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

  • Hey EMS: Policy, Snowstorms, and Hard-to-Pronounce Names

    Even though no one will cast a single vote until next winter, campaign season is already blooming faster than spring flowers. We at EMS Communications always get interesting letters asking for our opinions on issues related to communication and leadership, and this month we’ll be sharing our responses to letters received from a very specific group of people. It’s a recurring feature we call “Hey EMS!”

    April 18, 2019
  • Presenting the Weather Report

    If you want to watch great presenters in action, you can watch a few TED Talks, attend a conference, go to a religious service or participate in a political rally. Or you can turn on the TV news and wait for the weather report. It’s true. While many people heap grief on their friendly neighborhood meteorologists (“Get it right—we cancelled our plans because you predicted rain!”), the best ones out there tend to be great presenters.

    March 20, 2019
  • Beto’s Gestures: Expressive Yet Distracting

    When asked the other day what he thought of Beto O’Rourke, the former congressman from Texas who just announced his candidacy for president in 2020, President Donald Trump noted, “I’ve never seen so much hand movement.” Several tweets from the Twitter community noticed his excessive gestures as well, with one wondering: “How long until someone makes a Twitter account for Beto’s hands?”

    March 20, 2019

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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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