As founder and CEO of PUBLIC SPHERE, Jesse Scinto is dedicated to helping people master the art of public speaking. “The best speakers, like the best musicians and athletes, practice regularly,” says Jesse. “Everyone can improve.” He has appeared on Bloomberg TV, and his work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Jesse has taught public speaking and persuasion in Columbia University’s graduate Strategic Communication program for several years. In 2018, he received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to teach communication at the American University in Bulgaria.
A regular contributor to Toastmaster magazine, Jesse also earned the Distinguished Toastmaster Award for outstanding leadership, communication, and service to others.
Jesse previously worked in advertising (Ogilvy & Mather, FCB) and was a professional sax player, touring with well-known blues artists and performing at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and Chicago Blues Festival. A resident of Hoboken, New Jersey, he enjoys reading, bicycling and spending quality time with his work/life partner, Diane Rubino, and their felines Lucky and Moose.
- M.S., Columbia University
- B.A., University of Chicago
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