John Zimmer

John Zimmer is a sought-after international speaker, delivering powerful keynotes and helping organizations and individuals become more effective communicators.

John Zimmer is from Canada and now lives in Switzerland. He is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on public speaking, presentation skills and persuasion. With degrees in International Relations and Law, John has 30 years of public speaking and presentation experience in a variety of forums. John has worked for a major Canadian law firm, the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO). He is now a full-time speaker, in English and French, giving keynotes, emceeing events, and helping companies, organizations and individuals communicate more effectively. John’s clients include Danone, Eni Suisse, Innosuisse, the International Volleyball Federation, Roche, the World Health Organization and Zalando. He also teaches public speaking in the Executive MBA programs at the University of Geneva, University of Lausanne and IESE in Barcelona. John is a 9-time European champion of Toastmasters public speaking contests and a TEDx Speaker. He is regularly invited to speak at corporate and other events around the world. John's extensive global experiences enable him to connect with audiences of any culture. He has spoken to thousands of people in over 20 countries on five continents. John is the co-creator of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the world’s first public speaking board game that is being played in businesses, schools and homes around the world. It is available as a physical game and as an app. Since 2009, John has been writing a popular blog about public speaking, Manner of Speaking. It is recognized as one of the leading blogs in the field of public speaking, presentation skills and communication. With his improvisational theatre group, the Renegade Saints, John also helps companies discover how “improv” can be used to improve collaboration, communication and creativity for any corporate team.