Why US?

Professionals with personality

Our team brings 30+ years experience in professional communication topped by a blend of cultural backgrounds. We’ve done it all, from brand consulting to speech writing for heads of state, running a co-working space to heading a creative foundation. And now our unique fusion of personalities are ready to bring your grand ideas to the global stage.

Nick Howard

Nick has reshaped corporate brands with drastic results, and trained hundreds to speak with eloquence and gravitas.

Andrew Yang

Andrew is a presentation designer/coach who has worked with Nobel Laureates, national leaders, corporate executives and startups.

Zona Tsou

Zona is a trained facilitator who has helped high-performing teams communicate better, achieve stronger group dynamics, and overcome cultural barriers.

Emily Wang

As former CEO of a major cultural foundation, Emily has advised hundreds of creative projects and organized marquee events.

Carol Huang

Carol has led visual design for some of the most promising startups in Taiwan, and in her spare time hand-draws entire animation series.

Nick Howard

Nick is a computer engineer by training but brings considerable expertise in global marketing and branding. He has spent the past 10+ years helping Taiwanese manufacturers rebrand and reshape their communication with the world, thereby achieving drastic growth in their international sales in a matter of months.

WHAT IS THE CORE VALUE YOU OFFER TO CLIENTS?

I can quickly understand any market or industry in order to have deep meaningful consultations with clients.  I have spent most of my academic and professional career studying a diverse range of disciplines, giving me the ability to rapidly grasp the concerns and problems clients face in a variety of industries. Because I speak their language at their level, clients come to trust me very quickly.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS CAREER/BUSINESS PATH?

I have seen the manufacturing capabilities of Taiwan from the ground up.  Throughout multiple industries and disciplines, I have seen one consistent fundamental problem: how to communicate “value”.  With Presentality I aim to create a communication system that allows any globally-ambitious company, organization, or leader display their true “value” anytime, anywhere, to anyone.

WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU?

One of the most influential figures in my life was my university history professor.  I began as a simple computer science major focused on building a lucrative programming career.  However, after taking one history course I was hooked.  My professor was able to take dry and convoluted historical data and weave stories of political subterfuge, heroic downfalls, and narratives of epic proportion.

From him I learned that having all the right data is useful, but framing that data into the right story can make a life-changing difference.

WHAT’S YOUR CHILDHOOD DREAM JOB? AND WHY AREN’T YOU DOING IT?

As a child I always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian.  In a high school biology class we had to dissect a cow’s eye.  Although I wasn’t exactly squeamish about the black goo oozing out of the eye during dissection, I quickly realized I had no interest or joy in performing this kind of work daily.

I decided to pursue another path, where I still have to dissect things, e.g. client’s ideas, but with less goo.

Andrew Yang

A former Presidential Speechwriter, Andrew is a presentation coach and designer who has spent 10+ years working with Nobel-winning scientists, UN-affiliated international organizations, national leaders, public companies and tech startups.

WHAT IS THE CORE VALUE YOU OFFER TO CLIENTS?

Building a coherent and engaging storyline out of a tangle of ideas, no matter how thick and knotted.  In all my work with leaders in science, business and politics, this is the one big value that I’ve consistently brought.

WERE YOU ALWAYS GOOD AT SPEAKING AND PRESENTING?

I was TERRIBLE. The first time I spoke in public, I fell off the stage. Yes, I physically tumbled OFF the stage. My family captured it on film and regaled friends and relatives with it for years. As a result, I became such a nervous speaker that every time I did it I got laughed at. It took me years upon years of hard work to overcome the fear. And now I make a living from it. Who’d have known.

WHAT’S THE MOST UNUSUAL JOB YOU’VE DONE?

My previous career was working in war zones. We traveled into towns and communities to talk to people about their situations and how outsiders could best help. So I had to get really good at connecting with strangers and listening to their stories. I suspect that’s why I’m able to capture and structure clients’ ideas effectively.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TV OR MOVIE SPEECH?

Daenerys Targaryen’s speech to the slaves of Meereen in season 4, episode 3 of Game of Thrones. I want to hug whoever it was that wrote this thing. In just two short minutes, you had all the great techniques of public speaking on display - segmenting your audience and targeting the key ones, effective repetition, rule of three, and even the use of props (army, catapults and chains). And it’s not even in a real language!

Zona Tsou

Zona is an educator at heart who has trained hundreds of individuals and dozens of teams with diverse backgrounds, ranging from university to doctoral level students, various founders of startups to directors in international biotech companies.  A trained facilitator, she has designed programs to help clients overcome cross cultural communication barriers, improve team dynamics and develop next generation leaders.

WHAT IS THE CORE VALUE YOU OFFER TO CLIENTS?

As a non-native speaker of English, I know how hard it is to cross the language barrier and get a point across to an audience that thinks in a completely different logic. This means I can easily relate to our clients’ challenges and help them bridge cultural gaps.

WHAT’S THE ONE MESSAGE YOU REINFORCE TO CLIENTS ALL THE TIME?

Everyone has a different mode of communication. We are here to help you find the style that suits you best.  And trust me, you will develop your own unique style and own the stage like nobody else!

WHAT RANDOM HOBBIES OR SKILLS DO YOU HAVE?

I meditate every day.  Due to my ever hectic schedule, I have taken to daily meditation simply because it helps me clear my mind.  As a happy side effect, in the process of learning how to control the rhythm of my breathing, I gained more assurance under pressure.  I used to be a nervous wreck, but with breathing techniques, I finally let go of my anxiety, and I find it a useful tip to help those who have stage fright as well.

IF YOUR PARENTS WERE ASKED WHAT YOU DID, WHAT WOULD THEY SAY?

I have…
・Presented papers in academic conferences internationally,
・Published poems and translations,
・Collaborated with artists to showcase exhibits in museums,
・Lectured in universities around Taiwan,
・Co-founded a cross cultural community and ran a coworking space,
・Hosted over 500 events, trainings and workshops, etc.

But if you asked my parents, they’d probably say: we would love to know more too if she had time to come home!

Emily Wang

Emily was trained in architecture but found her passion in connecting people. She has worked in the cultural and creative industries for the past six years, as operator of a cultural venue and chief organizer of large-scale events to create meaningful conversations between multidisciplinary talents.

WHAT’S THE ONE MESSAGE YOU REINFORCE TO CLIENTS?

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
— Antoine De Saint-Exupery

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS CAREER/BUSINESS PATH?

In my years of meeting designers, creators, and entrepreneurs, I have witnessed how the most powerful stories are communicated when the speaker understands who they are, and in turn who their audience is. When successful, these stories create a ripple effect that makes a social impact. I hope to be a part of that movement.

WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST JOB YOU’VE DONE?

My freshmen year in Italy somehow led me to a random job at a food & beverage trade show in New York City, translating for Italian vendors and attendees. Sadly, I can’t speak Italian anymore, but the experience of accessing another culture and mindset through language was exhilarating.

WHAT RANDOM HOBBIES OR SKILLS DO YOU HAVE OR HAD?

I took up pottery not long ago and was immediately mesmerized! The endless possibilities created with our hands using the most elemental materials (earth, water, fire) is totally fascinating. It’s also an important practice of patience and learning to let go of results out of our control.

Carol Huang

You might describe me as a package full of pleasant surprises. Although I just entered the beginning of my professional career, I leverage my artistic talent and ability to learn quickly to form an array of design skills, including graphic design, animation and illustration. I have applied these skills to a variety of industries, everything from biotech to tech startups to F&B. I pride myself on the flexibility to try new art styles and mediums, and production speed.

My flexibility and wide range of design talents are the result of a less traditional journey towards graphic design. Much of my youth was focused on studying film production while only painting in my spare time. I did not enter the world of computer based graphic design until my early 20s. While some people saw entering the digital design world later as a disadvantage, I have found my experience in different fields of art gave me the ability to develop a more diverse range of styles and adaptability to new mediums. I also had to work faster in the beginning to catch up to those with years more experience, which resulted in being able to complete high-quality work in record time.

I’m an amiable presence who loves to be part of a team. Working with others gives me the chance to try new things and bounce ideas off of others. It’s also a motivation to finish things quickly so I can jump on new opportunities.