About The Author

Melinda Marcus is an award-winning writer, business consultant and speaker on The Science of Influence. She is one of only 5 body language experts globally who have earned the Instructor Certification in a Master Program on Nonverbal Communications from world-renowned body language expert Joe Navarro (the former Special Agent who trained the FBI).

Melinda is a featured speaker for national and global business conferences. Her high-content programs are noted for engaging audiences with videos, sound effects and experiences to make key points memorable. Her approach integrates proven principles from Persuasive Psychology, Body Language and Strategic Messaging to deliver immediately actionable tools. As a result, her clients have successfully closed multi-million dollar contracts and grown revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars.

During her career, Melinda was named one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Working Women in America” by Glamour magazine and her creative work has been recognized with more than 100 awards globally in the advertising industry. She earned the highest certification for professional speakers (CSP) from National Speakers Association. Only 17% of speakers globally have attained this designation. Melinda received her B.S. with Honors in Psychology from Northwestern University and her M.A. in Mass Communications from Southern Methodist University. She is the co-author of original psychology research on first impressions, published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. For more, visit InfluenceAdvisors.com.