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John Polk

President, John Polk and Associates

John Polk is the President of John Polk & Associates and former Professor of Data Visualization at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business. John designed the “Creating Effective Presentations” workshop for Capital One that has since been attended by over 10,000 associates. John’s mix of real-world experience, practical focus, and sense of humor made “Creating Effective Presentations” one of the highest-rated and most-requested workshops. John now teaches workshops and consults at corporations on designing and delivering presentations in ways that drive action. He is on a mission to rid the world of poor presentations while giving leaders the tools to communicate their story in a way that makes their data sing.

John has over 15 years’ experience leading Strategy and Analysis teams across Operations and Marketing. In those roles, he wrote thousands of presentations and coached associates, at all levels, on effective presentation design.

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Presentation Toolkits

We partner with organizations to establish professional, branded presentation templates and customizable slide libraries that enable teamwork and dramatically reduce development time.

Presentation Coaching

Through one-on-one or group coaching, we help individuals improve their communication and influencing skills by raising their game on presentation design and delivery.

Presentation Training

The "Presentations That Drive Action" workshops leverage the science behind communication and influence to give participants practical ways to tell their story, visualize their data, reduce the noise, and deliver presentations effectively.

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