Speaking Engagements

An acclaimed public speaker, Marla presents seminars and workshops for business and community organizations, conferences and networking groups.

Here’s what some people are saying about Marla’s programs:


Rabbi Elliot Skiddell
President Long Island Board of Rabbis

“Thank you again for your excellent presentation yesterday for our High Holiday Seminar. I know that our rabbis felt enriched by your exercises and the suggestions you gave us. Our sermons will be better and will be better received because of what we learned.”



Carl Schiovone, President and Founder
East Coast Real Estate Investors Association Long Island, New York

“I want to express my appreciation for the outstanding job you did presenting, “Bringing Your Elevator Speech to the Next Level” to our members. Your expertise in personal and business marketing and branding really shined through; we received many complements on your segment. Your approach in balancing the theoretical and practical exercises kept your audience fully engaged and participating. Personal marketing is such a vital tool for success and we are fortunate and grateful to have you and Seiden Communications Inc. help our members achieve their business goals.”


National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP/Nassau/Suffolk Chapter)

NCCPAP prides itself on presenting informative speakers with a professional, educational lecture. You are a skilled speaker whose presentation consists of a vast body of knowledge on the subject, an articulate presentation, the ability to answer a wide range of questions and an outline/handout, which is a valuable reference source. Your evaluations were outstanding, and needless to say, the audience satisfaction level was high. 


Jerry Allocca, President of the International Association of Business Communicators, Long Island Chapter

“Marla Seiden delivered a lively, interactive program to the IABC Long Island Chapter that was fun and engaging. She inspired our group to dig deeper and make a study out of how you say things, not just what you say. I highly recommend booking Marla as a speaker at your next event.”


John W. Hermus, CPA, MBA Senior Accountant
Sheehan & Company, CPA, PC

“Marla presented to the New York State of CPA’s Suffolk and Nassau Young CPA committees. Her presentation helped young professionals sharpen their speaking skills. The interactive workshop got everyone involved and was a fun and effective way to actively learn. It was great for young professionals who will continually present in front of current or prospective clients, our own companies and others.”


Judith Limpert, President, Bayside Business Association

“Speakers like Marla are one in a million. She was very informative and engaging in her presentation on the elevator speech. Everyone was riveted and participated. We would have her back anytime.”

Stewart M. Small, Past President, New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce

“I truly appreciate your knowledge and professionalism and willingness to share it with others. You gave our group a roadmap to be more effective speakers and show how they can let prospects know their value in a concise and coherent way. 

I know you were effective by the number of people who had questions and wanted to work with you on an individual basis after the presentation. I am sure that anyone who is willing to put in the effort to improve themselves and their business will benefit greatly by making you a partner in that pursuit. I would encourage other groups like ours to get to know you and your organization.”


Marla has presented programs at such organizations as:

  • NYS Society of CPAs
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Boutique Lawyer’s Group, LI
  • LI Association of Small Businesses (LIASB)
  • International Coaching Federation Long Island 
  • National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Plainview Chamber of Commerce
  • Queens Chamber of Commerce
  • Levittown Chamber of Commerce
  • Business Networking International (BNI)
  • Gerontology Professionals of New York (GPNY)
  • East Coast Real Estate Investors Group
  • Senior Umbrella Network Suffolk
  • Organizational Development Network LI (ODNLI)
  • ICF-LI (International Coaching Federation – LI Chapter)