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.

Secrets to Visual Thinking Revealed at the Presentation Summit

The announcement of Temple Grandin’s appearance at the conference has been met with tremendously positive response. Dr. Grandin’s work is groundbreaking, as is her NYT best-selling work “Visual Thinking: The hidden gifts of people who think in pictures, patterns, and abstractions.”

Carmen Simon Returns to the Presentation Summit

“The thing about my good friend Carmen?” says Presentation Summit host and organizer Rick Altman. “She is the embodiment of her best-selling book: she is truly impossible to ignore.”

The conference is delighted to announce her triumphant return this year as the Monday morning keynote presenter, Oct 16, live from Monterey CA.