The Worst Combination for all Speakers

The Worst Combination for all Speakers

In one of the longer episodes in my series 20 Fatal Mistakes, I touch on something you don’t want to miss out on. In fact, for many, this may be one of the episodes in which you will want to watch over and over again just so you don’t miss out on a single bit of advice or lesson I’m bringing to you. This episode may be one of the most important in the series. 

Why is this episode so important? Because this episode describes the number one reason why people blow up their presentations. The number one reason why people never get their voice and their message out to the world. Above all else the number one reason why people don’t buy into what you have to say and don’t listen to you.

Question: When you give a presentation, whether it be online or off-line, when are you most nervous? 

Answer: The beginning right? 

Question: When is the group of people to whom you are speaking the most skeptical? 

Answer: The beginning right? Because people don’t know you so they don’t trust you yet. 

Last Question: How long does it take for people to get an impression of you? 

Answer: It only takes them seconds. Now if you think about these three conditions, you’ll have to agree it’s a horrible cocktail!

Horrible because you’re nervous, they’re skeptical, and they’re judging you all right in the beginning. If you blow it in the first couple seconds or first several minutes, well it’s downhill from there. Or worse yet, it’s an uphill battle from that point to get yourself out of the hole you just dug for yourself. Don’t worry people aren’t going to yell or throw stuff at you, no need to duck! They’ve just mentally checked out. Their minds are elsewhere while you’re up front trying to teach them what you know.

Engaging right out the gate in a way that makes you look your best, that enrolls them and gets them to trust and respect your results in them feeling good about it all. I’ve taught this to hundreds of thousands of presenters all over the world. Helping them keep their audience engaged along with not sabotaging their presentations.

This less than 33 minute episode is a must see! You get to dive in with me and make the most out of this learning experience. Don’t be shy and click the link below and Be Awesome!

Youtube

Mishandling Upset and Losing the Room

Learning to handle upset is something we work on heavily in my facilitator programs. Why? Because it is the fear of possible upset that scares many would-be presenters. The inability to gain confidence in this area, will water your presentations into boring, unengaging sessions and ultimately will block whatever great material and change you have to offer. Many need help with this so let’s take a look at it.

How do you steer away from potential upset in the audience? The reason it is intimidating is because you’re in front of a lot of people whether it be in person or on zoom. Offline or online doesn’t make much of a difference. Someone can challenge or disagree with you either way. That alone strikes fear in so many while presenting.

Without understanding the basics of how to do this, you will be put into the category of those who do not know how to present. Making them terrible presenters because they cannot engage with their audience. If you do understand, you’ll generate more in sales and inspire a lot of change in people. So what do you want, A or B? If you’re still here then you’re wanting to change people’s lives and wanting to become better yourself in the process. 

Question: What do you do when someone challenges you or disagrees with you? 

Answer: Well first thing, the Little Voice within you may have a mini freak out moment. This could cause several things to happen. Your emotions may go up while your intelligence goes down. Your ego may want to defend itself. You might want to attack. You may want to run and hide. Or you may just want to ignore it. For the record… none of those are good options! 

What is a good option? On my YouTube video, we will dive deep into how to actually do this. Watching the rest of this episode on youtube learn everything you can on this subject. It will change you as a presenter and leader. Don’t forget to Be Awesome!  Click the link below to watch the episode in full.