Neil Salowitz

Neil Salowitz is head of The Ovation Effect, a presentation training and speech writing and delivery consulting practice based in Des Moines, Iowa. The Ovation Effect helps people overcome their fear of public speaking and master the techniques of writing and delivering effective speeches and presentations.

He is also the creator of “Telling Your Company’s Story,” a seminar that teaches participants the value of using “corporate narrative” – stories and storytelling techniques – to convey information, spread learning throughout organizations and build a company’s culture. The seminar helps companies create their stories and use those stories to enhance communication with employees, customers and vendors.

Previously, Neil was an attorney, senior manager and director of business development for several large U.S. insurance companies and multinational institutional investment managers. He has given speeches and presentations at industry conferences and to clients and the media.

He is a past member of the Board of Directors of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in Des Moines and past President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines. He works with anti-hunger organizations in the greater Des Moines area, as well as with The World Food Prize Foundation.

Neil received a J.D. from New York University School of Law, an M.A. in Education from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.