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CORPORATE PRESENTATION COACH, SAN FRANCISCO

FROM SPEAKER TO COACH

Our journey started 16 years ago with a question: how come we are spending so much time in meetings, with such little effect?

That question became an obsession to perfect the art of creating meaningful and effective presentations.

 

It all starts with the speaker so we started to coach our clients, preparing them for the stage using professional public-speaking and rehearsal techniques.

When needed, we can also meticulously craft every slide for story-based presentations that elevate your brand, reputation, and bottom line.

 

We'll unlock your ability to influence the world around you.

FOUNDER

BENOIT CRISTOU

To teach you what to do and how to do it, Benoit combines the public speaking methods devised by: Bert Decker, Jerry Weissman and Stéphane André. 

 

These techniques cover all scenarios of executive public speaking: large keynote stages, remote presentations, managing Q&A.

 

Graduating from a Master Degree in Audiovisual Law, from Sorbonne University, Paris, Benoit went on to work as an Online Marketing Manager at Disney Television France and Sony Computer Entertainment France.

 

After helping with his father's presentations since he was a kid, he took to learn everything he could find on the subject, to launch his own agency.

Palmer E. (formerly Cristou and Partners) was incorporated in 2008 with the vision to support international brands in their presentation design and executive public speaking.

Sony, Ubisoft, Coca-Cola, Sanofi, GfK, Hermès are a few of our ongoing clients.

A scuba-diving instructor and Martial Arts enthusiast, Benoit also holds a WSET Level 3 in wine tasting.

He lives in Sonoma county, with his wife, their son and two rescue dogs.

Aside from being a delighted Dad, he spends his time reading Sci-Fi, going to movies and finally getting back to surfing!  

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Our Journey So Far

2008

CRISTOU AND PARTNERS IS FOUNDED

Debut agency of Benoit Cristou, with a focus on Slide Design.

2009

STORYTELLING SERVICES

We add Storytelling techniques to our competencies.

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