Eliot M. ShapiroCo-founder

Eliot M Shapiro of EMS CommunicationsThe second co-founder of EMS Communications, Eliot has spent over 20 years building the communication skills of both teams and individuals as a trained facilitator and presentation coach. He is often described as “the good cop,” denoting the way his coaching style complements Eric’s “tough love” approach as the two work together to build clients’ confidence in their abilities.

Before EMS, Eliot left a career in sales to earn his MBA in Marketing at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he then taught as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Business. His passions for mentorship and public speaking began at an early age when he watched his father deliver sermons as a rabbi, and he continues to engage those passions as a frequent conference speaker, religious school teacher and avid networker.

Publications

  • Clutch Cargo and the Talking Heads

    Technology is a wonderful thing. Years ago, it gave us the telephone, enabling us to talk with each other from many miles away, sharing stories, pitching ideas and expressing emotions using only our voices.

    January 29, 2019
  • Carol Burnett: Funny, Humble and Legendary

    We caught some of the Golden Globe Awards show earlier this month—we don’t watch to see who is wearing whom, but to see what the award recipients have to say in their short moments on stage. These can be important speeches—one year ago, Oprah delivered an acceptance speech so powerful that people began talking about her as a possible presidential candidate.

    This year, our favorite speech came from Carol Burnett, a TV legend who became the first to receive a lifetime achievement award for television, an award that will be henceforth known as the Carol Burnett Award.

    January 18, 2019
  • Eulogizing an Old Friend: Senator Alan Simpson

    When President George H.W. Bush passed away earlier this month, we were treated to many stories and memories about his long life. One tribute that stood out for us was the eulogy delivered at the State funeral in Washington D.C. by Bush’s close friend, former Senator Alan Simpson.

    December 20, 2018

contact details

555 Skokie Blvd., Suite 260
Northbrook, IL 60062

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I highly recommend EMS if you are looking to improve not only your presentation skills, but also your phone voice, presence, attitude and confidence. Eliot and Eric are masters at creating a trusting and fun environment.

Madeleine Koch
Services Coordinator, Chicago Clearing House Association

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