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Rick Pollak

Presentation Medic


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Presentation Medic
Job title
Chief Explanation Officer and Presentation Consultant
I’m Rick Pollak the Chief Explanation Officer of Presentation Medic. I can help you cure boring virtual presentations.

When I started working as an engineer at Motorola, I was a nervous and boring presenter. When it came to death by PowerPoint, I was an infamous serial killer.

It took me years to learn the techniques to effectively explain technical topics in a way that captures and keeps an audience’s attention.

Mastering these explanation skills made me a passionate and interesting speaker, and I enjoyed a successful career giving seminars and presentations on complex telecommunications networks.

Teaching these presentation techniques to my colleagues was more satisfying to me than speaking at conferences in the USA and Canada. When I was offered an early retirement at the end of 2013, I jumped at the chance to start my “second-act career”.

I started Presentation Medic to share what I’ve learned from presenting complex concepts to non-technical audiences.

In March 2020, I shifted my focus to virtual presentations. My Medic’s Method process helps you develop a “big idea” and call to action that’s effective even when you can’t see your audience in person.
I’m on a mission to cure boring virtual presentations. I want to help you learn how to become an interesting and persuasive presenter even when you can’t see your audience in person.

Snazzy slides, polished prose, and strong speaking skills aren’t enough to make virtual talks compelling. Eye contact, effective gestures, and stage presence won’t help you on a Zoom call with a prospective client or investor. I can teach you how to capture and keep the attention of a remote audience using a conversational, story-based approach.

I’ve developed a process called the Medic’s Method that helps cure boring presentations. I’ve successfully used this preparation process (examine, diagnose, prescribe) for over 25 years. When you use this method to plan your conversations and presentations, your audience will understand, care, and remember.
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Presentation Training and Design
  • Sales Training
Speaking Topics
How to Cure Boring Virtual Presentations
Specializing in working with clients who need help with:
  • Explaining technical topics
  • Technical presentations
Market specialty:
  • Engineering
  • Health care
  • Information technology
  • Sales
  • Training
Prefers working with:
  • Individuals
  • Mid-size companies
  • Non-profits
  • Small companies
  • Solo professionals
Special offers for SPC members:
Free 30-minute consultation and discounted rate for SPC members.
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