About Elevator Speech Training

Elevator Speech Training helps people get better at attracting interest and support by changing how they talk about what they do. It is a Zoom-based crash course rooted in the well-known Message House Method. It requires just one hour, is one-on-one, personalized, and uses a worksheet that makes it possible to build your pitch in eight easy steps. Participants at all levels of communications experience (from beginner to advanced) have given it high praise. For more details about the process, please visit www.est.io/secret-sauce.

Who’s behind it?

Marc Fest

Marc Fest

Frameworks that make it simpler and faster to get better at something have been an obsession for Marc Fest since his teenage years when he devised mental tricks to memorize Latin verbs and math equations. As an adult, he developed the Elevator Speech Framework to help people attract support and funding for projects and organizations. He is also behind MessageHouse.org, a site offering a free communications toolkit used by companies, NGOs, and governments worldwide to develop key messages and increase messaging discipline.

Before becoming a communications coach, Marc was vice president of communications for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a nonprofit funder focused on media innovation. He served in the same capacity for the New World Symphony, an orchestral academy for gifted graduates of music conservatories.

Marc struggled with a speech impediment when he was a child, so helping others communicate better today bears a special significance. He lives at a remote farm in the Everglades. When he is not coaching clients, he enjoys hanging out with his Belgian Shepherd dog Zeus and an assortment of alligators, blue herons, and raccoons.