Bridgett McGowen


Bridgett McGowen, founder of BMcTALKS Academy, is an award-winning international professional speaker and has spoken on programs alongside prominent figures such as Former President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) and Shonda Rhimes, American television producer, screenwriter, author, and the creator of ABC's primetime hit series "Scandal." 

​The prestigious University of Texas at Austin has identified her as a master presenter, and she has made hundreds of presentations all around the globe to thousands of professionals from all walks of life - presentations that have garnered serious applause and that have had event organizers contacting her to come back again and again.

In addition to being a professional speaker and presentation skills coach, McGowen is a Forbes contributor and a published author of REAL TALK: What Other Experts Won't Tell You About How to Make Presentations That SizzleRise and Sizzle: Daily Communication and Presentation Strategies for Sales, Business, and Higher Ed ProsOwn the Microphone:  How 50 of the World's Best Professional Speakers Launched Their Careers (And How You Can, Too!), and Show Up and Show Out:  52 Communication Habits to Makw You UnforgettableREAL TALK is listed as number three on the book blogger Boove's list of Savvy Books to Help You with Career Development.

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Books:
REAL TALK: What Other Experts Won’t Tell You About How to Make Presentations That Sizzle
Business
BMcTALKS, LLC
April 2019
ISBN 9780999890110
222 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

REAL TALK provides no-nonsense, practical, ready-to-use advice and strategies that are based on the work of an award-winning international professional speaker who, since 2002, has designed and facilitated hundreds of webinars and face-to-face presentations to thousands of people positioned all around the globe. More/less

Rise and Sizzle: Daily Communication and Presentation Strategies for Sales, Business, and Higher Ed Pros
Business
BMcTALKS, LLC
October 2019
ISBN 9780999890127
236 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Are you looking for techniques you can put in place on a daily basis to advance your presentations, positively impact how you teach, or improve your overall communication? In Rise and Sizzle, sales professionals, business leaders, and post-secondary educators get 31 strategies, one for each day of the month, that focus on effective communication practices and high-powered presentation strategies. More/less

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