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Candace K. BelAir

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Location of Speaker: Seattle, Wa.
Fees: $1,600 - $6,000

  • Consultant - Project
  • Seminar Leader
  • Trainer
  • Workshop Leader
  • Panel
  • Media Relations
  • Media Training
  • Presentation Skills
  • Communications
  • Crisis In the Media
Speech Titles

  • Group Presentation Skills Training (3 Hours):
  • Group Media Skills Training
  • 4:1 Videotaped Practice Sessions: (2 hours per session)
  • What Should You Do-When Media Calls
  • Communication: When Bad News Strikes
  • How to Get Your Name in the News
  • Crisis and The News Media-What You Should and Should Not Do
About This Speaker:

Candace BelAir is an -

Emmy Award-winning journalist, formerly with CNN, Newsweek, United Stations Radio Network, and KIRO-TV (CBS affiliate in Seattle)


"Candace's professionalism, experience, and communication skills resulted in a training session that was among the very best I have ever attended."

Brian McCarthy, General Manager
Pacific NW Marketing Team


"You do bring out the best in people, Candace. Our Amazon and Microsoft teams loved working with you."

Georgette Verdin, Global Director
Leadership Development ITT

"Your session has really made a huge difference for me. Thanks again, Candace.”

Robin Bishop
International Program Director

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


"I recommend Candace for speakers' training without reservations. She is highly professional and insightful, and helped me specifically identify how to improve my public speaking."

Mary McWilliams

Regence BlueShield

"Thank you for your effective and sensitive coaching. It is clear you are a professional and the time with you was incredibly valuable for me."

Anna Collins
General Manager
Search Marketing Operations


"Our experience with Candace was one of the best we have ever had with a training consultant. The quality of service and the value she provided to our executive team was amazing."

Brett Thompson
Senior Vice President
Human Resources

Classmates Online, Inc.

Candace BelAir's Clients Range From:

Dept. of Natural Resources
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Port of Seattle
Washington State Patrol
Washington State Office of Trade and Economic Development
Washington Restaurant Association
Consulting Engineers Council of Washington

"As a former reporter, Candace knows the trade intimately and can instantly put you into a real interview. As an articulate presenter, she tailors her delivery to make the most effective use of your time. As a business-savvy coach, she speaks your language. I recommend Candace without reservation for any media or presentation skills building activities."

Dan Gerrity
President and CEO


Candace BelAir is an Active Member of MPI and Served-

Board Member and Chair of the Mentoring Program of NSA Northwest

About Candace BelAir -

Widely recognized as an expert in presentation skills training, media skills and crisis communications, Candace Kovner BelAir is one of the premiere resources on media communications and presentation skills in the country.

As a former Emmy Award-winning Reporter, Anchor, Executive Producer, and Paris Correspondent for the United Stations Radio Network, Candace knows first-hand how to best connect with the media to ensure that your story is not only heard but is reported in the best possible light.

Drawing from her 12 years as a broadcast journalist with media powerhouses such as CNN, Newsweek, United Stations Radio Network, and KIRO-TV (Seattle’s CBS affiliate), Candace shares valuable insights into what makes a story worthy of publication in the eyes of the media. With more than a thousand interviews ranging from ”the man on the street” to President George Bush, Candace understands and teaches how effective communication skills can gain positive recognition whether in the press or in a presentation.

Candace BelAir has trained top tier executives at Microsoft, Eddie Bauer,, and Dreyers/Edy’s Ice Cream. She has worked with governmental agencies such as the Governmental Accounting Office (GAO), Department of Defense, and the Washington State Patrol, as well as non-profit organizations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Her clients have appeared on TODAY, 20/20, Dateline, CNN, CNBC and Oprah; and have been the subject of articles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and hundreds of other publications.

Today, Candace’s catalyst is BelAir Training—a media skills, presentation and communications training firm dedicated to bridging the communications gap between the private sector and the press as well as the business sector and the general public. She is a frequent speaker at business conventions, association meetings and corporate retreats around the country. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Speakers Association - Northwest.


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