Eric Bergman has been a professional communicator for more than 30 years. For the past 20 years, he has provided presentation skills, public speaking and media training to clients from North America, South America, Europe, Australasia and Asia.
He is a thought leader on both sides of his business. In media training, he invested years in the development of At Ease With the Media in the early 1990s as a program to set the standard of excellence in the public relations industry. Today, he is the person who has literally “written the book” on that standard, with the publication of Media Training With Excellence by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in 2006.
In presentation skills training, he authored a book in 2012 entitled Five Steps to Conquer ‘Death by PowerPoint’. The foreword of the book is written by John Sweller, Ph.D., who is a world leading expert on how the human mind processes information to learn. Professor Sweller writes: “Eric Bergman’s techniques are a window to the future of this important human activity.”
Eric holds a bachelor of professional arts from Athabasca University and a two-year diploma in advertising & public relations from Grant MacEwan College. He is an accredited business communicator (ABC), an accredited public relations practitioner (APR) and a master communicator (MC). He has earned more than a dozen local, national and international awards for his work.
He is also a fifth-degree black belt in Japanese-style karate. When not traveling, he teaches karate three evenings per week.