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Greg J. Stone

Media strategist, author of Artful Business: 50 Lessons from Creative Geniuses

Greg Stone spent many years as a journalist so he brings those “street credentials” to every task. He began his career as a writer at Time Inc. in New York, and later worked as a TV reporter in Minneapolis, Boston, and on PBS. His professional honors include three Emmy nominations. Turning down an offer to anchor at CNN in New York, Greg founded Stone Communications in 1989. Since then he has conducted media and presentation skills workshops for high-level executives at Fidelity, IBM and 3M; deans at Harvard University; rocket scientists at the Smithsonian; senior managers at the LA Dodgers; thought leaders at the Worldwide Web Consortium; the governors of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania; Mayor Walsh of Boston; three spokespeople facing interviews on “60 Minutes” and many other clients. Assignments have brought him all across the US and to the UK, South Korea and Albania. As a recognized expert, Greg has guest-lectured on media relations and presentation skills at Columbia Business School and at Harvard Business School, which engaged him on a long-term project as the “official media trainer” for the professors. Greg has also written and directed hundreds of productions, ranging from 30-second commercials to corporate videos to a feature film. His clients have included Coca-Cola, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Stop & Shop. He just published a book on inspired management -- called Artful Business: 50 Lessons from Creative Geniuses -- featuring a dazzling collection of masterpieces and stimulating ideas on facing pages. He is currently writing the forthcoming book Villains, Victims and Heroes: Harnessing the Power of Messages and Stories For Business and Career Success. Greg Stone is an experienced speaker and SAG actor who is certainly no stranger to stage and camera. (See his speaking demo reel here.) He has delivered speeches or workshops at events held by The CEO Club of Boston, The Art of Management Organization (in Slovenia), The Brite Conference at Columbia Business School, The Metro West Chamber of Commerce in Massachusetts, The Society for Marketing Professional Services (in Boston, MA and Saratoga Springs, NY), the New England Israel Business Chamber, The Harvard Club and Bentley University. Ever curious about other cultures, Greg studied French, Italian and German as an undergraduate, earning an AB with honors from Harvard University, followed by two master’s degrees from Columbia University in journalism and business. He resides in Belmont, MA with his wife, daughter, son and a rescue dog aptly named Happy.

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