What separates a great speaker from a so-so one and how can you be a great one?
I recently attended a 3-day conference (Podcast Movement) and took notes during the keynotes and breakout sessions on what the speakers did well and what could have been better, so you can take these tips and apply them to your own presentations.
Although it was a conference for podcasters, this episode is not about podcasting – it’s about how you can be a better speaker and presenter. (But, if you are a podcaster, it will help with that too!)
- Top takeaways from watching presenters at Podcast Movement that you can apply to your own presentations
- What the best speakers had in common
- What Pat Flynn did in his opening keynote
- The worst session I attended – what went wrong and how it could have been better
- The best sessions I attended – and what the speakers did well
- How a panel was structured as a 3-person presentation: Did it work?
- What Terry Gross of NPR’s Fresh Air did in her closing keynote that was incredibly brave
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Other Podcasts, People, and Episodes Mentioned:
- Amber De La Garza’s Productivity Straight Talk podcast episode 63
- Amber De La Garza on this podcast episode 43
- Elyse Tager and Maureen Berry
- Jenny Melrose
- Episode 68: Getting Paid to Speak and Negotiating Speaker Fees
- Episode 69: What Event Organizers Look for in Speakers with Erin Smith
- Episode 57: How to Use Simple Story Structure to Create Compelling Content
- Episode 59: Why You Shouldn’t Sell from the Stage – and What to Do Instead
- You can get the Feedback Form template in the download on this episode
- Episode 65: Writing, Publishing, and Promoting Your Book with Julie Broad
- Episode 71: Using Humor in Your Talks Will Get You More Speaking Gigs with Kathy Klotz-Guest
- Episode 55: Should You Give an Instructional or an Inspirational Talk?