About Applause Inc.

Applause Inc. offers custom and off-the-shelf workshops for presenters and internal trainers, as well as individual coaching and licensing options so you can bring our content in-house.


Gail Zack Anderson


Gail Zack Anderson, President of Applause, Inc. helps people who struggle to find their confidence, and who find it difficult to organize their thoughts and their words. No matter what you do, if speaking clearly and confidently is a critical skill, she can help you master it.

Gail has a MA in Human Resource and Change Leadership from the University of St. Thomas, and a BS in Business from the University of Minnesota. Gail has served on the board of directors and is a past president for ATD-GTC. Her company, Applause Inc. has been helping people in the Twin Cities for over twenty-five years, to create and deliver successful presentations.

She is the author of the book, Confident and Credible: Presentations so Good You Deserve Applause.


Ben Borchert 


Your presentation trainer, Ben Borchert, brings over a decade of theatrical experience including over 26 stage plays, of which he piloted eight in the director’s chair. Ben recently earned his MBA from the University of St. Thomas, providing him with current business acumen. 

Results? You will deliver your presentation with focus, confidence, and power. Your message and content will be crisp, clear, and effective. Your presentation will be targeted to your specific audience, so you can feel confident presenting to outside audiences, leadership, your team, or the board. 

Ben Borchert will move at your pace with a hyper-focus on helping you achieve your goals for stellar speaking and presenting.



We "get it" because we have such diverse client experience.


Andersen Corporation
Boston Scientific
Campbell Mithun
Cargill, Inc.
Carlson Travel Network
Carver County

Dakota County
Emerson Process/Rosemount Inc.
Faegre Baker Daniels
Metropolitan Council
Minnesota Society of CPA’s
Minnesota Twins Baseball
The Mosaic Company
NatureWorks LLC

Old Home Foods
Scott County
University of Minnesota
University of St. Thomas

"For over 25 years we have helped people like you build skills and confidence for presentations so good they deserve applause."

Contact US and let's get started. 612-384-2790