The Art Of Hello®

As professionals we all deserve to be known for our achievements, and to be understood for our value proposition.

Often called personal branding, the core is introducing yourself to people in a way that the listener understands who you are as a professional and can remember you. Once scripted and perfected, your branded introduction is a durable asset. It is useful for senior leaders, for business owners, for those seeking positions on boards, for young professionals and for job seekers.

A well-conceived professional brand introduction is the old-fashioned elevator pitch polished up to a professional level with a memorable impact. It differentiates you from others. So simple to recognize when done well, and so hard to make one your own.

Paula Calise

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Paula is a frequent speaker on The Art of Hello®, Be Remembered in a Noisy World™, providing presentations, workshops and keynote addresses. Paula can be heard at MBA programs, professional associations, conferences, internal company leadership programs, and job seekers support groups. Paula’s popularity as a speaker is in part due to providing actionable and fresh perspective on the topic of personal branding for professionals and executives. Paula shares the tips and tools on The Art of Hello weekly on LinkedIn.

Contact Paula today to schedule your group’s The Art of Hello presentation.


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for Speaking Engagements?

  • 15 years' experience in Executive Search
  • Boutique search firm ranked 9th in the nation and 1st in Texas by Forbes (2nd year in a row)
  • Committed to matching top-quality companies with the best candidates available
  • Establishes candid conversations, long-term relationships, and listening skills that accelerate companies hiring process


With 40 years of experience in Marketing, Sales and Operations working with a range of company sizes from Fortune 50 to family-owned businesses, Kurt VandeMotter establishes candid conversations and long term relationships that accelerate companies' hiring process. It is because of these core specialties that firms turn to Kurt and his team to find them the talent they need.


Since co-founding Linked Executive Search over 14 years ago, Kurt has helped hundreds of companies hire exceptional talent. His results speak for themselves: expeditious process, extensive company knowledge, communication with hiring managers and candidates, and commitment to excellence are some of the things his clients say about him. And don’t just take Linked Executive Search’s word for it, Forbes recently ranked Kurt’s company as the 9th best recruiting firm in the nation and #1 in TX.


More about Kurt

Kurt is a graduate of Central Michigan University, where he was president of the American Society of Personal Administrators. Today, Kurt stays actively involved in the professional community and continues to make significant contributions to numerous boards and other special interest groups in the Dallas area.

Keynote Speaker Topics

  • Executive Recruiting
  • Succession Planning for the Executive Suite
  • Re-Inventing Yourself
  • Coaching teams through difficult personnel transitions

Past Speaking Engagements