Do You Need A Dynamic Speaker For Your Event?

Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson is an acclaimed, dynamic speaker who knows how to engage the audience, no matter how big or small, and to present a topic that’s specific to your audience.

“Joan…You’re a fabulous host – your questions were great, the panel was superb and the audience was really engaged… Huge thanks.”

Cathy Trost,
Executive Director
and Senior Vice President,
The Newseum

Top organizations who book high-profile speakers all the time said Joan’s presentation was “the most engaging” and “the only one that actually referenced our work.”

They have also said Joan’s presentation received the most questions of any speaker – and the most interesting questions that reflected how much the audience was paying attention to her talk.

Joan has spoken at dozens of corporate, government, university, industry and media events and conferences, from Emceeing huge corporate galas at prestigious venues like Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, to keynote addresses for audiences at the Defense Department, the U.S. Naval Academy, the National Institutes of Health, the Small Business Administration, The Newseum, GLG international consulting, and chambers of commerce.

Environment-clean energy-focused she has spoken to include: anchoring the livestream of Greenbiz Verge, and speaking at and/or moderating a panel at SXSW (Eco), the Clean Tech Open Southeast, and several times at the National Council for Science and the Environment annual conferences, among others.

Joan has also addressed several professional conferences for high-performing women, such as: Executive Women in Government, Women Impacting Public Policy, the National Association of Women Business Owners, and Zonta International (the world’s oldest women’s organization), as well as Transformational Women, Innovation Women and Lead Up for Women, among others.

Joan also does commencement addresses at academic institutions and other presentations at universities.

Joan is on various speakers’ bureaus including: the U.S. State Department of International Speakers, SheSource and Speakermatch.

Joan specializes in sustainability, energy and climate-transportation-related topics, and careers – but can handle any topic and any panelists with aplomb. She is accustomed to interviewing C-level corporate executives, top government leaders, academics, scientists, journalists and artists of all kinds.

TOPICS JOAN SPECIALIZES IN SPEAKING ON – Keynotes, sessions, or webcasts:

  • Driving Innovation
  • Driving Sustainable Innovation
  • Women in Leadership
  • “The Magic of Misfits”
  • Creating Your Career GPS
  • Goal-Setting In A New Way
  • “Always Be Ready For A Microphone”
  • Preparing For Any Interview
  • Writing A Book To Support Your Career or Business
  • Motivational Talks on Resilience and Making Lemonade from Leamons

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Joan always over-prepares.

For panel moderation or hosting your event, Joan specializes in sustainability, energy and climate-related topics, including transportation – but can handle any topic and panelists with aplomb, from government leaders and C-level corporate executives, and from artists, academics or scientists to students.

“As the co-chair of Executive Women in Government’s Annual Summit, I’ve repeatedly booked Joan Michelson to moderate our panel discussions for two reasons: I can depend on her to deliver high-profile talent and engage an audience of Washington’s power women. Our attendees consistently rate her sessions among the most lively discussions in town. I am thrilled to support her new radio show!”

Chris Tirpak,
EPA and Co-Chair Executive Women in Government Annual Summit

“I’ve had the privilege of being one of Joan’s panelists at several events and I continue to say ‘yes’ to her because she’s one of the best moderators I’ve worked with. She’s always over-prepared, asks tough, thoughtful questions and evokes a vibrant discussion that the audience enjoys. I’ve even told her she’s the next Oprah!”

Celinda Lake,
President Lake Research Partners

“Dear Joan, Thank you again for the beautiful hosting and participation in our Fourth Annual Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award at the Appel Room (at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts). You added a wonderful charm and enthusiasm to the evening. I very much enjoyed meeting you!”

Maria von Nicola, Illy

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“I really enjoyed your session and our chat afterwards. Joan, what resonated for me was the 1/ fast set up with some quick data and facts, 2/ observations and POVs shared from the facilitator/ panelists and 3/ the energy level. I knew I’d share a few key points when I had my next conversation with at least two of my mentees.”

Mari Snyder, Vice President,
Corporate Social Responsibility

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