Jack is the ultimate authority in corporate communications. He is the Founding Father of media training and corporate presentation skills training. His extraordinary background as a television director, talk show host and major league baseball announcer has positioned him as an innovator in executive media relations and presentation skills training since the early 1970s.
In 1966, Jack began his announcing career at New York’s WHN Radio. He then expanded his skill set as the Station Manager of WFUV Radio and Director of the St. John’s University Television Department. Looking to broaden his horizons, he helped launch ground breaking media coaching and speech preparation programs at the J. Walter Thompson Company in 1973, and hosted New York’s “Point of View” program on WOR-TV for several years.
Jack was recruited to Shea Stadium as the voice of the New York Mets where he served enthusiastically for 11 years, including the 1986 World Championship season.
He has been honored as a guest lecturer on media and presentation skills at Duke University, Fordham University, and Carnegie-Mellon University. Jack earned his B.S. from Fordham University followed by a Master’s Degree in Speech from Brooklyn College.
Celebrating 35 years in business in 2014, Franchetti Communications is the most established business of its kind in the country. Jack’s messaging programs have played an integral role in defining his clients’ positioning in the marketplace. His media coaching techniques have been championed by corporations and major political candidates, both nationally and internationally.
When not engaged in client situations, Jack is typically found boating around the Long Island Sound or losing money on the golf course.
The Franchetti group understands the art of communication, and the overwhelming importance of it. They teach you what good and bad communication does to your business and then skillfully teach you how to become comfortable with it and master it!
Jack is one of the most experienced media trainers with whom I've had the pleasure to work with….He is always well prepared with the media issues that our clients are facing and he is always well versed on the industries in which our clients operate… Some of my clients at the most senior level have said that Jack's course is one of the best that they've ever taken.
Suzanne’s ability to help speakers plan and deliver powerful presentations is remarkable. From corporate finance professionals to 17- year old high school interns, to the visionary Executive Directors of nonprofit organizations, I have watched Suzanne tailor her work to help her audience masterfully connect with theirs.
We have been able to improve public speaking, presentation skills, marketing techniques and media communications across our organization. Several of our local markets have found success by using the techniques introduced in the Franchetti programs resulting in new clients and business.