Spokesmith | Power Your Public Speaking

Eileen Smith’s keen insight into public speaking performance is built on more than 20 years of policy and development experience at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development.  She is an experienced senior leader who specializes in preparing experts to deliver their most effective message in public events.


Smith​'s clients include businesses​, think tanks, and law firms.  She has coached over 1,000 clients, from rising professionals to the top levels of media, shipping, and technology companies.  Whether her client is preparing to stand before an audience, sit on a panel, give a media interview, or present virtually, Smith provides tailored, confidential coaching for groups and individuals in public speaking and executive presence.

In addition to preparing senior leaders for key policy speeches, Smith has spoken to a broad range of audiences, including international organizations, advocacy groups, members of Congress, and domestic and international press.  She has been featured in Fast Company, Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Harvard Club of Washington, DC, Hubspot, CEO World, MarketingProfs, and more. Smith understands firsthand the challenges of preparing to give a speech or presentation under the time constraints of a demanding schedule and last-minute inputs.

Smith has a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College, a Master of Arts in International Politics and International Business from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Emory University.  She earned the Distinguished Achievement Award and numerous Superior Honor Awards from the State Department.  She also has a certification to skipper a 45-foot sailboat from the American Sailing Association.

Spokesmith is experienced in coaching business executives, policy experts, lawyers, and non-profit leaders to promote the polished presentation audiences expect at their level. From the podium, to the panel, to the news studio, to the elevator speech, every appearance is an opportunity to establish credibility and advance your message. Contact Spokesmith below or press the button here to see great videos about public speaking.

Policy focused coaching means tailoring your message to deliver it to your audience.  This skill reaches across all sectors in business, law, think tanks, and non-profits.  Click below to see testimonials from experienced sources.

Operating in the Washington D.C. area | Email: ​​eileensmith@spokesmith.com

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