Hi there! I'm Scott Schwertly.
Thanks for visiting my site. I’m glad you have taken time to learn more about me. During the day, I work full time as the CEO and Founder of Ethos3, slaying the dragon of Death by PowerPoint every day. I’m also the author of What’s Your Presentation Persona? and How to be a Presentation God and creator of Badge, a proprietary presentation assessment tool.
If I am not helping my team with building and designing presentations, you’ll most likely find me in the pool, on a bike trail, or doing a long run since I am a competitive triathlete and Ironman.
I have had the great privilege of working with some of America’s most admired brands. This includes providing presentation design work or presentation training for companies like Google, Cisco, USA Today, NBC Universal, NewsCorp, Carnival Cruise Lines, and many more.
I was mentored for 2 years by Michael Hyatt and I hold a B.A. and M.B.A. from Harding University. I currently reside in Nashville, TN where I live with my wife Brittney, and our two kids, Stone and Rose.
This site exists because I have stood in your shoes. Not literally. That would be kind of creepy. ButI have experienced the same challenges and obstacles you have on your presentation and public speaking journey. I didn’t grow up as that guy who was magnetic in front of a room. I was shy. I was awkward. I was the kid who loved Magic: The Gathering and watched Star Trek: The Next Generation on Saturday nights – by myself. Let’s just say girls weren’t lining up at my door. They were leaving me messages on AOL People.
I have been on this earth long enough to experience a thing or two about how to give powerful and memorable presentations. Ironically, given my background as shy kid, I’ve been revolutionizing business and boardroom presentations for almost 15 years now.
Learning how to master presentations and public speaking has taken me a lot of work. I have failed countless times in front of different audiences. I remember even getting booed at a keynote I was giving for a very large technology company back in my 20’s. You must now be thinking how in the world did this guy get a book deal? I’m not sure either. Presenting is a tough gig, but you have to get up and try again just like anything else in life.
I did it, and so can you.
I hope you are thinking “Well, dang, Scott. Knowing that you’ve failed before makes me feel better about my own hurdles.” Good. I’m glad you are here.
Being a great presenter isn’t about taking an overnight pill. It doesn’t exist. But there is a secret formula, and I can’t wait to reveal it to you as you continue to explore this book. I’ve been honored to work with some of the biggest brands in the world, and my goal is simple: over the course of the next few hundred pages, I want to share with you what I have learned about presentations so you don’t make the same mistakes I made early in my public speaking career.
Why Should I Listen to You?
Whether you know it or not, everyone presents. Think about it for a moment. An interview is a presentation. A classroom lecture is a presentation. A human resources training session is a presentation. Even a prayer is a presentation. Presentations expand far beyond keynotes and sales pitches.
And more importantly, presentations matter. They matter for you. They matter for your career. They matter for your own personal development. If you think your talent or brains will always save you – think again. The sad reality is that guy or gal next to you may have the public speaking skills you are missing, and I’ll hire or promote that person any day of the week over the other.
A great presenter has the power to motivate, inspire, persuade and educate. But most of us settle for simply covering the information on the slides. Presenters get done speaking and no one is standing at our booth or rushing up to meet them. There’s no standing ovation or hugs from an audience member telling them how his or her speech transformed their life.
Most of us simply pack up, go home and wait until the next time we’re asked to present.
But what if there was a better way? What if there was actually a proven formula that great presenters used to woo their audiences and wow their listeners? It’s time to start leveling up your presentations.
Great! Where Do I Start?
Glad to hear it. You can start right here. Keep reading. I’ve structured this entire book into bite-sized chunks so you can walk away with something actionable and immediately start seeing results. And, don’t forget to go at your own pace. If you want to read this entire book in one sitting, go for it. If you want to tackle one page or one chapter a day, that’s completely up to you. If you are the impatient type, then check out my online course at PresentationMentor.com. You can start growing professionally and personally right now. And, if you would like to be trained in person, then I would suggest signing up for my Live Masterclass.
Imagine right now how incredible it would feel to know exactly what to do the next time you got in front of a group of people. How much more confident would you be? Whether in a boardroom or a ballroom, picture the audience responding exactly as you had hoped.
My virtual programs will help you get there.
Settling for run-of-the-mill speeches is costing you. People aren’t hearing you, and because of that, you’re missing out. You’re missing out on new customers, on that promotion you’ve been waiting for and on each opportunity to educate and motivate a person towards a better life.
Keep turning the pages to learn how to achieve presentation greatness.