Lisa Elia, Founder & Lead Media Trainer & Presentation Trainer at Expert Media Training®

Here are a few highlights of Lisa Elia’s career. Scroll down for a more complete bio.

25+ years of experience training thousands of clients for media interviews, investor pitches, public speeches, panels, and other high-stakes situations and providing executive and team communication coaching

philosophy incorporates mindset, habits, and an intense focus on the audience’s perspective in every interaction

can comment on all aspects of communication, from body language to vocal cues to word choices and communication strategy


Sashee Chandran, Founder and CEO of Tea Drops, shared her experience receiving coaching from Expert Media Training’s Lisa Elia which led her to take the #1 spot in both the Women Founders Network Competition (winning a $20K prize) and the Top 10 Female Entrepreneur 2018 Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship (winning a $100K prize).


Appearance on E! Entertainment’s “Total Divas”

Appearances on Entertainment Tonight and Delivering Tips

Lisa Elia has been interviewed by major media outlets, including…

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.

About Lisa Elia, Media & Presentation Trainer, Communication Expert & Speaker

Lisa built her brand as a media and presentation trainer, communication expert and speaker through the successes she created for clients. During her years as a publicist, she took many clients who were unknown or who had very little prior press coverage, and catapulted them into the national spotlight with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CNN and other top media outlets. She has prepared thousands of clients for important media interviews, public speeches, investor presentations and other high-stakes situations.

It was during college that Lisa’s interest in communication was ignited, which led her to earn her bachelor’s degree in communication with a public relations emphasis. In the decades that have followed, Lisa has continued refining her media training and presentation training processes to keep up with changes in traditional media, social media and technology.

Clients now engage Lisa’s services to help them improve their overall communication skills, solve business problems that are rooted in communication, and prepare their teams and executives for pitches, board meetings, and other high-stakes situations. She has trained clients who raised millions of dollars from investors and secured multi-million-dollar contracts, and she has helped numerous clients avert business disasters with her crisis management skills.

When she’s not working, Lisa enjoys traveling, listening to too many business and psychology podcasts, and playing ping pong with her husband.

Topics Lisa Elia can discuss in media interviews:

Fear of public speaking: techniques to manage it and mindset shifts to end it

Job interviews: 5 things you can do to show up at your best

6 tips for take presentations from a snore to a roar

3 things to stop doing immediately at work: disempowering communication habits that kill your credibility

Body language do’s and don’ts in meetings, interviews or social situations

Stop texting when you should pick up the phone: choosing the right communication method for your message

Don’t be a robot: why memorizing speeches rarely works

Clarity, confidence, and contribution: how to get your team and yourself to contribute at your highest level

How authenticity and strategy can co-exist in corporate communications

5 communication deal-breakers when pitching investors

And more

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