Marianna Swallow

Marianna Swallow is an executive coach and speaker who is on a mission to make presenting easy and enjoyable for everyone – one presentation at a time. She gives her clients easy-to-use tools to speak with ease and confidence. Since 2014, she has helped thousands of clients tell their stories and level up their presentations.

She was the founder and executive director of The Chicago Writers Conference, where she planned and hosted quarterly events as well as the annual conference, which ran from 2012 to 2016.

Her book, 21 Ways to Engage Your Audience, is a guide to liven up meetings, trainings, and presentations.

She is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Communication at Loyola University. A lifelong actor, she graduated from the Second City Conservatory, and now performs storytelling in Chicago.