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John Neffinger, a co-founder of KNP, has served as a top-level media and speaker coach for over a decade. He has worked with Presidential candidates, Governors, and Senators, and has expertise in debate preparation. As President of the Franklin Forum, he led the team training podium speakers at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. John has taught at Georgetown University and Columbia Business School, and has served as Communications Director of the Democratic National Committee. He is the co-author of Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential, the first non-specialist account of modern social judgment theory, which is published in twelve languages. He holds honors degrees from Harvard College and Columbia Law School.

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