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Penny R. Leigh

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PENNY LEKA KNAPP is a former vice president of Frederick Knapp Associates Inc., a New York based international executive speech and image consulting firm.

As a leading authority in these fields, she has worked with more than 30,000 executives, managers and sales people across the United States and Canada, including such companies as American Express, AT&T, Bayer, Domino’s Pizza, Bacardi Imports, John Deere, M&M/Mars, Nabisco, RJR, Province of Saskatchewan, Philip Morris U.S.A., Pfizer, Turner Corporation, etc. Prior to this position, she designed and conducted numerous seminars as a public relations consultant for Scholastic Magazines, Inc.

Ms. Knapp received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and her master’s degree from Columbia University in New York City. Before entering the area of speech and image communications, she was a professional violinist appearing in many concerts and lecture-recitals. Ms. Knapp wrote and produced the background music for seven children’s records. She is also co-author of “Fruitcake”, a choral novelty which has sold 150,000 copies to date.

Subsequently, she became a leading spokeswoman in the business world, specializing in the presentation of technical scripts for such clients as AT&T, U.S. Steel, GAF, Buick, Sears, Weston Instruments, Thomas & Betts and General Electric. She has appeared on nationwide television programs and in TV commercials. Ms. Knapp is a frequent speaker for business conferences and conventions.

The firm’s work has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal Book of Chief Executive Style, Roger Axtell’s book, The Do’s and Taboo’s of Public Speaking, McCalls Magazine, New York Magazine, New York Newsday, Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The PR Journal, Psychology Today, The Sales Executive, Self Magazine, Stern Magazine, Successful Meetings, TWA’s Ambassador Magazine, various trade journals and on WABC, WNBC, WNYC, Fox News Channel 5 New York, CNN, CNBC, Japanese and Australian business TV, etc.

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