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  • I worked under Marlene’s expert guidance for more than five years. I enjoyed the benefits of her keen ability to help develop an established personality and willingness to assist in navigating new passages.” Ashleigh Banfield, CNN
  • Marlene coached me and nurtured my career from day one, and I cannot say enough on her behalf. She has incredible experience with the media and is terrific at working with all types of talent.” Nancy Grace, CNN, HLN
  • To help develop our in-house, on-air talent for innovative, cutting edge corporate TV, EMC turned to Marlene Dann. She possesses a rare combination of skills….a vast network news perspective; an understanding of what it takes to deliver crisp, compelling messages and a gifted, perceptive coaching style that brings out the best in able yet inexperienced reporters, anchors and hosts.” Maggie Burke, Sr. Director, EMC TV
  • Marlene understands what works for a successful presentation. She can assess people’s strengths and weaknesses and help them excel at being authentic. She is sensational at constructive criticism.” Rikki Klieman, Television anchor and legal analyst

MARLENE DANN is an award-winning television executive who understands what it takes to make the media work for you. She has a distinguished track record for finding and developing new talent. As Executive Vice President at Court TV and Executive Producer at CNBC she successfully trained numerous anchors, correspondents, experts, high-profile personalities and executives on how to perform in the media.

About

Marlene DannMarlene Dann is an award-winning television executive with a long track record of success for producing news and entertainment programs. She distinguished herself by having a keen eye for finding and developing on-air talent. She has extensive experience training anchors, correspondents, experts, executives and high-profile personalities on how to perform in the media.

As Executive Vice President at Court TV (now truTV) she was responsible for the network’s daytime programming, show development, talent management, bookings, newsgathering and editorial content. She recruited and supervised all on-air talent, many who currently appear on major outlets, including Savannah Guthrie, Nancy Grace, Jack Ford and Ashleigh Banfield.

As an Executive Producer at CNBC she oversaw numerous prime time talk shows including programs hosted by Charles Grodin, Al Roker and Tim Russert. Marlene was also an independent documentary producer and a reporter for Fortune Magazine. For the past several years she’s worked with executives and members of nonprofit organizations on message development and presentation skills.

Marlene has won various awards during her career, including being voted one of the top fifty women in cable. As an experienced producer and executive she understands what it takes to make the media work for you.

Marlene is a board member of the Urban Assembly School For Criminal Justice and does fundraising and outreach for the organization.

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Services

  • TALENT COACHING

    Gain skills to raise your level of performance in the studio and field for online and broadcast.

    Learn how to:

    Prepare for appearances

    Control interviews

    Articulate questions

    Handle difficult guests

    Conduct multi-guest interviews

    Use body language

    Speak with authority

    Read teleprompter

    Report breaking news

    Look your best

    Be confident!

  • GUEST TRAINING

    Tell the story you want heard for online, broadcast and print audiences.

    Learn how to:

    Prepare for interviews

    Develop and articulate key message points

    Talk in soundbites

    Get quoted

    Answer difficult questions

    Use body language

    Control the conversation

    Look and dress

    Be confident!

  • EXECUTIVE MEDIA TRAINING

    Individual coaching on how to communicate internally and externally.

    Learn how to:

    Interact with traditional and non-traditional media during a crisis

    Conduct a press conference

    Answer difficult questions

    Create and articulate powerful message points

    Explain complex issues on all platforms

    Get quoted

    Talk in soundbites

    Look and dress for the media

    Speak with authority

    Be confident!

  • TESTIMONY PREPARATION

    Individual coaching on how to speak to panels, jurors and government groups.

    Learn how to:

    Tell your story effectively

    Articulate message points

    Explain complex issues

    Listen to what is asked

    Answer difficult questions

    Make eye contact

    Use body language

    Understand your audience

    Dress properly

    Be confident!

Testimonials

I worked under Marlene’s expert guidance for more than five years. I enjoyed the benefits of her keen ability to help develop an established personality and willingness to assist in navigating new passages.– Ashleigh Banfield, CNN

Marlene understands what works for a successful presentation. She can assess people’s strengths and weaknesses and help them excel at being authentic. She has an eye for talent and is sensational at constructive criticism. I am a direct beneficiary of her fine coaching. – Rikki Klieman, Television anchor and legal analyst

Marlene coached me and nurtured my on-air career from day one, and I cannot say enough on her behalf. She has incredible experience with the media, is fantastic working with guests to articulate and successfully verbalize key points, and is terrific at working with all types of on-air talent. – Nancy Grace, CNN-HLN

To help develop our in-house, on-air talent for innovative, cutting edge corporate TV, EMC turned to Marlene Dann. She possesses a rare combination of skills….a vast network news perspective; an understanding of what it takes to deliver crisp, compelling messages and a gifted, perceptive coaching style that brings out the best in able yet inexperienced reporters, anchors and hosts.” – Maggie Burke, Sr. Director, EMC TV

I highly recommend Marlene to any individual seeking to enhance his or her public speaking abilities and capacity for engaging others. Her expertise and mentorship has allowed me to greatly expand my abilities to inspire different types of audiences in a range of venues. – Ruth DeGolia, Executive Director & Founder, Mercado Global

I am an enormous fan of Marlene’s ability to significantly improve the performance of anyone who appears in front of the camera. Her vast experience, together with her interpersonal skills, allow her to substantially enhance the style, substance, and confidence of experienced (and aspiring) television personalities or business executives. Any time spent with Marlene will be very well spent. –Jack Ford, CBS

Marlene was outstanding as my producer in charge of The Charles Grodin Show on CNBC. She has wonderful skills with people as well as obviously knowing all aspects of television. I recommend her very highly. – Charles Grodin

As the person in charge of Daytime programming at Court TV, Marlene was excellent at developing talent. She worked wonders improving their interview skills. She was also exceptional working with guests, helping them convey their message in a compelling and concise manner. – Henry Schleiff, President & General Manager, Investigation Discovery, Military Channel and Destination America

Marlene was incredibly helpful preparing me to speak to the media. Not only did she give me practical advice for preparing for interviews, but she helped me build my confidence so that I would be ready on “game day.” Thanks so much Marlene! – Lani Santo, Executive Director, Footsteps

Marlene’s great ability to recruit and develop talent resulted in an outstanding line-up of anchors and reporters. She knew how to help them make complex issues viewer friendly. The exceptional quality of their overall performance was evidence of her work. – Marc Juris, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, truTV

As an executive of cable news programming she has counseled the cream of the crop in broadcast journalism. She has an eye for what works, and what doesn’t. Time and again I found her coaching to be direct, honest and accurate. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Marlene should seize it. – Jami Floyd, Television and radio anchor

Partnership

DannMedia is in partnership with Soury Communications, a full service public relations and advocacy firm that specializes in:

  • Crisis management
  • High-profile legal cases
  • Advocacy public relations
  • Business and financial public relations
  • Public and government affairs

For more information visit:
www.soury.com

Soury Communications success stories include:

General Motors Company
Issues Management and Corporate Diversity

Damien Echols and the West Memphis 3
Advocacy Public Relations

Marty Tankleff
Advocacy Public Relations

Explore Chinatown
Destination Marketing

Estates of JRR Tolkien and Bob Marley
Intellectual Property Advocacy

Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation
Charitable Organization Launch

“Winnie the Pooh” vs The Walt Disney Company
High-Profile Legal Case

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Crisis Management

Calvin Klein Cosmetics Company, Inc.
Corporate Image

Journal Square Restoration Corp.
Government Affairs

Kessler Institute
Healthcare, Crisis Management

 

Contact

Marlene Dann  

286 Madison Ave, Suite 907
New York, NY 10017  

917.603.2542  
mdann@dannmedia.com

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