Lori Klinka

Lori Klinka

Public Speaking Coach, Presentation Skills Coach, Speaker, Sales Presentation Training

Greater Chicago Area
Professional Training & Coaching

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Lori Klinka's Overview

  • Speaker, Trainer, Presentation Skills Coach at Dramatic Impact, President
  • Professor, Speaking & Acting at Columbia College Chicago

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Lori Klinka's Summary

Lori Klinka is an award-winning speaker, trainer and presentation skills coach from the Chicago area. She is best known for her entertaining, insightful and informational keynotes and workshops. Whether Lori is working with individuals or groups, her experience as an educator, producer, actress and coach allows her to provide immediate solutions for your communication issues. She has worked with Fortune 100 companies, associations and individuals,in almost every industry. When you work with Lori it’s always about you! You will see results immediately when working with her. She LOVES to see people succeed and gain confidence. She currently teaches Speaking and Acting at Columbia College.

Clients say: “You're the single factor that turned my business around. Since I’ve worked with Lori my sales have increased. Professional and easy to work with. Delightful and insightful. Outstanding work. Informative and imaginative. We created over $10MM in sales at one show! What a wonderful speaker. Very useful. I am still laughing! "

Specialties: Speaker, trainer, workshops, keynotes, public speaker, public speaking coach, presentations skills coach, speech coach, communication skills coach, business communications coach, communication skills workshops, presentation skills workshops, fear of public speaking, job interview skills coaching, sales presentation coaching and training, skype coaching, National Speakers Association, Chicago, Chicago area, Illinois, Midwest

Lori Klinka's Experience

Speaker, Trainer, Presentation Skills Coach

Dramatic Impact, President

January 1993Present (21 years 9 months) Greater Chicago Area

Lori is a communications expert, specializing in improving business presentations and communications to get to the next level in your career. Lori has worked with every industry and corporate level. Whether it is a keynote, workshop or individual coaching, Lori can get you where you need to be! You will see results in the first session or workshop.

Professor, Speaking & Acting

Columbia College Chicago

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2006Present (8 years 9 months) Columbia College, Chicago

I teach the speech class "Speaking Out" and Acting 1 and Scene Study classes. I LOVE teaching at Columbia because the students and faculty are so talented and creative!


Live Marketing

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

19912006 (15 years) US and International

I produced presentations for trade shows for Fortune 100 corporations and smaller businesses in every industry in the US and Internationally. I have an inside knowledge of most industries and have worked with everyone from CEO's to global managers to sales staff. I trained the trade show staff before the show to take advantage of the qualified leads we provided. I managed the clients, writers, directors, presenters, AV and video producers. Created timelines, managed budgets.

Lori Klinka's Honors and Awards

  • Member of the Year

    National Speakers Association, Illinois Chapter
    • 2005
  • Excellence in Teaching Award

    Columbia College, Chicago
    • 2012

    Nominee, 2013 and 2012

Lori Klinka's Publications

  • Bringing a Focused Mind to Education: the SmartVision Method

    • McMahon Publishing
    • 2008
    Authors: Lori Klinka

    Learn how to focus when studying by usung the SmartVision Method. Lori was the national spokesperson for the SmartVision Method.

Lori Klinka's Skills & Expertise

  1. Presentation Coaching
  2. Presentation Development
  3. Presentations
  4. Sales Presentations
  5. Public Speaking
  6. Fear Of Public Speaking
  7. Executive Coaching
  8. Workshops
  9. Workshop Facilitation
  10. professional speaker
  11. Experienced Trainer
  12. dealing with difficult people
  13. speaking coach
  14. public speaking coach
  15. presentation skills coach
  16. executive speaking coach
  17. job interviewing skills
  18. business communications
  19. business communications coach
  20. presentation training
  21. presentation skills workshop
  22. public speaking workshop
  23. Difficult People
  24. Motivational Speaking
  25. Business Communications
  26. Coaching
  27. Interviews
  28. Speech Coach
  29. Social Media
  30. Voice Over
  31. Acting
  32. Entertainment
  33. Social Media Marketing
  34. Leadership Development
  35. Management
  36. Small Business
  37. Training
  38. Leadership
  39. Personal Branding
  40. Social Networking
  41. Video
  42. Teaching
  43. Presenter

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Lori Klinka's Education

University of Iowa

BA, Speech, Theatre, English, Secondary Ed

Activities and Societies: Acted in many plays, accepted into the Writers Workshop and published, taught speech, directed shows, Pi Phi.

Lori Klinka's Additional Information


Love to walk, read on my patio & look at my beautiful yard, spend time with my husband laughing (he's a professional comedian- I get to laugh for free!), ride my bike, see plays, go fishing

Groups and Associations:

National Speakers Association Chicagoland Speakers Network Pi Beta Phi

Honors and Awards:

National Speakers Association, IL Chapter Member of the Year
Excellence in Teaching Award, Columbia College, nominee

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