Shannon Alter

I work with organizations who want to communicate with clarity and help their leaders learn exactly what to say and how to say it.

Shannon Alter

“I really enjoyed her enthusiasm and upbeat personality.”

“Really engaging speaker !!!”
“Shannon did an excellent job. She was engaging and provided some good takeaways! Not always easy to accomplish on zoom.”
“Absolutely loved Shannon, her presentation style and the subject were very interesting and kept my attention the entire time. I would definitely be interested in a part 2 or more topics presented by her.”
“Super informative and motivational.”
“Excellent speaker! Shannon was super engaging, something that is so difficult to achieve with this new virtual world.”
“Shannon came across as knowledgeable, prepared, authentic, open and approachable.”

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What Others Are Saying

“I love good storytelling … and Shannon Alter is a very good storyteller. Shannon enhances this book with her passion, experience, empathy, and candor… and by painting a picture for the reader by drawing on her own personal stories; she invites us to ‘try on’ the concepts she is teaching, making them all the more relatable and immediately valuable. I was easily able to connect the concepts and stories with situations I have experienced in my life. I only wish Shannon had written this book 30 years ago!”

– Barry Blanton, CPM®
Chief Problem Solver
Principal, Blanton Turner

“Shannon is our Go-To partner for consulting and training opportunities! We highly recommend her well-developed programs to help get a firm or project to the next level. Our firm retained her to complete a consulting project that included development of a comprehensive property analysis and property management plan. Shannon’s work was outstanding, and allowed us to deliver a well- researched, thorough and comprehensive report to our client.”

– Jay Kacirk, CPM Emeritus, CCAM

Eugene Burger Management Corporation, Executive Vice President,
– Rental Trust Division

“Shannon is an energetic and well-spoken presenter whose expertise and experience is a valuable resource. Her delivery is excellent and she is professional and personable. Shannon provides interesting, relevant and useful information that our clients can take back to their offices and use immediately.”

Brian K. Cescolini, Executive Chairman
Allied Universal Security Services

“The most innovative ideas come from a medley of distinct experiences, and Shannon Alter proves just that. Using lessons learned as a leading commercial real estate pro, further enhanced by her theatrical background, she provides easy-to-read tips and tricks when developing and presenting to an audience. 

How wonderful would it have been to have had a guide like this when I first started my career! Shannon provides conversational coaching skills with great humor, excellent examples, videos, and exercises. This is a must-read for anyone who presents to one person or fifty, whether at their desk or on stage.”

-Becky Hanner, RPA®,
Owner, Commercial Asset Services & Crestmark Commercial

“Shannon is an expert’s expert and her passion or our industry is second to none. She has the knowledge, experience and expertise to provide solutions and her collaborative, team-building approach is exceptional. Shannon’s organizational skills, attention to detail and her ability to thoroughly complete any assignment are exceptional.”

– Christopher E. Lee, President & CEO

CEL & Associates, Inc.

“I would highly recommend the book “Be Influential” by Shannon Alter. It is an excellent resource for anyone who is looking to improve their communication skills – from everyday conversations to high-stakes situations. This book provides real-world examples and tips for how to navigate uncertainty, manage emotions and build trust – truly demonstrating influence in action. It’s easy to read, digest and put ideas into quick action. I can’t wait to share this with my colleagues and friends!”

– Denise LeDuc Froemming,
President & CEO at California Society of CPAs

“We are immensely grateful to Shannon Alter for inspiring us to be influential in our presentations, meetings, and conversations. Thank you for empowering us to carry that essence into our daily routines!”

– Lindsey Rodriguez, Program Chair
BOMA Orange County

“Shannon was wonderful to work with! She took the time to understand our needs, team dynamic, and how her training session would make the biggest impact. All of the pre-work came to life in the training session and through her facilitation style, which was much appreciated. We look forward to working with Shannon again! ”

– Josh Coy, Director Hotel Openings-Training Delivery
Marriott International U.S. & Canada

“Shannon Alter facilitated an insightful and interactive session that provided practical tools and powerful examples, instilling clarity in all. Her connection with our members resulted in an impactful experience. She’s an expert in her field and truly excels at helping build the skills needed to present in an effective and engaging way. Thank you, Shannon, for speaking at CREW Orange County’s Multifamily Summit! ”

– Joanne Lucas
Chapter President
CREW Orange County

“Thank you so much for your presentation and leadership, Shannon. We are hearing rave reviews and positive feedback. I always have a few great takeaways after listening to you speak. ”

– Kristopher Kopensky, CPM®
Irvine Company

“Shannon is an insightful and engaging presenter and facilitator who is adept at customizing programs for her clients’ needs. We are thrilled that she has joined us on our mission to empower employees and give them a voice to do their best work. Her work with us is of great benefit to the employees and company alike. We look forward to doing more work with Shannon. ”

– Lori J. Gast
Red Mountain Group

“Thank you so much! It was an absolutely wonderful presentation. I’ve seen quite a few virtual presentations and I was happy to see how everyone remained engaged throughout. We are looking forward to the plans you inspired. ”

– Krista Capp, CPM®
IREM Michigan

“Shannon has always impressed me with her presentation skills. She allows the audience to fully engage in the topic, and she provides real-life scenarios that are relatable to all. Shannon provided my team with strong tips that will be useful in their leadership roles going forward. I look forward to another session! ”

– Cheryl Todd, Principal
Coreland Companies

“Working with Shannon has been a transformative experience in building our employees’ confidence. Through her mentorship, they have learned valuable strategies for overcoming self-doubt and navigating professional hurdles with greater assurance. I am grateful for the positive impact Shannon has had on the confidence and overall professional growth of our employees.”

– Rick Hoegler, CPM ®
President, Pan American Properties, Inc.

How I can Help You

Do you struggle with appearing smooth, polished and comfortable in a presentation or meeting?

Do you want to appear effortless, every time?

If this sounds familiar, here’s how I can help you:

What I do:

I love working with organizations and leaders who want to communicate with clarity and help their leaders learn exactly what to say and how to say it. I do this through team leadership sessions, workshops and 1:1 executive coaching.

Why it’s important for you:

Do you remember when “soft skills” were considered secondary? Now, those same soft skills are vital to professional development and to your career success.Read More

How you can work with me:

I am excited to work with clients in several ways, with options for leaders at all levels. They are:

    • Workshops
    • Leadership session
    • Executive Coaching

My book, “Be Influential: Surefire Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills” is also an excellent first step for those who want to dip their toes in the water first.

Shannon’s Books

Be Influential: Surefire Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills

I really enjoyed reading “Be Influential” and learned a lot from it. It teaches you how to present and communicate effectively in professional situations. This book resonated with me because I could personally relate to the challenges and solutions that Shannon shared, as they were very practical and realistic.
“Be Influential” is easy to read and to use. Shannon has included many tips and tools that you can use for work- related presentations, as well as examples and stories that show how they work in real life. I highly recommend the book to newer professionals and experienced professionals who want to get even better at presenting!

Amy Kim, Vice President, Residential Property Management and Operations, Global
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

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