Doug Jefferys' diverse background
includes the automotive industry, manufacturing, global marketing
& information technology. A Microsoft Certified Professional
and Certified PowerPoint Expert, Doug began his platform-training
career in 1981 with Commodore Business Machines.
At Commodore, Doug was challenged to
present what was then a hobbyist's concept - the PC - as a viable
new consumer product. To best showcase features and functionality,
Doug learned BASIC and built from scratch what is now acknowledged
to be the first computer-based on-screen presentation.
Years before Windows, Doug was
helping to create the ground rules for successful computer-based
presentation techniques. Today, in addition to training tens of
thousands of satisfied participants in proper public speaking
skills, Doug continues to develop and edit dynamic on-screen
presentations for top executives at many Fortune 500 companies.
One of Doug’s greatest skills is
helping people build confidence in just being themselves when
speaking to a group. With a coaching style that is based on
straight talk and proper doses of humor, Doug is known for getting
participants to freely give their maximum in a non-intimidating
way. Introverted types often comment that their sessions were the
first time they felt good talking to people’s faces instead of
to their shoes!
Doug's latest book, Killer
Presentation Skills published in November 2011, and in
addition to his contrarian approach to public speaking training,
it includes extensive chapters on presentation design and handling
tough questions – everything a great presenter needs to know.
His previous work...And Your
Point Is? - How to Stop Killing Your Clients with PowerPoint
Poisoning, is an entertaining look at the state of business presentations today,
and what you can do to improve the breed. It is also a great
primer on one of Doug's passions, namely good design.
Doug has also produced and stars in two
popular feature length DVD’s. Conquering Death by PowerPoint
teaches the 7 Basic Rules of Visual Design, and demonstrates quite
clearly how to craft slides that deliver your message the first
time, unequivocally. And the Amazon.com Number 1 Best Seller on
the topic, Killer Presentation Skills, is now in its Second
Edition. The YouTube trailer has been viewed over 1,500,000
Doug is a weekly contributor to the Wall