About Us...

Presentational Speaking LLC has coached international political leaders, U.S. Senators, governors, executives, international media personnel, broadcasters, sports personalities, scientists, and medical researchers.

Richard O'Dor is the founder and President of Presentational Speaking. He has served as a Communication Advisor to His Highness and Her Highness of the State of Qatar. Richard has analyzed and developed communication strategies regarding high profile media events, such as the UN’s Alliance of Civilizations, World Telecommunication Development Conference and The Clinton Global Initiative. Richard was a professor at Duke University for eighteen years. While at Duke, he received 17 research grants to training minority students in scientific presentations.


As an expert on political debates, Richard was interviewed by NPR, NBC, CBS, ABC News, Associated Press, Newsday, and Reuters during the last three Presidential elections. His comments have been featured on radio, television, and in hundreds of newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Guardian (London), and El Espectador (Colombia).

Client comments...

"You changed my life!"
- Senior researcher who speaks English as a 3rd language

"Your coaching is like going to a professional spa."
- Vice-President, Science and Technology

"Your strategies and insights helped me win the debate."
- United States Senator

"I finally feel in control when I'm speaking."
- Vice-President of Development

Company information

Presentational Speaking LLC is a North Carolina Limited Liability Company which delivers specialized communication training and coaching to individuals and groups. Richard O'Dor is its founder and President. Our coaching focuses on improving how your communicative actions are organized.


Individual or Group Coaching

Effective training is doing. We put you on your feet practicing techniques that develop your skills as a powerful communicator.

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Speech Writing Seminars

Speech writing and writing are two distinct brain processes. Forcing yourself to write in a style that doesn't match your speaking results in frustration and speech anxiety.



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