About Larry Tracy


Larry Tracy is one of the nation’s foremost authorities in Presentation Skills training for corporate and government executives. He has been cited as one of the top presentation skills coaches in the US in the publications The Information Please Business Almanac and Sourcebook, published by Houghton-Mifflin, Best of the Best, published by Insight Publishing, and What to Say When… You’re Dying on the Platform, published by McGraw-Hill. His own book, The Shortcut to Persuasive Presentations, published by Imprint Books, distills the techniques he teaches in his executive workshops. Testimonials from readers can be viewed at www.amazon.com. He has delivered his presentation skills workshops to business executives, engineers, IT specialists, lawyers, and U.S. government officials. Each workshop is focused on the individual and organizational needs of the client to ensure maximum return on investment of time and money.

What “Real World” Experience Does He Bring to His Coaching?

A retired Army colonel, Larry Tracy formerly headed the Pentagon’s lead briefing team, responsible for daily intelligence briefs to the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff. He coordinated over 500 of these multimedia sessions, personally briefing the Chairman almost 100 times.

The White House later assigned him to the State Department to debate controversial foreign policy issues in front of hundreds of demanding, even hostile, audiences, leading to the praise from President Reagan. He has taken this unparalleled experience to the field of speech coaching. He specializes in preparing IT specialist and other technical experts to make coherent and persuasive oral presentations to win government and commercial contracts.

In May 2014, he was a guest on the Washington D.C Channel 9 program Government Contracting Weekly, discussing the importance of oral presentations for government contracts. You can view the entire program at www.YouTube.com> Government Contracting Weekly>Episode 78.