Vanna Novak is a nationally recognized authority on developing and delivering presentations
designed to influence the thinking and decision making of audiences and motivate them to take specific, desired
Based in Seattle, Novak is president and owner of Speak to Persuade and has been in the business as a professional
speaker, trainer and consultant for more than 20 years. Her background includes having served as a director of employee
relations, university adjunct faculty member, twice-elected director for the National Speakers Association, two-time
gubernatorial appointee in Washington state, and a featured guest on radio and television. She also is a founder of the
Executive Development Institute, an organization that offers leadership development programs for Asian, Pacific
Islander and Hispanic professionals.
When speaking to groups about effective presentation skills, her focus is on turning presentations and presenters who
are simply informative into ones that will convince, persuade and inspire.