Powerful Presentations

PowerfulPresentations101

USD $19.00
Denis Orme has delivered over 600 presentations in the USA, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and Samoa.  These presentations have been around Leadership, High-Performing Teams, Communication, Conflict & Negotiation, Behavioral-based Health & Safety, and Presentation Skills.  
 
Audiences typically include business leaders, professionals,
managers, educators, university students and Not-For-Profit Organizations.  He presents regularly at Rotary Clubs as a way of giving back to the community.
 
During the last twenty years Denis has belonged to Toastmasters in Houston, Santa Monica and New Zealand.
 
Denis was originally trained in public speaking by the Gove-Seibold Group in the USA.  Gove-Seibold have trained more millionaire speakers than any other group.

Public speaking is one of the most feared tasks for many of us. Dennis’s practical advice and experience can help you overcome this fear and assist you in presenting  exciting memorable speeches.

Sample tips

  • A signature story” belongs to you – just like your signature does.  It may be a personal story about one of your own experiences, or it may someone else’s experience.  In the latter case do not use well known stories like the Kentucky Chicken story, or the Louis Gerstner IBM story.  Remember your presentation must appear new and different.

  • Lead your audience with logic – develop your material step-by-step, show a logical flow to your presentation and quote authorities to further verify that you have done your homework.  When you speak you must be regarded as the authority.

  • My 3-second rule.  You have the audience to your left of the stage, the centre and then the right.  Even where there are bright lights and you cannot see the audience, imagine you can.  Stop and look at them for 3 seconds, move to the next spot in the audience stop for 3 seconds and then move on.  Continue this throughout your entire presentation and use that smile.  They want you to succeed.

  • The magic question “What’s in it for me?”Unless you know your audience, and know what their interests, opportunities or problems are, then it is hit and miss as to whether you will capture their attention or interest. You may think this is obvious and that you’d never make this mistake. But I see many people talk about what they are interested in, rather than what the audience is interested in. So how do you do it?  Get to the workshop venue early and mix, and mingle.  You can find out why people came, what their interest is, and any immediate personal concerns. Even though your presentation has a “core” you can now build around it with relevant interesting materials and stories.

  • Be bold  -  Controversy invokes engagement.  This will galvanize your audience.  People who don’t agree with you will get worked up as they think of counter-arguments.  The people who are on the fence will listen intently to find out if you can back up what you’ve said. The people who agree with you will be silently egging you on.  And even the people who don’t care that much about the issue will stay engaged to see if your presentation will be a train wreck!