My “Last Hurrah”

Rick Altman Hosting the Presentation Summit has been the greatest joy of my professional life, and it is not a close call. Across 21 seasons, going on 22, it has been my privilege to have a front-row seat to the spawning of one of the most extraordinary communities: those who seek to more effectively communicate […]

Are You Smarter Than a Kindergartener?

The story I told in 2018 was one of my favorites, because, first off, it was told to me by a good friend who teaches middle school, and second, because it was 100% true although you would never believe it.

What I Learned At My Own Webinar

I led a webinar recently, and while it is always my aim to stimulate and inspire audience members, what struck me the most this time was what I learned from all of them.

What the f— do we do with all this s—??

Public profanity is a new phenomenon and I can’t quite decide if it is a nadir or a zenith. Perhaps it is both, and as such, it has fascinating implications for anyone involved in public presentation.

What you (have not yet missed) at the 2023 Presentation Summit

What you (have not yet) missed at the 2023 Presentation Summit Here are a few of the many highlights from the Presentation Summit in Monterey that you can still experience, Nov 5-8… The genius of Temple Grandin Mesmerizing her audience with simple but sometimes uncomfortable truths, Dr. Temple Grandin spoke with gravity and urgency about […]

Five Reasons to Attend the Presentation Summit

Five reasons why if you miss this fall’s Presentation Summit, you will suffer major FOMO No. 1: Temple Grandin It’s not every day, every year, or even every decade that one of our keynote speakers has had a major motion picture created about her life, with Claire Danes playing the lead. That’s how compelling Dr. […]

The Summer of Free Summit Passes

What’s better than attending a free webinar? How about winning a $595 pass to a conference while attending a free webinar? If you are hooked into the Training Mag Network, that could be your bragging right this summer. As part of the Presentation Summit’s reboot in Season No. 21, conference organizers are awarding a free virtual pass to the Summit (Nov 5-8) at a dozen different webinars conducted by TMN. This constitutes the most robust giveaway in conference history.