Hi, I’m Alper Rozanes.
If you're reading this, you're probably preparing for an important presentation.
(And if I may make a second assumption, you’re looking for ways to persuade your audience.)
A Different Approach:
My philosophy is simple – authenticity trumps all.
Instead of a traditional, persuasive approach, I focus on cultivating honest connections.
It may sound counterintuitive, but trust me, authenticity and integrity in your narrative build stronger, lasting connections.
Presentations that resonate, engage, and influence.
Success is rooted in effective, authentic communication.
While it’s tempting to concentrate solely on a well-structured argument or a sleek slide deck, what truly leaves a lasting impact is the genuine connection you establish with your audience.
By focusing on authenticity and integrity, rather than trying to ‘sell’ an idea, you open the door to deeper engagement, trust, and ultimately, a more compelling and effective presentation.
One day back in 2007, I was getting ready to speak in front of a group of procurement specialists. I was selling occupational safety equipment at the time, and there I was, with a laser pointer in hand, trying to dazzle the room with my sales presentation. But instead I was greeted with yawns and disengaged faces.
My slides were cluttered. My talking points were scattered. And my confidence was wavering. I knew then that I had failed to connect. The room’s silence wasn’t out of respect; it was indifference.
To me, failure in presentations didn’t come as a one-time event. It was a series of missteps and stumbles that unfolded across many meetings and sales pitches. My presentations became stark reminders of missed opportunities, each one adding another layer of doubt to my capabilities. It was a bitter pill to swallow.
That’s when I decided that enough was enough. I threw myself into a rigorous regime of self-improvement. I read books, took courses, and joined speaking clubs. I became a student of the game, treating each presentation and each speech as an opportunity to refine my craft.
As I honed my skills, I stumbled upon an enlightening realization: the key to effective communication wasn’t in trying to persuade my audience, but in connecting with them.
The breakthrough moment came when I stopped focusing on ‘winning’ the room and started focusing on understanding it. I discovered that authenticity and integrity were not just buzzwords; they were the cornerstones of meaningful interactions and lasting impressions.
Do you represent a university or an incubator?
Bringing Expertise from Both Sides of the Roundtable
As a seasoned presentation trainer, business angel, and a collaborator at IESE Business School in Barcelona, I bring a unique blend of expertise to the table.
Holding a portfolio of 14 companies and actively participating in the start-up ecosystem, I support to the entrepreneurial community through pro-bono engagements and heavily discounted private workshops.
My hands-on approach not only improves communication effectiveness but also provides invaluable insights into attracting investment.
If you’re a university or incubator looking to equip your students or entrepreneurs with critical presentation and pitching skills, invite me to share these transformative strategies, and let’s take your talent to the next level.
My Current Start-Up Investment Portfolio
Your 3-Step Journey to Empowered Presentations
Through our collaboration, I aim to facilitate your journey from feeling nervous and unsure to feeling confident and self-assured.
It’s not just about enhancing your presentation skills; it’s about empowering you to become the best communicator you can be.
Let the journey begin.
Get in touch with me to discuss our next steps towards your presentation mastery.