Is Selling From Stage Still Acceptable In 2014?

This week I received a great question from someone in my community. As it’s relevant to everyone who presents, I thought I’d share the question and my response with you here… “I did your course 3 years ago and initially had some success with following your 4 permissions and making an offer from stage. Recently […]

Speaking With Impact: Using Statistics In Your Presentation

The most important presentation skill that you need in your toolkit is the ability to deliver “effective presentations”. Effective presentations don’t just educate and inform, but involve, inspire and move people to take action. A core element of moving people to take action is being able to prove and back up your core points and […]

Planning Your Event: Why You Must Have A Rockstar Introduction!

As a speaker, the success of your gig doesn’t just come down to your presentation… the audience experience begins before you even step on the stage! So, when you’re planning your event, don’t forget to also give consideration to who will be introducing you… your MC… what they say matters too! Although introducing a speaker seems very […]

The 1 Mistake That Will Kill Your Presentation From Stage

It’s fair to say I have seen hundreds of presentations over the years from lots of different speakers: I’ve seen some speakers deliver fantastic presentations and I’ve seen (and experienced) a few disasters… yet with those haven’t gone well, the failure could have been avoided with a little forethought. One of the biggest mistakes speakers […]

How to run your own webinar – Part 2 | On The Day

In my last blog post I shared tips for setting up and marketing your webinar. In this final part of the webinar blog series I want to share some of the lessons I have learned about running the event on the day itself. If you’ve attended my one day Presentation Secrets event you’ll know I […]

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Public Speakers Make . . . And How YOU Can Avoid Them!

Your message alone is not enough to inspire people to buy your products and services. Not giving a sales pitch to your audience is doing them a disservice. In order to make a real difference in someone’s life, you must give them the opportunity for an ongoing education. If they don’t buy from you, they’ll buy from someone else.