Expert assistance with all four of the critical areas of presentation

In person or virtual


Strong message crafting

Enables you to tell the story of your mission or your organization with power and weight.


Effective PowerPoint technique

Helps you eliminate hours of tedium and create efficient workflow.

Smart presentation design

Tells the world that you know the right way to deliver information.


Successful delivery in all its forms

Empowers you to find the most genuine version of yourself.

“Rick Altman has mastered the art of virtual training.”

Scott Summerfield, quoted in 2019, pre-Covid.

Message Crafting

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Altman on Messaging

“Corporate culture has dictated that more is better with regard to presentation content. That has not served us well. It has hurt us as storytellers. You can do better.”

On Effective Messaging

Presentation Design

What does it mean to design a presentation?

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“Most content creators do not have a background in design, and yet they are asked to design presentations every day. No wonder this stuff is hard.”

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“Most people are undertrained in PowerPoint. Most people have spent less than an hour learning it. Anyone who attends my workshop—or really any  workshop, but I hope you choose mine—is going to have several legs up on their counterparts in the industry.”

Perfect oratory is not the goal

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“Audiences don’t want perfect presenters. They want people who they feel are just like them. You should take great comfort in that.”

Client Review

Written, illustrated, and formatted critiques of presentation work. Click or touch popout icon to read.

A who’s who of corporate, government, and educational institutions

A partial list of the companies who have turned to Rick Altman for consulting services, software training, and seminars. To speak with representatives from any of these organizations, use the Contact button lower right.

(We review this list on a bi-annual basis — some of the companies listed above might not still be within the first 100.)

Anthem; AT&T; Bank of America Corp; Boeing Corp.; Chevron; Cisco Systems; The Coca-Cola Company; ConocoPhillips; FedEx Corp; Ford Motor Company; General Motors Corp; Intel Corp; Johnson Controls Inc; Lockheed Martin Corp; Merck & Company; MetLife Inc; Microsoft Corp; New York Life; State Farm Insurance Companies; The Procter & Gamble Company; Prudential Financial; UnitedHealth Group; United Parcel Service Inc; Verizon; Wells Fargo & Company

American Fidelity Assurance; American Century Investments; Applied Materials; ASPCA; AstraZeneca; Boy Scouts of America; BP America; Blue Cross Blue Shield; BP America; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Chicago Tribune; Chick-fil-A; Choice Hotels International; Cox Media Group; Curtiss Wright; Deutsche Bank; Discover Financial Services; DynCorp; Fidelity Investments; Goodrich; Grundfos Pumps Corp.; Haws Corporation; Hewlett-Packard Company; Idaho Power; The J.M. Smucker Company; Johns Hopkins Medicine; Kemper Securities Inc.; KPMG; Kraft Foods; LDS Church; Liberty Mutual; Manulife Financial; Marriott International; MasterCard; Mayo Clinic; MetLife; Micron; Mitsubishi Electric; MOM Brands; Motorola; NBCUniversal; Occidental Oil & Gas Corp.; Old Navy; Raytheon; Safeway; Siemens Power Generation; Sony Electronics Inc.; Spring Corp; T. Rowe Price; UnitedHealthOne; US Airways; Turner Broadcasting; UNISYS Corp.; Vanguard; The Walt Disney Company; Western Digital; WorldatWork
Air Resources Board; Alaska Fisheries Science Center; CalPERS; Centers for Disease Control; Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Department of Commerce; Department of Education; Department of Energy; Department of Housing and Urban Development; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Aviation Administration; Federal Bureau of Prisons; Federal Highway Administration; Food and Drug Administration; Joint Command and Control Warfare; National Credit Union Administration; National Weather Service; Northrop Grumman Corp; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Ontario Provincial Police; Public Safety Canada; Social Security Administration; State of California; The World Bank; U.S. Army; U.S. Army Corp of Engineers; USAA Insurance; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Postal Service; U.S. Geological Survey; Yosemite National Park
Angelo State University; Arizona State University; Ashland University; Bellevue University; Bismark State College; California State University; Central Missouri State University; Colorado State University; Ferris State University; Kaplan University; Michigan State Univ.; Northern Illinois University; Northland Community & Technical College; Northwestern University; NYU Medical Center; Ohio State Medical Center; Portland State University; Public Policy Center; Stanford University; Texas A & M; Texas Transportation Institute; University of Georgia; University of Nebraska; University of Oklahoma; University of Texas; Utah Education Network; Utah Valley University; Virginia Commonwealth University; Wharton, U. of Pennsylvania