Erik Palmer is an author and consultant from Colorado. In his previous careers, he spent time as a floor trader on a Chicago commodity exchange and managed a commodity trading office for a major Chicago brokerage firm, becoming the company’s national sales leader. Palmer moved into the classroom and became an educator. He was the teacher of the year in one of the nation’s top school districts. Now in his third career, Palmer brings his unique experiences to his work as a consultant, speaker, and author. He is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences for educators, educational leaders, and training professionals. He has led workshops across the United States and around the world. Palmer focuses on communication skills. He shows adults how to communicate well in business and social situations with an emphasis on teaching leaders how to become more effective speakers.
Palmer’s most recent book is
Own Any Occasion: Mastering the Art of Speaking & Presenting
. Other book include
Well-Spoken: Teaching Speaking to All Students
Digitally Speaking: How to Improve Student Presentations with Technology
Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking
Researching in a Digital World;
Good Thinking: Teaching Argument, Persuasion, and Reasoning
. Palmer is a program consultant on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Reading and Into Literature language arts programs.
You can follow Erik on Twitter (@erik_palmer) or contact him through his website