Lt. Governor of State of North Carolina, Walter Dalton

Past President of the National Speakers Association, Patricia Fripp

Director of Leadership Communication at Coca-Cola World Headquarters, Bill Smith

Founding Director of the Duke University Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences & Past-President of the Society for Neuroeconomics, Dr. Scott Huettel

World Champion of Public Speaking 2014, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi


Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award Medalist, former Professor of Medicine at Harvard, UNC, and Johns Hopkins and Founding Director of the Center for a Livable Future, Dr. Robert Lawrence.


International Chair of the International Association of Business Communicators, Crisis Communication Expert, Dianne Chase.

Advancements in the field of neuroscience and cognitive psychology have yielded some startling discoveries about how our brains operate.  And yet we seem to neglect this information when we present.  We still cling to old methods.
But the way we consume information has changed.  We no longer have to sit at the foot of the oracle and learn on their terms.  Smart devices and the internet allow us to get what we want, where we want, from whom we want, whenever we want.
If the way we consume information has change so dramatically, shouldn’t we adapt the way we present as well?
My research is a multidisciplinary dive into the art, science, technology and biology of critical presentations; presentations where there are consequences for failure.


These scenarios when life, liberty or lots of money is at stake include:
  • Pitching an idea, product, service or a business
  • Executive or military briefings
  • Jury Trials
  • Conversations in a cockpit
  • Conversations in an operating room

Here are some of the over 150 experts I have consulted.   If presentations are critical to you, your profession or your organization and you are at the pinnacle of your profession, I’d love to hear what you have to say.