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Well after the Oscars have finished, I finally saw “Bohemian Rhapsody.” I loved it, but one scene in particular spoke to me.
When clients come to me with issues of nerves or anxiety around public speaking, I tell them, “I’m like a therapist for public speaking.” This gets some raised eyebrows. But stick with me.
Of course the New York Times headline “PowerPoint is the Most Effective Way for Kids to Manage their Parents” caught my eye. It’s about presentations.
I had the pleasure of attending a talk by noted therapist, author, and podcaster Esther Perel. She was engaging, funny, and at one point worried that we weren’t listening, because the whole room was so quiet.
It’s not elegant, and it doesn’t have to be. It works.
I love this short video from Joe Lewis. His thoughts on media influencing what stories were told and how they were told made me think about my own presentations,
One of my many best practices when taking questions from your audience. Hint: Think about what it’s like to be in their seats.
I love this question: “What if the audience gets bored or stops paying attention?” It’s on you, the speaker, to ensure they’re engaged. Here’s one way.
Part 3 in a three-part series.
Part 2 in a three-part series.
Even the pros get nervous. Being a little nervous is actually a good thing.
Part 1 in a three-part series.
Guess where I got to speak? Pennsylvania! Not just anywhere either. This was the most gorgeous venue I have ever had the privilege to present in.