Maria has an innate ability to speak to the audience, not at them. She can take relatively complex terms and make them understandable and relevant. One can tell that she is passionate about the subject matter and, in fact, has knowledge of the topic. More importantly she can convey her ideas well. Her style is professional, but yet she has a sense of humor that provides interest and helps the audience stay engaged. Her presentations are always interactive, which helps with the retention of any material.