Melinda’s approach has helped clients open doors and close multi-million dollar contracts.

Melinda Marcus launched Influence Advisors to show clients how to influence decisions before they lose big opportunities. She developed The Marcus Method of Influence to increase her clients’ “win rates” dramatically. Melinda’s approach is science-based and fully integrates proven principles in Persuasive Psychology, Body Language and Strategic Messaging. Clients ranging from individual executives to Fortune 500 companies and even NFL teams have engaged Melinda as a keynote speaker, consultant and coach to tackle complex challenges and hit ambitious goals. As a result, her clients have grown their revenues by more than $279 million.

Would you like to be a better, more confident presenter?

Why not learn from one of the best? Based on her consistently high reviews from both audiences and peers, National Speakers Association awarded Melinda her Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. This honor is earned by only 12% of professional speakers globally. In 2016, Melinda was the kick-off speaker at her first TEDx event, where she surprised TED Talk audiences with two creative elements never before seen in a TED Talk. Take a look: bit.ly/1VpR99R

One factor that distinguishes Melinda’s speaking is her award-winning talent for creating strategic messaging that people remember. Her writing is recognized internationally with more than 100 awards for excellence, including the advertising industry’s prestigious CLIO awards and a Silver Lion at Cannes. Before starting her firm, she was the first female Creative Director at national branding agency The Richards Group. Over her career, she has been named one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Working Women in America” by Glamour magazine and “One of the Five Women to Watch in the Southwest” by ADWEEK magazine.

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Gain powerful insights on verbal and nonverbal communications.

Melinda is currently working one-on-one with former FBI Special Agent Joe Navarro in his Master Nonverbal Communications Program. Navarro developed this training program for the FBI, and is widely considered one of the top experts in the world.

In addition to specialized training, Melinda earned her B.A. with Honors in Psychology from Northwestern University and her Masters in Communications from SMU. Her original research is published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Influence Advisors is a service of Marcus & Associates, Inc. The corporation is both HUB-certified and a certified Woman-Owned Business.


“If Melinda Marcus were a combat veteran, she’d be the most decorated soldier since Audie Murphy.”  Adweek



U.S./International CLIOs, Cannes Commercial Festival Silver Lion, New York Art Directors Show, ADDY Awards, One Show, Communication Arts Advertising Annual, International Radio Festival of New York, Telly Awards, US Television Commercials Festival

Local/Regional Dallas Ad League Show, Women In Communications Annual Awards, Dallas Society of Visual Communications, International Association of Business Communicators, Houston Art Directors Show, Golden Radio Awards

Special Recognition Glamour magazine’s Ten Outstanding Young Working Women in America, ADWEEK magazine’s Top Five Women to Watch in the Southwest, White House commendation for Volunteerism, State of Texas Volunteerism Award