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Best Public Speakers Series: Tiffani Bova


We included Tiffani Bova on our "Best Public Speakers" list because of her direct messaging, use of gestures, and motivational vocal style.



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Tiffani Bova is the former global growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce and the author of the WSJ bestselling book The Experience Mindset: Changing the Way You Think About Growth. She was also previously as a Research Fellow at Gartner and a sales, marketing and customer service executive for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.


We reviewed Tiffani Bova's Medallia Keynote titled "Customer Experience is the New Battleground", where she discusses the importance of companies having an experience-led strategy.


What are the main communication takeaways?


  • Intentional use of grand and micro gestures (pincer, open palms, karate chop). This creates even more impact in her messaging and makes her words memorable.

  • Locking and holding eye contact. She uses direct eye contact consistently.

  • Simple and clear message: The clarity in her message makes it easy for everyone in the audience to connect. She also provides excellent examples that are relatable.



How She Could Improve:


  • Consider a smile and glimpse of warmth - Her messaging is direct, which helps her come off as powerful and knowledgeable. She could increase warmth for some variety.

  • Use of some qualifiers and weaker words which diminish the strength of her message, such as "I think", "I mean", "actually", "things"



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