Joseph Sommerville founded Peak Communication Performance in Singapore in 1997 and moved the company to Houston in 2001. 1,500 audiences from 25 countries have benefited from Joe's programs on topics such as designing powerful presentations, the language of influence and using speaking as a rainmaking tool. He is the author of Rainmaking Presentations. He serves on USA Today’s Entrepreneurs Advisory Panel. In addition to his regular column for New Business Today, he has been featured as an expert on communication in numerous trade and professional journals and appeared on CNBC’s Smart Money Program. He lives in Houston, Texas.