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.


  • The Impeachment Trial: A Seminar in Team Presenting

    Have you been wanting to participate in an EMS workshop but haven’t yet scheduled one for yourself or your team? Here’s something you can do right away: watch portions of the Impeachment Trial to get a real-world seminar in Team Presenting. Feel free to use our discussion questions to interpret and evaluate the strategies that both House Managers and White House lawyers are using to take advantage of individual strengths of their team members as they argue their cases in front of the Senate.

    January 29, 2020
  • Impeachment Trial Lessons for Presenters #2: The Intro

    Hey EMS! Can I tell a joke in my presentation? It’s a common question. The best way to answer is by sharing examples of humor being used effectively (or ineffectively.) When it’s timely, on topic, and catches the audience off-guard, a joke can really make an impact. We appreciate a moment of humor injected into one of the marathon days on the Senate floor, delivered by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries.

    January 28, 2020
  • Impeachment Trial Lessons for Presenters #1: The Warning

    Those involved in the Impeachment trial have been facing some very long days. No one’s days have been longer, though, than for Chief Justice John Roberts, who hears Supreme Court cases in the morning before convening Senators for trial by afternoon. And though he doesn’t have a huge role in the trial, he chose to flex his muscles early in the proceedings, and we do mean early.

    January 28, 2020

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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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