Biography

Deborah Shames is co-founder, with David Booth, of Eloqui, a communication and presentation training company based in Calabasas. Their clients include Mattel, Fisher-Price, Chubb, and Wells Fargo, as well as small to mid-sized law, accounting, insurance, and financial firms. Prior to this, Deborah was an award-winning TV and film director. She founded the only female-owned production company in the San Francisco Bay Area which she ran for 15 years. On camera, Deborah has directed luminaries including Wendie Malick, Rita Moreno, Danny Glover, and Angela Lansbury. Specializing in working with female executives on presentation and communication skills, Deborah is frequently engaged prior to national sales meetings or product launches and for leadership development training. She was recently honored as “Consultant of the Year” by the San Fernando Business Journal. With David Booth, Deborah wrote Own the Room: Business Presentations That Persuade, Engage, and Get Results (McGraw-Hill; now in its third printing). Eloqui will be conducting a targeted ‘Pitch to Win’ training in LA designed to increase individual success rates in finals presentations and beauty contests. For more info, contact Deborah.

Articles By Deborah

One Script, Four Takes

How frustrating is it when someone doesn’t grasp what you have to say? In your mind, you couldn’t be...
By Deborah Shames | CEO

The Performance of Speaking

To develop a book of business, or be seen as thought leaders in their respective fields, professionals need...
By Deborah Shames | CEO

Pitch to Win

Recently, we coached four high school students in a competition to sell their restaurant concept and win...
By Deborah Shames | CEO

The Voice of Technology

In our technologically advanced world, we are always connected. Everything is touch-screen, high tech, and...
By Deborah Shames | CEO