Janine Kurnoff has always had a passion for helping people tell their stories in a media they use every day—presentations. In fact, when Janine was getting her MBA, she noticed immediately that her classmates struggled to communicate ideas using PowerPoint. Her classmates and professors noticed her presentations as well; they were clear, visually engaging and always told a story. Everyone wanted in—and she was soon asked to develop a class to share her approach. It happened again when Janine joined Yahoo! Inc. in global sales training. Her impromptu “Lunch and Learn” sessions were an instant success among the sales and marketing teams and word was spreading fast. She founded The Presentation Company (TPC) in 2001.
Janine’s sister, Lee Lazarus, joined her at The Presentation Company in 2002 after being convinced that together they could change the way business presentations are created. Lee had spent years developing the branding, marketing communication and PR strategy for two of the fastest-growing Internet and telecommunications market research firms in Silicon Valley. As head of media relations, she knew the importance of translating mounds of data and information into clear and concise messages.
With Janine in charge of global training and Lee running custom solutions, The Presentation Company, along with its top-notch staff, train and consult with some of the world’s top corporations including Apple, Facebook, Cisco and Hewlett Packard. TPC’s workshops and custom services provide innovative visual message and virtual presentation training that addresses the top presentation challenges: to clearly communicate the value of your message, to elevate business conversations and to create action as a result. And as today’s presentation technologies continue to evolve, TPC continues to evolve alongside.
As self-avowed “mompreneurs” Lee Lazarus and Janine Kurnoff have committed over the past 13 years to invest in a company culture that cherishes personal life as seriously as it values business life. In this vein, they have recruited the best talent who, like them, choose to live, not just preach, their core values. Through these values they have become the trusted advisors their clients rely on today.
People want to know the relevance of what they are learning and, specifically, how it helps them achieve their goals. Not only do we understand this, it is the number one driver behind our training approach.
We also know that the most effective learning is self-directed and internally motivated. This is why TPC’s workshops are hands-on, with application labs and report-outs allowing participants to share their learning and experience with one another.
Simple Visual Storytelling: Going beyond words and connecting with the audience
Technology Expertise: Maximizing and challenging today’s presentation technologies
Flexible Delivery Models: Offering training that’s face-to-face, virtual or a blend of the two
Customized Workshops: Reflecting your brand and your story
Presentation Toolkits: Jumpstarting visual thinking today and moving forward
The Presentation Company, LLC
12725 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR 97005
Janine Kurnoff & Lee Lazarus