Yet, I wasn’t seeing the results. While I had good feedback, I had limited leads. So I would try different presentation styles and techniques taught by the most respected speakers. I attended training sessions and personal development classes.
Some of it worked.
Some of it didn’t.
Some of it didn’t feel authentic.
Then, I realized, certain distinctions that made a world of difference. I discovered the system of presenting. After this discovery, it all came together like a beautifully choreographed dance.
I also realized the time when I shifted from the student to the mentor. I had a respected colleague who also spoke in front of audiences and asked for my input. She was speaking to a group of engineers many of them were Internal Thinkers. Typically, there would be a long pause before they responded to questions.
She was wired as an External Thinker. She internally wanted immediate verbal feedback from her audience. If she didn’t get it, her internal response would be to try harder sometimes by repeating herself. Since the majority of her audience learned best by thinking about things, we discussed a number of engagement activities that would work most optimally.
She listened and implemented everything we discussed. She also recognized when her own neurological response to long pauses from the audiences was pinging her negatively. After the speaking engagement, she shared that she got one of the highest ratings of any speaker.
After sharing this case study with another colleague, he recognized his own need for acknowledgement. When he presented in class, he recognized that not everyone was responding as soon as he asked a question. He was uncomfortable with the pregnant pause.
He realized that he wasn’t doing anything wrong, rather his audience just needed a minute to think about their answers before responding. As a presenter, he realized that he just needed to manage his natural response for instant feedback and instead hold the space for others to think through their ideas. As a speaker, it was the highest form of honoring his audience members.
This is where your Authentic Speaking Style resides. When you understand your innate human wiring and use engagement approaches that work best for you and others, you set up an environment where everyone benefits.
Whether you’re addressing corporate investors, training, or speaking at a conference, presenting takes know how. Presenting authentically takes insight and development.
If you are committed to elevating your presentation skills to make the most of every opportunity, I invite you to join us for Speaker Lab on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 with online feedback sessions on July 11 and July 18, 2023.
This interactive practicum is for you if you are inspired to….
➥ Tap into Your Authentic Speaker Style – Connect with your audience authentically based on your own human wiring. The techniques that work for one speaker may not work for you. You’ll leave knowing how to align your presentation with your Authentic Speaker Style. You’ll take your human wiring assessment so you know how to effectively present in a way that resonates with your innate genuine style.
➥ Be A Confident, Commanding Presence – Capture your audience’s attention in the first few seconds of every presentation. Most importantly, establish a commanding confidence with every venue you walk into.
➥ Set the Stage – Authentically connect with your audience, ground yourself as a speaker, and tap into your personal experiences to use them as teachable moments and engage your audience with ease.
➥ Design Key Talking Points – Never search for words again. You’ll design talking points for your presentation or any time you’re presenting in front of others. Ground yourself in a speaking framework that works to answer any question succinctly and clearly.
➥ Discover an Effective Reverse-Engineer-Your-Presentation Framework – that shows you how to:
• Strategically formulate and map any presentation for optimum results
• Outline and organize your key messages
• Engage your audience with authenticity and grace whether you are speaking online or onsite
As soon as you register, we will schedule your Welcome Strategy Call. We’ll discuss the main skills you want to hone during this cohort. You will also take your own human wiring assessment so that we get to the root of your Authentic Speaker Style.
When: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from 9-5 pm Eastern Time
Two online feedback sessions: July 11 and July 18, 2023 12-1:30 pm Eastern TIme
If you’re out of town, feel free to join us online for all three sessions. Our 360 hybrid camera, gives you the experience of being in the room.
Please note that because of the interactive practice sessions with each attendee, seating is limited. Registration will close on Friday, June 9 or when all the seats are filled whichever comes first. Please register at: https://www.excellerateassociates.com/speaker-lab