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Without speaking skills our careers stall. I started Portico – a public speaking training, coaching and design company - to make it easier to build and deliver great presentations. We’ve worked with major brands, associations, federal and local government agencies to transform speakers and teams.

My communication career began in New York at the Ruder Finn Group, one of the largest independent public relations firms in the U.S. In order to understand the business drivers behind PR, I joined AES Corp, a global power company as head of external communication. There I earned the nickname, “the engineer whisperer” for helping experts convey their message to non-technical colleagues and investors.

My formal education includes an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, San Diego and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. I’m an (audio) bookworm and podcast aficionado to continue to learn (and stay sane in DC traffic).

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Presenting While Female: How Women and Men can make the most of meetings

Meghan Dotter

Do the same rules apply to women and men for giving presentations and public speaking? Yes, and no. Here’s what the research tells us, and more importantly, what you can do about it.

Speakers find greater success when they have a compelling story, clear call to action and empathy for their audience. But delivering that presentation be a dramatically different experience for women and men.

Before you write this off to a perceived lack of confidence or blame vocal pitch or intonation patterns, it’s worth considering how our own actions reinforce behaviors that minimize women’s voices.


  • Play to your strengths
  • Manage manterruptions, mansplaining and manels
  • Get what you need from your speaking opp

Every Program Purchase Includes

  • Gear Checks and Final Systems Check: Your Geniecast Experience Specialist will test the audio, video, and internet connection for your primary location as well as the Genie (Presenter).
  • Expert Feature Management: Customized features are available to Cast participants per Client specification.
  • Live Technical Support: We’re with you every step of the way to ensure a smooth end-to-end Cast experience.