"All good things come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.” (Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It).
Rowan has been railing against bad presentations, self-indulgent speeches and death by PowerPoint since 1989 and, to look at the waves of appalling communication out there, he is being about as successful as King Canute. Nevertheless he soldiers on, one speaker, one speech and one slide deck at a time.
He has contributed to speeches, pitches, roadshows and profile-building with startups, upstarts, disruptors and established companies; honing their messages and working with speakers on their presence, staging and delivery. He is a founding organiser of TEDxDublin events, and works with the speakers, preparing them for the 2,000-strong audience in the Grand Canal Theatre. He also speechwrites in every sphere except politics and prepares clients for media appearances on television, radio and in print. Some of his clients call him ‘The Presenter Mentor,’ others (many others!) ‘The Insultant.’
If you find yourself on your feet talking to audiences large or small, as part of your living, come along and hear Rowan’s thoughts on what thespians, TEDsters and teenagers have in common.
“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed” (Sean O’Casey)