Marianne is the key to inspiring, impactful and confident communication.

Marianne is the key to inspiring, impactful and confident communication.

About Marianne

An Award-Winning Journalist

Marianne Banister has been covering news and newsmakers for nearly 30 years. As both an anchor and reporter in Los Angeles, Denver, Baltimore and Sacramento, she offers unique insight into the power of presentation, messaging and image.

A Nonprofit Leader

Marianne co-founded and is CEO of The Claire Marie Foundation, a non-profit to fight adolescent and young adult melanoma established in memory of her daughter Claire. Marianne uses her specialized media skills to create global awareness campaigns through video marketing, storytelling and corporate partnerships as well as development of melanoma prevention programs.

A Sought After Keynote Speaker and Moderator

Marianne inspires and energizes audiences through her expertise and insight, sharing stories from her life and experiences as a journalist, business woman, and mother who turned devastating loss into a catalyst for change.

Marianne is a graduate of Colorado State University where she majored in Broadcast Journalism and Speech Education and taught Communications at the University of California at Davis.

Hear From Marianne's Clients

Hear from Marianne’s Clients

“Marianne has been working with my talent for two years now, and has done a tremendous job in building their skill set, increasing their evaluation scores after delivering presentations and making them more comfortable both on screen and on stage. Very easy to work with and has a keen eye for improving details. Highly recommended for both training camera talent and presentation training.”

Miles Needer, The Oxford Club | Baltimore, Maryland
“Marianne is a consummate professional and a gifted teacher. She was a pleasure to work with, and each person, no matter their experience, walked away from Marianne’s training feeling more confident and very thankful.”
Bob Compton, 14 West | Baltimore, Maryland
“Marianne is a highly polished, professional public speaking consultant. Using her vast experience in television broadcasting, Marianne was able to transform me from a fearful, awkward, public speaker to one with poise, ease and effect. Her tactics and coaching, coupled with her patience and demeanor, provided me with the tools to use to increase my confidence as a public speaker. I would highly recommend Marianne to help you reach your goals.”
Carla D'Amato, Attorney at Carla D'Amato, Esq | Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


Media Training

Prepare. Empower. Protect.

Digital Presence & Communications

Connect. Lead. Embolden.

Presentation Training

Engage. Dazzle. Inspire.

Nonprofit Development & Communications

Impassion. Educate. Energize.

Visual Storytelling

Captivate. Engage. Motivate.

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