We’re at LAX right now, and I just experienced my first earthquake. 5.0 on the Richter. I was in the toilet and the water was splashing around all over the place! Mmm!!
Anyway- back to the point!….
As many of you know- I am a constant and never-ending student. One of my colleagues, Armand Morin, who many of you may know as an Internet Marketing Super-hero, ran his speaker training “Persuasion X” public speaking training in Los Angeles this weekend.
Greg and I made a last minute decision to skip over the Pacific and check it out, and we have had a great couple of days.
I think no matter how much you know about public speaking, or any topic for that matter, there’s always something more you can add to the mix huh?! The highlight of the weekend was an unexpected visit to the event by the lovely Les Brown. Wow! What a gentle, beautiful man. He was truly unbelievable.
The three days at the event have confirmed my belief that when it comes to closing sales from stage, and public speaking in general, that it doesn’t matter what your style is… As long as you:
1. Are confident in your system
2. Hit the 7 key phases of your presentation
3. Practice, practice, practice
…then it doesnt matter if you have word on your powerpoint or images, or dont even use powerpoint. It doesn’t matter if you teach heaps, or load up the entertainment factor. There are rooms for all types- as long as you are memorable FOR SOME REASON!
So keys to take away from this message:
– Know your content
– Have a good system
– Just get you there practice!
If you haven’t yet seen my seven step presentation design- it’s free to check out at http://www.SecretsofSellingFromStage.com
Here’sa to your wild success!