The R. and the Associates
Rick Altman has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He covers the whole of the industry, from message crafting, through presentation design, slide creation, software technique, and delivery. His common-sense approach and pragmatic advice resonate throughout the professional community. Altman came to presentations through graphic design, having worked with the Corel products throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and having hosted the CorelWorld User Conference across three decades. Rick claims to have invented desktop publishing back in 1982 and can show a galley sheet of type that was produced by connecting his Osborne 1 computer to a typesetter across town with a 300-baud modem (that cost $800). An avid sportsman, he was not a good enough tennis player to make it onto the professional tour. All the rest of this has been his Plan B…
Sheila McGurin plans and manages the many seminars and conferences hosted by Rick. Since 2003, Sheila has been the one “behind the scenes” making sure the 200+ attendees at the Presentation Summit have the very best possible conference experience.From city and venue selection to Expo coordination to on-site liaison, Sheila makes sure the business side of the Summit exceeds expectations and continues to evolve.
In his nearly 35-year media career, Rick Parrott will admit to a little procrastination. He worked with Rick Altman for eight weeks at a Bay Area tennis magazine back in 1985. After thinking about it for a few decades, he decided the experience was a positive one and has come aboard, in charge of business development. Rick brings a lifetime of radio, TV, newspaper, magazine, and public relations achievements to the team as he focuses on audience building, sponsor development, and large-venue events.
Since 1999, Sherri Capezzuto has been involved with Rick's conferences and during that time has worn many hats: first patron, then volunteer, assistant to two traveling seminars, and now she holds the unique title of Cruise Director at the Presentation Summit, ensuring that happiness reigns among all.Sherri has been with the conference since its inception in 2003. When not bossing around the boss, Sherri works as a Graphic Specialist in Pittsburgh and uses Corel products, PowerPoint, and various other graphic applications.