

Moses Dodo, former General Manager

Espirito Santo Investment Bank

Maria is a valuable resource with the highest professional standards:  interesting to listen to and entertaining, as well.  She gave practical and very effective exercises to help me become a more effective communicator.  I recommend her highly.”

Gerald Delaney, Radio Announcer and Host


“I observed firsthand the outstanding coaching that Maria provided to our senior-level financial executives. Her clients had the highest praise for her professionalism, enthusiasm and talent. Our client companies saw immediate gains in presence and impactful speaking.”

Elaine Weinstein, Executive VP

Mullin Associates

“Maria Guida provided simple, effective tools to make every speaking engagement dynamic, clear, and powerful. Her advice on how to enhance your message and credibility was invaluable.”

Joan O’Meara Winant


“Maria’s presentation was enlightening and fun.  Her insightful techniques have helped our attorneys become more confident, authoritative, and persuasive.  Maria was a bit hit, and we look forward to having her back for another program!”

Bari Chase, Director

NY County Lawyers Association

“Maria is an energetic speaker who gives a captivating presentation. She includes audience participation and real time application of her techniques in a fun and lively environment. I received valuable tips for my business speaking; one of the best programs I have ever been to!”

Chau Nguyen, Director of Events

NJ Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

“Maria Guida is a talented and entertaining speaker who gave a superb presentation to members of the Foreign Press Association. She is innovative in her approach, offering valuable ideas with insightful suggestions for speaking persuasively and projecting the best professional image, even in the toughest business situations. Our members gained a great deal from her expertise and her own highly effective speaking style.”

David P. Michaels, President

Foreign Press Association

“Maria’s presentation was one of the best I have attended in years!  I used her techniques the following day; my client was impressed, and it helped me secure the sale.”

Monique Michowski, VP Advertising Sales & Custom Programs

PRI Healthcare Solutions

“Maria’s seminar was original, creative, and gave tremendous value to all of us who speak for business.  What an amazing, interactive session!  I learned so much!” 

Anna Lieber

Lieber Brewster, Inc.

“Maria’s presentation for the New York City Bar was unique and invaluable.  She coached our lawyers on how to deliver their message in a persuasive, honest and passionate way.  Attendees were uniformly impressed by Maria’s work, and I am glad to recommend her!”

Alla Roytberg, Esq. and Chair

NYC Bar Small Law Firms Center

“Our members loved Maria’s techniques and can’t wait to hear her speak again!”

Pat Ahaesy, Past President

National Association of Women Business Owners

“In today’s highly competitive business environment, the professionals who succeed are the ones who have superb communication skills; Maria Guida truly helped me improve my speaking and impact.”

Antonio Perrotta, former Senior Manager


“Our members in healthcare, law, HR, and financial services are now using Maria’s techniques with great results.”

Joseph Cartafalsa, Esq. and Chair

Cornell University ILR Alumni Association

“Maria is an excellent teacher and dynamic coach; she helped me improve my presentation skills and become a more persuasive speaker.  I highly recommend her!” 

Rodanthy Tzani, Senior Bank Examiner

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

“Maria was instrumental in helping me develop my skills as a speaker; her training has helped me tremendously on a daily basis.”

Jian Wei Miao, Sales Manager

New York Marriott Financial Center Hotel

“Maria is the epitome of a practiced, professional, and poised presenter.”

Melissa Shumer, Chair

Toastmasters District 46 Spring Conference

“Maria added great value to The Next Bestseller™ Workshop through her insights.  She shared her keen eye for obstacles that our writers experienced with their  delivery skills and addressed individual needs effectively with compassion and grace.”

Jennifer Wilkov, Author and Producer

The Next Bestseller” Workshops

“Maria’s presence and message are compelling, and she tailored her presentation for our healthcare professionals. Our members learned techniques to put them confidently in charge of their professional speaking!”

Rick Ziehler, former Director

New York Academy of Medicine

“Working with Maria is a truly wonderful experience.  She is a very knowledgeable and experienced coach.” 

Ivy Latimer; Director, EO Compliance

Johnson & Johnson

“Maria’s coaching has enabled me to communicate with confidence and demonstrate my leadership qualities to my team, customers, and colleagues.  Her positive attitude and professionalism inspire me!”

Nancy Chang-Clark, Senior VP of Business Planning

Moody’s Corporation

“Maria Guida is a one-of-a-kind coach and communicator. She combines technical skills and practical action steps while demonstrating the very essence of connection.  She will transform your ability to communicate with power and grace.”

Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE, Speaker Hall of Fame

2005 Recipient of Cavett Award

“Maria Guida has had excellent results coaching our attorneys.  She is a true expert in her area.”

Kristen Ireland, former Manager of Associate Development

Shearman & Sterling

“I was pleased to see how valued Maria’s presentation was by our conference attendees, and I am thankful that I saw it.  Maria has a powerful message”.

John O’Keefe, Co-chair

Society for HR Management Spring Conference, Long Island

“Maria’s coaching was of great value to me. She gave me strategies to focus on listener perspectives and desired outcomes, as well as techniques that have dramatically increased my projection of confidence, poise, and authority.”

Eric Dahl, CEO

World Trade Centers Association

“Maria Guida is a Godsend!”

Mr. Peter Liu, former Managing Director

Securities Industry Automation Corporation

“Maria’s presentation was, hands down, the most beneficial one-hour investment I’ve ever made in my career.”

Cicely Reece, Executive Sales

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

“There aren’t enough words to describe how beneficial this program was, or how talented Maria Guida is. She worked with us individually, and we experienced noticeable improvement right before our eyes. I urge you: If you haven’t experienced Maria’s coaching, do so!” 

Rich Klein

The Miller Consulting Group, Inc.

“Maria’s interactive keynote address for our annual convention was insightful, stimulating, and highly enjoyable.  She provided invaluable advice, helping our pharmacists communicate with patients in a way that optimizes medication therapy.”

Linda Gooen, Past President

NJ Pharmacists Association Convention

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