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For the past 30 years, Eric Bergman’s speechwriting, coaching and presentation skills training programs have helped countless professionals from five continents become better communicators—from C-Suite executives to front-line supervisors and everything in between.

He was inspired to write 5 Steps to Conquer 'Death by PowerPoint' because he realized that the only way to change organizations is from the outside.

"I would conduct a one- or two-day presentation skills program and, by the end, everyone's skills would improve," he explains. "The video evidence would be irrefutable. By relying less on PowerPoint, people would be communicating much more effectively."

At that point, however, Eric's clients would often comment that their clients or peers or bosses would expect them to use PowerPoint.

"They would ask me how we could take what I've taught them and apply it to PowerPoint presentations," he says. "But the sad reality is that I can't. Nobody can.

"To communicate effectively, the spoken word must be separated from the written word. PowerPoint inevitably brings the two together—which is absolutely the least effective method of communicating.

"I wrote the book to help people break their PowerPoint addiction and improve their ability to communicate effectively."

Eric holds a bachelor of arts in communication studies and a two-year diploma in advertising and public relations. He is an accredited business communicator, an accredited public relations practitioner and a master communicator. He is also a member of the College of Fellows of the Canadian Public Relations Society.

Please contact Eric if you’re interested in asking any questions about presentations, booking him as a speaker, or providing presentation skills training to your organization.
I wrote the book to help people communicate effectively.
Eric Bergman