1. Dave Noll of Keller/Noll - Pitching to Outrageous Success Dr. Laura Sicola 35:05

In this episode of Speaking to Influence, Dr. Laura Sicola interviews Dave Noll, creator of over 60 television shows, including the popular series “Chopped,” which has crossed over 1000 episodes. The author of the upcoming book THE VISIONARY IN CHARGE: 7 Simple Rules… Because Just One Extraordinary Idea Can Change Your Life, Dave shares his expertise on successful pitching.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why capturing an audience’s attention from the outset is critical!
  • The importance of knowing your audience and tailoring your pitch to them.
  • What makes a clear, concise, easy-to-understand message.
  • The three essential components in a pitch.
  • As Dr. Laura always says, why you need to make your pitch “tweetable and repeatable”.

About Dave Noll:

 Dave Noll is a TV “Mastermind” (Emmy Magazine). He’s a “Television Formats Powerhouse” (C21 Magazine).

Dave is a two-time Emmy Award Winner, two-time Gracie Award Winner, and he won the coveted James Beard Award for Best Television Series: CHOPPED.

Dave’s just announced new book is THE VISIONARY IN CHARGE: 7 Simple Rules… Because Just One Extraordinary Idea Can Change Your Life. Filled with inspiration, insightful stories, and all the experience and “takeaway” from his enormous success in creating content.

Dave is also a fiery and enlightening keynote speaker whose unique look at the business world, light-up-the-room storytelling, and tangible, practical tips have thrilled (and inspired!) audiences from Los Angeles to Miami to New York.

Career Highlights: •

  • Dave has created 60+ Television Series.
  • Over 3500+ Episodes.
  • In 2007, Dave co-created the legendary CHOPPED franchise.
  • Over $500,000,000 (half billion) in television sales.
  • 2 Emmy Awards. 2 Gracie Awards.
  • CHOPPED was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame.
  • The Platinum Album Award from the Recording Industry Association of America for his work on the soundtrack to TITANIC.


You can connect with Dave in the following ways:

  • Website: https://davenolltv.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davenolltv
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davenolltv
  • Twitter: @davenolltv
  • Instagram: @davenolltv


You can connect with Laura in the following ways:

  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola
  • LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VocalImpactProductions
  • Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions
  • Twitter: @LauraSicola
  • Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions
  • Website: https://vocalimpactproductions.com/
  • Laura’s Online Course: virtualinfluence.today


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Laura Sicola Leadership Communication & Influence Expert, Speaker, Author, Podcaster

Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence expert, speaker, author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and host of the podcast, Speaking to Influence: Communication Secrets of the C-Suite. Her mission is to transform executives into confident, inspiring leaders whether live or virtually in order to get the results they want and turn their vision into their legacy. As the founder of Vocal Impact Productions, she has trained and coached executives at Comcast, IBM, the US Department of Commerce and Women Against Abuse along with politicians, business owners and non-profit leaders from around the world.

Laura’s TEDx talk, “Want to Sound Like a Leader? Start by Saying Your Name Right,” has nearly 7 million views, and she has been featured on programs such as Fox & Friends First, NBC10 @Issue and PHL 17. She has also spoken to thousands at conferences such as the Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference and the PA Conference for Women.

Laura received her PhD in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also taught from 2001-2013.