On the latest edition of DeKalb Business Today, host Matt Holmes talks with two people who are helping businesses and business people to get their message out. Steve Brett joins the show from Presentation Tune-Ups to discuss how he helps companies perfect their pitch from the elevator to the boardroom. Respectful Signage founder Pam McNall discusses how her innovative approach to signs is turning heads in businesses as well as in local schools.
Steve Brett/Founder-Teacher at Presentation Tune-Ups
Steve Brett is a pioneer in digital marketing and website development and a 30-year veteran in the marketing, advertising and sales business.
Now he’s instructing researchers and scientists, policy makers and politicians, teachers, trainers, lawyers, engineers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and business people of all kinds how to tell a better story, design a better deck and deliver a better speech. What makes him qualified?
In the past, he built a 4As ad agency in New York City that worked with Fortune 500s as well as local retailers. Steve has worked with some of the best-known and least-known companies in the world, from the New York Stock Exchange to regional banks; from big Pharma to biotech start-ups; from luxury brands to collectibles. Steve worked with an early cell phone company that merged with Verizon; he built the first website for the Citizen Watch Company; and for the first time, his group offered athletic shoes for sale online for The Sports Authority.
Working with Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, Steve will be the “discipline expert” for The RAISE Forum, which will match growing businesses with senior funding opportunities in order to help create a more collaborative investing climate in the Southeast.
Steve holds a Masters in Teaching from Agnes Scott College and a BA in Literature/Education from The New School in New York. He is currently developing a curriculum for the CDC and he is working on a book.
Pam McNall/Founder & CEO of Respectful Signage
Pam McNall spent 19 years at CNN – starting in the newsroom and working her way up to the documentary unit. She spent 12+ years in the “Special Projects” unit, where most of her award winning experience happened.
Pam’s production work has been rewarded by the Emmys, Peabodys and she’s also won a National Journalism Award.
Pam started her own business five years ago – Let’s Chat Productions LLC, the umbrella company for RespectfulSignage.com.
She designed business and financial plans for start-up companies and started Respectful Signage exactly one year ago.