Keynote speaker and panel moderator Lisa Elia blends heart, humor and intellect, engaging audiences and providing fresh, actionable content.

Lisa as a Panel Moderator

Lisa has been the panel moderator at several large events as well as at her two Meet the Media Day events, during which she interviewed members of the press, from The Associated Press, Clear Channel Radio, SELF, Los Angeles Times, Natural Health and other top outlets. She is able to deftly move discussions forward and keep panelists on track while allowing for moments of humor and surprise that keep audiences engaged.

Speaker and Panel Moderator and Los Angeles Media Trainer Lisa Elia with the Meet the Media Day Panel in Los Angeles, CA


What Speaking Bookers Have Said About Lisa

“Lisa is so knowledgeable about her industry, about the media and the content that she teaches is very rich. She has this unique ability to interact with the audience, her clients and the media seamlessly, and it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Her ability to inspire me and bring out the best in all of the audience members is something I think that she has a very special skill for.”

-Gina DeVee, www.ginadevee.com

“Lisa’s speaking style integrates her clear expertise, her genuine interest in helping women in business succeed at getting their message, products and services out in the world, and the genuine warmth in which she communicates her knowledge.”

 – Marcy Cole, Ph.D, First Tuesdays

“We had Lisa come into our eWN chapter and speak. She did a fantastic job giving the audience simple ways to interact with the media and build a strategy for PR for their small business. Lisa is an excellent speaker and a proven expert helping businesses expand awareness and we are so thankful she came to speak to our group.”

-Lisa Goodwin, eWomenNetwork

“In my many years working in the apparel industry, both as a designer and educator, I have been most fortunate to work with many talented designers in an industry that is extremely competitive. In order for new companies to gain visibility it is crucial that they find the right PR team who understands their mission and helps to build brand recognition for their niche market. Lisa Elia has helped to educate and support our FBI members. It is my pleasure to recommend her as a presenter.”

– Frances Harder, Founder, Fashion Business Inc. and Fashion for Profit

“I worked with Lisa Elia to present a webinar to members of the tradeshow and conference industry. Lisa’s presentation was very well done. She provided highly useful information that was well received by the audience. And Lisa was delightful to work with. I look forward to collaborating with her again.”

– Mark Travers, Publisher, Events In America


Lisa Elia is a keynote speaker and panel moderator who delivers lively, information-packed presentations to audiences that include executives, entrepreneurs, sales teams, sports teams, women’s groups, nonprofit organizations and more. As an experienced media trainer, presentation trainer, investor pitch coach, and communication expert, her presentation style combines warmth, professionalism and humor. She has delivered presentations for Marketwired, The Entrepreneur’s Institute, UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of Delaware, and hundreds of other organizations. In addition to speaking, Lisa has hosted panels for a variety of events, including those at her Meet the Media Day events, during which she moderated panels of 10 top media producers and editors.

Lisa has developed her expertise during her decades working as a publicist. She booked and prepared clients for interviews with media outlets that include Today Show, GMA, The Oprah Winfrey Show, TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN, Redbook and hundreds of others. It was her clients’ requests for coaching for speeches, presentations, and investor pitches that led her to offer these services more widely. Prior to beginning her professional career, she had earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication with a Public Relations focus.

As the Founder and Lead Trainer at Expert Media Training®, Lisa is often asked to provide her expertise in the media. She has been featured in and on national media outlets that include Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment, Inc., Us, Fox News and many others.

To book Lisa as a speaker or panel moderator, contact our office at 321-821-3088.

Lisa has shared her expertise through national media outlets that include:

Los Angeles Media Trainer and PR Expert Lisa Elia has been interviewed by media outlets including Inc., FoxNews, Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment and many others.



Partial List of Clients

Adli Law Group
California State University, Fullerton
Events in America and EventBrite
Fashion Business, Inc.
First Tuesday Los Angeles
Holistic Chamber of Commerce West Los Angeles
International Federation of Coaches Los Angeles
Leadership Connection for Childcare
National Council of Jewish Women LA
Speaker Services
UCLA Football Team
UCLA Anderson School of Management – The Entrepreneur’s Institute
The Urban League of Los Angeles
Universal Music Group
University of Delaware, Small Business Development Center
Youth Business Alliance

Topics on Which Lisa Has Presented

Lisa customizes speeches and presentations for each client. This list provides a sampling of past work. 

Elevating Your Daily Communications

Presenting to Win

       Pitching to Investors Successfully

Powerful Communication in Meetings: How to Be Heard & Remembered

Choosing the Right Method for Your Message

The 10-Step Communication Clean-up: 10 Shifts to Transform Your Life

Body Language Tips & Tip-Offs: Elevating Awareness of Yourself & Others

Conversation Killers to Avoid & New Habits to Replace Them With

Crisis Communications Planning: Why Everyone in Your Organization Should Be Included

Integrated Communication Planning: Creating Brand Consistency Throughout Your Organization

Communication & Your Company Culture: Language & Behaviors that Shape Your Organization

And Other Communication Topics

Lisa customizes speeches and presentations for each group.

To inquire about booking Lisa, contact the Expert Media Training Team at 321-821-3088 or team@expertmediatraining.com



The content on this page is geared toward speaking bookers. If you’re interested in hiring Lisa Elia for media training, presentation training, pitch coaching, or communication coaching, you can learn more on our Services page. Or, feel free to call us at 321-821-3088.

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