April 10, 2013

Dukas Public Relations Launches New Training Services For Sales & Public Speaking Presentation

Coaching Is Expansion of Existing Media Training Assistance
Offered to 
Clients in a Range of Industries

NEW YORK; April 10, 2013 – Dukas Public Relations (DPR), a leading financial public relations agency, today announced a new service offering designed to prepare executives for a variety of client-facing situations, including sales and investor presentations, public speaking roles, and speeches. The initiative will be led by DPR Executive Vice President Seth Linden, who also oversees the firm’s media coaching and broadcast training services.

“This expanded service will provide our clients with the confidence and skills necessary to be a more proficient public speaker—whether addressing a room of five people or 500,” said Richard Dukas, president & CEO. “Presentation training is not meant to simply be a defensive hedge. On the contrary, we believe it’s critical for asset managers and financial and professional service providers to hone these skills for closing deals, delivering effective keynote addresses, or simply explaining a complex investment strategy.”

The expanded practice has already yielded positive results for DPR’s clients, including a multi-billion dollar hedge fund manager that was recently awarded a $200 million pension fund mandate following comprehensive presentation coaching for the firm’s top executives. DPR has also trained Fortune 1000 executives for industry conference speeches; prepared a large hedge fund manager before delivering a keynote speech to institutional investors; and coached a large consulting firm in response to a corporate crisis.

“This new offering serves a critical need in the market: while financial executives and portfolio managers have spent years perfecting their craft, they are often not as proficient as they could be when verbally presenting their firm and investment strategies to existing and prospective clients,” Mr. Linden said. “With a little practice and effort, they can significantly improve their prospects at landing new business and enhancing their brands.”

About Dukas Public Relations

Dukas Public Relations is an award-winning agency that excels at developing and implementing strategic communications programs and high-impact media coverage for asset managers, financial and professional services firms, as well as a number of financial technology companies. DPR has earned a variety of awards, most recently a “Highly Commended” distinction from HFMWeek for “PR Firm of the Year.” It also won consecutive Bulldog Award gold medal awards for best investment banking and financial services campaigns; and was consecutively ranked as one of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing, privately owned companies from 2008-10.