John Neffinger has more than a decade of experience preparing politicians, corporate executives and others to communicate confidently. He has worked with executives at more than a hundred major companies in the U.S. and overseas, including GE, IBM and HBO, as well as several dozen candidates for and Members of Congress and numerous educational and non-profit institutions. John has been featured discussing voter psychology, body language and political communication on Hardball with Chris Matthews, The CBS Evening News, Fox News and NPR, as well as in the Washington Post, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Matthew Kohut is the managing partner of KNP Communications. He has coached thousands of speakers for events ranging from live television appearances to TED talks. In addition to conducting communications trainings for clients in the government, private, and nonprofit sectors, he has served as a communications consultant to organizations including NASA, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Harvard University. He previously worked as a speechwriter and researcher for the dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Matt holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.