The R. and the Associates

Rick Altman has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He covers the whole of the industry, from message crafting, through presentation design, slide creation, software technique, and delivery.

He is the host of the Presentation Summit, now in its 22st season as the most prominent learning event in the world for the presentation community.

When not in front of audiences or in the Zoom studio that used to be his daughter’s bedroom, he will invariably be found on some sports field, be it a tennis court, a baseball diamond, or a golf course.

Sheila McGurin plans and manages the many seminars and conferences hosted by Rick. Since 2003, Sheila has been the one “behind the scenes” making sure the 200+ attendees at the Presentation Summit have the very best possible conference experience.

From city and venue selection to Expo coordination to on-site liaison, Sheila makes sure the business side of the Summit exceeds expectations and continues to evolve.

In his 35+ year media career, Rick Parrott brings a lifetime of radio, TV, newspaper, magazine, and public relations achievements to the team as he focuses on audience building, sponsor development, and large-venue events.

As our social media maven, Erica Altman is the creative force behind our strategies to increase engagement and promote registration for the Summit. As the host’s daughter, she is a different kind of force, as well.

In her own words, “I inherited all his traits — an outgoing, slightly-smart-ass geek who loves attention.” Erica is a community activist, passionate about networking, helping others, and advocating for the less fortunate to help them find their own voices.

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