How to Grab Attention in INTERVIEWs, MEETINGs, PRESENTATIONs | Harish Walavalkar | Skillshare

How to Grab Attention in INTERVIEWs, MEETINGs, PRESENTATIONs

Harish Walavalkar

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6 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. How to Grab Attention Video 1 Introduction & Sample Skillshare

      2:47
    • 2. How to Grab Attention Video 2 Evidence based communication

      3:40
    • 3. How to Grab Attention Video 3 Piggybacking

      4:31
    • 4. How to Grab Attention Video 4 Theatrics

      4:53
    • 5. How to Grab Attention Video 5 Different bucket

      3:13
    • 6. How to Grab Attention Video 6 Prop

      3:38

About This Class

How to Grab & Hold Attention when you Speak

5 simple yet high impact Communication techniques that expert’s use to wow the audience

I have been coaching people on these techniques and it gives me tremendous joy to see their confidence boosted and to receive their messages on how these techniques changed their lives for the better. My Linkedin page is flooded with their generous comments and videos. Am now sharing these techniques for the first time on this platform. Happy to share for the benefit of all!

You can apply these techniques while giving an interview, delivering a presentation, conducting a meeting, a high-stakes conversation, or simply networking casually in a social event where your intent is to grab attention and … mesmerise them with your thoughts. 

A vast majority communicate at a certain average level of effectiveness, but then there are these handful of experts who operate at a different orbit altogether, dazzling the listeners. 

How do they do that? 

Does one need talent …. or can anyone learn these techniques?

The answer is Yes, because these are Skills not Traits. Skills can be learnt by anyone. 

For Example- learning to drive a car. Anyone, irrespective of their education or work experience can learn to drive a car. 

Similarly, it doesn’t matter how low or high your confidence levels are right now, or how good or badly you rate yourself, these techniques can be learnt to enhance your ability to grab & hold the attention of your audience. 

Transcripts

1. How to Grab Attention Video 1 Introduction & Sample Skillshare: way through this course. I have been coaching people on this techniques, and it gives me tremendous joy to see their confidence boosted and received their messages on how the state exchange their lives for the better. By linking pages flooded with generous comments and reviews, I'm now sharing this techniques for the first time on this platform for the benefit of all . You can apply these techniques while giving an interview, delivering a presentation, conducting a meeting, Ah, high stakes conversation or simply networking casually in a social event where your intent is to grab attention and mesmerized them with your thoughts. But last majority communicate at a certain average level of effectiveness. But then there are this handful of experts who operate at a different orbit altogether. Dazzling the listeners. How do they do that? Does one need talent? What can anyone learn? These techniques? The answer is yes, because these are skills, not treats. Skills can be learned by anyone, for example, learning to drive a car. Anyone, irrespective off their education or work experience, can learn to drive a car. Similarly, it doesn't matter how low or high your confidence levels are right now, or how good or badly you rate yourself. These techniques can be learned toe finance, your ability to grab and hold the attention off your audience. Those are mundane answers, and immediately in the next microsecond my mind. Visualize 100 songs downloaded on his iPhone. But then he continued in the same print. I'm fond of playing the trumpet, and presently I'm taking classes on my weekends. Now that left no doubt in my mind that the person ending loves music. The trumpet caught my attention. Evidence based communication grabs attention. It helps people perceive you as authentic and therefore likeable. 2. How to Grab Attention Video 2 Evidence based communication: evidence based communication. A common mistake while communicating, is that we assumed that the person has understood what we're saying and is ask here as we are about the big point we're making. We present it hard and then assume the nail has been hit on the head. Reality is quite other ways. For example, say you are giving an interview for a top job. A common question. What are your hobbies? Most people say something like, I like reading books. What? I like music. And then do you assume that the interview but is as convinced as you are? Those are mundane answers. These answers must be boarding the interview work that he must have heard those 100 times before. Well, you see, you just lost in opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Once again. Nothing wrong with you be all coming to get like this. Normally. Now suppose if you had said, I like reading books. I read two books a week, and presently I'm reading this book and I find the auto X wiser, so inspirational. I love his values in the system. Now this is bound to grab the attention of the interviewer as you provided evidence off why you said what you say. Evidence number one. The number two as in Iran. Two books a week. That is about average. The interviewer must be thinking, Wow, that's a lot of books and evidence Number two, The name of the author. Now the interviewer has no doubt in his mind that you indeed love reading books. Had you not provided this evidence the Indian River could have thought. Maybe he's just saying that to impress me. Do you see the point? A person I was interviewing recently said, I love music and immediately in the next microsecond my mind. Visualize 100 songs downloaded on his iPhone. But then he continued in the same print. I'm fond of playing the trumpet, and presently I'm taking classes on my weekends. Now that left no doubt in my mind that the person indeed loves music. The trumpet caught my attention. I remember subconsciously and instantly, labeling him in my mind as attending truthful and therefore likable person. The message, evidence based communication grabs attention. It helps people perceive you as authentic and therefore likeable. How about a little experience of the magic se U N me are in this conference where you just gave a presentation and you come back and sit next to me. I shake your hand and see I like your presentation. Ready? Well done. Good job. How does that make you feed? Good, isn't it? But suppose if I had said I like your presentation especially slight number four, but you used as a backup and someone asked your question. You did your homework. Well, good job Now. How are you feeling? Did the statement have a hiding back on you? You see how we lose opportunities to make a real impact on evidence based communication, grabs attention and tells the other person precisely why you say what you said? Just making your communication for authentic and therefore more impactful. 3. How to Grab Attention Video 3 Piggybacking: piggybacking. Have you ever had this experience where you are excited about a night here and you can hardly wait to present it to your team? Your function has been struggling with a problem which Mobile was able to solve for a long time. And then this idea pops up in your mind. You have taught through and are convinced that if your team works on this idea, it would solve the problem. You present the idea, but things don't turn up the way you anticipated. You end up answering several queries dollars, constant toe acted, the misery, a lack of enthusiasm. And then you say the CEO wants us to work on this idea. Suddenly the climate changes, the team stands up and dig notice. Why is it that when you ask the team toe work on an idea, they lack enthusiasm? But then, when they heard the CEO wants it done, the same idea turns doable. Read because you just pick it back on the CEO's higher credibility. To understand how this works, you need to understand the rule of credibility in per situation. For example, samples you are in this workshop in the present, who is in the seventies gives out and advice about success. He wants you to not run after money. He's trying to tell you there are other important things, he says. When you get to my age, you really measure your success in life by how many off the people you want to have loved. You actually do love you. I know people who have a lot of money, and they get testimonial dealers and hospital wings named after them. But the truth is that nobody in the world loves them. Therefore, if you get to my age in life and nobody thinks and well off you, no matter how big your bank account IDs, your life is a disaster. That's the ultimate pissed off. How you have lived your life. Now how seriously are you likely to take this? Advise, say, on a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is, you are 100% convinced, Ray, do you stand right now? As you can see, the answer will depend on just who is the prisoner. If it's somebody you don't respect much, you will give underscore. But if it is someone with her credibility, you would give a higher score isn't it? What if I told you the Abu Statement was made by Warren Buffett? Yes, Warren Buffett, who actually accumulated so much wealth and yet now say's the true measure of success is not your bank balance, but the number of people who love you. How seriously would you take the Edwards now has your score going up? What just happened? You see the reason why you took the same and was more seriously when you heard that the end ways came from Warren Buffett is because he holds a higher level of credibility in your mind compared to an average presenter and therefore the very same idea, if presented by a lower credibility person, sounds lower, credible. And if that same exact idea is presented by a personal, really high credibility sounds more credible. Did you get the point? The point is you can grab attention by piggybacking your point to a much higher brand, a more credible person or a more credible entity compared to you and your audience, find someone or something, which is much more credible than you that you can pick it back on and make your find more credible. This is how you grab attention. The higher the credibility, the stronger the attention get scrapped. Another example. Consider these two statements. Which one grabs your attention? The 2nd 1 naturally, isn't it because a the name Howard Business school, crabs, attention and it is credible and be the number 500,000 people. This makes it tangible and easier to see the Watts nous off the research and therefore the messages. Trying to make an important point and convincing people on your own steam is akin to running up. Here. It is against gravity and needs much more effort. Piggybacking helps you done the slope downwards, where gravity does the job for you. 4. How to Grab Attention Video 4 Theatrics: p attics. It was our first introduction meeting. A person I was coaching introduced himself like this. Hi. I'm sure I'm a chartered accountant. All India say final first ranker and I'm working here since last two years. And I'm presently on this project blah, blah, blah. It was only and only because of my extensive courts training and deep listening skills that I notice something incredible that he just said. But the ways that he almost missed out on grabbing my attention the message and trying to share here is it's not about what you say, but how you say what you say now allow me to explain that incredible opportunity to grab my attention with freedom almost missed out while communicating with me. First of all, he's a chartered accountant. That's a really high qualification and an extremely tough examination to pass it from. And he passes out not just with flying colors but as a matter of fact, secures an all India ranking, not top 100 not talk them, not even talk tree. But in all India first rank. That is super duper incredible achievement. Now that I've explained to you his achievement in this way, you probably are more likely to understand the talent. This guy has comfort to the first way. The point is often in our workplace conversations, interviews or meetings. We might be presenting a very important point a super duper idea on data. However, our audience may not be confused about it because of the way how we said what we said. Most of us average communicators must be struggling to convince the audience that, Hey, guys, this is an important point. You better stand up and pay attention. So here is a technical. How you can transform a big point and make it bigger known are bigger but cordoza just by the way you present it to extend this point, let's watch Benjamin Netanyahu demonstrate perfectly this incredible technique of communication. What I call ins theatrics. Good morning, eight back. Oh, I want a fact the 4000 students who are here with us today. 4000 students. Thank you for cutting class to be here. You know these companies Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook. Guess what? They all have research centers in Israel, all of them major research centers. And I was just recently in India. That's my friend Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Great friend. I'm showing him cherry tomatoes. This is in Gujarat, India. This is Israeli technology, and one farmer after the other gets up and says, Because of Israeli technology, I've increased my crop yields in my income three times, four times five times Israel is changing the world in India, in Asia, in Africa and Latin America everywhere were 1/10 of 1% of the world's population, and we get a whopping 20% of global private investment inside, we're punching. Were punching 200 times above our weight, not two times, not 10 times, not 100 times, 200 times above away. That's one heck of a bunch. 5. How to Grab Attention Video 5 Different bucket: suppose you are in an interview. A common expected question would be. What are your strengths and what are your weaknesses? Right? Unexpected question. You know, this would come yet most people would respond in an average way, giving media occurrences answers that excite them. But not the interviewer's not realizing that this is a great opportunity to grab attention and standard from the crowd. In fact, whilst sharing about weakness a mistake, some people knowingly unknowingly make his camouflage a strained and make it sound like a weakness that's boring. You just missed out on a chance to stand out from the crowd. Here is a stunning example of what you could do. One person we were interviewing recently when asked to share about his weaknesses, responded like this. He paused, reflected a little, and then said in a phone voice, My mother. And then he paused. He said nothing more. He didn't have toe River sapped. We stood up and took notice. There was nothing more needed to say. The answer was different. Out of box, it invoked emotions. It was list expected. It was perfect. The message. Please don't replicate this answer. Think off your own out of ordinary answer, an answer from a different bucket altogether that would guarantee to grab the engine off your audience. How to choose our different bucket. Answer. Well, here are some steps, and I hope this will help you think of your own attention. Grabbing answers. Step number one when asked a question pause and allow your mind to up natural, logical answers that you would normally give Step number two. Before you give those answers, flip the answer over. Think of something opposite or search for an answer outside the box from a different book. It altogether Step number three, This site delivering the answer a few times in your mind the pauses, the y store at theatrics, if appropriate, and then step number four. Deliver with him back to give you some ideas. Here is how sad guru Jack Iwas today would answered a question which was asked to him, How do you solve the plastic problem? He did not respond in the normal way. Really said you could do this. You could do that. But he paused. He reflected, and before the answer, he flipped the question over and instead off calling plastic a problem, he said, plastic is not a problem. Plastic is a solution. It is a wonderful invention. It lasts for 500 years. It doesn't DK so it's a wonderful solution. The problem is not plastic. The problem is us humans who throw plastic in our seas. Now isn't that a wonderful example off how you can pause and choose an answer from a different bucket altogether? 6. How to Grab Attention Video 6 Prop: nothing grabs attention like a good crop. It was here 2012 and here I was without a job. I had hit rock bottom and only just about come out of my depression. Deciding to take things positively with renewed energy, I said about preparing for an important appointment, which was due shortly. I wear to pitch myself as an executive coach and exploring the client organisation could consider me for the coaching requirements. I had just one shot and I had to make it come. What should I including my communication? How can I make my presentation memorable, I thought. And then the lightbulb lit, quite literally. Turning to the nearest hardware store, I bought the most expensive light bulbs from a leading manufacturer brand. Then I removed the wrapper off one ball, showing them in my office bag. I went to the meeting with this land. I knew that the client had done their homework and I'd studied my profiling dead ones. They gave me an appointment because I had proper certifications, qualifications as a coach and had worked in good companies before. How we were, I had to address this expected objection. Harish, your profile is good, but you're on your own now. We would like to deal with the proper company. Normally, this would have made me defensive and sad, but not today. Today I was ready. I put my hand in my bag and pulled out the two light bulbs, one with the packaging intact, the other without the packaging, placing them on the table next to each other and pointing to the one with the packaging. I said, This is a very expensive, good quality boat. This is what I waas until a few days ago while walking with his leading organization. If you had going get me a few years ago, you would have had to pay more because of the extra cost off the packaging. Then, pointing to the other exposed bulb, I said, This is the very bulb which you will find inside the package. I'm offering you that really bulb minus the package, the wattage. The brightness of the book does not depend on the packaging. It was by far the craziest stuff I had ever done in a formal presentation. However, that's nothing compared to what Bill Gates did during a Ted talk. One year later, I met the person who had raised that objection after a long gap, and I didn't know whether she's going to remember me. But when we met the first question, she asked Waas. But you still can't those bulbs in your bag. We had a good long laugh. Those buds made my presentation member able and therefore my recommendation to you. Take risks. Don't be shy to try something that never has been tried before. Appeal to the head as well as the heart. Have fun delivering those presentations or interviews. Hope this idea helps you make magic during your presentations. And I hope the technics shared with you in the schools support you. Stand out from the crowd, make your presence felt and grab attention off your audience. Wishing your lots of success in your careers. Feel free to reach out to me on my Lincoln in case you have any crazies, best wishes and you share about discourse to people you know who need help. Thank you