Deirdre Van Nest is a Communication Keynote Speaker

Gone are the days of boring, soulless presentations. Audiences today expect to be riveted the entire time you speak.


“The best presentation I’ve heard in 20 years.”

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M.C. | Director of Disability Sales
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America


If the Success of Your Group's Business Depends on Building Relationships Quickly, Deirdre is Your Keynote Speaker!

If the Success of Your Group’s Business Depends on Building Relationships Quickly, Deirdre is Your Keynote Speaker!

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Bill Cates
Entrepreneurs' Organization
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LPL Financial
Northwestern Mutual
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American College
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I’ve seen many presentations in my 60 years and Deirdre’s was one as the best. As good as Zig Ziglar!


J.M. | Financial Advisor
Thrivent Financial


Deirdre brings a great return on investment – we were able to implement her strategies immediately. She captivated our audience of 200 for four hours and had us wanting more! Overwhelmingly positive feedback and a STANDING OVATION! Deirdre is not a one and done speaker!

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J.S. | National Manager PAC and Onboarding
RBC Insurance

Communication Keynote Speaker Topics & Outcomes

Get to the “YES!” Quicker

How to Increase Trust, Connection & Likeability in 3 minutes or less.

Do your professionals want to deepen relationships with current clients and quickly win new business? If you answered YES, Deirdre Van Nest is the keynote speaker for you!

Consumers today are not choosing professionals based primarily on credentials or experience they’re choosing them based on how a professional makes them FEEL.

That’s why if you want an edge (especially with Boomer females, Millennials, and GZ), you’ll want to communicate in a way that demonstrates your Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

One powerful way to show EQ, is by leveraging a specific storytelling strategy- -your “Personal Brand Why Story”. When your team learns how package and share this story in a way that’s meaningful for their ideal clients, they’ll accelerate trust AND buy-in.

In this interactive presentation your team will:

  • Understand why after hearing their “Personal Brand WHY Story”, their ideal clients could be in a room full of their competitors and will still make a beeline for them!

  • Experience first-hand how telling their “Personal Brand WHY Story” will increase trust, connection, and likeability in 3 minutes or less.

  • Discover why humanizing themselves is critical to the future of their business.
  • Discover how top producers are using their stories to attract clients and get to the “YES!” quicker.

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Stand Out and Own the Room Every Time You Speak!

Stand Out and Own the Room Every Time You Speak!

It’s no longer enough to be the smartest or most skilled professional in the room. We are in the Communication Age. This means when speaking to groups, whether it’s for 1 minute or 1 hour, people will make judgments about competency based on communication skills. So…If you have A+ professionals, with a B- Communication Skills, you have a problem.

When this happens, you and your team lose credibility, business, and the ability to impact more lives. The good news is keynote speaker, Deirdre Van Nest, will teach your team how to be both; A+ professionals and A+ Speakers!

In this presentation keynote speaker, Deirdre Van Nest, will teach your team:

  • Why many professionals aren’t satisfied with the results they get from speaking, and what they can do to increase buy-in and knock it out of the park every time they speak.

  • The mistake almost every professional makes when they open a presentation. This mistake bores their audience and reduces their influence and impact.

  • The key strategy for grabbing their audience from the first words out of their mouth. Let’s face it if they don’t know how to get peoples’ attention off their phones and onto them, their talk is toast. Master this one technique and they will know how exactly how to command the attention of any audience.





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