John Neffinger

John Neffinger is a communications and political strategist who specializes in preparing speakers for high-stakes public appearances. His coaching experience includes preparing hundreds of advocates, organizational leaders, and candidates from local to presidential for interviews, speeches and debates. As a founding partner at KNP Communications, he has coached citizen advocates, corporate executives, television stars, TED talkers and Nobel prize winners. John also has extensive experience in message research and development, personal and organizational branding, and visual storytelling.

John has served as Communications Director of the Democratic National Committee, taught on the faculty at both Columbia and Georgetown Universities, served on staff at Harvard's Kennedy School and the Council on Foreign Relations, and worked as a management consultant and as an attorney. John is the co-author of Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential, which is the first non-specialist account of modern social judgment theory and is now published in twelve languages. John was involved in conducting some of the earliest research on the effects of appearance and non-verbal communication in electoral politics, and his work with KNP has been featured in a Harvard Business School case study

As a nationally-recognized expert on how people judge and influence each other, John's commentary has been featured on broadcasts including The CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, Hardball, Fox News and NPR, as well as in publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and Politico. John holds honors degrees from Harvard College and Columbia Law School.

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