Larry Tracy brings to the field of presentation skills coaching the techniques he mastered in the U.S. Army. As a Major, he was the highest evaluated instructor at the Army’s Engineer School. As a Lieutenant Colonel, he managed the Pentagon’s top briefing team, responsible for daily intelligence presentations to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As a Colonel, he was detailed by the White House to the Department of State to explain, defend and debate controversial foreign policy issues before some of the most demanding, often hostile, audiences in the U.S. President Ronald Reagan called him “An extraordinarily effective speaker.”
Larry is now cited as one of the nation’s foremost authorities in presentation skills training in the books The Information Please Business Almanac and Sourcebook, published by Houghton-Mifflin, Best of the Best, published by Insight Publishing, and What to Say When… You’re Dying on the Platform, published by McGraw-Hill. His own book, The Shortcut to Persuasive Presentations, published by Imprint Books, has been called a "workshop in book form," (For comments, see below) as it distills the techniques he teaches in his executive workshops. A description of the book, his keynotes, articles, workshops and testimonials to his speaking and training can be viewed at his website, www.oralscoach.biz.
Larry has delivered his presentation skills keynotes and workshops featuring his easy-to-learn system for effective speaking to business executives, engineers, IT specialists, lawyers, and U.S. government officials.. Among his training specialties is working with IT specialists and other technical experts when they are required to deliver the oral presentation of a proposal for a government contract. His training has resulted in millions of dollars in contracts won by his clients
“Real World” Experience He Brings to His Speaking and Training.
Larry’s speaking and training is not the rehashed theory of so many “How to be a better speaker” programs. Instead it flows from his “Been There, Done that” experience. As pointed out above, Larry headed the Pentagon’s lead briefing team, responsible for daily intelligence briefs to the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff. He coordinated over 500 of these multimedia sessions, personally briefing the Chairman almost 100 times.
It was because of his reputation for exceptional speaking skills that the White House assigned him to the State Department to debate controversial foreign policy issues throughout the country, leading to the praise from President Reagan.
It is this unique "real world" experience, not classroom theory, he brings to the field of presentation skills training. Attendees at his sessions leave far better equipped to make challenging presentations than when they entered.
Comments on "The Shortcut to Persuasive Presentations"
This book shows how to deliver your message in the most persuasive manner possible.”
Jim McCarthy, Owner, AOC Key Solutions-Proposal Consultants
“I recently used techniques in this book to coach the management team on a proposal requiring an oral presentation. The result? A WIN worth over $300 million to my company. Enough said!
Keith Wallace, Program Manager, The Wylie Corporation
“This is must reading for anyone aspiring to the C Suite.”
Mark Amtower (Author of “Selling to the Government”)