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Stockholm Presentation

Now this sure beats a Powerpoint Presentation!

Thank you to Peter Wilson of Oz Cakes for forwarding it to me!

How To Present A Technical Subject

Technical professionals have a unique challenge when faced with presenting technical subjects. How much technical jargon should you include to build credibility versus leaving it out to maximise clarity and understanding?

Here is a great example of someone explaining a very technical subject in a way that any lay person can understand. He did it by looking at the audience and keeping it simple and accessible.

How NOT to speak in public

In my cornerstone event, Unleash The Speaker Within, I teach people the art and science of how to speak in public. This is the antithesis – How NOT to speak in public. That being said, this was an elected official in the United States – can you believe it?!?

Speaker Tools Of The Trade

Monica and I recently took a “workation“, which is a term I invented when I combine work and a vacation. Most of the time is work, the balance… vacation. If it’s the reverse, it’s called a “playcation” – that’s what I do when I compete in squash – my tournament PLAY comes first and foremost, followed by work.

Anyway, the reason I am blogging today is because when I packed for my workation, I left some of my cables and PowerPoint clicker behind. At first it was an annoyance, then I realised it was a sign that I needed to have DOUBLES – like I’ve had for my mobile phone and computer – a set of cables JUST FOR TRAVEL so that I am not constantly plugging and un-plugging my cables.

So now I have doubles of everything I need, will position them in special ‘secret’ pouches in my carry-on luggage and will be set to go anytime, anywhere.

By the way, I’ve been doing this with my toiletries for more than 10 years – when I was a road warrior, travelling the world (North America, Europe and Australia) on an on-going basis – I starting keeping one set of shaving cream, deodorant, brush, toothpaste etc. in a toiletries back SEPARATE from the ones I used at home. This way, I never forgot to bring anything and packing time was substantially reduced.

Just a quick, easy way to reduce the burden of travel and make your new career as a public speaker less stressful and more enjoyable!

If you have any other tips like this to share, please let me know and I’ll make sure I pass it along to our readers!

Think before you speak…

This Professional Mastery Blog covers all the elements you need to run up the corporate or business ladder of success two rungs at a time. Sometimes avoiding a stumble is as valuable as learning what your Next Best Step™ is… We have a brand new event called Become The Next Corporate Rockstar that teaches public speaking skills you want to master to develop greater influence and persuasion without sounding like a spruiker.

Here are six reasons why you should think before you speak – The last one is great!

Have you ever spoken and wished that you could immediately take the words back… Here are some examples of a few people who did…

Case Study #1:

I walked into a hair salon with my husband and three kids in tow and asked loudly, “How much do you charge for a shampoo and a blow job?

I turned around and walked back out and never went back.

My husband didn’t say a word…

He knew better. Continue reading ‘Think before you speak…’

When was the last time you were on National TV?

Our Professional Mastery Programs are all about you BECOMING the best YOU you can be. For some, like David Conroy if means appearing on National Television! David Conroy of The Lone Drainer And Pronto, Sydney’s Premier Plumber in the Eastern suburbs has been blogging for about a year, he might not consider himself a blogging expert nor would he say he’s a public speaker, but y’know what? David has mastered the art of blogging and is just as comfortable on national TV as he is talking to you face to face.

CLICK the hyperlink to watch David’s interview about the complaints about Sydney’s desalinated water.

David is a graduate of our Unleash The Speaker Within program. If you’d like to get that kind of confidence in front of the camera, contact us and we’ll show you how to become the next corporate rockstar.