Thank you very much

for the opportunity to present at your conference, chapter or meeting.

It’s my FAVORITE way to volunteer and give back to our profession.

Professional speakers wield the POWER OF CHOICE in every aspect of their journey. From the moment they step on stage to the interactions before and after their engagements, from client collaborations to the digital realm, their choices shape their professional and personal reputations.

In the dynamic world of speaking, every decision matters. Every word spoken, every gesture made, and every message conveyed carries the potential to captivate or lose an audience. Embracing the Power of Choice empowers speakers to curate an image that resonates with credibility, trustworthiness, and likability.

Are your members equipped with the knowledge and tools to make deliberate choices that influence event professionals’, bureau partners’, or corporate buyers’ decision-making process and leave a lasting impact?

In my presentations for speaker associations, I delve deep into the Power of Choice, guiding speakers on how to optimize their appearance, refine their messaging, and enhance their communication skills. I share strategies for leveraging digital platforms, curating an impactful online presence, and making choices that reinforce a strong professional brand.



In the fast-paced world of speaking, first impressions can make or break opportunities. When potential clients, event professionals, corporate buyers, or bureau partners explore speakers, they swiftly form judgments that influence their decisions to hire, trust, or collaborate. It may seem unfair, but it’s also an extraordinary chance to take control of the narrative and showcase your best self from the first to the last interaction.

Building lasting connections and driving results requires speakers to tap into the power of emotional intelligence. By leveraging this crucial skill, they can intentionally shape how they are perceived during these pivotal moments. 

Through an interactive, fun, and thought-provoking program, speakers will delve into how others perceive them and how this perception impacts their reputation in the marketplace. They will come face-to-face with the influence of unconscious biases on judgments and the significant impact these biases can have on opportunities and assumptions. They will identify areas for improvement and gain practical strategies for proactively leveraging their visual, behavioral, nonverbal and verbal, digital, and social intelligence.

With this program, speakers will be armed with the skills and insights needed to navigate the speaking industry, leave a lasting impact, and establish a strong personal brand that resonates with clients and industry professionals alike.

Equip your audience with the transformative power of emotional intelligence and guide them in making intentional choices about how they present themselves in crucial moments, starting from that very first moment of interaction.



This program requires a worksheet for each participant. These affordable worksheets provide participants with a structured framework for self-reflection and exploration. In addition, a set of labels is required for each participant, serving as a practical tool for capturing key insights. The online ordering process is simple and ensures a seamless experience for event hosts. Please note that the worksheet and label package are designed for in-person events only. Virtual or hybrid events do not require physical materials.



In the competitive world of professional speaking, setting yourself apart from peers and competitors is crucial. What makes you truly unique? How do you distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack? These are essential questions that every speaker should be able to answer confidently. It all comes down to discovering your fair advantage—the combination of fifteen distinct selling points that position you as a standout professional to decision-makers within and beyond the speaking industry.

Uncovering and leveraging their fair advantage provides them with a profound sense of self-awareness and self-confidence. It empowers them to present, act, and communicate authentically and confidently before, during and after every speaking engagement.

In this interactive presentation, participants will embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery to uncover their individual selling points and learn how to leverage them effectively in their speaking careers.

Through thought-provoking insights and profound questions, they will explore the intersections of all factors that make each speaker a “category of one.” They will walk away from this program with a deep understanding of their unique selling points and the tools to use them to be more persuasive, make an impactful impression within mere seconds, and build trusting relationships with clients, event professionals, and industry partners.

Let your audience discover their fair advantage and unleash your full potential as a speaker. Let’s help them to stand out, make an impact, and build a thriving speaking career by leveraging their unique strengths and qualities. 


Discover Your Fair Advantage Worksheet


To fully embrace the transformative journey of self-discovery during this program, each participant needs a worksheet. These affordable worksheets serve as a valuable tool, providing a structured framework for participants to uncover their unique selling points. The online ordering process ensures a seamless experience for event hosts, allowing for easy procurement of the necessary materials. Please note that this worksheet is specifically tailored for in-person events. Virtual or hybrid events, on the other hand, do not require physical materials.

My keynote presentations and training sessions for speaking associations and their chapters are packed with valuable insights, practical tools, and tips your members can put into practice right away. I provide content tailored to the needs of business owners in the speaking industry.

Within the speaking industry, I have a proven track record of delivering engaging and thought-provoking presentations for fellow speakers, sharing my professional insights with them, and allowing a behind-the-scenes look into my own established speaking business. This success is also directly related to my relationships within the speakers association I am part of and actively involved in.

Below are some of the positions and responsibilities I have had the honor to fulfill when volunteering to serve or present at associations just like yours.

Speaking at your event is my way of giving back to the industry, and that means so much to me. I will also

  • be available for board dinners, fire chats depending on my travel schedule,
  • be available that day for additional events for advanced members or similar,
  • donate 3-5 copies of my book to either attendees or speaker university students,
  • NOT sell any products or services at your event.
However, I am NOT able to
  • cover the costs of my travel or any materials,
  • run my presentations from anywhere but my own MacBook,
  • donate additional 1:1 coaching sessions due to my limited schedule.
  • NSA Austin (May 2022)
  • NSA Connecticut (October 2017)
  • NSA Central Florida (November 2015, July 2023)
  • NSA Georgia (April 2019)
  • NSA Kentucky (March 2019)
  • NSA Houston (April 2018)
  • NSA Las Vegas (February 2023)
  • NSA Michigan (September 2017)
  • NSA Mountain West (May 2019)
  • NSA New England (June 2017)
  • NSA New Mexico (October 2018)
  • NSA New York (November 2015, September 2024)
  • NSA Oregon (April 2018)
  • NSA Pennsylvania (February 2017)
  • NSA Pittsburg (February 2017)
  • NSA Minnesota (September 2021)
  • NSA North Texas (April 2015)
  • NSA North West (August 2018)
  • NSA Southern California (February 2024)
  • NSA St. Louis (February 2023)
  • NSA Washington DC (May 2023)
  • NSA Influence 2016 (July 2016)
  • NSA Influence 2017 (July 2017)
  • NSA Influence 2018 (July 2018)
  • NSA Influence 2019 (July 2019)
  • NSA Influence 2023 (July 2023)
  • NSA TechLab 2015 (November 2015)
  • NSA Personal Branding Lab (April 2018)
  • Co-Host NSA Winter Conference (February 2018)
  • Co-Host NSA Influence (August 2020)
  • GSA Annual Convention (August 2019, January 2023, September 2023)
  • VSAI Virtual Association (April 2020)
  • PSAUKI Scotland (January 2023)
  • PSAUKI Annual Convention (October 2023)
  • PSAUKI Fellows (June 2024)
  • LATAM (August 2023)
  • President of NSA New York (2019-2020)
  • Host of Agility NSA New York (2021-2022)
  • Host of Rise NSA Colorado (2022)
  • Host of Catapult NSA Central Florida (2023)
  • Host of Prosper NSA Central Florida (2024)
  • Board Member Global Speakers Federation (2022
It would be an honor for me to speak at your annual conference or training event and help your attendees make a favorable first and lasting impression at every step of their speaking career.


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There is no other thought leader that is comparable to Sylvie's wisdom and ability to make an audience think. To be a thought leader is one thing, but Sylvie keeps them engaged long after she has left the room because first impressions are a game changer for all industries.

Jessica PettittDiversity & Inclusion Speaker, Consultant, Author

Sylvie is a value-packed speaker giving great content in an inspiring delivery style. A safe pair of hands for any conference!

David HynerMotivational Goal Setting Speaker

Barbara MesserHorizonautin, Speaker, Mentor

Sylvie di Giusto knows how to make seven seconds count! She shared how speakers, consultants, and experts could do just that in a recent presentation for the NSA, St. Louis chapter. Sylvie shared how to do a personal inventory that will drive powerful connections with the many people speakers deal with every day in business.  We were able to learn specific communication strategies for each. She shared ideas, techniques, and tactics that could be applied immediately to positively affect interest.

I've been going to NSA events for over 20 years. I've benefited from many programs. Sylvie's program was a highlight!

Lois CreamerSpeaker Coach

Sylvie helps audiences develop great first impressions. But even more important for me, is that the first impression is borne out in great follow up, a consistent brand message and valuable work. I have experienced all that and more with Sylvie. From her own work to her volunteer work, in every meeting and with every document and project plan, Sylvie delivers. And delivers phenomenally well!

Charlotte KempFutures Alchemist

Before Sylvie presented to our chapter, she had been described to me as a "rock star" and "a force of nature." Both are absolutely true. But more than that, she is delightful, personable, fun, glamorous, eminently professional, and a joy to work with. She made me look like a rock star for bringing her in.

Yonason GoldsonEthics & Culture Keynote Speaker

I have attended the talk from Sylvie des Gusto at the Global Speakers Summit in Dublin. I was expecting a lot and was amazed at how much she over-delivered. She shared her experience and provided highly relevant content for us as an audience. Her slides are top of the top, her delivery is brilliant, and she helps her audiences to improve. In addition, she is very easy and nice to deal with. An absolute recommendation for your next event.

Thorsten JekelKeynote Speaker & Trainer, Digitalization and Technology

I attended a speech of Sylvie Di Guisto in Dublin, Ireland, in Sep. 2022 which was outstanding. She impressed with great ideas, which I directly turned into action. Sylvie organized the meeting very well and motivated every participant in a way, that every person felt great. I highly recommend Sylvie for international speeches and I am shure, that you will enjoy it, too. Her English is very good to understand - even for non-native English persons.

Sue EvansChange Leader & Speaker

If there were only two words to describe seeing Sylvie speak live in person, they would be: “Authentic Engagement”. Often, speakers who try to engage the audience do so in a forced and stilted manner. Not so with Sylvie. It was the ideal mix of content, context, and communication. I cannot say enough about how impressive her presentation is, and how much value I got from it.

Liam GowanConsultant & Speaker

Siegfried LangeInsight Grower at Capacity Grow

Sylvie spoke to one of the most challenging groups for any speaker - a room full of professional speakers. What she did was pure magic! From the moment she stepped on stage until the standing ovation at the end, she has the audience fully engaged. One of the best speakers we have had at National Speakers Association - Georgia Chapter.

John T. BrantleyExecutive Coach / Trainer / Speaker

Sylvie is an outstanding presenter and communicator. She was not only captivating, but she provided solid information that had the group riveted to her message. She delivered professionally, powerfully and added huge value for those lucky enough to be in her audience. If you have the chance to hear this wonderful presenter, do it! You will be better off because of it and your career will thank you for it.

Terry BrockHall of Fame Speaker

We were completely engaged and I was mesmerized with the quality and effectiveness of the Image Roadmap each of us created. Anyone who hires Sylvie will undoubtedly be moved to take action to improve not only themselves, but their organization and culture to gain efficiencies. Sylvie's content and presentation style are unparalleled.

Rob KuehlExecutive Coach / Trainer / Speaker

I have seen Sylvie speak on a number of occasions and to say she was great would be an understatement. In fact, just look at all of the endorsements she has received from people seeing her speak - and you will see how very special and amazing she is.

Ralph PetersonHousekeeping & Laundry Consultant Senior Care & Speaker

She is a polished professional speaker who instantly engaged our professional speakers group with a spot-on, direct presentation about the psychology and importance of first impressions, which is an accomplishment - professional speakers are sometimes not so easy to engage! Sylvie is an adept corporate trainer and delivered career enhancing take-aways and a transformative team-building experience. Highly recommend if you have the chance to work with her!

Kerry McDaniel BoenischVlog Co-Host & Speaker

Angela ButtimerBehavioral Psychology Expert & Keynote Speaker

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Grady Throneberry, Ph.D.Principle at SummitLLC

Rochelle ArmstrongLife Coach & Speaker

Sylvie is an impression expert and presented an excellent tool that walked me through critical steps in defining my speaking brand. I strongly recommend Sylvie’s approach for getting clarity and specific action steps to up your branding strategy and get more speaking gigs. Thank you, Sylvie!

John HyattCorporate Leadership Expert & Speaker

I also wanted to say how deeply Sylvie impressed me. I have never witnessed a more well-mannered, gracious and totally lovely person. Sylvie spoke to every person as if they were the only one in the room. She spoke to the entire group with such sincerity, authenticity and generosity it took my breath away.

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Josh Packard, Ph. D.Executive Director

Her program was well designed, it kept our interest and she made the information very understandable. Although there was a vast amount of info that she delivered, I didn't leave feeling overwhelmed. It felt doable because of the way she delivered it! As a bonus, Sylvie's personality is warm, friendly and it's easy to tell that she is in her business to serve her audiences.
She was terrific!!

Annette FazioSpeaker

There were technical problems beyond Sylvie's control, both before and during the presentation. Sylvie delivered excellent content in a smooth, professional manner, showing no signs of being rattled. We all had a great time learning creative ideas from her. Sylvie is the real deal. She walks her talk. Very much the image of leadership.

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Jeffrey HayzlettHall of Fame Speaker

Not only did I learn more in her presentation than I have learned in a VERY long time, but the manner in which she offered her information was so impressive. Right from the start, you knew you were in competent hands and the entire audience could feel her warmth and caring from the moment she spoke her first word.

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