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Based in Bellefonte, PA




If you want to train a team, Melissa offers a variety of workshops to elevate the presentation skills of your team. She’ll come on site and work with your scientists, engineers, or other technical professionals in a group setting, giving them the tools they need to transform their technical talks. View Workshop Details.
  • Two Day Course--Most Popular!
    • Present Your Science: Course and Coaching

  • One Day Courses
    • Present Your Science: Transforming Technical Talks Course

    • Present Your Science ADVANCED: Taking Technical Talks to the Next Level (prerequisite applies)

  • Half-Day Workshops (3-4 hours)
    • Present Your Science: Transforming Technical Talks

    • Show Your Science: Visual Aids for Technical Talks

    • Talk Nerdy to Me: Presenting Your Science to the Public

    • Small Group Coaching Sessions (3.5 hours)

  • “Lunch and Learn” Lectures (60-90 minutes, held any time of day)
    • Bullets Kill: Transforming Slide Design

    • Powerful Presentations: Tools for Clear Content and Dynamic Delivery

    • Powerful Posters: Creating Engaging and Accessible Scientific Posters

    • Going Up? Effective Elevator Pitches

    • You asked what? Handling Q & A Sessions

  • Webinars and Remote Training


For scientists who need more personalized and in-depth consulting for high-stakes presentations, Melissa offers one-on-one coaching for select clients.

She’ll work with you to:

  • Identify and clarify the most critical claims necessary for your audience

  • Craft the presentation content using language that engages and resonates

  • Create slides that communicate your ideas in a persuasive, meaningful, and memorable way

  • Fine-tune and amplify your delivery through dress rehearsals

Melissa also offers one-on-one follow-up coaching for clients who have gone through one or more of her group workshops.


A dynamic keynote address is a great way to set the tone for a successful conference or meeting. Melissa’s talks are informative, dynamic and inspiring and will motivate your audience to make positive changes in the way they present their science. Melissa custom tailors her talks to your specific conference needs to ensure all content and examples are fresh and relevant.