Tag Archive for 'Public Speaking'

Death By Powerpoint Video

As a reader or subscriber to this blog, you know that I teach public speaking skills to business owners and executives as well a Persuasion Presentation Principles that Unleash The Speaker Within You.

One of the most popular presentation tools is Powerpoint. That being said, Powerpoint can often KILL rather than improve a presentation.

Watch this short video to make sure you’re not killing your presentation attendees!

DEATH BY POWERPOINT

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.

Got an accent?

You simply have to watch this video to realise that we all have an accent – the only question is which one?!?!

How to be a great speaker: Lesson From Bill Clinton

Regardless of your political leanings, Bill Clinton is known the world over as a great communicator. One of the many skills he uses to influence and persuade audiences is to end each sentence looking at ONE person to give him or her the sense he’s speaking to him or her ONLY.

Try it the next time you present to a small group. If you can, start and end with the same person. If you can’t do that,  consciously make the effort to END each sentence with someone in the audience.

Watch for the signs of enhanced rapport and let me know how it works out for you.

As I have said many times over, each 1 percent improvement makes a difference. Over time, these strategies will become second nature to you, as they have for Bill Clinton and other great orators.

If you want to learn to become a better public speaker, look into our 2-day Unleash The Speaker Within event that we stage annually or one of our 1-day Superstar Speaker Series events Super Star Speaking Skills, Persuasive Presentation Principles or TurboCharging PowerPoint.

Not sure if public speaking is for you? Attend our 3-hour How To Become A Corporate Rockstar event that gives you a quick overview and introduction…

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.

Unleash The Speaker Within Presentation: Gavin Altus

Gavin Altus, Executive Manager Development at  Engineering Education Australia delivers a message on a new approach to engineering graduate development delivered through THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN ENGINEERING which is a unique delivery partnership that works hand in hand with an engineering organisation, its managers and its graduates to develop GRADUATE engineers into PROFESSIONAL engineers.

If you want to learn how to present like a professional speaker if only to boost your confidence and sales conversions, go to:

http://www.exponentialprograms.com/professional/become-professional-speaker/

Day 2 Of Unleash The Speaker Within

What a day yesterday was. Spectators became speakers and some really struggled with it whereas others performed like true professionals. Day 2 of Unleash The Speaker Within is all about taking people from Speaker to Superstar Speaker – a Superstar Speaker is someone that is memorable as well as persuasive. There are tips, tricks and techniques that we shared to turn the most inexperienced fear-filled presenter into at least an acceptable performer – all in a matter of minutes.

The best part of today’s activities is that the day ends with LIVE YOU TUBE VIDEOS being filmed on-the-spot. We will be posting them on YouTube over the next few days and weeks – ON THIS BLOG… You’ll be able to see them for yourself. Unfortunately you won’t see the BEFORE or DURING versions – those are strictly private and confidential.

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Day 1 Of Unleash The Speaker Within

Dave and I are at it in Melbourne at the first inaugural edition of Unleash The Speaker Within. It’s filled with people who want to get over their fears of public speaking, improve or perfect their oratory skills. We had several preview events called How To Become A Corporate Rockstar to fill this event – unfortunately we’re not having any more this calendar year, but stay tuned with this blog to find out more about how to turn a back-breaking business or career into a value-based model that rewards you beyond your wildest dreams.

Day 1 of Unleash The Speaker Within is all about getting out of your spectator’s seat and on to the stage as a speaker. We’re covering preparation checklists and strategies, how to open a presentation, styles and types of presentations as well as different kinds of audiences so you speak to people who are predisposed to listen and enjoy what you have to say.

If you want to develop this kind of confidence and professional stature, stay tuned for our upcoming events – we’re going to cover a LOT more than just public speaking!

Public speaking is one of the most valuable skills you can have. Two of the participants are David Conroy and Gerard Spriet who filmed this YouTube video testimonial. As you can see, they are already quite eloquent and speak convincingly, but they’re looking for that extra edge to make every presentation and performance memorable and fun!