When I started working as an engineer at Motorola over 35 years ago, I was a nervous and boring presenter. It took me years to learn the techniques to effectively explain technical topics to both a technical and non-technical audience. Mastering these skills made me a passionate and interesting presenter, and I enjoyed a successful career designing and selling complex telecommunications networks. Teaching these tools to my colleagues was more satisfying to me than giving sales presentations or speaking at conferences. When I was offered an early retirement at the end of 2013, I jumped at the chance to start my "second-act career" as a presentation consultant and coach. I'm now the Chief Explanation Officer at Presentation Medic where I help people make technical topics easy to understand. I work with engineers, consultants, and programmers to make their presentations and proposals interesting and accessible to both technical and non-technical audiences.