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2020 Complete Presentation Skills Masterclass for Every Occasion

TJ Walker, Public Speaking and Media Training Expert

2020 Complete Presentation Skills Masterclass for Every Occasion

TJ Walker, Public Speaking and Media Training Expert

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33 Lessons (1h 16m)
    • 1. 0 Complete Presentation Skills Masterclass for Every Occasion

    • 2. 1 Quick Win

    • 3. 2 Make YOUR Next Presentation Your Best Ever

    • 4. 4 Making Your Life a Series of Winning Presentations

    • 5. 5 Here is what you want to accomplish with your presentation skills

    • 6. 7 Why I Am the Most Unpopular Presentation Skills Trainer

    • 7. 8 How To Exploit Your Presentation Skills Instructor

    • 8. 9 The REAL Reason Most Presentations Fail

    • 9. 10 You Have Some Interesting Fellow Students Here

    • 10. 11 Master the Most Important Body Part in Body Language

    • 11. 12 Influence Your Audience By Starting Right Here

    • 12. 13 This Is How You Will Motivate Your Audience

    • 13. 14 This ONE Thing Is the Difference Between Great Speakers and Everyone Else

    • 14. 15. Your Picture Will Be Worth 10,000 Words

    • 15. 16 Never Forget What To Say Again!

    • 16. 17 The Perfect Start for Your Presentation

    • 17. 18 This Won't Hurt A Bit, I Promise!

    • 18. 19 The REAL Secret to Practicing Presentation Skills on Video That Nobody Gets

    • 19. 20 Presentation Skills Are NOT Soft Skills! They Are Hard Skills That Can Be Tested

    • 20. 21 The Most Important Thing I will Ever Ask You to Do In This Course

    • 21. 22 Pardon Me, But Are You Sure

    • 22. 23 Testing Your Presentation Skills from Every Direction

    • 23. 24 Eliminate Fear, Build Confidence, for Every Future Presentation

    • 24. 25 Congratulations IF You have Done the Work So Far

    • 25. 26 How To Get The Most Out of the Rest of This Course

    • 26. 27 If You Are In a Hurry To Find An Answer To a Specific Question, Start Here

    • 27. 28 What Do I Do With My Hands While Giving a Presentation

    • 28. 29 What do You Do If You Are Nervous Before Giving a Presentation

    • 29. 30 What is the #1 Blunder Most People Make In their Presentation Skills

    • 30. 31 What Is the #1 Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Presentation

    • 31. 32 How Can You Remember What To Say During a Presentation

    • 32. 33 Who Is the Best Speaker In The World

    • 33. 34 What If You Are Asked a Question and You Don't Know the Answer

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Presentation Skills are the most important personal skills you can ever develop for your success in life. Life is a series of presentations. Those who develop strong presentation skills do well in school, secure jobs and promotions and often ascend to the highest levels of leadership in corporations, governments and civic life. People who fail to develop presentation skills often have their careers stagnate or plateau in the mid-range. Sadly, presentation skills are either not taught in primary or secondary education or are taught poorly.

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TJ Walker

Public Speaking and Media Training Expert


TJ Walker is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting public speaking training workshops and seminars since 1984. Walker has trained Presidents of countries, Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Super Bowl winners, US Senators, Miss Universes and Members of Parliament .

Walker has more than 100,000 online course enrollments and more than 100,000 online students.

His book, "Secret to Foolproof Presentations" was a USA Today # 1 Bestseller, as well as a Wall Street Journal, and Business Week Bestseller.

Walker is also the author of "Media Training AZ" and "Media Training Success."

In 2009, Walker set the Guinness Book of World Records for Most Talk Radio Appearances ever in a 24 hour period.

Walker has also served as a forme... See full profile

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1. 0 Complete Presentation Skills Masterclass for Every Occasion: imagine yourself giving a presentation, and it's in your toughest scenario. Could be a large group of 1000 people could be Teoh three of your colleagues, but there's some type of presentation now that takes you out of your comfort zone. Well, I'm here to put you in your comfort zone. Imagine every single time you present, whether it's the one person to 200 or 2000 you already know that you are coming across comfortable, confident, relaxed, authoritative in your style. You already know that your message is being understood by your audience, and you already know that your audience remembers your key messages, your stories and your points. And finally, you know, before the presentation even started, that you're going to be able to persuade to influence the audience, to do what you want. Whether it's approve your budget, invest in you, vote for you, buy from you hi M T. J. Walker. And for more than 30 years, this is what I have trained people just like you all over the globe. How to dio doesn't matter if it's a junior executive president of a country prime minister , Nobel Peace Prize winner or someone just like you. I can teach you how to become a great presenter and how to give great presentations in the least amount of time possible. If you're ready to really roll up your sleeves, get toe work and once and for all, become a great presenter that I urge you go ahead and enroll right now. 2. 1 Quick Win: Let's start off with some quick wins. If you have to stand up and give a presentation to a group of people, the first thing you can do is nothing. Just take two seconds. Smile. Look at people and you'll stand out is much more confident and comfortable than most speakers who just race into it. It also gives you a couple of seconds to reflect. Calm yourself down. Tip two. Don't worry about memorizing, stressing dry and read bullet points on a power point instead, do what I do sheet. Use a cheat sheet. The key is one sheet of paper. Really large font. This way you can just put it down. Never have to touch it. No one sees you turning pages. You look supremely confident and authoritative. The third really big tip. Don't ever give any presentation and tell you practiced on video these days. Just use your own cell phones. I don't practice in a mere waste of time. Practice recording yourself on video. Look at it. Keep doing it till you love what you see. Lots more to come. Stay tuned 3. 2 Make YOUR Next Presentation Your Best Ever: What's the next presentation? You have to give where you most focused on improving your presentation skills. Opportunity is facing you. Is it a job interview? If so, go to the section of the course on preparing for job interviews. Is it fear of public speaking? I've got a section on that. Go right there. Is it speaking to a large group for giving power point? I have a section on each one of those. So rather than going through this course in a linear fashion, why don't you hop right into the thing that is of the greatest interest to you? Focus on your needs. That's gonna be best for you. Okay. Did you see what I did right there? I started this whole presentation by focusing on you. I'm asking you to go to the area. That's of greatest interest to you. That's why I want you to do in your presentation as well. Now, I can't see you. And I know from research you could be in any one of 192 countries and their tens of thousands of you in my courses. I can't address you individually until you write to me, but when I can do is try to give you guidance right here in this course, and I want you to make this course is useful to you as possible. I also want you when you're giving a presentation to an individual, a colleague, a friend, a family member and investor to make sure your presentation is is tailored to their interests as possible as well. So do what I'm doing here. Don't force people to go through your structure. I've got a structure in this course I want you to ignore. I want you to focus right away on what is of the greatest concern to you. So take a moment. Look through the course, see if there's anything that really addresses your immediate need. And if you do want just a general grounding on every aspect of presentation skills than keep going right in the same path, you're on 4. 4 Making Your Life a Series of Winning Presentations: life is a series of presentations were all human beings. We go one things we all have to give presentations at varying degrees, different levels of difficulty, different levels of stakes involved throughout our whole lives. Part of what you've got to do if you're going to be really good at building your presentation skills, is looking at the opportunity and figuring out what's the best tactic for this particular situation. What tools do I want to use for this particular situation? If you are giving a presentation where you're proposing marriage to someone, Power point slides are probably not appropriate. Advantage may backfire. You see that working in movies occasionally, but in real life, that would seem strange. On the other hand, if you are giving a presentation to Angel investors or venture capitalist, getting down on one knee begging are giving a proposal. That's not gonna come across very well, either. You've got to look at every single presentation through the lens of what else is around me . What are people expecting here? What is this audience want? Whether it's an audience of one or audience of 5000 so be aware of this. I can't give you tips and tricks that work 100% of the time in every single situation. You gotta look at it through the lens of this audience. This goal, What are they expecting? How can I exceed their expectations, not just meet expectations or failed to meet expectations? Let's hop right in now and talk about our goals. 5. 5 Here is what you want to accomplish with your presentation skills: what are our goals for our presentations and what we're really trying to build when it comes to our specific presentation skills. In this course and in general, I'm working under the assumption that when you present to people, it's because you want to influence them. If you are giving a presentation to one person you're proposing to, you want them to say yes to marrying you. If you are giving a proposal to a convention of angel investors, you want a specific action. You want investors to come up to you afterwards after your presentation and give you checks . There is a specific outcome, most the time when we give presentations. So sometimes it could just be a general vague, fuzzy notion that you're confident. Keep doing. If you're giving a presentation on everything, your department is done in the last quarter. Sometimes it's just because you don't want to be fires here. Budget canceled. But many times when you present, it's because you want something specific. You want a specific budget item approved. You want someone to specifically sign a new contract hiring you. You want an investment. You want a vote. If you're presenting to a legal voters and you're running for office. So everything we do in this presentation skills classes designed to help you do that one thing influence the audience to do something you want. Even a comedian has a goal. A comedian, when presenting to you, has the goal of making you laugh So everyone has an agenda. Doesn't make it make it bad or nefarious or a problem. But we do need to realize we're not just standing up to here own voice. We're doing it to influence people now. How are we going to do that? I break presentation skills down to four very specific areas. The first is knowing how to really look comfortable, confident, relaxed. Any time you are presenting to someone, it could be sitting down. One on one could be standing up speaking to five people 500 or 5000 that could be in so called formal situations. Where you're in a board room, you're using power point presentations, handouts, a lot of different situations. But you still want to know how to look comfortable, confident, relaxed for any situation. Problem A lot of us have is we're really comfortable sitting down talking to one or two people. We stand up and now we're talking to 20 or 30 were out of our comfort zone. What do we do? We freeze up, we start to read or we grab Elector. That's not what we're after. I want you to look your best, not your style, but my style. Any time you have to present the second gold is knowing how to shape messages that air understandable to your audience. If you're speaking too quickly, they're not going to understand you. If you're using too many complex phrases, words, jargon, they're gonna understand you. So that's the second skill we really have to learn when it comes to presentation skills. Making sure audience understands is the third presentation. Skill we're gonna work on is making sure our message is memorable. This is where it gets tough. I want you to think of the last 5 10 20 presentations you've seen in your office, your work, your school, your place of business or employment. Think of these presentations now. Think of how many messages you remember from the best presenter. Can you name 30 messages? 2010 even five. Now, this is a question I asked audiences, I worked with all over the world. When I'm conducting one on one training workshops and small group workshops on presentation skills, I say Think of the best speaker you've ever seen. Tell me how many messages remember, typically people soup. Everyone's boring in our company. I don't remember anything or they remember one idea occasionally two, sometimes three. Every once in a while, for and every six months someone will remember five ideas. I've never had anyone remember Fourth and five ideas from the best speaker they've seen in their career. So that is the third presentation skill we're gonna work on is really making sure your ideas are more memorable then and only then can we work on the final skill, which is influencing the audience to do what we want. So that's the whole point of this course, helping you with that one bottom line and helping you build those four skills 6. 7 Why I Am the Most Unpopular Presentation Skills Trainer: This is embarrassing, but I had to be honest with you. When corporations hire me to conduct presentation skills courses, we have an initial conference call with all the trainees couple weeks in advance before the in person training. And after that day, I'm incredibly unpopular. In fact, I've been telling. I'm the least popular trainer companies have ever hired. People hate me. They do not like me. I don't know why it's because I required anyone. I trained to practice a presentation on video, just using a cell phone and to email it to me in advance. People hate doing that, and I don't blame them. It can be scary the first time, but here's the thing after the training, after they've done all that practice and we've spent a full day together at the end of the day, I'm all of a sudden the most popular trainer they've ever had. I haven't changed. The only thing that's changes. People now become aware of the value of recording themselves on video, So this is the number one tip from this whole course. It's not a popular tip at this stage at the stage, you're thinking, well, where is that money back refund button again. Don't go there yet. But the biggest secret that great presenters have world famous speakers, business people, political leaders have is they practice on video, and they had someone on their staff often practice with him on video. But you don't need a staff. You can just pull out your cell phone in practice. But here's the thing about practicing on video If you record yourself on video once and stop waste of time didn't help at all. If you record yourself on video, actually, look at figure out what you like don't like and stop. But then that's worse than a waste of time. That's gonna make you worse than before because all you're gonna do is fixate on what you didn't Oh gosh, my hairs falling out. I don't like my voice. I'm getting fat. So practicing on video and looking at yourself, it doesn't help. So you think, Where's he going with this? Here's the magic. Here is the secret. Here's what's not said in the public speaking books and most of the other courses on this you have to focus one at a time on things you didn't like recorded again look at sea. If you made any improvement recorded, we can't. The real magic is when you keep doing it on video until you like how you come across might take you 45 takes Might take you 30 Takes. The average client of mine, who is already a successful executive, has already probably given thousands of presentations and his or her career. The practice is 30 times on video before sending me one. You can bypass all those headaches by just doing it right now. You can jump start a career as a great speaker, a great presenter by doing it now. So I realized it's not what people want to hear. They want to hear some quick gimmick up. Stand with your hands on your hips like Wonder Woman, and you'll be a great speaker. Or take a pill. Take a beta blocker. You'll be a great speaker or visualize your audience in their underwear and you'll be a great speaker. I'm here to tell you all those things are a waste of time. You want number one trick? How to be a great speak. Just practice one video until you like your own speech because you have on entire lifetime of hearing bad speeches, bad presentations. You already know what does it work? Because you've had to be subjected to that. You also know what works. So use your own experience. I'm gonna be asking it a practice throughout this course on video. So get ready. I'm not asking you to yet, but I will be asking you to. 7. 8 How To Exploit Your Presentation Skills Instructor: It's not nice to take advantage of people, but it is okay if they specifically ask you to give you permission, Teoh. And I'm not just asking. I'm begging you. Take advantage of me. You want to be in the top 1% of students in this course, All you have to do is ask me a question occasionally and also asked for feedback. Record your presentations. Don't just do it, not show anyone else. Record your presentations when I ask you to uploaded to YouTube, Facebook anywhere. Put it in the Q and a section of this course, and I will Look at I come to this site every single day. I didn't just make this course five years ago. Forget about it. Off I go. I'm on this site every single day. I respond to questions every day. I respond to reviews every day, responded criticisms every day. And when you post videos of yourself, I try to respond every single day with a detailed, personalized critique. So you want to get a lot out of this? And let's face it, this course didn't cost a lot of money. You might as well really take advantage of me and my time because I am here for you. 8. 9 The REAL Reason Most Presentations Fail: the number one reason most presentations fail The number one reason most people have deficient presentation skills. It's piece of insecurity. We think, Oh, gosh, I'm not very good at this. He's gonna make fun of me. She's gonna laugh at me. They're gonna think I'm not smart enough. I'm not hard working up. I'll show them. I'll overwhelm them with fact, after fact data point after data point, I'll give them so much information, no one can complain. I left anything out. Bobo Bobo the wheel barrels come in. And how does that make you feel when someone does that? I can tell you I test audiences all over the world and nobody remembers anything that the data dumpers put out there. So, so much of being good at presentation skills has nothing to do with your hand gestures or your eye contact to your voice of your body movement. We'll get to all of those things. But if our bigger factor is just making a fundamental decision, you're not gonna act like some insecure ninny who is so scared of somebody saying you left something out that you feel this thing to dump everything you know. Remember the people you're speaking, Teoh. Anyone you're presenting to doesn't have to know everything. You know, If they did, they'd have your job. I don't like to teach by the negative and avoid the negative, because that tends to just stress the negative. I like to stress the positive, but I do want to get this one thing out there. Just we got to get over this idea that we have to give people all the data. Remember, it's not communication if it comes out of your mouth or if it's shown on a slide. It's communication if your audience understands it and remembers it so they can act upon it . 9. 10 You Have Some Interesting Fellow Students Here: Can you do me one favor? And don't worry, I'm not gonna ask you to record a video of yourself speaking yet and posting it. But if he could just write a couple of sentences about who you are in the Q and a section of the course, that's what I'll call the discussion section for this course. Just a couple of sentences about who you are, where you live, what you do if you feel like you don't have to. But I find the students get the most out of this course participate. They ask questions. They ask questions of me. They make comments. Also, you congratulate other people's presentations. They congratulate you. I'll be grading and critiquing everyone's presentations, but it's not just me. A lot of times it's other students giving feedback, pointing out things that you do well. You weren't even aware of it. So if you really want to get the most out of this course, I would recommend. Don't just sort of sit back and watch videos passively listening. I need you to get engaged. I'm gonna ask you a little further on about engaging you even further by recording yourself speaking but right now just type a couple sentences about who you are, what you're up to. What, you want to get out of this course right here? Thanks. 10. 11 Master the Most Important Body Part in Body Language: There's a whole section in this course on body language, but I do want to focus on the number one presentation skill. When it comes to body language. Your eyes never see somebody ask you for something or act like they're trying to be really serious on convince you. But they're looking over here at the floor. They're looking away. Their eyes were darting. Here, eyes air, your most powerful body language tool. When you are giving a presentation, you need to be looking at people. Now most of us know that. So for speaking, one on one or 22 people would look at them most the time. Now you don't want to stare someone and make them feel like you're giving them the dead eye . But you do want to be looking people most the time. Find a look down occasionally, a little bit different when you're presenting to a larger audience. In that case, you want to make sure you really do lock eyes for a few seconds, a couple of sentences and then go to the next person. B'more tips advanced tips on eye contact during presentations later on the course as well, but for right Now, I just want you to focus on really looking at people. Human beings air Funny. We are very tit for tat. Sometimes somebody is mean to us will be mean back. Somebody's rude West's will be rude back, not saying that's good or you should be way that way. But in my experience, that is how people are. So if you're giving a presentation and you're ignoring your audience, your audience is going to respond in kind by ignoring you because they've got something a lot more interesting. If you don't find them interesting, they're gonna find something interesting on their cell phone. They're going to check email texts. What's going on on Facebook? What's out? There is a lot of opportunities out there. That's why it's so critical that when you're giving a presentation and it's not incredibly comfortable one on one talking to one friend or one colleague, it would be tempted to stare it notes, going to be tempted to look at a screen and read bullet points. You're really nervous. You might be tempted to stare straight ahead or still hurt the floor. That one thing is likely to destroy any possibility you have of actually communicating your ideas. It's going to get people an extremely negative sense of your presentation skills. On the other hand, you could be relatively stiff. Maybe your voice isn't that engaging. But if you're looking right at people most of the time they feel like you cared about them , that you spoke directly to them, that you were trying to have a conversation with them. So while we're in this beginning of the course, I do want you to focus on things that are really gonna have a big impact, even if you can't dio 10,000 tips in the scores. If you really focus on having great eye contact every time you give a presentation, it's gonna help you a lot. Now, I do realize we have students in this course from 192 countries. There are some cultural differences in some places. An audience showing respect to you might actually close their eyes and you think they're sleeping. I understand that all I can do is give you basic principles that I do find work most of the time in most places, and I have worked with people from six continents. I do have students from 192 countries, and I've trained personally in 30 different countries around the world, but you're still going to have to filter it through the reality of your own environment. If I say something that's against what works in your culture, you're gonna have to focus on what works in your culture and ignore my advice from time to time. Remember, unless there's a really strong reason not to. You need to be looking at your audience, whether it's one person, 10 100 or 1000. 11. 12 Influence Your Audience By Starting Right Here: you're polishing your presentation skills, you're going to give a presentation. Why? What is it you want your audience to do? Uh, well, I have to tell them everything we've done the last. You know, too many people make the mistake of never really asking themselves before they start the whole process of creating presentations, perhaps slide decks, perhaps notes writing out, typing out speeches they never really ask themselves. What is it? I want my audience to dio. So right now, I want you to think of some presentation you have to give whether it's in the work world school, business, public life, civic life. Think of a particular presentation and I want you to write down in one sentence. What is it you want your audience to do? I want you to put that in the Q and a section and think about that, cause we'll be building out this presentation that you get to pick. But the starting point is right here. The starting point is, what is it you want your audience to do? Do you want them to vote for you for president, invest in your company, approve a budget go out and this is not a class on dating, but you could give a presentation on why someone should go out on a date with you. That's a type of presentation I want you to be, is highly specific. Is possible. Everything we do is going to be focused on this and goal. We're gonna back up from this. Go and try to get to it. That is the way effective presenters work. The focus on the goal. So before we do anything else, I need you to go to the Q and A section and write down type up for everyone to see the topic you're working on that you'll be presenting on. But then what is the goal? What is the one thing you want your audience to do after hearing you present to them? 12. 13 This Is How You Will Motivate Your Audience: If you haven't yet picked a topic for your presentation, you need to do so now. Do what I asked a moment ago and figure out what's the one thing you want your audience to dio. But now we got to figure out what's going to motivate your audience to do that. So it's time to brainstorm on message points on ideas that you could put in your presentation. By the way, I'm unused terms in this course presentation, speech, talk, briefing. It's really all the same. It's any time you're talking to someone. And it's not just, oh, great game on TV last night. It's not just social chitchat. You're presenting about something of some importance that relates to business personal professional life. So don't get caught up in Oh, I don't give speeches, but I do give presentations. All of us speak. All of us present all of us talk, and that's what this is about. So I need you to brainstorm on message points that will motivate your audience to do what you want. This is a really hard thing for most people because all they could think about is here's everything I know you need to look at it from the perspective of what is your audience Feel like? They need to know what's in it for them. What's going to motivate them? The big problem too many speakers have too many presenters have is. All they do is brainstorm on message points. They write them all down. Worst case scenario, they type them up, put them on power point slides. And next thing you know, you've got 89 slides and there's 52 bullet points on each one. So all they did was brainstorm on message points. They didn't narrow what? They didn't refine it. What you've got to do right now relatively quickly is brainstorm on every possible message you could have in this presentation. But then you get a narrow it down to just five. You heard me mention it earlier. I'll mention it again. I test audiences all over the world. Nobody ever remembers more than a handful of ideas from often the best speaker they've ever seen. So, you know, going into it. If you have 10 or 15 or 20 ideas, they're not going to remember why start off a presentation knowing you're going to fail if you can get people remember two or three ideas. You're probably going to be one of the best speakers. That audience is seen in a long time. If you can get them to remember a handful, you will be the best. So this is the first thing you need to focus on after you've determined your goal from your presentation. It's not what color fought for your slide deck. It's not what suit or dress to wear. It's not. Is it better to speak it eight in the morning or before launch All these things people wanna waste time on when it comes to helping them with their presentation skills? Those things really don't matter very much, not nearly as much as I do. You have good messages for your audience. If it's something that's just a part of your marketing documents that you always say, cause you always say it, leave it out. Don't include that in your presentation. If it's something that is historically significant but isn't of interest to your audience, leave it out. That's something you find fascinating and no one else does. Leave it out. If it's dry and cold and boring, either leave it out or figure out a way of making a lot more interesting. You've got to make sure you have some messages that have an emotional connection to your audience. You've got to make sure you have messages that are understandable to them. So much of good speaking and good presentation skills has nothing to do with the quality of your voice that whether you walk around the stage gracefully or not or whether you repeat someone yes, Jim, Good point, Jim. I'm glad you asked that That could be cheesy. So much of your ultimate success when it comes to presentations is, Did you chest do your job of being a better editor and looking at every possible message you could, narrowing it down to just a handful? Mark Twain once said. A lot of other famous writers have been given credit for this as well. I'm sorry I wrote you a long letter. I didn't have time to write you a short letter. The message. Obviously, it's easy to just give people all the data, all of the messages, all the stuff. It's actually much harder to write a short letter to near your messages down to a handful. So that's what I want you to know. I'm not gonna ask you to say it out loud or even posted in the Cuban a section, but I would like you to write down on a single sheet of paper or a single computer screen. However you like to process information. Five ideas. Don't worry about making it pretty. Don't worry about it flowing or connecting or the introductory sentence. Just isolate your five ideas right now. 13. 14 This ONE Thing Is the Difference Between Great Speakers and Everyone Else: What's the single biggest difference between great presenters and boring ones and average ones? It's not how good looking they are. It's not their vocabulary, their accent, the single biggest difference doing the greats and everyone else. Great presenters tell stories personalized stories for every single message point that's important for them to have the audience understand. And remember, now there's a lot of confusion about stories I have people tell me all that T. J. I'm not a natural born story teller. Two seconds later, they're telling you me about their way into the training facility that day, how someone cut them off and there was a police scene and they were late and they almost drove off in the telling me stories. All human beings tell stories all the time. Now we do it mostly with family and friends and relaxed atmosphere. But great presenters use stories to present ideas about business, about civic life, about companies, about their goals, about their campaigns. So if you want to be a great presenter, you can do a heck of a lot of things poorly. You could be sloppy. Say, um, your shirt tail can hang out if you've got great stories to illustrate your key messages. Your audience is gonna love you Now. I've got a whole vast section in this course on every aspect of how to tell stories. And I've got another section with hours of my own stories that stress my themes of how people can be good presenters by limiting messages to five by practicing on video. All my core themes. I have lots and lots of stories to illustrate, so you can check those out later as well. Right now, I want to see what you can come up with on your own, a story for each one of your five message points. So think of those right, I'm down. Not word for word, but a couple of words to remind you of what the story is. Put it on your outline, put on the paper or the computer screen and start thinking about how you're going to share these stories. And I say five. If you're asked to stand up at a Monday morning staff meeting and just focus on one thing that happened last week, just focus on one message, and one story five is the ultimate sort of maximum. You can always do fewer 14. 15. Your Picture Will Be Worth 10,000 Words: This is a beginning public speaking course, so you don't have to use power point. In fact, you don't ever have to use power point. The greatest speakers in the world typically dump now. I'm not anti power point. I use power points on my best friends or power point, but I don't want to spend a lot of time on here. Here's the rule of thumb for Power Point. If you're gonna use Power Point, it's not about a maximum of three. Bullet points are 10 words. Person Those air Not the rules you need to worry about. The rule of thumb is, can someone in your audience look at your sly instantly understand what it is, what the message is, and do they remember your message? That's the only thing you have to worry about. What that means is you need to narrow it down to one idea per slide and to use images, not text. Now I realize in your organization your business, you probably see people do it differently. You probably see ah whole bunch of bullet points and lots of complexity and complex graphs . How's that working for you? How much of that do you really remember. So rather than taking beginning steps of how to make really bad, boring power point the way everyone else does, I want to make your life simpler. Easier number one. You shouldn't have to use power point, but if you do one image per slide, one idea per slide do that. And no one's gonna think you're a beginner of public speaking. They're gonna think you're great. 15. 16 Never Forget What To Say Again!: again. We're making progress. You know your topic. You know what you want the audience to, Dio. You've got your message points stories for each and now you've got visuals for each one but some of your thinking. Oh, time, app. You miss something? I'm lost here. How am I going to know what to say If I'm giving a formal power point presentation especially? I'm not gonna remember what to say. I've got a type up, all my notes, all my bullet points and put him on slide so I can be reading to the audience. And that way I'll know what to say, right? Let me ask you a question. How often do you like it when someone reads to you? Well, that's different. Guess when I've asked that question for years of people. Everybody always says the same thing. I hate it when people read to me. It's boring. They should have just e mailed us the document. So you don't like it when someone else reads to you? Then don't read to them. But still, that doesn't solve our problem. How are you going to know what to say in your presentation? Especially if it's more than a few minutes long, and it's more than one point. How are you gonna remember what to say? My advice. Cheat. I talked about it right in the beginning of this course. Use a cheat sheet. Here's everything I could possibly say for a one hour speech. Large font, single shade of paper. There's a section later on in this course of how to use notes correctly and efficiently, but that's the basic right there. Have it on one sheet of paper. Large fund. That way, if you don't know what to say next, you don't have to go through a whole bunch of screens and read with everyone else. Just glance down at your sheep. People won't even notice. You'll have a road map at all times, and it's just for you. So that's what I want you to do now. And this time I really do want you to use paper. I love technology of every kind of tablet iPad, laptop computer. I love technology. This has never betrayed me. This has never asked for electricity, different formats, different chords. It works perfectly every time. So I'm asking you, come up with a single sheet of notes for your presentation now 16. 17 The Perfect Start for Your Presentation: were almost ready to start giving a presentation. But how do you start presentation that's always kills? Awkward for so many people? My clients ask Teacher, what's the best way to start? A presentation should be with a joke or a story. Don't put pressure on yourself to be extra funding. If you're not a stand up comedian, you don't have to be overly dramatic. All you really have to do is one thing a little different from most speakers. Most speakers start off with Good morning. My name is this. My title is this Today, but talk about X, y and Z and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And everyone is saying this person hasn't really started yet. Let me jack my team. Oh, there's a group on. That's what you don't want to do. All you really have to do is say something interesting to your audience. Everyone's expecting you to talk about yourself. At that point, nobody cares about you. Just say something interesting and useful to your audience. You go back to the very first lecture in this course and you'll notice right out of the gate. What did I do? I gave you three quick wins three quick tips on how you can be better with your presentation skills. Because I wanted to hook cute. I wanted to show you you're gonna get value right away. You're not gonna have to go through all the weeds and wait and dig and dig and dig before I give you value. Wanted to give you you right out of the gate. I didn't start off by. Well, let me tell you about my illustrious 30 year career as a presentation coach and my number one USA Today. Bestselling books secret to foolproof presentations and the presidents and prime ministers and Nobel Peace Prize winners. After I didn't start with any of that because, frankly, I didn't think you cared at that point. Why should you? You're here to build your presentation skills. So that's why I started off talking about three quick tips on how to improve your presentation skills. Now, I didn't get a chance to meet all of you individually, but I know by the basis of you having signed up paid for this course on presentation skills , you're interested in presentation skills. You're gonna have to make some assumptions about your audience for me It was pretty easy assumption for your audience. Many times you can make a similar assumption about what is going to be most interesting to them and just start with a story can be a great way of doing it. A question stating something that might get their attention doesn't have to be needlessly provocative. Basically, anything other than Good morning. I'm happy to be here, blah, blah, blah, me, me, me, me, me. Talk about the audience when you start do that and they'll pay attention to your next point in your next point and the next point. 17. 18 This Won't Hurt A Bit, I Promise!: Okay, we're ready to start. You've got your speech topic. You know the goal you have for the audience. You've got your messages. You've got stories for each. You've got visuals, you've got an outline. You've got interesting start. I want you and you have to show anyone. But I do want you to practice your presentation just once on video recorded and then write down what you like. What you don't like come in on any aspect of style and substance to show it to anyone. But I do want you to record yourself giving a presentation. I don't have to be long. It could be 60 seconds if you wanted to be. Its whatever you want it to be. But the important thing is to get over that reluctance of recording yourself and just do it . Don't worry about perfect lighting. Perfect camera, microphone. Just pull out any cell phone iPad, laptop webcam, and just record yourself speaking and watch it just once 18. 19 The REAL Secret to Practicing Presentation Skills on Video That Nobody Gets: So you have practiced speaking once and you recorded and you've watched it. You did do that, didn't you? Now comes the real work. The real work is to figure out exactly what you like, what you don't like to record again, but this time try to focus on just doing one thing better. That's right. Just one thing better recorded again. See if you made improvement. I want you to keep doing that until you're convinced it's the best you can do with your current skill level. You might do it. One take two takes, 10 takes 50 takes. It doesn't really matter as long as you're making progress each time and you don't stop until you're convinced it's the best you can do with your current skill level. This is where we really roll up our sleeves and get to work in this course. This is where if you just hit, let's go to the next video and watch more T J. It's gonna be a waste of your time, so I need you to do this. Don't fast forward through this 19. 20 Presentation Skills Are NOT Soft Skills! They Are Hard Skills That Can Be Tested: you've got that video that you did numerous times. Now you're happy with it. Let's take some baby steps here. I want you to send it to just one friend or to friends or colleagues. Send it to them. Ask them to watch it. Here's the thing that don't just call them up or email them and say, What did you think? They're your friends. They're your colleagues. They're going to say, Oh, I get it. A great job, Very professional. Nice presentation. Guess what? That advice is completely worthless. What you want to ask them after they've watched it? Is what do you remember what? Ideas to remember what messages to remember if you had any visuals. Whether props Power point slides asked them what slides they remembered. If they remembered your slides and they remembered your messages, that means you're successful. Congratulations. You did a great job. If they just tell you well, everything was smooth professional. He really came across. Well, it means you completely failed. You didn't actually get them to remember any of your ideas. So do this. If they understand and remember your messages, that's great. Now you know you've got a great presentation if they're not getting it, I need you to go back to the drawing board. Recraft your speech re recorded. Send it to them, or send it to a couple of other people until they can throw back in your face what you want to hear. Not that you're Silvertongue did a great order. You want to hear them tell you the exact messages you planned in advance? That's what you want. 20. 21 The Most Important Thing I will Ever Ask You to Do In This Course: Okay, here's the moment you've been dreading and I've been dreading. This is the moment where I ask you to take the best presentation you recorded so far, the one that you like you think is great. Even your colleagues and friends. I think it's pretty good and they remember your messages. I want you toe upload that video now to either YouTube or Facebook or some file sharing service and put the U. R L right here in the Q and a section of this course. I know you don't want to do that. Most people don't want to do it. Most people don't do it. Why do I say I regret this? Because, frankly, it shows I'm not 100% persuasive when I speak is I'm trying to persuade you to do this so I can help you so I can give you specific feedback and also so your colleagues in this course can give you feedback. I know some of you have written to me privately saying, Well, T J can send it to you privately. This is public speaking folks. This is presentation skills to the public. You've got to get used to showing it to other people. That's part of what scares us is other people are going to see it and make judgements. I will say I can't guarantee everything for the future. But here's one thing I do want to share with you. For those of you concerned about other people seeing it and make fun of it, nobody cares about you. They're worried about their own presentations. I've been on this platform for more than four years. I've had 80,000 students go through my courses. I've had an awful lot of people post videos of themselves speaking. And I can tell you there is never once been a situation where another student made fun of her, mocked or ridiculed any students presentation. This is so far at least every safe, friendly environment. I'm going to be giving you constructive feedback where I think you have problems need to fix it. I will be candid and tell you exactly what I want you to do or think You should try. But this isn't a nasty place. Now, if you are uploading it to YouTube, I would suggest you put the setting for not public or unlisted. That way we can see it, but it's not out there for everyone on the Internet to see. Obviously, don't put anything that's confidential to your business or top secret, but anything else, especially for these practice videos. Please put it up there. And I can just tell you I'm being candid here. Most students don't do this, but this is where you got to make a real decision. Are you in this course? Are you all in this course? Are you just kind of sitting back for the entertainment value? I gotta tell you, if you're here for entertainment, I'm not that entertaining. You should go watch Jerry Seinfeld. You should coat to Netflix. This isn't the place for entertainment, but if you really want to get better at your presentation skills, I need to see something. You can't go toe a writing class, be given a writing assignment, never turned in a writing assignment, never get feedback from the writing teacher and get to be a better writer. It's kind of the same thing with the presentation skills class, so please don't just fast forward to the next video. Put your video up somewhere, but the lengthy your L in the Q and A section right here 21. 22 Pardon Me, But Are You Sure: What are you doing? Why are you here? I wasn't kidding. A moment ago I said, don't start this lecture until you've done the homework video where you've uploaded it. So let me look at it. I wasn't joking. Come on. I don't really know if you did it or not. I do know most people don't. If you did the homework video. Apologies of that seemed overly harsh for you, but I couldn't resist. I had to ask you one more time because I can tell you students upload videos and get personalized feedback for May. You better believe the praise for this course is effusive. The stars are a plenty. And I mean, at least that many. And they actually become better presenters. Their presentation skills grow. The people who just sort of sit back passively watch. They don't really get to be better presenters and their reviews. If me or not, always this many stars, so no one wins that way. So I do want to ask you one more time. Please upload a video. Now, what's the lesson here from a presentation skill standpoint? I don't want you to beg in your presentation. Certainly if you're presenting in front of investors. It can be embarrassing to bag, but I do think there's nothing wrong with asking for something twice to make a case for it , not be embarrassed about it and to restate your fundamental case when it's something really important that you think will benefit your audience. So don't be afraid to repeat yourself a k. You do it too much. You're going to annoy people and they won't like it. I try not to do it too much, but I didn't want to do it one more time here. 22. 23 Testing Your Presentation Skills from Every Direction: I'm gonna talk a lot about testing in this course. I wanted you to test on yourself first. I wanted you to test on one or two friends or colleagues. Is your refining your presentation? I want you to test it in front of me and your colleagues here in this course. But the final test is the actual audience you're giving your presentation to. In real life. A lot of people do all this testing up to that, and then they just quit. Big, big mistake. The most important judges of your presentation skills are the people You're actually speaking to. Your professional audience. Your colleagues, your clients, your customers, your prospects. Any time you give a presentation to more than five or 10 people, there's typically someone will come up to you and say, Hey, good job. Did a good presentation. Most of us just say, Oh, thanks. Thanks a lot. Appreciate. Don't do that. Or don't just do that instead. Say thanks. Tell me what? Stop. What do you remember? See what comes out from the actual audience? If they're telling you the messages they that they heard that you wanted you know you're successful even more significant. Did they do what you want? Did they sign a contract that they sign up for an initial consultation? Did they hire you? This is really important for businesses. Anyone in a sales capacity or account representative capacity. When you give a pitch and someone hired you, ask them. Why did you hire me? What did you like about my pitch? It could see awkward or embarrassing to do this, But most of the time people are happy to talk about that. They'd much rather talk about why they did hire you, then tell you why they didn't hire you. It's always awkward asking someone. Why did you hire someone else? What did you not like about my pitch? It's kind of like back in high school asking someone, Why do you know when a date may? It's embarrassing, and it's awkward. No one really wants to tell you that, but they will tell you what worked. What stuck out, what really resonated with him. That's useful because it may be something you said just in the question and answer session is an afterthought. If that's what moved your audience, you now know to use that example, that message the next time in your set presentation, so be sure to get valuable feedback from real audiences every time you give presentations. 23. 24 Eliminate Fear, Build Confidence, for Every Future Presentation: two things. Confidence, fear, very different concepts, but they're related when it comes to public speaking. I constantly get questions from your fellow students and from people I trained in real life all over the globe. T J How do I get over my fear of public speaking? How can I be more confident when I speak? Let's address fear first. If you have fear of public speaking, it just means you're normal were born with that. But you gotta ask yourself, why are you afraid? What do you fear of its like a lot of things that you fear the unknown little kid. You fear a dark room because you don't know if there's monsters under your bed. If you have fear about a presentation you're about to give, it's quite often because you don't know if you're gonna be interesting to the audience. You don't know if they're gonna understand you are care about you or bull you off stage. So it's rational toe have fear if you don't really know if you have interesting ideas. The solution is to actually practice your speech on video until you've seen yourself give a great interesting speech and you tested it on a few people to make sure they understand your points And remember your points and find it interesting. You test. Let me ask you this. How often would you tell your significant other a spouse and say, Let's go to the fanciest black tie event bull in our town tonight and let's get dressed in the dark, not looking to me or once before we go. How often would you do that? Would you ever do that? Chances are No, that would seem absurd. You're going to a big, fancy black tie ball. You're going to look at yourself when you get out of the shower. You gonna look at yourself after your shame. After you put on the makeup, you're gonna look at yourself. When you put on the first layer of clothing, you're gonna look at yourself after you do something with your hair. If you have much hair to do something with your gonna look in a mere numerous times before you leave your home to go to that black tie event, why are you looking at yourself in a mere? You don't have to look at yourself all night. You're looking at a mere numerous times to essentially edit your presentation so that by the time you walk out of your house or your apartment, you're not worried that a shirt collar sticking up for you have coffee stains down here because, you know, in advance how you look to the rest of the world because you look to yourself, you look to Tamir. So by the time you walk into this black tie event, you're not nervous that Oh, there's coffee stains or jelly all over me. I don't know what it looked like because you do know what you look like. You know, at this point you look the best you can look. Well, it's exactly the same thing when it comes to presentations. If you go often, deliver a presentation, even if you've rewritten the power 0.1000 times, even if you've rewritten the script 1000 times. If you haven't literally seen yourself delivering the presentation, you have no idea what you're putting out there. You're afraid of boring people to death. You might actually be boring people to death. The solution is not to just feel better about it or think of something else. If I'm walking into the black tie event and my shirttails hanging out. I don't have any pants on and get grape jelly all over my tuxedo. Me telling myself I have the toast of the ball. That's not gonna help. Everyone's gonna be laughing at me. Still, they're probably gonna ask me to leave, so the solution isn't just to feel better about it. The solution is to fix the problem. If you're fearful about speaking, means you're fearful about not giving a great, interesting presentation. The solution is fix the presentation and make it interesting and memorable. And again, the presentation is not a slide deck. We like to think of it that way. It's not the presentation. Isn't text own a piece of paper? The presentation is you actually presenting? There's no way you can review that. Check it, refine it without seeing it. And you can't do that unless you practice on video. If you want to completely eliminate your fear of public speaking and your fear of any particular presentation, the solution is you gotta practice on video as many times as it takes until you like what you see. If you see yourself on video giving a presentation and you think that's the best I can do? I like how it's coming across the's air, my messages. I think it's clear, understandable. I think it's memorable. I'm good with it. Guess what? At that point, it becomes virtually impossible. Toe have a fear of public speaking. Right now I'm speaking to you and the theory. I'm in complete control cause I can hit Stop. I could edit. I could redo it 1000 times, but here's a little secret I have for you any of you looking to improve your presentation skills for making online courses. I do 99% of all my courses, all the lectures in my courses in one take without any editing. And I do that because I don't have fear of presenting. And I don't have fear because that scene myself so many times on so many other videos and my perfect no, but I know how I'm coming across. I know this is the best I can dio, and I know this is how I want to come across. Now let's flip to the other side of this confidence. How could I be more confident when it comes to public speaking it's related to the fear. Many people, especially if they've been in there careers for 10 15 20 years, have given a lot of presentations. They're not aware of actually being fearful of speaking. Their hands were not shaking. They're not getting flop sweat, but they still don't feel confident that they're great. Guess what Everything they just said about how to conquer your fear of public speaking applies to how toe have supreme confidence in your presentation skills. Practice on video until you love it. When you've seen yourself delivering information and ideas and you look at anything well, people will really be helped Effacing this, and that's how I want to come across. Confidence will just come out, will come out in your face, your voice, your energy and you will be completely filled with confidence. And the fears will be a distant memory 24. 25 Congratulations IF You have Done the Work So Far: Congratulations if you've gotten this far on the course, and you've actually done what I've asked you to do, which is record yourself on video to the point where you love it and all the other things you've done far and away the most important things when it comes to improving your presentation skills. If you feel really good about your last video and you feel like you have a grounding in this process, then I'm happy to write you a letter excusing you from the rest of the course. You actually have done what you need to dio Now you can look over the side and see your only a small percentage of the way through this course, but you've already gone through the most important concepts. Now I go really deep in every aspect of speaking, and if you want to spend a lot of time, Justin still raise There's hours and hours of how to be a better storyteller, and there's more hours on how toe deliver power point more effectively. So I don't want to scare you away from the rest of the course, but I also don't want you to feel overwhelmed like oh my Gosh, I barely scraped the service. No. You have all the important core concepts right now and most important core concept of all practicing on video. So if you need to go on to other courses now or go off and give presentations, you are officially excused. It's been great spending time with you and working with you, but if you have time, let's go deeper. 25. 26 How To Get The Most Out of the Rest of This Course: Let's talk about the rest of this course, maybe kind of the traffic cop here. You do not have to go through in a completely linear way from Lecture one toe, 5 15 A straightforward way. Be great if you could. I think you would enjoy it, but you don't have to. This course is for you. It's not for me having some ego gratification with completion rates. I want you to really spend a few minutes looking through the course outline and seeing what else appeals to you. You may have certain questions, and you're not quite sure where it is. We'll check out the frequently asked questions section. You may have a particular interests in certain historical figures or famous people who are alive today and in the media, you see, and you're not quite sure how they speak. Check the section I have analyzing famous speakers and what they do well and why I admire them and lessons you can learn from that. If you have a fear of public speaking, still check out the section on that. So there's a lot of different sections here also realize you've paid for this course. It's here for you forever. So in the same way, in the old days you get a big, giant, unabridged Webster's Dictionary, and it would sit in your library for sometimes decades. I want you to keep this course handy book market and come back to it. You might not need to know how to speak in front of a large group of 5000 people in the next six months, but four years from now you might be in a situation. Go to the lectures I have on how to speak to really large audiences, so keep this available to you as a reference. Remember the ultimate references, the Q and A section. You can just type in a question any time, unless I'm traveling or on vacation, typically going to get back to you. Same day. Very rarely is it not within 24 hours occasion. It's a couple of days. Maybe I shouldn't, but I still kind of sneak away from my wife and daughter on vacation, and I answer questions from you on my vacation. So feel free to keep the questions coming. Continue posting videos and try to experience this on your terms. Think of this is the fanciest hotel buffet in your town. It's weekend brunch. There are 23 tables and 189 ingredients to choose from for your buffet plate. You don't want to put everything on the plate necessarily in one trip, but it's nice knowing all the items were there when you want them. 26. 27 If You Are In a Hurry To Find An Answer To a Specific Question, Start Here: This is the frequently asked questions section of this course. If you simply look at the title of each one, you'll know exactly what it's about. I try to make each video as short as possible, focused 100% on answering just one question. I apologize in advance. Some of this is going to duplicate other aspects of the course. There's simply no other way I could do this and make it easy for you to access. So if you see the title is a subject you don't care about or you feel like you learned everything you needed to from another entire section of this course my advice just skip it or fast forward through it. If you don't have time to go through the entire course and you've got a few questions, this section is designed to save you time so you can click right on the question that is burning away at you. So let's hop in and again. I politely, respectfully, I'm asking it. Don't give me little ratings on this course because you say there's some duplication I'm giving you are really long course. 550 lectures, and there's trade offs with everything. I'm trying to give you mawr and more and more answer all of your questions. So that's why you'll see some duplication here. Thanks. 27. 28 What Do I Do With My Hands While Giving a Presentation: a really frequently asked question I get is T J water. Why do with my hands when I speak and related to that question is the question of how do I stop moving my hands in a presentation? This is a big, big issue with a lot of people. A lot of people waste their time on this. There's going to be some disagreement. I've talked about it, other places in the course, but in my professional opinion, you should move your hands when you speak. In theory, is it possible to be wildly distracting? Shore does one out of every 15,000 viewers on my YouTube videos complained that I moved by . Yeah, in general, vast majority, and I mean 99.9 percent plus people. When they see someone speaking moving their hands in their gut, they feel more comfortable with the person. The person just seems more confident, relaxed, authoritative. The second you freeze your hands, you freeze your body, you stiff in your body. Your vocal cords gets different. You sound more monotone. Your head doesn't move as much and you come across as scared, tentative, lacking in confidence. So my recommendation is move your hands when you speak. If you're not sure how to move your hands, ask a friend, family member colleague to just record you sometimes and you don't realize and you're talking, I don't mean record you when you're doing something inappropriate. But when you're just having a conversation, what you'll see is your hands move. This is true in every culture around the world. So the answer. The question is, Move your hands, Move them the whole time you talk. Don't try to bring them in. Don't try to constrain them. It's not going to make you look any better. 28. 29 What do You Do If You Are Nervous Before Giving a Presentation: What do you do if you're nervous before giving a presentation? If you're scared, uncomfortable, common question, I get the number. One way to get over nervousness is to practice on video until you love what you see. Now that's not a sexy answer. It's not as sexy as put your hands on your hips and imagine you're Wonder woman or visualized people in their underwear. But that is the honest to goodness answer. I've said it other places in the scores if you've been following all the way through, but it's not something people want to hear. It's kind of like What's the number one way to get to your ideal body weight? Well, it's eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, donate too much, drink a lot of water and exercise every day. Nobody wants to hear that they want to hear about a magic pill or a magic surgery or a superfood. It's kind of the same thing with public speaking and getting over your fear of public speaking, you need to practice on video until you like what you see, do that. Your fears will melt away 29. 30 What is the #1 Blunder Most People Make In their Presentation Skills: What's the number one blunder most people make when they're giving a speech of presentation ? They try to convey way too many message points. They're dumping too many facts, and they're getting greedy on the one. And they're also insecure. They feel like, Wow, I just tell everybody everything I know I'll have covered my You know what? Big big mistake. Don't make that mistake in your next presentation. 30. 31 What Is the #1 Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Presentation: what's the number? One thing you can do to actually make your presentation really interesting, compelling stand out as much better than everyone else. The answer stories have an interesting, relevant story. For every single message point. It's obvious you hear other public speaker experts talk about I've talked about it, and yet it's so rarely done. If you package each interesting points you have with a relevant story, your audience will visualize it and remember it and you'll stand out is probably the best speaker they've seen all day, even if you have other problems. Us, um, forgetting what you want to say looking at all those will be forgiven if you have interesting stories. 31. 32 How Can You Remember What To Say During a Presentation: How can you remember what to say during a presentation? Especially if you don't have it all written out? You're not reading or you're not using a power point with every single bullet point. The answer is don't try to remember. Don't try to remember anything cheat. That's what I do. I just use a cheat sheet. The key is have your notes on a single sheet of paper. Large font. That way you don't have Teoh put on your glasses and fumble around like this every two seconds. You don't to pick it up. You don't have to turn the pages. He just glanced down that way. You don't have to remember what to say. You've got a road map right in front of you. 32. 33 Who Is the Best Speaker In The World: who is the best speaker in the world or who's my favorite speaker favorite business speaker . I do get those questions from time to time, and at some level it's kind of like saying Who's the best musician in the world that we all have Certain musicians. We like bands we like more than others or certain movie directors, but it's very difficult to say one is the best. The problem also is so. My favorite speakers are well known politicians in Great Britain, United States, other places, and the second you mention that person. Everyone who doesn't like them politically wants to change the debate and no longer talk about your public speaking expertise, but call you an idiot moron for liking that person because they have bad policies in their view. So that is the challenge. Why, typically don't like to give specific names Now you will get a sense of who I like in the other section of this course where I analyze how great speakers communicated. Some point everyone is in there, even if I don't like their politics or their known for doing horrible things, I do have respect for them when it comes to their speaking skill. My advice to you is really look around every kind of genre politics, business, government and try to figure out who you like from a speaking style perspective so you can learn from them. 33. 34 What If You Are Asked a Question and You Don't Know the Answer: quite often. Lime in front of a large groups. 1000 people. Someone will ask you a question, D. J. What do you do if you're asked a question and you don't know the answer to it? Isn't it awful? Is it embarrassing? And I'll ask the audience how many of you have experienced this and sure enough, or seen it happen on someone else and a couple 100 hands will go up. So it is a real concern. 200 hands out of 1000. That's a real problem. But I always ask another question. And it is how many of you have seen a speaker and the speaker was so incredibly boring. You didn't remember anything that person said five minutes later, Show of hands. Guess how many hands went up. This time it's not 200. It's all 1000 people raising their hands, so I point that out to get you to focus on the real problem. The most common problems, the most common problem in the world is that you're so incredibly boring. The audience remembers nothing. It's actually not that common to give a great presentation, be asked, one question. You can't answer it and it's so awful and embarrassing. So first and foremost focus on having a really good presentation that's interesting and memorable. If you are asked a question and you know the answer, the whole KIIS don't act embarrassed, say, I'm happy to find out. I'll get back to you, email you the answer later today, or I'll have Smithers an account and get back with you. People are not going to remember that you didn't know the answer on the spot. They will remember if you're embarrassed, so the whole key don't act embarrassed.