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Deb DiSandro—Public Speaker & Speaking Coach—Midwest Speaker

Don’t just say it, SLAY IT!™

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Deb DiSandro, Speak Up On Purpose.

Get ready to . . . . . Un-Borify your Communication!

Welcome to the one-stop shop for business leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations who want to speak with impact and purpose.

Whether you hire Deb to speak, coach you on your talk, or train your organization, she brings her trademark method, “Don’t Just Say It, SLAY IT” – a revolutionary way to connect, engage and amplify your message – to the platform, so people will listen, learn and want to work with you again and again.

Deb DiSandro is an award-winning Storyteller, Author, TEDx Speaker and Public Speaking Coach who as been there and done that for 25+ years!

Meet Deb DiSandro

Deb DiSandro is not your typical business speaker and speaking coach. Her uncanny ability to challenge today’s stressors and learn to thrive, in an entertaining and impactful way, has put her in front of industry-wide audiences for close to 3 decades.

Delivering well-researched and relevant business insight is something a lot of keynote speakers do, but combining that with the entertainment value of a comedy show is not. Engaging, charismatic, and full of energy, Deb DiSandro is the one of the few business leaders who provide simple, and fun solutions to serious challenges.

Over the past 25+ years, Deb has applied her creative writing skills and award-winning storytelling into an unparalleled approach toward business inspiration and growth. Her mission to un-borify meetings and conferences has garnered her accolades, referrals, and gratitude success stories from across the country.

Deb is a Midwest speaker who will travel many miles to share her Midwest values along with her genuine honesty. Look out!

Bottom line, if you want to thrive in today’s business environment, we can make sure you have fun doing it.

Public Speaking

Custom Keynote Speeches & Corporate Training

Deb is not your typical business speaker. She will shake up your meeting or conference by shaking up the audience with belly laughs, creative concepts, and simple strategies for raising CQ (Communication Intelligence).

Speaking Coach

Learn To Tell Your Story

Identify different storylines that you could use, connect the dots, and craft a story to best appeal to your target audience. Add humor that will win over your market.

Business Speaker Academy

A Supportive Group

This is for anyone who speaks to grow their business, pitches their products, or presents at work. Practice and receive peer feedback. Reduce your anxiety in this collaborative environment.

From funny kid in class to national speaker and consultant

I was five years old when I discovered that I could make people laugh, and it hooked me for life.

In high school speech class, I was the kid who wore a bathrobe and curlers to create a character who quickly had the whole room laughing. My heroines were Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball.

But it wasn’t until I became a mom that my courage and creativity flourished. My miserations about mommyhood led me to write a weekly humor column called Slightly Off, which I penned in the Chicagoland Daily Herald and other papers for 17 years and created a character called the Slightly Off Supermom.

And once again I heard the sound that was music to my ears: laughter.

When I started sharing my experiences onstage as a Motivational Keynote Speaker, I found that place where courage and creativity meet humor and laughter. Now, my lifelong goal is to inspire and motivate others to find this happy place too. It’s here that we can achieve success with more fun and less stress.

Deb DiSandro, Midwest humor speaker.

Media Guest 

  • NBC-TV Chicago, IL
  • FOX-TV Chicago, IL
  • WCPO-TV Cincinnati, OH
  • INC-6 TV Cincinnati, OH
  • WKRC-TV Cincinnati, OH
  • WFLA-TV Tampa, FL
  • WUSN-99 Chicago, IL
  • CKOV 63 AM BC
  • KCVM FM Black Hawk, IA
  • KHFI-FM – Austin, TX
  • KKEA AM Honolulu, HI
  • KKXL-FM Grand Forks, ND
  • KTRC AM Santa Fe, NM
  • KWAV-FM Monterey, CA
  • Mom Talk Radio
Deb DiSandro speaking on the radio.

At A Glance

  • TEDx Speaker UW-Milwaukee, 2019
  • National Speaker and Presentation Coach – 1995-Present
  • Founder of Business Speaker Academy 2018
  • USA Today’s Storyteller and Storyteller Award 2018
  • National Speakers Association, Member of the Year 2007
  • Nationally syndicated humor columnist 1990-2007
  • Multiple appearances on local and national television shows and radio broadcasts, including NBC Chicago.
  • Published in Writer's Digest, Women's Day, Better Homes & Gardens, and many other national magazines and newspapers, including the Chicagoland Daily Herald, and Milwaukee Journal
  • Creative Writing Instructor and speaker at multiple national conferences and societies, including the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Conference, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and The Writer's Institute
  • Author of humor book Tales of a Slightly Off Supermom: Fighting for Truth, Justice and Clean Underwear, 2003
  • BA Communications, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
    Television Production and Promotion, WCIA-TV, Champaign, IL

Previous Clients

Meet Krista

Krista's group was struggling with making a good first impression. Deb worked with Krista to make every moment count in an interactive way.

Meet Mary

Mary saw Deb speak and decided to take it to the next step to have a consultation. Deb helped Mary build her confidence. 

Unborify your business talk & engage your audience