Coaching the Art and Science of Power Presentations

Training Programs


Coaching for a specific presentation: product launch, industry conference, internal pitch, press tour, or keynote.

The Core

For up to four people, all of whom contribute to the creation of a target presentation and then develop their own presentation.


Coaching for the mission critical live and online versions of the IPO road show presentation.

The IPO Road Show

Intensive coaching for up to four senior executives to create the IPO road show and deliver it with poise and confidence.


Coaching for a persuasive presentation to raise private investment capital successfully.

The Financing

For up to four participants, each of whom contributes to the financial presentation and receives hands-on coaching in the delivery of the pitch.


Coaching for any presentation in a large group format; public and corporate coaching workshops.

The Workshops

Public: Register online today!
Private: One and two-day corporate coaching workshops for your team.

We also offer Custom Programs—see the Custom options or Contact Us today!


Jerry Weissman is the world’s number one corporate presentations coach. The author of five bestselling books, his private client list reads like a who’s who of the world’s best companies, including the top brass at Yahoo!, Intel, Intuit, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Dolby Labs, and many others. Jerry founded Power Presentations, Ltd. in 1988, with an early success as the coach of the Cisco Systems IPO road show. Since then Jerry has coached over 600 other IPO road show presentations, raising hundreds of billions of dollars. He has also helped thousands of companies develop and deliver a multitude of winning business presentations.

IPO Endorsements

Power Presentations made an indelible impact on both my presentation creation and delivery skills.
John Teegen
Talend went public at a time when few companies were braving the public markets. In spite of a challenging market we priced above the range and the stock traded up 50% on the first day. Having worked with Jerry in the past I knew he was exactly the guy I wanted to train our entire exec team for this critical time. He’s the best in the business. He has a unique toolkit that he arms you with, and he also gives incredibly perceptive feedback as you’re learning it. If you’re doing an IPO, use Jerry. You’ll thank me for it.
Mike Tuchen
CEO / Talend
Twilio faced two big challenges heading into our IPO. Our business model is unique (we are a platform, not a SAAS application) and the markets were unfriendly (with no Silicon Valley IPOs before our offering in June 2016). Our training sessions with Power Presentations were integral in conveying the attractiveness of our business in our roadshow presentations and Q&A sessions. I highly recommend working with Jerry and Power Presentations to improve any high impact presentation.
Jeff Lawson
Founder, CEO, and Chairman / Twilio, Inc.
Twilio went public during an unfriendly market, yet the strength of our presentations and our ability to effectively answer investors’ questions helped us close 92% above the offering price. Our training sessions with Power Presentations were integral to our success, specifically shaping our story to an investor audience and our approach to handling Q&A. Jerry and Power Presentations is a must for any presentation.
Lee Kirkpatrick
Jerry Weissman and Power Presentations helped us raise our game for the IPO roadshow. Not only did we strengthen our company positioning as a result of our work with Jerry, but we also learned effective presentation techniques, how to handle a variety of topics and situations in Q&A, and how to match our visuals to our words and story to create a memorable presentation. I would absolutely recommend Jerry's coaching to any senior executive preparing for an IPO or major company presentation.
Noah Breslow
Chief Executive Officer / On Deck Capital, Inc.
Jerry’s intricate knowledge of the IPO roadshow pitch process and ability to put a room at ease while teaching complex skills was invaluable to our effort. A constant professional, Jerry always led by example and made himself available anytime he was needed. Simply put, he is a master of his craft.
Udi Mokady
President & CEO / CyberArk Software, Ltd.
Jerry Weissman is a true master of his craft. His coaching not only changed the way we think about our presentations, but has provided us with valuable tools which will allow us to communicate clear and powerful messages going forward.
Ziv Aviram
Co-founder, President and CEO / Mobileye
MobileIron’s business is growing rapidly and we needed to take our presentation skills as a management team to the next level. Jerry Weissman’s program did that for us. Jerry’s approach reaches into your brain and fundamentally changes how you approach delivering presentations and answering questions. Jerry’s approach is transformative yet practical and, in retrospect, simple. You don’t know how much better you can be until you go through it. I continue to use the skills I learned almost every day. They’ve become a part of who I am and how I communicate.
Bob Tinker
Jerry was highly influential in every aspect of our IPO road show, but his impact extends well beyond that presentation and is part our day-to-day lives as executives.
Brian Cooper
Executive Vice President & CFO / Everyday Health, Inc.
Jerry's training sessions and techniques were invaluable as we prepared for Opower's IPO. He helped us navigate a completely foreign process, and enabled us to communicate our company mission in a clear and compelling way. His insights will stay with me as we move forward as a public company.
Daniel Yates
CEO and Founder / Opower, Inc.
I enjoyed working with Jerry as we prepared for our IPO roadshow. He has an approach that is focused on presentation fundamentals combined with opportunities to practice, review, and improve. I can confidently say that working with Jerry improved my presentation skills and elevated the overall quality of our presentation.
Dave Krupinski
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer /, Inc.
As one of the key advisors in preparing for our IPO, Jerry's coaching mattered, was applied, and worked. We were well prepared (we met over 150 investors in 11 cities) and had a great road show. With Jerry's help, we were able to talk about the Control4 opportunity and business as well as answer questions in a way that resonated with investors, which helped us start building the book from the first day and culminated in our offering being well oversubscribed by pricing-day.
Martin Plaehn
President & CEO / Control4 Corporation
Jerry's IPO course covers everything that you and your team will need to be fully prepared for every investor situation you will encounter during your IPO road show. I would not consider doing a road show without spending a few days with Jerry learning his proven methods for successful investor presentations. Both my CFO and I thought the time was an excellent investment.
Chris Lien
If you want to have a successful roadshow, call Jerry—because you want him on your team. Jerry is a master at his trade. His training sessions and workshop were invaluable and his approach to training is both humbling and encouraging. He not only prepares you for the roadshow, but also for being a public company. Today as we prepare for meetings with investors we still refer back to what we learned from the roadshow training.
Sean Aggarwal
Jerry was truly transformational in the entire IPO process.
Vlad Shmunis
CEO, Founder & Chairman of the Board / RingCentral, Inc.
If you want to have a successful roadshow, call Jerry—because you want him on your team. Jerry is a master at his trade. His training sessions and workshop were invaluable and his approach to training is both humbling and encouraging. He not only prepares you for the roadshow, but also for being a public company. Today as we prepare for meetings with investors we still refer back to what we learned from the roadshow training.
Pete Flint
Jerry’s classic is the definitive encapsulation of a true ‘maestro’ playing his ‘A’ game. His techniques were an absolutely critical success factor in Luminous raising $80mm in one of the toughest market environments I’ve ever seen. There isn’t a successful entrepreneur I know who won’t benefit from leveraging his persuasive, maximum-impact presentation principles.
Dixon R. Doll
Founder and General Partner / Doll Capital Management
Jerry Weissman’s genius is getting successful leaders like me to realize we are imbeciles when it comes to effective communication that is not email. In particular, Jerry broadens one’s perspective on how to use the visual well, how to focus on the audience’s perspective and on how to keep the narrative strong and compelling. I benefited from Jerry’s work way back in 1995 for my first IPO, and then went back again in 2002 for my second IPO—in both cases his teaching added tremendous clarity to our investor presentations. Not only should IPO-bound CEOs read this book, but everyone who does presentations should absorb its messages.
Reed Hastings
Founder and CEO / Netflix, Inc.
This is a practical guide to creating persuasive presentations, a skill required of most contemporary business professionals. Jerry makes it easy to learn how to craft the message and deliver the punch that gets the audience to agree with the premise: getting to Point B. More powerful than features to benefits, understanding the audience’s WIIFY (what’s in it for you) is a vital part of winning presentations. Should be read and used as a reference guide for those who seek success as a result of doing their homework and building a presentation that works. Jerry has trained a number of the AVI portfolio company CEOs and CFOs prior to their IPO road shows. His methodology works extremely well.
Peter L. Wolken
Co-Founder and General Partner / AVI Management Partners
Jerry Weissman helped prepare my management team for our IPO. I sat in on some of the sessions and was most impressed with Jerry’s innovative ways of teaching and optimizing effective executive communication methods. This training, encapsulated well in his new book, In the Line of Fire, paid off handsomely during our numerous road show presentations.
Ray Dolby
Cisco originally expected to get $13.50 to $15.50 per share for its stock. "But during the road show the company was so well-received" that it managed to sell 2.8 million shares at $18 apiece, Valentine [chairman of the Board of Cisco Systems] said. He attributed "at least $2 to $3" of the increase to Weissman's coaching.
Don Valentine
As quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, July 9, 1990