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Want to eliminate public speaking fear and become a more poised and confident presenter and speaker? Then Fearless Presentations is the answer. This podcast is based on our famous two-day presentation skills class offered in cities all over the world.

Fearless Presentations Doug Staneart

    • Business

Want to eliminate public speaking fear and become a more poised and confident presenter and speaker? Then Fearless Presentations is the answer. This podcast is based on our famous two-day presentation skills class offered in cities all over the world.

    Create an Informational Speech that Makes Your Audience Want to Pay Attention Part 1 of 2

    Create an Informational Speech that Makes Your Audience Want to Pay Attention Part 1 of 2

    This is part seven of the presentation skills master class. In this session, we talk about how to create a Talk to Inform (a speech designed just to get information across to your audience.) This session is broken into two parts and this is part one of the two-part series.

    Sometimes, we just need to get information across to our audience in a poised and confident way. The Talk to Inform format is a simple way to do this.
    Start with a Great Title to Quickly Capture the Attention of the Audience. To Be More Concise, Limit Your Content to Just the Absolute Most-Important Points. Develop Compelling Support for Each Point to Make Your Presentation Believable.  In this episode, we will cover how to create a great title and begin to discover the appropriate number of bullet points based on the purpose of the speech. For instance, if you create a lecture, you will create more bullet points than if you create a motivational speech.

    Next week will finish creating a speech outline and show you how to turn the outline into a fantastic presentation.

    To access the show notes, go to the Online Presentation Guide

    https://www.fearlesspresentations.com/audio-guide/

    • 24 min
    Fearless Presentations Masterclass Part 6 - Gestures and Movement When You Deliver Presentations

    Fearless Presentations Masterclass Part 6 - Gestures and Movement When You Deliver Presentations

    In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. This week, I cover how to use your movement and gestures to reduce nervousness and create a more poised and confident appearance in front of a group.

    By the way, I have created a free downloadable guide for you. Just go to fearlesspresentations.com/audio-guide to access it.

    Gestures and Movement When You Deliver Presentations

    The best rule of thumb for gestures and movement while public speaking is simple—move when you need to.

    For instance, if you explain to your audience that there was a HUGE drop in revenue, but your body language doesn’t change, your delivery will be confusing. Your audience will likely think, “He said huge, but I guess it wasn’t a big deal.” This happens because your words and your movement are incongruent.

    A more appropriate gesture might be to hold your hand at about your eye level as you start the sentence. Then, as you get to the word “HUGE,” drop your hand down to your waist.

    Gestures Are Natural… Unless You Are Nervous When You Speak

    By the way, these movements and gestures are actually quite natural. (This is especially true when you tell stories.) That is unless you are worried about using appropriate gestures.

    If you haven't yet subscribed to the podcast, make sure to do that. Also, rate the podcast and leave a review for me.

    Also, we have a number of in-person classes coming up in the next month or so. We have classes in Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, and Atlanta. Most of those classes have at least a couple of seats available, but if you want a seat, make sure to register right away. Because we are only offering the classes in a few cities, they are selling out very early.

    To get a ticket, go to www.fearlesspresentations.com.

    • 21 min
    Fearless Presentations Masterclass Part 5 - Being Persuasive

    Fearless Presentations Masterclass Part 5 - Being Persuasive

    In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. This week, I cover how to be more persuasive when you present to audiences. I cover how to anticipate an audience's reaction based on human nature and also how to use that reaction to win people to your way of thinking.

    The common persuasion technique that speakers use in business is (1) offer an opinion that the speaker believes to be true. Then, (2) offer facts and data to verify the veracity of the opinion.

    This technique sounds logical. However, it rarely works.

    Listen to this episode where I reveal my secret to using human nature to become a more persuasive speaker and presenter!

    By the way, I have created a free downloadable guide for you. Just go to https://www.fearlesspresentations.com/audio-guide/ to access it. Each week, as we cover new sessions of the masterclass, I will also add more to the guide. So make sure to go back to that link each week to access the new tips.

    • 19 min
    Fearless Presentations Master Class Part 4 - The Power of Stories in Presentations

    Fearless Presentations Master Class Part 4 - The Power of Stories in Presentations

    In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. This week, I cover how to be a great storyteller and why stories should be the backbone of any presentation. Stories do five fantastic things in a presentation that every speaker (and every audience for that matter) wants. They also help you reduce public speaking fear dramatically.

    By the way, I have created a free downloadable guide for you. Just go to https://www.fearlesspresentations.com/audio-guide/ to access it. Each week, as we cover new sessions of the masterclass, I will also add more to the guide. So make sure to go back to that link each week to access the new tips.

    • 19 min
    Fearless Presentations Master Class Part 3 - Organize Your Speech

    Fearless Presentations Master Class Part 3 - Organize Your Speech

    This is part three of our Fearless Presentations Master Class.

    In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. In this master class, we are going to help you reduce nervousness, increase your enthusiasm and energy, help you become a great storyteller, become more persuasive, and help you design speeches in half the time. So don't miss an episode. This week, I cover how to organize a good speech. Specifically, I give you a couple of tried and true presentation openings and a couple of fool-proof conclusions as well.

    Download the free Fearless Presentations Master Class Participant Guide by clicking here. 
    https://www.fearlesspresentations.com/audio-guide/

    • 21 min
    Fearless Presentations Master Class Part 2-Enthusiasm

    Fearless Presentations Master Class Part 2-Enthusiasm

    The Secret to Great Presentations -- Enthusiasm and Energy!

    This is part two of our Fearless Presentations Master Class.

    In this episode, we continue our master class about presentation skills. In this master class, we are going to help you reduce nervousness, increase your enthusiasm and energy, help you become a great storyteller, become more persuasive, and help you design speeches in half the time. So don't miss an episode. This week, I cover the absolute best secret to being a fantastic presenter... it is the skill that once you master it, you will elevate your presentation skills exponentially. It is enthusiasm and energy. An enthusiastic speaker is a popular speaker.

    Download the free Fearless Presentations Master Class Participant Guide by clicking here. 
    https://www.fearlesspresentations.com/audio-guide/

    • 14 min

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