About the Dude
I am a Director at a major international strategy consulting firm with experience working in data science and consulting across multiple industries including consumer goods, retail, travel & tourism, manufacturing, banking, and defense. I am passionate about analytics and presenting the results in ways that are easy for others to understand and drive them to take action.
Solving difficult problems with data, and teaching others to do the same, is something I am passionate about. I have been offering my thoughts and advice on how to do that on my site, The Analytics Dude, and have conducted internal and client training sessions.
The greatest data science recommended solution in the world is useless unless it spurs someone to take action. I learned the value of management consulting style presentations when I worked in banking. Some of my ideas that were previously rejected by senior management were accepted after McKinsey presented them. After that I sought out a move into management consulting (BCG) so that I could learn how to persuade others and drive them to action the way they did.
After leaving my first stint in consulting I worked in business development at one of the largest sales and marketing organizations in North America and saw the value of quality presentation materials on a daily basis.
I am also a former pilot in the US Navy and am passionate about helping military veterans find roles after leaving the military.
What My Students Say
“Love the level of detail and "quick tricks" that Eric provides. Very useful and will help cut through the clutter and make the most effective presentation. There is a lot of great recommendations in the presentation that Eric puts out here, that can immediately deliver value in all sorts of ways to orgs that follow his guidelines.”
Christopher S Bennet
“Great course content and effective delivery!”
“This is an EXCELLENT course. Eric really makes it easy to understand how to create a meaningful slide deck. It made me realized that I've been doing it wrong for a lot of years.”
Brooks D Johnson
“A fantastic course. I have been speaking and presenting to groups for over 20 years and wasn't sure about how much I would learn from this class. It has been a huge eye opener and I will recommend it to everyone I work with.”
“Good pace. The author has an easy going style; looking forward to learning more.”
“This was a great course, with a nice blend of theory and practice. I've been doing power point in the military and business world, and have struggled. This course gives you all the basics you need to understand how to structure an argument, build that into a presentation, and how to deliver it in an effective manner. For the price of the course and the small investment in time, it's absolutely worth it.”
“Really good material. I bought one for each of my team members to give a quick overview of the Pyramid Principle, which is worth it in itself. But there is so much more! Well worth the investment of time to watch several times. Thank you very much for this great presentation!”
“Great to understand how Mckinsey and others approach presenting and a helpful application of the pyramid principle. Presentation examples are good but a little old - perhaps a refresh here would help.”
“This course provides a fantastic high-level overview of tips and tricks on effective slidewriting & presenting. I do wish that there had been some sort of underlying case study or example that everyone could work off of. While I have been able to implement many of the suggestions into my work, I find it occurs more on an ad hoc basis. Practicing these skills in real time would be quite valuable!”
It helps me to organized my ideas and improved the structure of my presentations. Thank's a lot.”
V P Pratama
“I work in a Business Development Team, inside the company, your content are awesome :), Spot On and easy to undertand, could you please also add more exercise/example ? Thank you”
“I was engaged throughout the course. I gained a lot of insights into how to make effective presentations. Thanks Eric”
“Great tutorial. Going to be massively useful at my work”
“Incredibly informative. Real world examples are super helpful and really help drive the point home.”
“Great professor and great class! The ability to present information in a consultant manner across all areas of business makes this course almost mandatory! I really enjoyed the tips and tricks section, and the case studies. Very interesting course for anyone who is into consulting services or needs to present data in a precise way.”