Michael Buschmohle is the President of Applause Associates near Seattle. He trains people around the world to communicate with amazing confidence. Trainer and professional speaker for more than 30 years, coauthor of The Effective Executive’s Guide to PowerPoint, artist and cartoonist, speech writer and speech coach (his clients have won elections, appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America and the Today show), creator of the “Peformance Mapping” performance appraisal system, college and university instructor in the U.S. and in China. He was chosen by the organizers of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing to teach them communication skills. He’s a former hospital training director and a former Roman Catholic priest and retreat master (who left the priesthood to marry and raise a family). He specializes in these topics, which can be delivered as 90-minute to 2-day workshops, or in shorter keynotes.