Meet Steve

Founder of a NY/Metro ad agency, internet pioneer, copywriter, new business guy, public speaker...and I make coffee.

I've made millions of pitches and presentations to Fortune 500s and start-ups, clients and prospects alike. I really love the challenge and I've learned a few things along the way.


While earning a Masters, I saw that my colleagues didn't have the communication skills they would need to make themselves understood. It would hold them back. That realization, combined with my business experience became the inspiration for Presentation TuneUps.


The marquee accounts at the 4A's ad agency I founded in NY included the New York Stock Exchange, Fiduciary Trust, Hertz, SONY, a well-heeled American leather goods purveyor, and some high-end stereo stores - to name a few. We did it all.

The agency I ran created campaigns for a cellphone company that grew into Verizon, and a payroll company that exited to ADP.  From my home office, I built the first website for the Citizen Watch Company and my team partnered with others to sell athletic shoes online for the first time for The Sports Authority.


 More recently I've worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teaching large and small groups of scientists, doctors, and healthcare communicators. I mentor start-up firms, entrepreneurs, and CEOs in my Board of Advisors role with the RAISE Forum hosted by Emory University's Goizueta Business School. Small businesses and national corporations also call me to consult when communication matters.


I earned a Master at Teaching Degree from Agnes Scott College and a Bachelor Degree in Literature (Education minor) from The New School in New York.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening my axe.

Abraham Lincoln

The more complex your subject,

the harder it is to

be easily understood.

Steve Brett