Myles Martel

David DickersonMyles Martel, Ph.D – Leadership through high-impact communication

Myles Martel, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Martel & Associates, one of the world’s premier leadership communication advisors. He came to national prominence in 1980 as Ronald Reagan’s personal debate advisor, and then served as a counselor to the White House Office of Communications.

Throughout his career, he has advised more than 40 United States Senators, Congressmen, Ambassadors, Governors and Presidential Cabinet Members.

Scores of business leaders throughout the world rely on his expertise to capitalize on communication that enhances leadership potential. Taking a strategic approach to his counsel, he helps leaders cultivate credibility, presence, and achieve persuasive impact to advance their goals in a broad range of formal and informal settings. These include meetings, presentations, speeches, crises, and media appearances. His core premise: “Communication is the linchpin of leadership influence.”

His expertise has resulted in wide media exposure, adding valuable perspective to his media and crisis counsel. He has appeared on ABC’s “World News Tonight”, “CBS This Morning” and “Nightline” with Ted Koppel. His work has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Directors & Boards, Harper’s, U.S. News and World Report, USA Today, and The New York Times.

Myles has published six books: Before You Say A Word (Prentice Hall); Political Campaign Debates (Longman); Mastering the Art of Q & A (Dow Jones-Irwin); The Persuasive Edge (Random House); Fire Away! Fielding Tough Questions with Finesse (Irwin), and Leadership Legacies: Words to Enlighten, Persuade and Inspire (Xlibris/Random House).

He has received numerous honors, including the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation, and the University of Connecticut’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement. He has served on the Board of Directors of the University’s Alumni Association and is Chair Emeritus of The Advisory Board of its College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. He delivered the Andrew W. Mellon Fund Lecture at Oxford University. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Temple University’s School of Communications in 2001 and has taught Leadership Communication as a member of its graduate school faculty. He chaired the Pennsylvania statewide student contest to commemorate the 150th anniversary of The Gettysburg Address on November 19, 2013.


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