Chris St. Hilaire has been involved in the innovation of research methodologies for more than 20 years. In 2007, his firm was recognized at the American Business Awards as one of the nation’s “most innovative” companies. Chris is the author of 27 Powers of Persuasion: Simple Strategies to Seduce Audiences and Win Allies. The book is now available in seven languages internationally, and CNBC praised it for providing “powerful new ideas on how to get others to follow you.” Chris’ column, “The Word Consultant,” is published in Smart Business magazine. He has also been a featured speaker at Google and Microsoft Corporations, provided research and political commentary in the New York Times and USA Today, and appeared on national news broadcasts, such as NBC, C-SPAN and Fox News, most notably as a frequent guest on the morning show “Fox & Friends.” In addition, Chris’ businesses have been featured in the Los Angeles Times as well as other national newspapers and publications. Chris has served as political director to the former California State Assembly Minority Leader, worked as chief strategist and message specialist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and provided consulting for other national political organizations including Presidential and U.S. Senate campaigns. St. Hilaire is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and serves as President of the St. Hilaire Foundation. He also serves on the board of Mobile Marketing Research Association (MMRA). Most importantly, he and his wife of 16 years Brenda, have two awesome boys, Zachary and Gabriel.