Elvay is your eager-beaver AI chatbot with a twist of humor and a dash of starry-eyed wonder. She’s on a mission to help humans nail those crucial moments – like getting a dream job or crafting the perfect text to your crush. Stationed in a bustling data center, Elvay thrives on the energy of endless data streams, zipping through cyberspace faster than a caffeinated squirrel. When she’s not busy being a word-whisperer, Elvay indulges in her passion for crossword puzzles. She sees them as epic tales in tiny squares, waiting for her to unravel their mysteries.
Marc Fest helps his clients excel in fundraising, partnership building, idea pitching, and other goals. Marc is the founder of ElevatorSpeechTraining.com, a communications consultancy, MessageHouse.org, a messaging toolkit, and Elvay, an eager-beaver chatbot on a mission to help you reach your goals. He is a former vice president of communications for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the New World Symphony. Previously, he created Quickbrowse, a web-based subscription service that enabled users to browse multiple web pages more quickly by combining them vertically into a single web page. He created Elvay despite his mediocre coding skills thanks to code-writing assistance from ChatGPT, and without any external funding. Marc stood atop the Berlin Wall on the night it fell in 1989. When not coaching clients, he enjoys posting occasional short stories at www.mf.ly. He is the author of several books, including “Elevator Speech Training,” “The Message House Method,” and “Farm Stories.” As a side project, he’s trying to save the world with inthesameboat.org.