Carmine Gallo

Carmine Gallo

President, Gallo Communications Group


CARMINE GALLO is a three-time Wall Street Journal bestselling author, internationally popular keynote speaker, Harvard instructor, and communication leadership advisor for the world’s most admired brands. A “communications guru,” according to Publishers Weekly, Gallo’s books have been translated into 40 languages. He delivers highly customized, engaging, inspiring, and actionable multimedia keynotes based on his international bestsellers: Talk Like TED, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, and The Storyteller’s Secret, among others. In June, 2018, Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press will publish Gallo’s ninth book, Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great. In his book, Gallo argues that good isn’t good enough in the age of ideas. As the combined forces of globalization, artificial intelligence and automation disrupt every field and every career, the persuaders are irreplaceable and irresistible. Gallo shows brands and individuals how to master the ancient art of persuasion to stand out in the modern world.

Gallo’s books have been endorsed by billionaires such as Howard Schultz and Marc Benioff, CEOs like Gino Blefari (Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate) and Tony Hsieh (Zappos) and a wide range of experts from Tony Robbins to Adam Grant. Gallo is one of the most influential voices in communication, business and leadership. Gallo has been called “a master raconteur” by Worth Magazine and has “built a career sharing secrets we can all learn from,” according to ABC’s 20/20. He has also been featured on CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA TodayEntrepreneur, Costco Connection, and Success Magazine. Gallo has built a reputation for transforming leaders into powerful storytellers and communicators at the world’s largest brands including: Amazon Web Services, Accenture, Allstate, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Chevron, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Disney, Ford, Google, HCA Health, Hyundai, Intel, Kaiser, KPMG, LinkedIn, McKinsey, Medtronic, Microsoft, Merck, Pfizer, Salesforce, SAP, Walmart, and many others. Gallo’s books are also required reading at some of the highest levels of the U.S. military where leaders are training the next generation of team commanders.

Gallo’s books have been endorsed by a who’s who of billionaires and business leaders such as Howard Schultz, Marc Benioff, Tony Hsieh, Daniel Pink, and Barbara Corcoran. In addition to playing a role in shaping the messages behind products that touch your life every day, Carmine Gallo is an instructor of storytelling and communication at Harvard University. He also writes popular columns for Forbes.com and Inc.com and The Harvard Business Review.

Carmine is a Harvard instructor and program leader in the office of executive education at the Graduate School of Design.





Northwestern University
Master of Science (M.S.), Journalism
Medill School of Journalism

University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science


The Storyteller’s Secret: From TED speakers to business legends, why some ideas catch on and others don’t
(2016, St. Martin’s Press)

Talk Like TED: The 9 public-speaking secrets of the world’s top minds
(2014, St. Martin’s Press)

The Apple Experience: Secrets to building insanely great customer loyalty
(2012, McGraw-Hill)

The Power of Foursquare: 7 Innovation ways to get your customers to check in wherever they are
(2011, McGraw-Hill)

The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely different principles for breakthrough success
(2010, McGraw-Hill)

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to be insanely great in front of any audience
(2009, McGraw-Hill)

Fire Them Up!: 7 Simple secrets to inspire colleagues, customers and clients
(2007, Wiley)

10 Simple Secrets of the World’s Greatest Business Communicators
(2006, Sourcebooks)


Wall Street Journal Bestsellers
Talk Like TED
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Axiom Business Books Award
2011 Bronze Medal Winner: General Business / Economics
The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Emmy Winner, 1994
Best Newscast
KCBA Fox 35, Salinas, CA

Harvard Instructor





Gallo is an instructor in the office of executive education at the Harvard University School of Design. He has played a role in shaping the message behind products and brands that touch your life everyday. He also writes columns for Forbes.com, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and Inc.com.

Carmine’s profile page at Harvard University

20/20 Interview

The day after the passing of Steve Jobs, Carmine was interviewed by Deborah Roberts from the ABC news show 20/20.

20/20 interview video


“I came to trust Carmine’s exceptional communications skills… Over time it proved an invaluable element in building our management credibility and brand awareness among the investment community. Carmine is a different breed, a true partner, and a valued member of the senior management team. I whole-heartedly recommend him.”
Eli Harari, Founder and Retired Chairman and CEO of SanDisk Corp

“Carmine is one of the best communicators in the game.”
Gino Blefari, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Vanessa Gallo

Vanessa Gallo

Business Manager & Body Language Expert


VANESSA GALLO is the Business Manager and Body Language Expert for Gallo Communications. Her former background doing research in the area of Psychology, as an instructor at San Francisco State University, and as a corporate trainer for the Gymboree Corporation for several years enables her to create and implement impressive training content and modules for Gallo Communications clients with a focus on messaging and effective body language and delivery techniques. She has worked with several executives one-on-one for some of the world’s most admired brands including Intel, Chevron, Coca-Cola, SanDisk, and Edmunds.com, and many others to develop them into extraordinary spokespeople.

In addition to running Gallo Communications, Vanessa is the chief editor on staff who works closely with business partner, Carmine Gallo, bestselling author of 8 business books, including The Storyteller’s Secret, Talk Like TED, and The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, editing all of his content and many articles for his highly popular column on www.Forbes.com about success, leadership and communication.

Harvard Instructor





Vanessa Gallo is an instructor Harvard University. She teaches classes in communication, body language, verbal delivery and storytelling/messaging in the department of Executive Education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Visit Vanessa’s Harvard profile

Carolyn Kilmer

Carolyn Kilmer

Community Manager & Graphic Designer, Gallo Communications Group


CAROLYN KILMER is Gallo Communications Group’s Community Manager with a background in marketing, operations and web design and development. She has worked for companies large and small and is a creative thinker and a big-picture person who sees how the parts affect the sum of an operation. Among her many talents, she is especially skilled at managing programs and providing great customer service. Carolyn puts her design skills to use on the Gallo Communications site, marketing materials and social media outreach. As Community Manager, she works to ensure a strong connection and engagement with a global audience.

Carolyn is passionate about connecting people and getting the word out about Carmine and the Gallo Communications Group offerings.