Do you want to read the previous post in this series? Just go to http://tinyurl.com/acragp.

Now I’d like to continue on from where we left off yesterday. To read that post, go to http://tinyurl.com/acragp

Preparing Presentation Materials

Your presentation materials include:

  • Your script for your speech
  • Your handouts
  • Your PowerPoint slides
  • Other types of demo materials, raffle prizes, etc.

Continue reading How to Have a Successful Speaking Gig – Systemize Your Speaking Process (Part 2 of 2)

Do you want to read the previous post in this series? Just go to http://tinyurl.com/cmbaev.

Preparing to speak at an event is just as important as speaking at the event.

Over the years I’ve developed my own system for preparing for events, which includes checklists and process maps that my team uses to help us prepare for a speaking event. These materials have been shared with me by other mentors, experts and colleagues like Stephanie Frank, author of The Accidental Millionaire who received them from someone else. None have ever been copyrighted so I have no idea who to attribute the original checklists to.

Continue reading How to Have a Successful Speaking Gig – Systemize Your Speaking Process (Part 1 of 2)

Do you want to read the previous post in this series? Just go to http://tinyurl.com/adfh3a.

The idea of leveraging ALL of your opportunities means that when you speak you explore all the ways to invest a minimal amount of your time and energy wisely to achieve massive results. Rather than filling your calendar with every event that crosses your path, you select the “power opportunities” and maximize them. Speaking is a marketing strategy not a product in itself — unless you are Bill Clinton or Michael Jordan and get paid $25,000 per event.

Continue reading STEP 4: Leverage All Your Opportunities

Here’s part 3 to creating compelling presentations. Do you want to read the previous post in this series? Just go to http://tinyurl.com/anhwlt

If you don’t offer the audience an opportunity to buy your products or services then you are doing your audience a disservice. THEY NEED YOU! They may not know it yet, or they may have resistance to spending the money, but the bottom line is they need what you have to offer. That’s why they are there.

Continue reading STEP 3: Create Compelling Presentations That Sell (Part 3 of 3)

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As I have been discussing in my previous blog post, there is a system in hooking your audience’s attention and getting them at the peak of their interest into what you are presenting.

Continue reading STEP 3: Create Compelling Presentations That Sell (Part 2 of 3)

Imagine yourself standing on stage. There you are, dressed in a fabulous suit with your power colors and feeling like a million bucks! Notice now how you feel as you have just been introduced, and everyone in the room stands up as you walked to the stage and gives you a thunderous round of applause. You are smiling from ear to ear, your heart is pounding just a little bit and you hear yourself give your opening line. You know that you have a powerful presentation to deliver and you jump right in.

Continue reading The Power of Public Speaking: STEP 1: Start With the End in Mind

I used to spend a lot of time dealing with the details of my business, so much so that I had very little time to enjoy the fruits of my labor.

But, things changed dramatically when I decided to start enjoying the money I was making and not worry about a lot of the day to day tasks I could delegate to others. What’s the secret? Systems!

Continue reading Want to (Finally) Achieve Financial Freedom? Make Use of Systems!

In 2001 I left my cushy corporate job for the exciting, risk-filled world of entrepreneurism. I knew what it took to be successful in business – I’d been working for one of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies – so I jumped right in. I had a plan, I had a few clients and I had tons of passion. I was working with a coach to help me through this transition and he suggested that I speak at local events to help me create more visibility and get people excited to work with me.

So I quickly began to offer to speak at any and every local organization that would have me. I knew how to stand in front of a crowd and present information. I’d been doing that for years at Motorola. I had spoken in front of groups as large as 500 people as well as smaller groups of 30 – 50 people where I trained them on quality improvement principles. How hard could it be anyway?
Continue reading Get Your Public Speaking Juices Flowing! Identify Your “POWER ZONE!”

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