About the contributors…
Jim Endicott, President
Distinction Communication, Inc. 18340 NE Rainbow Lane Newberg, OR 97132
Dave Zielinski, Editor PresentationXpert Newsletter www.presentationxpert.com
[email protected] A publication of TriMax Direct
106 W. Water Street St Paul, MN 55107 651.292.0165
Jim Endicott is a nationally‐recognized consultant, executive coach and author specializing in professional presentation messaging, advanced design and delivery skills coaching. Jim has been a Jesse H. Neal award‐winning columnist for PRESENTATIONS magazine and has also contributed presentation‐related content to magazines like Business Week, Consulting, Selling Power and the Portland Business Journal. Jim and co‐author and psychologist Dr. Scott Lee released their first book in 2001, The Presentation Survival Skills Guide. (Distinction Publishing).
Distinction, Jim’s company, is a Portland, OR‐based organization that comes alongside those tasked with communicating important, high stakes presentations to empower them to communicate their critical stories in ways that invite deeper levels of audience engagement. Distinction does that in three key ways: 1) Strategic message development shaped specifically for the presentation medium. 2) Professional presentation design support so important concepts are grasped more quickly. 3) And finally, Distinction works with an organization’s high profile presenters to help them more effectively internalize the personal communication skills needed to foster deeper levels of trust, believability and credibility.
Dave Zielinski is the editor of PresentationXpert newsletter, a publication of TriMax Direct read each month by 150,000 sales and marketing, human resources and corporate communication leaders seeking to improve their presentation delivery or development skills. He’s also a contributing editor for The Toastmaster magazine, as well as a former award‐winning writer for Presentations magazine.
TriMax Direct, the publisher of PresentationXpert, has been meeting the needs of the business‐to‐business direct marketing marketplace for over 20 years in list management, list processing, fulfillment, enhancements, and working with the brokerage community to supply the best and most timely solutions to meet customers' needs. TriMax prides itself on knowledge of the best practices in direct marketing, quality customer service, integrity and accountability.