World-class speaker, philanthropist, author of the book “Your Perfect Presentation,” Co-Founder of Cafemedia, and CEO & Founder of Own The Room, Bill Hoogterp has provided professional communication training and consultation to business leaders, politicians and celebrities around the world.
He founded Own The Room in 2011 with the goal to train the world and unleash human potential through his trademarked methodology. In only a few years, Own The Room has become a shining star in the field of communication, leadership and sales training, with more than 310,000 professionals trained from over 200 multinational companies in 46 countries. Bill’s unique training methodology, developed from his extraordinary talent in public speaking, quickly takes communication skills and confidence to a new level.
Before Own The Room, Bill co-founded Cafemedia in 1991. Co-developing it from a community forum to a multimedia company, it is now one of the top 20 most visited sites in the US, ranked ahead of LinkedIn and eBay.
Despite his accomplishments, Bill lives a simple life. He keeps only what is necessary to operate the company and donates the rest to nonprofit organizations. Money, in his eyes, is more valuable for those who need it most. Which is why Own The Room has a gives back initiative that provides free training to local communities and non-profit organizations. Bill has also founded several charities and nonprofits, including Do Something and Into The Streets. He deeply believes that education can empower people to unleash their full potential.