“The phrase I hear most often from event planners, audience members, and clients is “Wow, you don’t sound like a lawyer.” That didn’t happen by accident. My father, mother, and older sister are all lawyers. Rumor has it that my first word was “heretofore.”
Something had to change.
Early in my career, I developed a ritual of reading a chapter from Stephen King (any Stephen King) immediately before talking to a jury. Reading his prose and feeling the rhythm of the words enabled me to shift my mindset from lawyer to storyteller.
It was the first step I took to hone my craft. Over the years, I’ve found that that one simple exercise activates my love of storytelling and allows me to create a meaningful connection so that I can teach, inspire, and move my audiences.”
PERSONAL DETAILS ELIOT HAS BEEN TOLD BELONG ON AN ABOUT PAGE
Eliot’s hobbies include testing the limits of his wife’s patience (which seem to be boundless), dispensing wisdom to his two sons in the form of puns and memes, and talking about himself in the third person. Eliot also takes great pleasure in expanding his reach beyond his family. For example, he greatly enjoys the sense of terror and anticipation he elicits when drawing on his improv training to create a cascade of increasingly embarrassing exercises for his college public speaking students.
HERE’S WHAT HIS MOTHER WOULD WANT YOU TO KNOW
He has built a successful law practice by exceptional client service, a track record of success in persuading judges and juries, negotiating acquisitions, crafting contracts, writing HR policies and publishing within the legal field. His work has earned him numerous industry accolades and a reputation as a pre-eminent business attorney.
HERE’S WHAT EVENT PLANNERS SHOULD KNOW
There is a difference between ten years of experience and one year of experience repeated ten times. Over the course of his career, Eliot has focused obsessively on both educating and delighting his audiences. He has spoken in micro-venues and from large, nationally known stages.
Eliot brings humor, real world experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to every presentation, speaking engagement and corporate workshop. He is current, informative, and engaging individually or as part of a panel.
More importantly, he understands what you hope for in a speaker. He arrives on time, coordinates in advance with your tech, and never, not once in his career, demanded to be met with an urn filled with monochromatic M&Ms.
The bottom line is that Eliot is laser-focused on making the hiring event coordinator look back on the decision to hire him as one of the most inspired in his or her career.