How to Make Your Presentation “Stick” – Tell Authentic Stories

Presentation Audience

Authentic stories are essential to connect with your audience and make your message memorable.

Have you ever attended a talk where you left energized and enthusiastic, only to get sidewalk amnesia? You forget why you were inspired. By the time you hit the car, the speaker’s message – and your excitement – is lost. Have you delivered a presentation like that?

An unforgettable presentation is “sticky.” It sticks with audience members and continues to influence long after the presentation is over. Vivid and authentic stories are central to presentations that “stick.”

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Do Your Habits Hurt Or Help You?

With careers grounded in good habits, siblings Patricia and Robert share their expertise through speaking.

Patricia and her brother, Robert Fripp whose Wit, Wisdom and World is now available through RobertFrippVT.

Good habits can determine the success of our public speaking, business communications, and careers. Habits are a part of us, built up like the layers of a pearl from our own juices. They can either provide a lustrous shield against adversity – or an imprisoning shell of our own making.  They can play a significant role in determining our ultimate success and happiness. What new habits do you want to acquire?  What old habits do you want to change? My brother, the legendary guitarist Robert Fripp says, “Small additional increments are transformational.”

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A Simple Way to Improve Your Presentations – Perspective

If you want to improve your presentations, here’s a simple way to know what’s working and what changes you can make to maximize your impact. Gain a new perspective:

Socrates might start this lesson with, “Know thyself.”

If you want to improve your presentations:

  • First, recognize where you are and what you do well and start with this as your foundation.
  • Next, understand what you might be doing that takes away from your impact and power.
  • Finally, seek out and learn what you didn’t know before.

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How to Make Your Presentation Introductions Exciting

At the 2017 American Payroll Association speaker school, my co-presenter seemed surprised when I asked him, “When you were a little boy what did you want to grow up to be?” (more…)