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Convey a Compelling Message
I love speaking to groups. I especially love doing this in person. I get energy from the room, and I love the interaction with a live audience. Many of you may feel the same way, but as the novel coronavirus continues its relentless path around the world, our ways of working and interacting are having to undergo a change. We are being forced to eliminate face-to-face interaction in order to keep people safe and slow the spread of the virus.
So, how can we still get our messages out to the world? We can move our presentations to the web. We can create virtual presentations in the form of short videos, webinars, and as Seth Godin likes to say, “we can start conversations.”
Presenting virtually is different than presenting in-person on several levels. One differen
There are many reasons that we make presentations. Sometimes, we are sharing information; sometimes, we are persuading people to take an action. Oftentimes, we are doing both. We might even be inspiring others to reach for the stars! No matter the reason, being able to stand in front of a room and convey a compelling and memorable message is in invaluable skill.
I come to the teaching and coaching of presentation skills with several strong beliefs.
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I have been teaching and coaching presentation skills for more than 20 years, mostly in Europe. I am passionate about helping people become the best presenters they can be. I find it immensely gratifying to take someone from where they are as a presenter - may be fearful, maybe disorganized, maybe unconfident - and teaching them the skills they need to shine at the front of the room. I find this work transformative. There is no more important life skill than being able to get your me