The Exceptional Presenter:

A Proven Formula to Open Up! and Own the Room

By Timothy J. Koegel 82 (


Al Gore rolling his eyes; George H. Bush glancing at his watch: Those behaviors, writes the author, damaged their effectiveness at political debates. In this handbook, he offers readers tips on how to strengthen their message and refine their presentation and communication skills, covering everything from posture to stage fright to opening lines. The book includes charts and goal sheets for keeping track of progress.

The author is a former Irish quarterback and owner of The Koegel Group, based in Washington, D.C. He includes among his list of corporate clients Ernst & Young, Crowe Chizek, Cisco Systems and PaineWebber, and he notes that he has presented workshops for the White House, members of Congress and the Labor Department.

(November 2003)