101 episodes

The Presentation Boss Podcast is all about the art and skill of presentations. Kate Norris and Thomas Krafft share and discuss tips, tools and strategies from their own, professional experience as well as interview other experts to help you present with clarity and confidence.

Whether you're tasked with your first-ever talk, interested to extend your current knowledge or looking to refine and broaden your skills, this is the podcast you need to plan, design and deliver your best presentation.

www.presentationboss.com.au/podcast

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The Presentation Boss Podcast is all about the art and skill of presentations. Kate Norris and Thomas Krafft share and discuss tips, tools and strategies from their own, professional experience as well as interview other experts to help you present with clarity and confidence.

Whether you're tasked with your first-ever talk, interested to extend your current knowledge or looking to refine and broaden your skills, this is the podcast you need to plan, design and deliver your best presentation.

www.presentationboss.com.au/podcast

    100. PowerPoint Magic to Make Your Audience Say "Wow, How Did You Do That!"

    100. PowerPoint Magic to Make Your Audience Say "Wow, How Did You Do That!"

    Celebrate episode one-hundred of The Presentation Boss Podcast! We've made it, folks, all the way to our goal of 100 weekly episodes of our podcast. A commitment to sharing the best skills, speeches and experts with you for nearly two years. And in this triple-digit episode, we are bringing some flair, ninja skills and hidden features of PowerPoint that will impress your audience (without distracting from your effective preparation).

    Thomas spends a fair amount of time staying up-to-date with PowerPoint and finds a use for features that most don't even know about. This episode is best listened to if you can play along with PowerPoint in front of you while we walk you through seven secret PowerPoint tools that will make your presentation look creative, professional and have your audience asking you how you did that!

    100th Episode Celebration Details:
    Kate and Thomas will be inviting the guests from the show and having a little gathering in Brisbane. We understand travel is hard, but if you're a listener from Brisbane, we'd love to meet you.

    Lock into your calendar the evening of 9 April. Join us for a drink in the beer garden of The Plough Inn, Southbank between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.

    In This Episode:
    • Kate and Thomas briefly discuss our milestone of reaching the centenary of episodes
    • The best transition available that is under-used and makes slides not look like slides
    • Where to natively find a massive resource of stock icons, photos and unconventional shapes
    • How PowerPoint is implementing features from Canva, Google Slides and Prezi
    • Adding and using 3D models to your slides
    • The internal AI that will build your slides for you - in one click!

    Resources and Links
    • Email us: podcast@presentationboss.com.au
    • The Presentation Boss Podcast: https://presentationboss.com.au/podcast/
    • Show your support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss
    • Join our online community: Presentation Bosses Facebook Group
    • Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-norris/
    • Thomas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-krafft/
    • Presentation Boss on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/presentationboss/

    • 30 min
    99. Johnny Quinn on Audience Engagement; Online and Offline

    99. Johnny Quinn on Audience Engagement; Online and Offline

    It's the last of the double-digits here on episode ninety-nine of the Presentation Boss Podcast! This week we had a conversation with an expert from New Zealand on presentation skills, audience engagement and facilitation. He reached out to us after listening to the show, promising he had something to offer. And Johnny Quinn, the presentologist has loads to offer.

    As it turns out, this conversation made immediate change to how Kate and Thomas present their workshops and masterclasses. We cover a lot of ground in this show, delving deep into not just why audience engagement is important, but what it means, and some actual tools to achieve it. Plus, how this translates to the online medium, and some techniques around the use of PowerPoint. It really tickles all our favourites!

    Show your support for this episode on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss

    About Our Guest
    Raised and educated in Ireland, Johnny Quinn arrived in Dubai in 1996 determined to make the difference between presentations that fell flat, and those that sealed the deal. After several years with Philips Middle East he started AudienceAlive Dubai, and then in 2015, expanded the operation to beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand.

    In 2015, Johnny added audiencealive.com to his worldwide portfolio and expanded his business to cover Australia and NZ. He understands you don't get a second chance to make a first impression, so wants your presentation to realise its full potential.

    Since 2001, Johnny has provided custom presentation services for over 500 local and international clients resulting in over 25 000 slides and too many bullet points to count! Johnny's creativity and professional design experience will result in an effective presentation with impact.

    What You'll Learn:
    • What does 'audience engagement mean' and how to tell if you have it
    • The techniques you can use to engage your audience and build interaction
    • How to check you have your audience listening if your presenting online
    • How we can use 'the wisdom of the room' to work smarter, and improve learning outcomes
    • That one thing about PowerPoint, that if everyone knew, would do Johnny out of a job
    • The biggest mistakes people make when it comes to presenting data and slides
    • Some of the tools to build interaction into online meetings

    Mentioned In The Show:
    • Johnny Quinn's Website AudienceAlive.com
    • James Surowiecki | The Wisdom of Crowds
    • Presentology and Audience Engagement Solutions Download
    • The Ultimate PowerPoint Guide Download

    Continue the Conversation:
    • Email us: podcast@presentationboss.com.au
    • The Presentation Boss Podcast: https://presentationboss.com.au/podcast/
    • Show your support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss
    • Join our online community: Presentation Bosses Facebook Group
    • Kate on LinkedIn: a...

    • 44 min
    98. Speech Breakdown: Ignite Talk by Mark Cohen "How to Eat a Banana"

    98. Speech Breakdown: Ignite Talk by Mark Cohen "How to Eat a Banana"

    Hold on for episode ninety-eight of The Presentation Boss Podcast. Here we're listening to a talk from the internet and pausing as we go to evaluate, make comment and highlight what the presenter does. We're looking at a new type of speech; the Ignite Talk. A 5 minute speech where every 15 seconds the slides (which are prepared by the presenter) automatically advance. And we're familiar with this talk, as Thomas has given one himself.

    This is a fast-paced style of speaking. And this particular example is a beautiful execution of the style. In fact, it's such a clear message and concise delivery that Thomas and Kate both use the message in their vocabulary and training. And both of them think it's one of their favourite talks of all time. It's not without flaws though, and comments are made about pace and language choices. Lots to learn and listen to here! And spoiler alert, the talk isn't really about eating bananas.

    Show your support for this episode on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss

    What You'll Learn
    • Exactly what an Ignite Talk is, and that time Thomas presented one too
    • How opening with a story builds interest and grabs attention
    • The difference in preparation between a 10-minute talk, and a 5-minute talk
    • Being careful to align language and humour use to the audience
    • Use of explicit language in a talk; if and when it is ever appropriate
    • Why your conclusion should be the most powerful part of your speech, and how.

    Watch It Yourself:
    • Mark Cohen | How to Eat a Banana

    Resources and Links
    • Email us: podcast@presentationboss.com.au
    • The Presentation Boss Podcast: https://presentationboss.com.au/podcast/
    • Show your support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss
    • Join our online community: Presentation Bosses Facebook Group
    • Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-norris/
    • Thomas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-krafft/
    • Presentation Boss on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/presentationboss/

    • 21 min
    97. How to Crush Your Fears and Stop Avoiding Speaking Up

    97. How to Crush Your Fears and Stop Avoiding Speaking Up

    Let's kick off episode ninety-seven of The Presentation Boss Podcast! A few weeks ago, Kate had a conversation at a social function and spoke to two individuals who confessed they avoid speaking and presenting at all costs, even though they know it holds their careers back. Naturally, she asked some deeper questions and found the reasons, fears and excuses they have that have them avoiding speaking up.

    That list of fears is five common reasons both Kate and Thomas hear frequently. And while they are real in the mind of some people, we know that they are constructs, and sometimes just an excuse. Speaking can be hard, but holding your career back is hard too. Let us help you identify what may be going on in your head and sort out what's real and what's not.

    In this episode we walk through those five speaking fears, and how to crush them with a little mindset shift. No more avoiding public speaking and presentations; here's the tools to really get you over the hump of sweaty palms and sleepless nights!

    Show your support for this episode on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss

    The Five Biggest Fears:
    2:11 - "What if I'm not good?"
    The worry that your audience will judge you and/or you'll look unprofessional.

    3:57 - "What if someone criticises me?"
    The fear that you'll receive negative comments and be made to feel awful.

    7:17 - "But it's not necessary for me to speak; I have nothing unique to share"
    The idea that you need to create new and exciting ideas before you can speak at all.

    10:14 - "I'm not at all qualified to speak; what right do I have to take time and attention?"
    The concern that you're unworthy to share your thoughts and knowledge on a given topic.

    12:07 - "What if I go entirely blank when presenting?"
    The anxiety around not knowing how to ensure your talk is clear enough in your mind.

    Resources and Links
    • Email us: podcast@presentationboss.com.au
    • The Presentation Boss Podcast: https://presentationboss.com.au/podcast/
    • Show your support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss
    • Join our online community: Presentation Bosses Facebook Group
    • Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-norris/
    • Thomas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-krafft/
    • Presentation Boss on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/presentationboss/

    • 17 min
    96. Marty Wilson on Why More Funny Equals More Money

    96. Marty Wilson on Why More Funny Equals More Money

    Have a laugh on episode ninety-six of The Presentation Boss Podcast. We have another guest expert interview discussion. And today it is with a name that has sat on Kate's bookshelf for years, and a Queensland local too. Marty Wilson is the author of More Funny, More Money all about how to incorporate humour into your business speaking - and why you should do it.

    He's a past pharmacist, stand up comic and now a speaker on resilience in change. In this enjoyable conversation, Marty re-affirms loads about what we already thought of speaking with humour, but also drops some fantastic new tools that both Kate and Thomas will be employing as soon as possible! This episode is all about getting serious about humour!

    Show your support for this episode on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss

    About Our Guest
    Marty Wilson is a resilience expert who has spoken to over 1000 inspirational people about how to live well - through the good times and the bad.

    Marty is a pharmacist turned award-winning advertising copywriter turned stand up comic turned bestselling author and speaker. He has spoken to over 500,000 people since he first leapt up on stage in 1997. Within 12 months Marty appeared on The Footy Show and travelled to the UK to become a full time standup.

    He returned home in 2008 and now lives in Noosa. He is the author of More Funny More Money which is about using humour in business to get more influence, more engagement, and more sales.

    What You'll Learn:
    • A way of using the stories you already know and tell in a business setting
    • The psychology of why audiences will love you for using humorous stories and jokes
    • Why being serious isn't the opposite of humour.
    • How to mentally prepare yourself for humour that doesn't work
    • How to recover if your joke goes really well, or not well at all
    • When you should separate yourself from your presentations, and how
    • Three reasons you need to be including humour in your presentations.

    Mentioned In The Show:
    • Scott Dikkers' Books
    • Marty Wilson's Book; More Funny, More Money
    • Marty Wilson's speaking website

    Continue the Conversation:
    • Email us: podcast@presentationboss.com.au
    • The Presentation Boss Podcast: https://presentationboss.com.au/podcast/
    • Show your support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss
    • Join our online community: Presentation Bosses Facebook Group
    • Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-norris/
    • Thomas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-krafft/
    • Presentation Boss on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/presentationboss/

    • 51 min
    95. Speech Breakdown: TED Talk by Brené Brown "The power of vulnerability"

    95. Speech Breakdown: TED Talk by Brené Brown "The power of vulnerability"

    We're in the charts for episode ninety-five of The Presentation Boss Podcast. In this episode, we took another look at the most-watched TED Talks of all time, where we've played before and today chose to tackle the number four on that list. Brené Brown has become a worldwide-known speaking name with a PhD, Netflix special and known for her message of vulnerability, authenticity and courage.

    This talk is her original TED Talk and has recently turned 10-years old. You're about to listen in to a masterclass in storytelling, data presentation and self-reflection. It's a talk to make you think and feel good. One of Kate's favourites, you'll learn much about careful word choice, pacing and using stories to present research. Listen in as we play the talk and pause to make comment on noteworthy examples of what Brené Brown demonstrates in this warming talk.

    Show your support for this episode on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss

    What You'll Learn
    • Use of conversational, accessible and un-complexed language
    • Disguising ethos and credibility inside narrative
    • The constructive use of filler words such as 'um'
    • Why it's important to be extremely selective about what data to include in a talk
    • An important phrase to never use if you don't want your audience to feel they're missing out
    • Which topics you should create humour about in your presentation
    • How use of some memorisation techniques manifests during a presentation
    • Whether or not you should signpost the segments of your talk
    • If visuals make sense without a roadmap, and what slides add to a presentation.

    Watch It Yourself:
    • Brene Brown | The power of vulnerability

    Resources and Links
    • Email us: podcast@presentationboss.com.au
    • The Presentation Boss Podcast: https://presentationboss.com.au/podcast/
    • Show your support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss
    • Join our online community: Presentation Bosses Facebook Group
    • Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-norris/
    • Thomas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-krafft/
    • Presentation Boss on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/presentationboss/

    • 38 min

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Very insightful Podcast for Public Speakers. Lots of great tips and perspectives on speaking.

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