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About Kevin

Kevin Lerner is an experienced Business Communications Professional, Presentation Designer/Writer & PowerPoint Expert, Trainer/Speaker, and Executive Speech / Orals Coach.

Kevin’s extensive career in business graphics and communications presentations dates to the 1990’s when he founded The Presentation Team. Over the years, he and his team have developed thousands of presentations for hundreds of clients including Motorola, Comcast, Office Depot, Citrix, Oracle, Johnson & Johnson, Ryder, plus numerous smaller companies, non-profits, professional speakers, and individuals. Kevin has also worked as the Team Lead of Corporate Presentations for Cvent, a leading-edge technology firm supporting the meeting/events and hospitality industries, as well as for Rigil Corporation, an IT firm based in Washington, DC. In April, 2021, Kevin joined Mphasis Corporation, working as a remote presentation specialist with design, training, and thought leadership.

Over the years, Kevin has developed numerous techniques that have helped him to create world-class presentations with great efficiency, agility, and creativity. He often works as a trainer/coach with companies and individuals to improve their presentation skills and PowerPoint design.

Kevin is also a freelance writer for several publications, as well as for his company’s own “Power Presentations” blog.

Kevin attended Broward College and majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Political Science. A Florida native, Kevin lives in the Washington, D.C. region. He enjoys travel, jazz & classical music, photography, yoga, political affairs, and sharing time with his life partner Rudy + family and friends. And working.

Presentation Specialist

“For over 20 years I’ve helped people at companies large and small to improve their presentations.  Sharper design.  Richer content.  More effective delivery.

Indeed everyone presents.  And everyone says they ‘know PowerPoint’.  But what if I could share a few easy-to-apply techniques and resources that could make a direct and measurable impact on your presentations…and drive greater success?

I welcome the opportunity to play a role in your meeting and event’s success.  Connect with me and we’ll discuss details and create a program that’s just right for your needs.  I look forward to creating winning presentations together.”

Business Experience

  • Over 20 years of experience in multimedia graphics communications through presentation and content development with a talent for bridging the gap between logical business messaging and captivating creative design.
  • Deep skills in presentation (PowerPoint) and graphic design including expertise in data visualization, translating big data into infographics, charts, diagrams, etc.
  • Business consulting, advisory, and management experience blending new and traditional marketing and sales strategies to sell solutions, grow client base, and generate revenue to over 500 clients.
  • Expertise in visual information design, working to “tell a story” through the synergy of concepts and data together in well-organized and outstanding visual presentations.
  • Skilled in working with C-Level Executives, Business Development teams, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to collaboratively develop / edit text and graphical content for proposals, presentations, print, web, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of social media and inbound marketing tools integrating Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, blogs, etc.
  • Deep experience with IT industry, its terminology and technologies.
  • 50+ published articles and videos on communications and presentations.
  • Dynamic oratory and speaking talent + training and coaching skills. Speaker at conferences and events (SHRM, EEOC, TI).
  • Member of Toastmasters International (CC Level); Past President of Reston Town Center Toastmasters.
  • Past member of National Speakers Association.
  • Geeky but fun: An upbeat, focused, creative, well-liked team-player who works well across all organizational levels to deliver tangible results.

Creative Skills and Talents

  • Ability to visually tell a story with data, skilled at bringing complicated ideas and/or data into well-organized, outstanding visual presentations.
  • Proven success in leveraging visual systems, branded assets, and strategic goals / objectives to develop creative and compelling communications solutions for internal and external and B2B audiences.
  • Exceptional creative design and content development of business presentation graphics (PowerPoint, Slides, Keynote, Prezi) for meetings, conferences, training, sales / marketing, and financial / investor events. Produced over 1,500 winning presentations.
  • Extensive experience using GoogleDocs & GoogleSlides to create and edit cloud-based presentation visuals for executives.
  • An expert user of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, & Premiere) to create and work with graphics and multimedia.
  • Strong core interaction and information design skills, knowledge of user-centered design methodologies, and a good understanding of usability.
  • Solid history of creating charts and graphs from data given, presenting ideas and options.
  • Extensive background in corporate video; producing, directing, production, editing.
  • Skilled in designing and producing winning proposals and RFPs.
  • Print design expertise (CMYK offset, digital, and large format printing); Flyers, Brochures, Ads, Data Sheets, White Papers, Posters, Tradeshow Booths, etc.
  • Experienced writer and editor. Content development for sales and marketing, advertising, press releases, articles, blogs.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of corporate identity, branding, PR, and media campaigns.
  • Robust web design and HTML/CSS/CMS authoring skills (WordPress, Joomla) and SEO know-how.
  • Effective with layout and production design of publications or web interfaces as they relate to graphic design with the ability to prepare sketches or concept layouts and present the story to the client.
  • A design style focused on a clean, contemporary, and professional look with a goal to “tell the story” through effective use of technology and media/

Software Experience

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Acrobat
  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere
  • Apple FinalCut Pro
  • Keynote
  • Microsoft Office
  • GoogleDocs (Slides, Sheets, Docs)
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Camtasia
  • Prezi
  • WordPress

Business Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Management
  • Graphs & Charting
  • Presentation Coaching  
  • Presentation Design
  • Proposal Design
  • Training
  • Orals Speech Coaching
  • Sales & Business Development
  • Video Production
  • "Kevin helped me immensely improve my presentation slides development, from "[Kevin and The Presentation Team have] always delivered 110% in terms of meeting our objectives for finished product and budget"

    Paul Price
    Watsco Corp.

  • "Your expertise in the filed of PowerPoint and general presentation techniques helped elevate us to the level necessary to beat the competition."

    Mike Geary
    James Pirtle Construction

  • "Kevin Lerner provided best-in-class services when hired to work on promotional materials for the launch of a key product at Motorola. The expertise and quality that he brought to the project were second to none and as a result, he delivered a top-notch presentation that was quickly adopted throughout the organization. Kevin is great to work with, delivers on time, is a great team player and is always willing to go the extra mile."

    Maria Cardoso
    Motorola

  • "Kevin helped me immensely improve my presentation slides development, from tips & tricks to aesthetics, all with the intent of getting the message across crisply and creatively. I've already received praise for decks that incorporate the skills obtained from his training. I highly recommend Kevin's services."

    Era Prakash
    General Electric

  • "I had more people come up to me after I spoke, commenting on the visuals you created, than I did on the subject matter!"

    Andy Smith
    Smith & Robb Advertising

  • "Kevin helped me immensely improve my presentation slides development, from "The PowerPresentations seminar opened my eyes to all the limitless possibilities in presenting."

    Leah Gordillo
    Saint Francis Medical Center

  • "Kevin brought a high level of creativity, enthusiasm, and deep multmedia experience to our team. He worked dillegently with the team to produce an outstanding proposal which we subsequently won.

    Jeff Keller
    Accenture/L3

  • "We engaged The Presentation Team to do a Presentation training for our team and he did a great job. He spent time understanding our requirements and the skill level of our team members and created a course which met our expectations and goals. I highly recommend The Presentation Team as a Presentation (PowerPoint) trainer."

    Navdeep Sidhu
    Senior Director, Software AG

  • "As a Fortune 1000 company, we sought to produce a classy, yet conservative presentation for our shareholders. It was evident that you and your team listened to our thoughts as you developed the presentation..."

    Will Flower
    Republic Services

  • "Kevin is an enthusiastic, creative, and passionate presentation guru. Our company was impressed and felt the value of his training in 2013 that he was invited again recently to again share his knowledge. Both times he has been energetic and addressed many areas for presentation development. From planning to follow-up Kevin is personable and easygoing, motivating our teams to take their presentations to the next level."

    Yoshimi Kawashima
    Project Coordinator, Nissin International

  • "Kevin has been a working with Cox Communications to deliver world-class PowerPoint presentation visuals since 2009. His ability to meet our specific needs, timeframe, and budgets has been exceptional. His professional interaction with our team reflects his deep expertise in the industry, superior presentation design skills, and commitment to superior service."

    Jonathan Freeland
    VP, Video Marketing at Cox Communications

Kevin's Clients

  • ADB
  • ADP
  • ADT
  • Accenture
  • American-Express
  • Aramark
  • Carvel
  • Comcast
  • Costa
  • Cox
  • DAI
  • GE-Healthcare
  • GTE-Financial
  • Gtt
  • Johnson-and-Johnson
  • Markem-Imaje
  • Motorola
  • NASA
  • Office-Depot
  • Oracle
  • Polo
  • Republic-Services
  • Ryder
  • Siemens
  • Singlehop
  • Software-AG
  • TD-Waterhouse
  • UBS
  • VTiDirect
  • Venn-Strategies
  • Verizon
  • Whirlpool

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Kevin Lerner

Kevin Lerner is an experienced Business Communications Professional, Presentation Designer/Writer & PowerPoint Expert, Trainer/Speaker, and Executive Speech / Orals Coach.  His 20+ years of presentation design and coaching have helped him to deliver world-class solutions to hundreds of clients.

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