Erik Palmer is an author and consultant from Colorado. He spent time as a trader on a Chicago commodity exchange before moving into the classroom, earning teacher of the year honors in one of the nation’s top school districts. Now Erik brings his unique experiences to his work as a consultant, speaker, and author, speaking frequently at conferences for educators, educational leaders, and training professionals. He leads workshops across the United States and around the world showing adults how to communicate well in business and social situations with an emphasis on teaching leaders how to become more effective speakers.
Erik’s most recent book is Own Any Occasion: Mastering the Art of Speaking & Presenting. There have been many others. Erik is a program consultant on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Reading and Into Literature language arts programs.