Dean of Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy - IDC , Herzliya, Israel
"Ms. Smolyanov received a particularly high evaluation from the students. They indicated that the workshops were taught in a very interesting and experiential way, an emphasis was given on practical creative tools."
Product Manager Verint - Innovation Center
"The vast experience and practical knowledge that Mariana brings with her and the fact she is able to convey it in such a fun experience, makes her trainings to be fascinating, educating and practical. I would highly recommend her to any high-performance organization that wants to take its employees business communication skills to the next level."
Legal Counsel, Partner
“Marina is a top professional and one of the best speakers and trainers I’ve ever met. She acquired me with the best tools and knowledge which gave me the confidence I needed to speak out and give a professional presentation in front of the senior management of my company.”
Mr. Michael Lavie Salomon
CEO and Program Manager Momentum Startup Accelerator
"Marina ranks among the very best speakers I’ve ever encountered. Her speeches on the topics of Storytelling, Pitching, and public speaking have influenced our entrepreneurs from the Momentum Startup Accelerator IDC with a lot of inspiration. Marina is a charismatic and energetic speaker, who taught our startup entrepreneurs important skills on how to present and master the art of pitching and storytelling. Ms. Marina is an electrifying public speaker, her energy is addicting, and her interaction with the group was outstanding. Marina has a stellar professional expertise, and her energy is addicting.”
Taglit Innovation Center Tel Aviv Stock Exchange
“Dear Marina, thank you for your lecture in the Taglit Innovation Center, it was a pleasure and an honor to have such an amazing speaker like you. We highly appreciate it.
Your lecture was very inspiring, patriotic, interesting and smart. The atmosphere you created in the room was warm and friendly and the personal stories about your Aliyah were touching and exciting. We would strongly recommend to other educational organizations to have such a great and inspiring professional speaker like you.”
CEO Samson Logic
"I want to thank Marina and compliment her for the excellent work she did preparing us for the construction 4.0 international event. It was a pleasure working with her, and here guidance made a significant improvement in our presentation skills, giving us much confidence to present our presentation. I will advise all who want to improve his pitching and storytelling skills, or who desire to receive some valuable insights about their company, come and work with Marina".
Labor Law Adv.
“I would like to wholeheartedly recommend Marina Smolyanov, who accompanied and trained me to a seminar on the subject of labor law. I was impressed that she is a soul actress, giving her all to the project. It includes extensive professional knowledge, from the organizational level to the preparation of the play itself. She helped me to gain confidence and professional skills for my 6 hours presentation in front of 60 human resource managers. It was very successful thanks to her professional guidance and dedication.”
Founder & CEO SafeUp
"Marina brings a rare combination of professional skills and emotional intelligence to create a tailored compelling story"
Student at the Government School IDC "As a third year IDC government"
student, I have not yet encountered such a charismatic, dedicated teacher. My personal experience in Marina's "Excellence in Presentation course" was terrific. It was a pleasure to attend the course weekly, and my presentation skills blossomed immensely. Marina always greeted us with an enormous smile and each class was original and interesting. This was by far one of the best courses I've taken at IDC."
Mr. Daniele Moscati
CEO - Jewish Economic Forum
“Marina is a charismatic & energetic speaker, with a deep professional expertise, who taught our foreign delegations' important skills on how to present their story and inspire through theory and practice of pitching to investors. Marina ranks among the very best speakers I’ve ever encountered. Her speeches have influenced the MA students from LUISS Business School with a lot of inspiration. The students shared that they wished this was a mandatory course back at their University in Rome as it is in IDC. Ms. Smolyanov is an electrifying public speaker, her energy is addicting, and her interaction with the group was unforgettable. In just two hours of a workshop the attendees gained a fresh perspective and great practical tools. It is my pleasure to give Marina my highest recommendation as a keynote speaker. She will deliver valuable workshop in an inspiring and entertaining manner.”