Denise Graveline is a Washington, DC-based speaker coach and communications consultant who has coached CEOs, Fortune 100 executives, university presidents, and government and nonprofit leaders. Among them, she has coached nearly 100 speakers featured on the TEDMED stage, at TEDx conferences around the world, and TED.com, and prepared speakers for appearances on national television and before the U.S. Congress, as well as industry keynotes and major speeches. A former journalist, Graveline led communications or media relations for some of the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Chemical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She served as Deputy Associate Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Clinton Administration, leading its public affairs, communications, and environmental education programs and serving on the White House Council on Women. A frequent speaker herself, Graveline is no stranger to high-stakes public speaking and presenting. She has testified before the U.S. Congress, spoken in the British Parliament, keynoted many industry conferences, moderated numerous panels, and chaired an international conference of speechwriters. Graveline writes and publishes The Eloquent Woman, a popular blog on women and public speaking where some of the contents of this book appeared first. She publishes a free monthly newsletter, Speakers & Communicators. Graveline coaches individual speakers 1:1 in person, trains groups in speaking and presentation skills, and can coach speakers remotely.