Title: Presentation and Speech Consultant – R. L. Howser Communications
Area of Specialization: Writing, coaching and delivering effective business presentations and speeches
Lecture Course: MBA in Globalization
After working as a newspaper and radio journalist in Seattle, Washington, Rus came to Japan almost 20 years ago. He taught in a Tokyo Haneda public high school for several years, then returned to school for a Master's Degree in Education and began teaching at Tokyo Science University (Tokyo Rika Dai) and then later, also at Hosei University. Rus also has taught Business English and Presentation Skills at Toshiba Information Systems, Intel, Wind River, Freescale Semiconductors, Network Appliance, Callaway Golf and many other companies.
Other Professional Activities
Rus is the past President of Tokyo Toastmasters Club and is the 2010 and 2012 Toastmasters Japan Champion of Public Speaking. Toastmasters is an international public speaking organization with more than 270,000 members in 116 countries. Rus competed in the 2010 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking in Palm Desert, California and in August 2012, he will represent Japan in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking in Orlando, Florida.
Presentations at Professional Meetings and Universities
Rus has presented to groups as diverse as Tokyo 2.0, Mobile Monday, Media Tectonics, The Tourism and Transportation Club of Japan and the Chiba University Faculty Development program.
University of Washington, B.A. Communications – Journalism
Temple University Japan, M.Ed. TESL
It doesn't matter how smart you are, how talented or how good you are at your job, if you can't get your ideas across to those that matter in your company and your industry. True business leaders know there is no more powerful way to communicate than to grab the undivided attention of an audience and put your ideas, your words, directly into their minds with a focused and dynamic presentation.