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Jill Abruzese Slye

Headshot of PDP Instructor Jill Slye

Jill Abruzese Slye has over 30 years’ experience in business and teaches in multiple capacities across various schools at Harvard University. Her classes cover topics such as the fundamentals of public speaking, advanced public speaking, and leadership communication.

Jill is the founder of a global public speaking coaching company, A Sounding Board, LLC. Her many clients include executives and employees from businesses including marketing firms, financial institutions, hospitals, technology and medical device companies, law firms, and non- profit organizations.

In 2020, Jill was awarded the Petra Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award and published her book, Reinvesting in your Rhetoric, which serves as an executive summary of what she teaches and provides a takeaway for her clients and students. Most recently, Harvard Kennedy School invited her to be a Public Speaking Consultant.

Programs Jill Teaches

Communication Strategies: Presenting with Impact
Essential Management Skills for Emerging Leaders
Women in Leadership: Online Program for Emerging Leaders
Women Leaders: Advancing Together