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March 2021

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Page 80 of 83 MARCH 2021 81 THE EXCEPTIONAL PRESENTER With a desire to run his own op- eration, Koegel soon delved into the Speakers Bureaus industry, using his connections and communication skills to book speakers such as 1956 Notre Dame Heisman winner Paul Hornung, former Marquette head coach Al McGuire and renowned sports broadcaster Jim Nantz, among others, and it soon broadened to business leaders and politicians. Koegel became a renowned presen- tation coach and consultant to busi- ness titans that included Cisco Sys- tems, Xerox, ExxonMobil and Forbes, among many others — and has given his own presentation at the White House Executive Office Treaty Room. Meanwhile, his techniques also were shared at top MBA programs such as the ones at Notre Dame, Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Michigan and New York University. "Over the course of three or four years, people started asking me to come out and talk to their managers about what makes this speaker good, what characteristics they have," Koe- gel said. "I started talking to organiza- tions about what makes people effec- tive, how do they engage, what stories they use, how do they use those sto- ries … it turned into training." In 2007, Koegel authored The Ex- ceptional Presenter, which became a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller. "The book was my work shop, how to structure your message, how to open in the first 60 to 90 seconds to tee up the presentation, how to se- quence the information, how to wrap up, how do you present as a team," Koegel explained. A couple of years later, he authored The Exceptional Presenter Goes Virtual — a book that turned out to be a decade ahead of its time. The CO- VID-19 global pandemic has made virtual meetings the new normal, even in college football recruiting. It also has made Koegel even more relevant in his field than ever. "Everybody somewhat ignored the whole virtual thing for 10 years, and all of a sudden last March we're do- ing proposals, we're doing our most important client interactions virtu- ally — and we're not very good at it," Koegel said. "It's different from face-to-face. "It's so much more efficient. People are going to go back to face-to-face [eventually], but virtual is always going to be a bigger part of it." Because a lot of his work has in- cluded the political arena, Koegel, wife of 23 years Amy, and their two college-aged students, daughter Kai- tlyn (a sophomore at Maryland) and son Marty (a freshman at Dayton), aren't far from the Washington, D.C., area, residing in Annapolis, Md. As a former quarterback, Koegel has indeed taken team huddles and "signal-calling" to a new level — as Brown had projected. 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It was Walsh who would help revolutionize the NFL in the 1980s with his passing offense while leading the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl titles that had Joe Montana at the helm. "I often joke that I passed up the opportu- nity to play for Bill Walsh at Stanford to go sit behind Joe Montana at Notre Dame, which is pretty ironic," Koegel said. However, Walsh left Stanford after just two years to take the San Francisco job, and drafted Montana that same spring, so Koegel has no regrets. "And by the way, John Elway would have come in after my sophomore year at Stan- ford," Koegel noted. — Lou Somogyi Koegel became a renowned presentation coach and consultant to business titans that included Cisco Systems, Xerox, ExxonMobil and Forbes, among many others. PHOTO COURTESY TIM KOEGEL

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