A Message from the CEO . . .
I am ecstatic to be helping clients become outstanding presenters. The experience I draw on and the tools I use come from three different professional experiences: my first career as an actor, my work as a sales manager, and my experience as an MBA student and as a finance professional.
First Career as an Actor
I studied acting as an undergraduate; I worked with various professional theaters and then spent several years in Los Angeles as a working actor. Acting skills such as vocal projection, use of body language, and subtle emotional expression are all vital parts of effective presentations. I draw on my acting background to help clients genuinely relate to the words of their speech and portray the appropriate level of energy.
Work as a Sales Manager
During the later years of my acting career, I worked as a sales manager to support my acting. Selling came naturally to me because of the interest in communication I had developed as an actor. Being a sales manager allowed me to teach acting concepts that would serve a business purpose, and I taught dozens of employees to use presentation skills to be successful in their careers.
MBA and Work in Finance
I eventually left the struggling actor career behind and went to the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University; after which, I worked in asset management. In addition to the business acumen and financial expertise that I gained, I came to better understand the values of a more traditional corporate environment. I built APCC on the premise that presentation consulting will only be effective if the consultant understands the subtleties and nuance of the client's working environment.
I welcome the opportunity to work with you and help you unleash your potential as an outstanding presenter.
Founder, CEO Art of Presentation Consulting Company