Lori Rubin DekaloVice President

Lori Dekalo of EMS CommunicationsLori is the newest member of the EMS team, yet already holds decades of experience in business development, sales, and training. Lori is a born leader who first headed her family’s direct mail business, Rubin Response Services, before subsequently serving as the President of American Delivery Services and then LRD Video Solutions. LRD provided video coaching services for public speakers, similar to the coaching methods EMS uses.

Lori holds a Master of Science in Communication from Northwestern University, is a member of the National Speakers’ Bureau and serves on the Jewish National Fund’s regional board. In addition to speaking, coaching, and being a mother of two, Lori also visits high schools throughout Illinois as a judge for the Illinois High School Music Theater Association, part of Broadway in Chicago.

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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