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Mindfulness for Public Speaking and Presentations

Jason Teteak

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13 Lessons (2h 14m)
    • 1. Increase Energy and Reduce Stress Introduction

    • 2. Nourish Yourself

    • 3. Exercise Your Way

    • 4. Cushion the Presentation

    • 5. Manage Stress

    • 6. Anticipate Unexpected Issues

    • 7. Get Help and Make It Helpful

    • 8. Help them get it

    • 9. Manage Large Audiences Udemy

    • 10. Have Fun Your Way

    • 11. 8 Increase Energy and Reduce Stress Control Tough Participants

    • 12. Engage Adult Learners with ease

    • 13. Interpret Your Feedback


About This Class

You're about to learn a tried-true-and tested strategy to boost your energy and reduce your stress and anxiety in your public speaking and presentations.

The results of hundreds of public speaking surveys and key adult learning research went into the design of this program...

...so that we can show you how to reduce your anxiety, get your energy back and actually enjoy yourself when you speak.  (AKA..The Healthy Public Speaker).

We combined our own experience with specific strategies shared by the public speakers in our surveys to develop a program that can produce real and meaningful change in your energy level.

We’ll share the 32 concrete methods that work with EVERY public speaker and exactly how to feel more energized and less drained when giving presentations including:

  • How to decrease your stress and anxiety with diet, exercise, and the essential comforts of life

  •  The 10 Self-care tips that will make other outside stressors “feel” less internally stressful”

  •  How to ‘disengage- relax-reassess’ your stress so that you can recharge and give energy to your audience

  •  How to handle those unexpected issues and pressures that pile up during your presentations.

  •  Delegate presentation issues, minimize technical problems and control “non-speaking” work

  •  When it’s appropriate to leverage other people to help you feel less drained at the end of the day (and when it isn’t…)

  •  You’ll get our 10 beautiful benchmarks that make sure the audience “got it” with less time and energy doing so.

  •  The EXACT process to harness your natural presentation personality to have more fun and get better evaluations in your public speaking and presentations.

  •  How to accomplish the same public speaking tasks you do with a smaller audience just as effectively with groups of 32 or more people.

  •  You’ll learn the 3 public speaking strategies to control apathetic, negative & questioning people so they don’t control you or your presentation.

  •  Exact steps to give a presentation that is hard to get people engaged and exactly how to get them to actually want to listen to you

  •  How to use your feedback positively to enhance your public speaking experience and feel good about what you’ve accomplished in your presentation

Why take this course?

It will help you turn speaker anxiety into speaker satisfaction and enjoyment. 

We all have our challenging presentations, negative audience members and long speaking days …but we don’t know if they’re actually moving the needle.  

It doesn't have to be like this. 

Public speaking and presentations don’t have to leave you feeling anxious or burned out. 

We can show you how to get your energy back and actually enjoy yourself when you speak. 

Think of it as a ‘Recharge’ Approach That Turns Anxious Speakers Into Energetic Rock Stars!

It helps you identify and harness your natural strengths to get more done with less effort. 

It also provides techniques for controlling apathetic and negative audiences. 

If you want to feel less anxiety and more energy and enthusiasm in your presentations and public speaking, then you won’t want to miss this program. 


What Will You Get in "Public Speaking and Presentations Energy"?

This 2 hour program focuses on activities and habits that allow you to reduce your anxiety and boost your energy in your presentations and public speaking.  

It's a Step-By-Step Course With…

·         57 written instructional sections

·         2 hours of video instructions

·         2 downloadable resources dedicated to healthy public speaking.

·         35 page workbook

·         Slideshow notes handout

Public Speaking and Presentations Energy Course Reviews

“Jason Teteak’s 32 concepts and ideas in this course go far and beyond being prepared to present. There are many people who are good presenters but they lack the skills to adjust to questions or lead discussions in a positive direction. Teteak’s concepts are fundamental to becoming a dynamic communicator with more energy and less anxiety.  In the day and age of communicating through texts and emails, people have lost the art of face to face communication and explaining their ideas clearly and confidently. Dynamic communication leads to productive interactions and expedited decisions. Dynamic communicators can solve problems and facilitate decision making faster than a person who struggles with communicating in an ever changing industry.  If you only have time to attend the class, do so and without any distractors. If you practice the skills learned, you will begin to notice the pickup in your energy and productivity.”

       Richard Welton  --  Project Manager

"Tremendously profound, explaining how to be perceptive of the needs of your audience while projecting the confidence necessary for an entertaining, informative presentation."

       Travis Vroman -- Software Developer

“Jason’s advice is practical, straightforward, and incredibly helpful for anyone looking to greatly improve his or her presentation skills.”

       Ryan Anderson -- Director of Instructional Design and Development

About the Instructor

International Public Speaking Coach, TEDx Speaker and Best Selling author Jason Teteak has taught more than one million people how to flawlessly command attention and connect with audiences in their unique style.

He’s won praise and a wide following for his original methods, his engaging style, and his knack for transferring communications skills via practical, simple, universal and immediately actionable techniques.

Or as he puts it “No theoretical fluff”.

Jason gained recognition at EPIC Systems in the medical software industry, where he was known as “trainer of trainers of trainers.”

He has developed more than fifty presentation and communication training programs ranging in length from one hour to three days that serve as the basis for The Rule the Room Method.

In 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 he was named #1 Best Selling coach on Public Speaking for his on-demand video teaching tools that quickly took off for over 100,000 online students around the world.

Teteak has flipped the model and changed the approach to great Public Speaking for even the most seasoned veterans.


1. Increase Energy and Reduce Stress Introduction: my name's Jason T. Dick, and I'm gonna show you today how to increase your energy and reduce your stress and fatigue in and out of the presentation. Take a look at this graph. These are the results of a survey I sent toe full time software presenters. You should know I didn't even include always is a choice, and it still came up five times. So why is this happening? Why are presenters so drained? Especially if you if you have to, do ah, presentation? That's longer than an hour. Maybe it's four hours or eight hours. Or maybe you have to do a presentation that's an hour every day for a week. But why are people feeling so drained? Well, I decided to ask that question as well. And here's what Presenters, just like you told me they all had similar responses. Here's actually a quote from one of those presenters that I surveyed, she said. Essentially bad drained comes from stress, the more stress free I could be as a presenter, the less bad drained I feel. So here's my question for you. What solves stress for you in your presentations? I want you to take 30 quiet seconds right now on your own. I'm gonna give you the time here on this video. And I want you to write down the top five things that's solved your stress either during your presentation or before your presentation. We're at the end of the night when you're done presenting, you want to be there for your loved one or you want to spend time with somebody and you can't cause you're so drained 30 seconds right down those top five things that solve your stress. Now, - now , look at your list and I want you to compare the results to the survey that I sent off in this past year to some of the presenters the top presenters have been working with. Here's what they told me. You can see the results here based on these survey results in some key research I've discovered along the way, I've devised some really specific anecdotes, including many that presenters have shared with me as a result of this survey that will help you feel more energized and less drained in your presentations. Now, why is this so important for you? Because your audience feels it. If you're drained your audience Comptel. And of course, when you're done with your presentation, all the people that are going to be around you Comptel So how do you actually present with less fatigue, less training? How do you actually get energized when you present? Let's start with the theory. This is actually from Maryland, M. Shannon and I love this quote. It says fatigue causes stress and stress causes fatigue strategies that naturally increase your energy will tend to reduce stress. So the place to start is with increasing your energy. Well, I'm going to share with you in this program 10 concrete ways. And by the way, each of these 10 ways I'm going to share with you over 100 practical solutions to feel more energized and less draining your presentations. Let's get started. 2. Nourish Yourself: first, I'm gonna show you how to take good care of yourself. And I'm gonna start by showing you how to decrease your stress and anxiety with diet, exercise and the essential comforts of life. Yes, present presentations and presenters can use diet exercise in the essential comforts of life, to feel less training, less fatigue. It turns out that stress and anxiety are much more physical than our current culture beliefs, and it's good news because it's really easily remedied with diet and exercise. It's invigorating, so I want you to do something for me right now. You actually have a handout that's called Increase your speaking energy and reduce your stress and fatigue and you'll see on this hand out the 10 things that we're going to cover in this program. This is a pretty big hand out, and it's designed from nine months of research where I literally observed hundreds and thousands of presenters and I got their feedback, and I researched them as when we did this to figure out what makes them feel less strained and stressed and feel more energy. You also have a handout, which is the slide show that you're watching, right now with a whole bunch of places to take notes, I want you to promise me that you're gonna take those notes. This is a critical thing for you. This is nine months of research for me and our team. And you now have the opportunity in the next couple of hours to either make it stick with synthesis or to just listen to it and let it float on by. So take notes. And I don't want to start with this first key piece, which is hot and nourish yourself. And I'm gonna start with eating right. You want to eat right on an empty stomach because your body will react in your ability to relax will improve, and I'm going to suggest that you eat balanced pairings. My favorite balanced pairing for presentations is protein plus produce. Write that down protein plus produce. See protein. The body remains full longer than with carbs or fat and produce are what's called good carbs. Things like vegetables and whole grains and bulky nous and fiber will keep you full throughout your presentation. The last thing I want to have happen if I have a long presentation is my stomach is rumbling. I don't want to do that. So what I'm going to suggest is that you eat fun stuff with these balance parents, so it's not always boring. May give you some examples. You can eat some fruit or healthy fats like olive oil, canola or flax. But these essential fatty acids actually keep the glucose level study between meals and snacks. So if you're a keynote speaker and giving a full day speech, these kinds of foods will really help you to not feel hungry. What you want to avoid is bad carbs only on an empty stomach. Remember, an empty stomach is the key. See empty stomach. Bad carbs actually raised glucose levels and temporary surges of energy, which trigger insulin and fatigue inducing crashes and headaches. So, for example, sugars and artificial sweeteners and refined starches, or what I'd call the bad carbs Next, write this down. Exact same handout that I talked about before is to eat breakfast. You see, the research studies show that people who eat breakfast have four main things. We're gonna put him up on the screen now that they can do, they can perform better on cognitive tests and in school they're more likely to maintain a healthy weight. They make better dietary choices the rest of the day. And here's the key circle. This wonder highlighted. They improve their ability to relax, so I'm going to suggest if you're a presenter, especially if you're presenting all day. And by the way, even if you're not presenting all day, you're going to get hundreds of things in this program that you can use to have more energy and less stress. But I'm gonna share things for people who present all day because it's a big deal to do that. And so, if you do present all day, I'm gonna suggest you split your breakfast up into two meals. Eat a short breakfast right before you leave for work. I'll give you some examples. I like to eat peanut butter toast or a hard boiled egg or a cup of yogurt. Noticed those air Really good protein parents. And then, during your first break, eat another small breakfast. You're splitting a big breakfast stop into two parts in one of my favorite things. To eat during that first break is a muffin were shaved turkey or fruit. Now, when you do this it allows you to stay calm and look relaxed all the way through. Because when you start to get hungry, believe it or not, you're actually going to start to look stressed on camera or in front of your audience. Next snack. Right? Here's the thing. Snacking keeps your energy high and again you want to eat those balanced pairing. So let's actually look at the balance parents. Right now it's in your hand. Out on Page two will also put those up on the screen for you right now, but I'm gonna suggest if you look at the screen right now, there's a whole bunch of these will actually put him on two or three different screen so you can see this. But apple or pear slices topped with an ounce of cheese Spread herbal cheese and crackers, raw vegetables and two tablespoons of yogurt Dip seller banana with a teaspoon of peanut butter. You can see there's, um, or of these as we look at these as you look at these, I want to share a couple of things with you. You want to eat these balance pairings, but you also want to consume what I call serotonin boosting snacks periodically. And so we're gonna put those on the screen to, and as we do that when we tell you about those, you can see him on page three. But it turns out that certain foods helped boost serotonin and serotonin is actually this chemical in your brain, which results in feelings of content, redness and relax ation. So things like my favorite dark chocolate avocado or cheese or egg yogurt, granola, milk, turkey, wild fish and beef all our serotonin boosting snacks. And when you do this, I'm looking at the handout. You should, too, right now on Page three and on page four, There's also pretzels, plums, pineapple, bananas and sour Cherries, all serotonin boosting snacks. These are the things that actually make you feel good. And so I can't. I was, I'll tell you before I started filming this program Right now, I was telling the videographer, Craig, I said, Craig, you know, I'm feeling kind of. I'm feeling kind of down under the dumps today. I don't really know if I'm if I have the energy to do this program and what did I do? I consumed a quick snack here. I had a muffin for breakfast or a piece of toast for breakfast. And I just had a muffin right before this past section, and I'm feeling better already. I'm gonna suggest if you're a presenter that presents all day that you also pack your snacks, especially if you're a trainer, a teacher, and you do this every single day, prepare a week of snacks on the evening before the first day of your presentation and then lastly, get the right vitamins. This is on page four will put him up on the screen. I'm gonna give you five of my favorite vitamins for having more energy. The first is vitamin C, and this actually helps with stressful situations. The second is vitamin B, which promotes glucose efficiency. The third is magnesium, which regulates small blood sugar drops and then vitamin E. Let's fatty acids stay potent longer. It works to maintain energy and then lastly, by the way, that magnesium can stop you from having this big crash just huge. And then zinc, which promotes balanced adrenaline, which is related to stress response. So that's how you eat. Right now, we're still in this first section, which is if you look on the first on the second page of the hand out. We're still talking right now about nourishing yourself, but now I want to talk about how to drink, right? You can see this, by the way on page two, but what I want to talk about right now is that even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired. This is a quote from the Mayo Clinic, so I didn't make this up. This is the research, and the research says that you want to drink water throughout the day. The water there's 60% of your body is water. This is just like a car needs oil to lubricate the moving parts and absorb and dissipate heat. Your body needs water to flush toxins and carry nutrients and nourish your brain. I can tell you that during my presentations I always have water and I drink. At least here comes the the actual amount the eight by eight rule. And so what that means is I drink 88 ounce glasses of water a day. This is equivalent toe 1.9 leaders, and if I present all day, sometimes it even goes up now. The amount I want a drink of water is based on my weight, the minutes of exercise I do every day. Whether if you're a woman, if you're pregnant or not, you're breastfeeding. If there's high altitude, if there's a dry climate, if you drink alcohol on how much per week, if it's a hot or cold climate or if you're having fever diarrhea, any of those things can can update how much water you need to drink. But let me just give you some rules of thumb. For men and women men, you need to drink 13 cups or three liters of water a day in general and women nine cups or 2.2 litres a day. So I want to ask you, if you're presenting all day, how many of you are doing that? Next thing you want to do when it comes to what you drink is to calibrate your caffeine. Here's the deal. Caffeine is a good slave, but a bad master. It raises blood group glucose. It gives you this boost, but it causes a reactive drop in blood glucose and stresses the adrenals, creating this roller coaster in blood sugar fluctuations that can make you crave sugar or more caffeine, so I'm going to suggest you replace your coffee habit. Here's the deal. You can't break a habit. You can only replace it with another. So what I'm gonna suggest you do is replace your coffee habit, at least part of it with a glass of water or herbal tea. My wife, just, for example, loves to drink coffee, but what she's found is in order to start to decrease her coffee. Herbal tea is one of her favorite things. The other key with coffee is you want if you're gonna drink. Coffee is consuming at the right time. Presenters. I recommend you consumed the majority of your coffee in the morning because here's the deal . The first coffee of the day should be the biggest, and you should drink it the fastest for a big bump. And then the rest of the day's doses should be smaller and ingested more slowly. And by the way, that what I just shared with you is a quote from rank. Frank Ritter, who's a cognitive scientist who has done the research on this. The other thing I'm going to suggest is when it comes to caffeine that you consume small, frequent amounts of it thereafter to avoid crashes. So, for example, if you drink a bunch of caffeine in the morning, don't drink a bunch of caffeine at night, by the way. But when you drink it in the morning, then you want to consume a little bit throughout the day like a cherry coke with launcher, caffeine, gum or candy or green tea. And here's the reason for this will put this up on the screen. It can. Green tea contains theano in an amino acid that gives flavored a green tea, and it also promotes relaxation. It's also thought that the Annan is a caffeine antagonised, meaning it counters that stimulating effects of caffeine and then, lastly, for caffeine intake, I recommend you monitor it so there's a great app. Write this one down, called the Caffeine Zone app that tells you when to stop drinking coffee so you can sleep at night. This is really cool. The problem with coffee if you drink. Remember I said you should drink the most of it in the morning because if you drink it at night, you can't sleep 3. Exercise Your Way: Let's talk about the third thing that you can do. Remember. What we're doing right now is talk about how to nourish yourself. We talked about how to eat, right, how to drink. Right now, we're going to talk about how toe exercise correctly. And this is the last thing I want to tell you about that you can do exercising and using different things in your body to help you feel more relaxed and less stressed. Now here's the deal. The best known scientifically proven way to reduce stress significantly is to increase energy and boost what we call the calm response. So even moderate exercise 20 minutes is beneficial for four reasons. We're gonna put him up on the screen now because they're big. Write these down. It keeps healthy insulin production. It increases metabolism, it boosts endorphins, and it decreases heart rate for up to 12 to 36 hours. So here's the thing. If you're gonna exercise though it if it has all these amazing gifts and techniques that it does for you, then you need to figure out how to exercise your way. And so what I decided to do is in the example handout on Page four, I decided to actually create all of the different exercises that I love and that I've watched and interviewed all these presenters for that they love that I wanted to give you as choices. Look at thes would put him up there. It's cycling and spinning, running, swimming, walking the elliptical. The elliptical presenter is what I call it because you're presented its doing. Elliptical. That's just an inside joke. Dance workouts, cardio kickboxing, tennis body pump, water aerobics, racquetball. One of my favorites. Weightlifting, yoga, cross country skiing, Zuma, basketball, aerobics, volleyball, rowing, walking, jump rope, taking the stairs, taking a brisk walk it lunch or parking far away from your audience that you have to walk a long way. See, here's the thing. I actually was talking with a number of presenters, and I asked them, What do you do to exercise this? They all agreed on, but you'll notice those last six. You can do those anywhere. You don't have to go to a gym to do him. I was talking with one of the presenters, and here's what he told me key, by the way, he said. And this is what all the presenters told me, is if I've got a lot of presentations. Jason, I've got exercise at the right time. And so what he said is, I try to leave so I could make it to the gym. So Aiken burn off the stress from the day and get ready for the next presentation. So what he does is he does it before work at 6 a.m. So he can build a habit before other commitments distract you. I'm going to suggest that there's to optimal times to exercise before work at 6 a.m. To build a habit before other commitments. Conduce tracked you, and what I do actually is I do it after work at six PM because that's when it benefits. The lung functions, the body rhythms, the temperature and the hormone levels the most. And that's why I choose to do it at the end of the day, but another great time to do it this of the third time. If you have. If you can't do either one of those is during your lunch breaks or during your breaks, it built a habit where there's a consistent free period of time that you can exercise Now, when you exercise, here's the key. You want to exercise at the right intervals because once your body gets used to it, it gains in metabolism increase. Put that on the screen so they can see this. Once the body gets used to it, it gains in metabolism. Increase another words. Those of you who have never exercised before are going to find that the 1st 2 weeks are horrible. But once you get used to it, you're actually gonna find that you love it. It feels good. It's almost like a good drug. So before after work, here's what I recommend. Write this down. For presenters, this is big 3 to 4 times per week, 30 to 45 minutes a time. Or you could do the advanced amount, which is 6 to 7 times per week, 90 to 120 minutes per time. And that's actually what I do. And if you're wondering chasing that's a lot of exercise. Why did you do that? It's what allows me toe have the kind of energy to do all these presentations that I do, and to do it in a way that feels very relaxed and without stress and fatigue if you do it during lunch breaks, what I recommend is you do it one time a day. If you have the presentations and trainings that you're gonna be doing that day, or if you don't have a presentation that day, do it twice a day during your lunch breaks. Also, when you exercise, make sure you nourish your exercise. Drink water before, during and after your workout and eat a meal or a snack. Here's the rule. Write it down 60 minutes to 120 minutes before your workout and 30 to 60 minutes after your workout, cause that's what boosts metabolism some of you are probably thinking about. This is a lot of stuff when it comes to presentations. I mean, really doesn't present or have to worry about all this going to tell you something. There's a lot of things that rule. The room is gonna teach you about how to be an amazing presenter, but if we don't cover this stuff, you're gonna find that all those things are great for a little while, but they're not sustainable. This program is for the people that do a lot of presentations or do a few of them, but really freak out. When they do. It's how you stay relaxed and calm. It's how your audience starts to feel safe with you. Here's another one that I love. It's called Exercise Your Mouth. You might be laughing with me if you want to. That's fine, but I can tell you that this is also gonna be on page five and you'll notice it says Mouth exercises and read this with me. Mouth exercises can relax your face in jaw and mouth. They can improve the clarity of your speech. They can actually prevent wrinkles. They can prevent sagging skin, and the saliva left in the mouth can result in mumbling and distortion of constants such as S and K. Some of you probably didn't know this. So what you want to do is you want to do these mouth exercises in front of the mirror and you want to do the ones that are on page five. This is what I recommend. Put him up there for you. Smile big for five seconds. Pucker your lips like your drinking from a straw for five seconds. Hold your lips together and move them from side to side were the next page. Fill your cheeks with air and you can see on the screen. There's a whole bunch more. Make a fish face, say ooh and pucker your lips and then you with a big smile. You might think this is crazy. It's on the screen, still saw. Keep talking for a little bit, but I wanted you to know that these are the things. If you look at the best actors and actresses in the world, the best presenters in the world, they're doing this stuff before they go out on stage and they do it because they sound better. When they do, you go to go to a Broadway musical sometime, go backstage, you'll see people doing this stuff really good move. 4. Cushion the Presentation: So let's stop and talk about where we are right now. We're talking about taking good care of yourself. We talked about how to nourish yourself. Then we talked about how to exercise your way. Now we're gonna talk about how to cushion the presentation. This is one of my favorite topics. It's kind of funny that this is my favorite, but I love shoes. I will freely admit it. I am a man that has over four dozen shoes. I love shoes, and part of the reason is because I'm on my feet all the time presenting. And so one of the things I want you to know is that if you wanna have a great relaxing presentation, one of the best things you can do is tow, wear, comfortable shoes, and I'm actually going to give you a list of my favorite shoes. Just a second. Whether you're a woman or a man may give you shoes for both of you, but here's the here's the theory. Turns out there's 26 bones, 33 joints in 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons in the human foot, and there's no other place in the body that has that much stuff going on. And so what you want to do is protect your feet, your honor, all day long. So I'm gonna start with women women. I'm gonna suggest that you wear flats, not heels. When you present. Now, there are times and I totally get it. When you need to wear heels, it's all good. I'm not saying don't ever wear heels. In fact, if you look at some of my other programs, actually give you a stance for how you should stand or could stand to be really confident and comfortable with heels, we show him that stance right now. Let's show you right now, here's that stance, by the way, I just You don't have to go to the other program to look at it. What you do if you're wearing heels to have this comfortable stance. Normally if you look at my feet there about shoulder width apart and I'm standing like this , but if I have heels on, I want to actually, and I want to point my feet to the audience. But if I have heels on, I want to keep one foot pointed to the audience like this left foot, for example, and the other foot's gonna go 45 degrees this way. And then my weight's gonna be in my back foot and my hands could be classed generally at my abdomen. This is a grower at my side. That's a great stance for heels. If I'm left handed, it's gonna be like this right foot pointed at the audience. And then the left foot, 45 degrees and on my back foot really, really great stands for heels. But what I'm telling all of you is this. I'm going to suggest that if you have to present all day, you might want to consider flats instead of heels. And so, if you look on page six, I've got my favorite favorite shoes for women. Scroll down there, you can see Inclined Dance Go Born Esquivel Clark's Hush Puppies all the way down. We're gonna just put him on the screen for you so you can see these as I'm talking. But I'm gonna suggest is you're looking at these women that you spend a little extra money on your shoes. It's re especially if you're a presenter. Now, men, let's talk to you for a second we're gonna put some things on the screen for you as well. Men. Some of my favorite shoes for you. My favorite for you, for example, or Johnston and Murphy born. There's a lot of similar ones. They're my favorite shoes, our coal hunts, and I really like the ones that have the air in. Um, and the reason for that is because they and I'll get shoe pads. By the way, to both men and women. I'm gonna suggest you get shoe pads because they're going to help you when you're up here. Just it feels better. And I can't tell you how many times I'm up here and I have these uncomfortable shoes on whether I know it or not, it's coming across to my audience. Let's talk about temperature a lot of things we're gonna talk about on this program that you may have never even thought of. But I can tell you, after analyzing over 10,000 speakers and really understanding what makes them awesome and not awesome, the really good ones have handled all this stuff for most of it. So set the right temperature. It turns out that the optimal temperature in the spring or fall is 72 degrees, 72 degrees. Write that down is the optimal temperature for optimal mood. The research shows this. Your mood decreases if you raise or lower it considerably from that temperature. So there was actually a study in the state of Oregon up where participant exam scores from presentations varied based on the degrees of temperature in the room. So we'll put him up there for your 61 degrees. Had an average score of 76% 81 degrees had an average score 72% but 72 degrees had average scores of 90%. That's huge, so I'm going to suggest that you actually adjust the temperature in the summer and the winter. Now here's the deal. A 72 degree room feels comfortable Onley in the spring or fall. Make a note of that. A 72 degree room feels comfortable Onley in the spring and fall. You actually want to turn down in a few of degrees in the winter because 72 actually feels too hot in the winter because it's so cold outside and you want to turn it up a few degrees in the summer because 72 feels too cold in the summer. Last thing I want to teach you how to take good care of yourself is to get comfortable presentation tools and you'll see these UNP aged eight and we'll put him up on the screen for you now. But I want to talk about these because there's there's not many of them. But get a clean room, get a lapel mike and get a handheld mouse. Here's the deal. You can see I've got a lapel. This is what a lapel mic is. You're looking at this right now, and there's a lot of presenters who will have a handheld mic and I get that and sometimes you can't help. But if you're a gas presenting, that's all they have, then that's what you use. But the problem with it is it. It leaves one of your hands strapped and so you can't use both of your hands. Let me show you what I mean This entire presentation you should know. I've been holding this examples Handout said. I can tell you what pages things air on and refer things to you, and we can read those together. But when I don't have. And I have these handouts that I'll bring with me on stage, too. But if I have one of these and Mike, I don't have any hands left, you'll notice this entire presentation. I've been using one hand to make a point, but when I don't have either hand, I can't make that point anymore. So I'm going to suggest that you do that. The other thing I'm gonna suggest is I know clean room Sounds obvious. Come on, Jason. A clean room, Really? But I can't tell you how many presenters have presented in a room after somebody else got done presenting. And there's all this stuff around. It's so distracting. And then the 3rd 1 is a handheld mouse. Actually have one of those right here. And I'm using this as I'm working through some of the slides you're looking at so that I can keep track of what I'm doing and what you're doing. And when I'm in a live presentation, I'll have one of these two, and I just put it in my pocket and I won't always have it in my hand. But I'm gonna use that every once in a while, so I can move to the next slide. If there's something cool I want to show you. This is what the great presenters do now when we come back. That was how you take good care of yourself. When we come back, I'm gonna talk about one of my favorite topics because it's all about stress. I'm gonna show you when we come back. Self care tips that will make other outside stressors feel less internally stressful, which to your body will translate is actually less stress experienced, so I'll see you soon. 5. Manage Stress: Hey, welcome back. It's time to talk about how to manage your stress because we just talked about how to take good care of yourself. And we're gonna talk about a bunch of stuff in this program that has to do with how toe be an amazing presenter. But if you don't take good care of yourself in manager stress, it doesn't matter what you have to say. People are gonna want to listen to you. Let me share with you a quote from a presenter that I interviewed when I was putting this program together of that nine months of research. And here's what she said. It's often more important when you're in a naturally stressful situation as a presenter based on external events, to manage the internal stress response triggers because stress can be get stress and energy can be get energy. Now, this is a presented presents almost every day. She is a keynote speaker. People love to listen to her, and so she speaks almost every day. This is a big deal for her. So how do you disengage your stress? I'm gonna start with that. The first thing you want to do and this is great if you have a fear of presenting or if you just have a lot of stress. When you go up on stage is you want to find a quiet relax ation space. Here's the deal. Many relaxing exercises. We'll start with a place of silence with very little stimulus, so find a relaxing space at work. Or if you're giving a presentation as aghast, give yourself permission to leave the audience. So on page nine of the example Handout, I have some examples for you. We're gonna put him up on the screen that I do to disengage my stress. I will go to a small presentation room all by myself, even if I'm given a huge keynote, I'll do this and then I'll come back to the keynote in the big 5000 person hall. But I'll go to that small presentation room just toe quietly. Prepare Number two is the cafe. I love to do this. I'll goto a star boxer, particularly a quiet place. I'm hoping it's a little quieter than maybe a Starbucks would be, but a coffee shop is one of my favorites or a really comfortable chair. I'll do this at home before I come before I go to the presentation. Dim lights and candles, air, great reading books and magazines. And above all, remove your cell phones and laptops because that's not gonna be relaxing for you when you get your tax messages in your emails. Next thing I'm gonna talk about is create a relax, relax ation space at home. Here's the deal. Many spas, spas you've been to. These have relax ation rooms to sit in before and after the treatments. Have you noticed that? Well, I'm going to suggest that you create an area or Rome in your house solely devoted to relaxing, and I will do this before and after I get home, especially from a big presentation. This is how I come down before I talk to my wife for my son. So I will actually, I have a chair. It's my favorite chair. It's yellow and I use It's really comfortable, and I put a dim light or candle on that thing, and it's It's awesome. It's. And when you do this, clear your mind of any distractions or stressors. So I'm gonna suggest that you take a little me time a little me time before your audience. Let's say you presented 8 30 Take from 8 to 8 30 and take some me time or take some me time at a break. If you present all day, give yourself some me time it a lunchtime or a break. Don't eat lunch with people the whole lunchtime. Take 10 minutes of that lunch as me time. Another thing if you present all day or all week long, give more frequent, shorter breaks. One of the presenters that I interviewed said this will put it up on the screen. It's not breaks or not only for their benefit. So I recommend if you present all day that you give 4 10 minute breaks per day. 4 10 minute breaks per day, two in the morning, two in the afternoon and avoid break and lunch stressors. If you're a keynote speaker and you have a lunch or a break, don't check your emails and answer tons and tons and tons and tons of questions on your emails or over the phone, or even live during that time. Go take some me time and started. Do this. I'm going to suggest that you learn some escape routes from your audience, I can tell you that. When I when I presented all day long over the course of a month one time I had so many presentations that I had to get away from my audience for a little while to get this meat time so I could relax, fill myself up to the point where I could then speak again. One of my favorite ways to do this is with an aural review. So what you Dio is right before you're gonna take a break, you say, Okay, let's review. And you just asked the audience three questions, three questions you just taught him earlier. It might be something like Okay, what's one of the ways that that you can exercise to help you be more relaxed and you would all say an answer? And then I'd say, What are some of your favorite shoes that you could wear? You'd all say an answer. And then I'd say something like, What is one of the ways you can clear your mind and relax? And you'd all say an answer. And then what you do? You say, OK, I'll see in 10 minutes and what what just happened is they got their needs met. They got shown that they learned a bunch of cool stuff and then you just walk away. I'm not saying you do this every time. There are times where I need to answer the questions from the audience. But when I say see you in 10 minutes and walk away, I'm gonna go take some me time. I'm also going to suggest during your me time, especially during lunch, that you take some time to eat without participants to eat by yourself. Here's an example of a couple of quotes from two software presenters that I want to show you that are really powerful for how they take this me time. When they're eating, you should know it's different styles. One of the styles was in general. I don't eat what participants I know I should, but I need a few minutes where I could just go and close my eyes. So that's his style. But another woman said, Well, 30 minutes away, toe laugh and talk stupid really helps. And this really it really is eating lunch with people. So she actually likes that you with people. So it turns out that half of you approximately or what we call extroverts, and you get your energy from other people and you should go eat with people and have your introverts, and you should go it alone. Both of you, though, need to avoid what we call lunch stressors. And so those are the things we've talked about a little bit earlier. But what I want to do now is some. If you don't even get time off at all during your presentations and there's nothing you can do about it, what do you do? I'm going to suggest you take me time during audience time, you might say, What are you talking about? Well, here's how you do it. You pause during your presentation for 3 to 5 second intervals and just relax. During those five seconds, you don't have to speak the whole time. This is an amazing quote from one of the top presenters I've ever seen. Here's what he said. It's on page 10. We'll put it up on the screen, giving myself a moment while my audience sits in silence. The intention for my audience being that they get a moment or two to absorb what I've told them and for me. I go get a sip of water or a walk across the room, and I don't feel like I'm always having to put on a show for a brief moment. I take a breath. I relax, I move forward. This is also important to me when I'm dealing with a difficult participant or answering a complicated question. I allow myself time and prostate thinking process, how I'm going to respond so I don't make rash last moment. Decisions. Isn't that cool? That's how you take me time during a presentation. Lastly, I'm going to suggest during your me time that you and your presentations by 3:30 p.m. If possible. If it's a full day, I mean, if it's a full day talk started earlier even but end by 3 30 This is not just a presenter goal, but a participant goal. The thing is, is I would always make the last topic of the presentation one of your best or an open exercise, and what I would I'm gonna give you a quote on this. Here's what a software presenter does for our audience. We used to teach a challenging topic is the final topic. Instead, now we make the challenging topic and e learning prerequisite, and we do a short introduction at four, and then we have a pretty long exercise in. That topic works well. This is actually a trainer who does this, But if you have to train all day long or teach all day long, this is a really good idea. But then, this is big. Most presenters skip this part. I want you to take me time after your audience is done, so end by, Let's say, end by 4:20 p.m. Then here's an example of a quote. Here's an example from a quote from a software presented that said Decompressed at the end of the day by reflecting on, Went, Went well and what didn't go well, This is one of my favorite things. I will do this on the drive home. I will reflect well, when? Well, with my presentation, what didn't go well. And then when I get home and I have a date with my wife, I don't spend the whole time reflecting. You ever had that? When you're with your spouse or significant other and and my wife will look at me and go, Jason you don't seem present with me. That's cause I'm decompressing. I want to decompress before I get together with her. Really, really cool. So I'm going to suggest that you schedule relax, ation time. Now next is gonna be on the next page. It's called Relax your stress. I'm literally going to give you in a second. The steps to daydream. You might be saying, What daydream? What are you talking about? It turns out daydreaming. If you've ever heard of daydreaming. It's where you kind of just your off. Everyone talking with somebody and they're kind of off in the distance you like. Hey, if you're still there, there daydreaming. Well, there's actually research on this. We'll put it up on the screen. The research says that daydreaming reduces cortisol levels, which are high levels that indicate a lot of stress. It lowers blood pressure, it lowers heart rate, it reduces chronic pain, and it improves cognitive performance. That was just with my son, Trey, the other day. He's five now, and I can tell you that Trey daydreams kids do this all the time. That will be daydreaming because they don't shame themselves for doing it. So what I've decided to do is I'm actually going to give you this stops to daydream. You could see him up on the screen right now, I recommend the first thing you do is find a quiet, comfortable place. And you can do this halfway through your presentation of before to get yourself in the mood for it or feel less fear and then relax your muscles. So maybe you need to structure. Maybe you need to just sit back and relax. But then the key Step three is to breathe deep. And here's how you breathe deeply when you're getting ready to daydream, you want to breathe in for your nose for seven seconds, and when you do that, you want to pull the area deep into your diaphragm. If you show me here, the diaphragm is basically this thing that's like your stomach and you pull it in. And great speakers and singers know how to use this really well. So when you breathe in, it comes right in there, and then what you want to do is come out through your mouth for seven more seconds, and when you do this, Step four is you want to stay focused on one rial thing. This is literally how you can get yourself to daydream on the spot. So what you do as you focus on one physical object right now, I'm looking at a really cool picture over there off of a drawing of Italy. So I'm gonna stay focused on that drawing of Italy for a while. And it could be a painting. Could be a flower. Could be a fireplace. It could be grass. It could be people. It could be birds, but you want to stare at it and then you want to close your eyes and you want to think about one rial thing that you've done recently that's very pleasant for you. Maybe it's a weekend. Get away you had or the last week and you did something fun or its office hours a worker. It's the Caribbean, which is where I love to go with my family. That's how you Dadri. The next thing I'm going to suggest you do in addition to daydreaming, in order to be a better relax, your stress is to immerse yourself in a hobby. Your task. This is a great thing to do. If you've got a big presentation coming up on a Monday, maybe in a big interview or something, and it's Sunday and you want to feel less stressed. What you do is you find a task which becomes kind of like like the day dreaming itself and time will fly by and you derive satisfaction from your efforts. And you spend at least this time completely in the here and now, not worrying about the past or the future. So on page 10 I gave you some examples of some of my favorite task that I would suggest you could do minor exercise. This is one of the reasons why exercise that kind of daydream while I'm doing it. Where movies or painting or photography. Jigsaw puzzles, knitting, dancing, Tetris, solitaire, reading, birdwatching, massage, warm baths, washing the dishes, ironing, driving a car and mowing the lawn. All the things when I researched all these presenters, these were their top lists, and you're gonna achieve the best results you're capable of when you do this. Another really cool thing to do right before you go on stage is create a presentation playlist of music love. This turns out that the research shows that upbeat music makes you happy literally makes you happy. So I'm gonna suggest that you create a before presentation playlist of upbeat music. And then you create an after presentation playlist of slow calming music. Because the research shows here that slow temple music actually comes. Your mind lowers your breathing, lowers your heart rate, your blood pressure, anxiety, and it even lowers tense muscles. Another thing you can do to relax your stress. Are you writing all this down? Said a lot of notes. You could be taken here that can help make you a better presenter is toe laugh three times . Predict. Here's the deal. The cheapest Madison for reducing stress. The research shows again and again and again that the cheapest medicine, not drugs for reducing stress is laughter. Turns out laughter does the following things. It decreases stress. It relieves pain, It brings greater happiness, and it even increases for some people immunity. So I'm gonna suggest your some of my favorite ways to get toe laugh. I actually know some funny people there, almost always performers, and I'll actually ask somebody to make me laugh. I've done this actually, with with Craig, I'll say Craig could you say something finding to me or another thing that I'll do is I'll watch funny videos. My favorite funny video. You've probably seen this one. I think it's one of the all time views on YouTube. Is Charlie bit my finger? So just Googled Charlie bit my finger. Watch this video. I guarantee you get one of your laughter's today, maybe even all three. And then the next thing I'm gonna suggest you do, Teoh to decrease some of your stress is to reassess your stress. And what I mean by this is, let's get real here. Here's the research on this. It's put it up there. Psychological stress is the result of an instinctive fight or flight response kicked off inappropriately. It just one false alarm after another. This happens all the time with people who have a fear of presenting. By the way, if you do have a fear of presenting, there's a program I created. It's a four hour program called Com that you confined at Rule the room. Public speaking dot com. When you go to the Conquer your Fear section, it's called com, which is t Get rid of your fear of public speaking and we're gonna talk about how to get rid of this fight or flight. But basically what fighter flight is, it's just one false alarm after another. Because although our problems maybe riel, there's no immediate need for an intense physical effort. And that's what the fight or flight responses for. So what you do is when you're feeling this fighter flight, when you start to freak out about something, just ask yourself this question. You ready? Write it down with me. What is this thing I'm worried about? Have to do with the rest of eternity? That's the question. And then when you're feeling this fighter flight or when you're feeling stressed, for whatever reason, I got another question. I want you to ask yourself, Is it really that important to be right? I'm gonna suggest that you want to be kind rather than right. This is really hard for me, and it's actually something I've been working on over the last two months. Is to be kind, not only the other people, but it turns out that those people who are unkind other people are even more unkind to themselves. So it all starts with being kind to yourself. You can't be kind of others until you first be kind with yourself. And then the next things I'm going to suggest you do to be able to reassess your stress is to prioritize your tasks effectively. And part of those tasks may be creating your presentation. Part of it might be preparing for their part of it. Might just be getting all the stuff dealt with before you go on stage. So here's three cool steps to put him up there for you that you can do to prioritize your task. By the way, I'm gonna have a whole topic in this presentation about how to prioritize your tasks effectively, especially for the ones you present on. But the first step is to make a list with the most important things first. Always do the most important things first, then what you want to do is do the things you can realistically dio and save the rest for the next day in the next section. In the next topic, when we come back, I'm going to show you how to anticipate unexpected issues in your presentation. I'm gonna show you how to handle those unexpected issues and all the pressures that pile up during your presentation. So we'll see you See you soon 6. Anticipate Unexpected Issues: Hey, we're back. It's time for me to talk to you about how toe anticipate unexpected issues. Which, by the way, is the number one reason why people freak out about their presentations. And even if you don't freak out and you say, Well, I'm fine, you've probably been in a situation like I have, where an unexpected issue happens, and then you freak out. And so how do you handle those, and how do you handle all the pressures that pile up during your presentations? So the first thing I'm going to suggest you do is to delegate your curriculum issues or the issues that you have to do to get your content ready. I want to show you, for example, on page 13 of your hand out what one presenter had to say about this. If you have a process in place that every time you find an issue, there's a process, we'll get it fixed by the next time you train. In this case is a trainer. It puts your mind at ease. It makes things seem less stressful, since you know next time things will be better. So here's what I recommend you do. Some of you. When you present you have handouts. You have workbooks or handouts or whatever it is. I recommend that you delegate typos, you delegate typos she created typo tag! You use it the next time the audience that you have an audience to see if it's fixed. So if you have a recurring presentation, you do. And there's a typo I recommend you have. Have you ever had in presentation where something goes, Hey, there's a typo. What you can do is you can actually assign a typo finder in your audience. Some of my favorite people that I will assign for this are writers. But I also have a typo fixer after the audience is done that I can email this to and have them deal with all the typos again. This is for somebody who presents a lot of stuff in a lot of different ways. But I also recommend if there's something that's not a typo, but it's actually quality assurance kind of a note like Oh, man, that that part of your presentation, Jason really needed some help. You really struggled to get across this issue. Then I'm gonna also delegate that as well. If I've got a team in place and I due to do this, or I might ask somebody in the audience to write up a note saying, Hey, well, what would you suggest I do to make that better? And this is a great thing to put in evaluations. By the way, another thing I love to do is to stand out in email after the presentation with a link to the notes of the presentation and then say to everybody, Hey, I gave its presentation this past day this past week or yesterday, and I want you to write down what's one thing that didn't make sense to you, that I could do better. And it allows, you know, deal A supposed having to deal with this in the middle of the talk of the next talk you can get it dealt with right now. So that's one of the things that recommend. The other thing I recommend you do is have what's called an upcoming presentation meeting is one of my favorite things. I'll actually have a meeting with some of my key staff members and also hey, I've got this big keynote presentation coming up. Here's all the topics I have. Can you think of any unexpected issues that are gonna come up? What are some places where I might have a blind spot and I'll have the whole team brainstorm so that I can get this stuff up front and then I'll delegate any conceptual notes? I have any things that come up that might be challenging, and I'll actually assign a concept finder, all assigned somebody to mark all the places in the presentation that don't make sense. And then I'll create benchmarks, oddities, and I want you to write this down right now in your notes. Create benchmarks out of things that don't make sense, and you'll see later in this presentation how to use benchmarks to make sure that your audience has got it. What you can do is anything that's challenging for them and understand. That's the stuff you want a benchmark to see if your audience gets it. And so I'll actually do that with my team ahead of time so that I can minimize thes problems. Say anything you want to do. To handle these unexpected issues is to minimize technical problems, so I recommend you come in early before your presentation And if you're giving a presentation that has workstations involved, some of you dio where everybody's on a computer, come in early and get every workstation connected. Take a look on page 13. There's a couple of quotes. I want to share it with you. It says this will help you identify any hardware problems with the workstation before I need to start. If you have 36 people on your roster, I'm gonna go and try every single one of those workstations. Because if I have 30 in a room of 36 I probably won't even turn those on. And I'll be fine, see what they're doing here. And you can read some of these other quotes on this Page 13. But the other thing I'd recommend doing is testing error prone work flows before each presentation and give a thorough report on this each issue that you have with whatever organization you're presenting that so that they know the issues that come up. I also recommend that somewhere in the audience you delegate what I call an environment investigator during the audience to investigate. If you're again, this is all workstations if you have workstations. If there's environment issue of this workstation to investigate what's wrong so that you don't have to deal with that in the middle of the presentation and have a backup plan in place if all the workstations go down or of two of them go down. I also recommend that you assigned somebody to be the presentation troubleshooter, that any time something goes wrong with it with a workstation or any technology at all, maybe it's the power point projector that persons responsible. This is for your big presentations. I'm gonna give you an example. I was at a keynote about two months ago. There was 2000 people in the room. I was not the presenter. The keynote speaker gets up there and starts talking. Nobody can hear and he says, Can everybody can you hear me? Can hear me. He starts filling with his mike and the audio guys trying to play with stuff, and nobody really knows what to do. There wasn't anybody to troubleshoot this. This should have been done. First of all, before it started. They should have practiced all this out of time. They didn't. But secondly, there needs to be a person that when it happens, and you should just plan for it to happen. You almost plan for it to happen. You don't want it to have it. But you plan for it so that you don't have to worry about if it does what to do. And then there's this person that's handling it. And then the other thing I recommend that you do to handle unexpected issues is to control your non presentation work. And I'm actually going to give you a quote here. This is actually gonna be on page 14. It says this if I don't have toe work when I go home, I'm a much happier person. And did you hear that? If you're presenting all day long, you've probably got a lot of work piling up from all these other places that are going to just hammer you when you go home that night. And so what do you do about this? I'm going to recommend some key things. The 1st 1 is to schedule time boundaries. Check out this quote. If you're unsure how important something is, Chuck, with your trick, your team lead. I have a hard time envisioning something that is more important than my presentations. And then they look at it says I cannot check email during the day or it will ruin my audience. I'll typically check it after the audience is done. So what you want to do is you want to schedule This is what you don't want to write down that you're out of office during your presentations. I literally have an email Go out when I'm giving an all day presentation that says, Hey, thanks for the email. Sorry, Amato office. Right now, I'm actually giving a keynote speech right now. And then what I'll do is all schedule time to handle any of those things that are gonna come up after the presentations done. So I just know I don't have to worry about it that day because I've got the time the next day. The other thing I'm going to suggest is that you scheduled task time toe, update your presentation. You're gonna have things that happened during your presentation. If you do it routinely, that you need to updates all scheduled time for this. And I'm also going to suggest you schedule weekly review time every week. Scheduled to our session on Friday to do a reflection of everything that happened this week and everything that's going to go down next week and do this every week. You can't imagine the amount of stress that goes away during the weekend for me and for all these other presenters I interviewed that I learned this from that. Do this and then, lastly, I'm gonna suggest you schedule process time one hour or 1/2 hour day where you will process your in baskets. A great book by David Alan called getting things done that teaches you how to do this. In a moment. I'm gonna walk you through some of the neat things from that book. But first, I want you to know that I actually have 1/2 hour scheduled every day, including Sundays of presentations where I would check my email so I can get back to urgent messages. So I don't have to worry during the presentation about whether it's gonna happen. But I will not do it during that presentation. And then I recommend that you process your in basket the smart way. And this is where I told you I was going to give you five steps. You can learn more about these steps in this amazing book called Getting Things Done. But the first step is this is it actionable? And what I did is I took this the concepts in this book, and I'm applying them to presentations now. So the first thing you want to do is is it actionable? So when stuff comes in your in basket, you can see it up on the screen. Right now. It might be a physical in basket where you have papers, or maybe your email or your tax messages or whatever comes to you. The first thing you want to do is say, What is it? And is it actionable? And my definition of actionable is Do I need to take an action on this or not? Do I need to do something right away that I need to do or not? So your Step two, if it's not actionable, there's three things you're going to do with it. You're either going to delete it because you don't do anything with it. You're gonna file it because you'll need it later. And if you file it, you put it in a folder, and I actually have two sets of folders. I've got real life manila folders that I put pieces of paper in that I need for later. And then I have an email set of folders that a through Z that I put things in for later. And so you're gonna delete it, You're gonna file it, or you're gonna put it in what's called the someday maybe box the someday. Maybe box for me is online, and it's just a list of all the projects that I want to do. Some day. It's called a project wish list. And then instead of me having the email, all the people that I want something done with, I can just put it on the wish list. And when it's ready to be talked about, I feel it's ready to be brought up. I'll bring it up so you can see on the screen right here that I actually have done this. I've got my trash. I've got my someday maybes and I've got my reference materials, and this is what my filing cabinets look like. Step three is, once you've decided that it's is actionable, what's your next action? And there's two choices. It's either a single stop or it's more than one step. If it's a single step, then that's called a task. If it's more than one step, that's called a project. And so what you want to do is you want to take all of your projects and have an individual folder for those because they're gonna take a while to accomplish. And then you want to have a list of your tasks for just today so that the only thing you have to worry about that day is your task. Now I want to just stop for a second. I want you to take a look at something with me. Why am I telling you all this? Well, the reason I'm telling you all this is because if you've got all this stuff stored in your brain and you're worried about all this stuff and it's not someplace outside your brain on a task Mr A project list then gets what's gonna happen when you present, you're gonna be stressed out. You're gonna be thinking about all the stuff you have to do, and your audience is going to know it. We don't want that. So what you want to do is you got your task list you got your project list Step for that is you ask yourself, you can see it up on the screen right now if it's a single step, if it's a task, you save yourself one question, is it going to take less than two minutes or not? If it's going to take less than two minutes, just do it. I can tell you that in order to delegate and deferred, figure out what you're gonna do this later. It'll take you two minutes just to figure out how you're gonna delegate or defer it. So just do it. But if it takes more than two minutes, you have two choices. You can either delegate it to somebody on your team, or you could defer it by putting the dealer on your calendar or on your task list. You can see how I did that right here with a retreat invite that I was gonna do. I put that on my task list, and it is a computer task that can handle that later and for logging my time. I'm not gonna do that now. It takes 1/2 an hour, so I'm gonna go put that on my counter. But getting feedback from Bethany. I'm gonna differ. I'm gonna delegate that to Bethany because she's the one that's going to give me that feedback. Step five. This is what I was talking about with that weekly work plan review. I call it a weekly reflection. And essentially, what you do is you actually set up a time for two hours every Friday where you do three main things. Review all your projects and you prioritize and datum. You review all of your non current projects like the wind. The ones on the wish list are on hold, or the ones that have already been completed or canceled and decide if you want to do any of those you review all your tasks you've done for the week, and then what do your tasks next week based on the projects you just did. And then you review your calendar next week and you make sure your times are all set. If you do all this stuff, these five steps and I I highly recommend you go by the book from David Allen called Getting Things Done because it's the best book I've ever seen on how to do this stuff. I cannot tell you how much your stress is going to go down when you present and when it goes down. That's what this program is all about. How do you How do you reduce your stress and fatigue and increase your energy as a presenter? Boy, your audience is gonna thank you. When we come back, I'm going to show you how to get help and make it helpful. I'm gonna show you how to leverage other people to help you feel less drained at the end of your day. Especially a day that you give a presentation. See you soon. 7. Get Help and Make It Helpful: Hey, we're back. It's Topic four and we're presenter and we are doing keynotes, and we're doing lots of presentations all the time, and we need or we have a big presentation coming up and and I'm just gonna tell you right now, you need to get help from other people and make that help helpful. So there's a way you can actually leverage other people. I can tell you the best CEO is that I talked to that. Give presentations are amazing at this, at leveraging other people when they give talks, so they feel less trained at the end of the day. And one of the first things I'm gonna recommend you do is to get help from other presenters , especially if you have a large audience. I told you earlier I gave a presentation in front of six or 7000 people, and when I do that, I can tell you I am not the only one that's getting ready for this presentation. And you shouldn't be either. If you're a keynote speaker, you need the leverage, other people. So how do you do it? Well, here's a quote that I want to read you first of all. It's actually from a manager, and here's what he said. You Comptel presenters that we're working on a system where they're always have at least a driver when the audience gets to 20 or more participants. So what's a driver? Well, I actually will do this. If I have a huge presentation, I'll have somebody, man, the power point slides so that all I have to do is focus on my audience. I love doing this. It's called a co presenter. You can also think of it is a driver. I also find a floater, somebody that can roam around in the audience and answer quick questions that somebody might have that everybody doesn't need to hear about. That's a really powerful thing to the other thing I'm gonna recommend you do is get a co presenter. So there's the driver, the floater, And then there's a co presenter. I love doing this. You see a lot of the the program I have. That's called archetype, which is the nine steps to present in your own presentation style. It's part of the PS lab. You'll notice that I present with co presenters. It's a really cool thing and a co presenter is somebody that's on the stage with you for a keynote speech. And I love doing this because it allows you when that person speaking Aiken get ready for my next thought. When I'm speaking here, she can get ready for their next thought. Here's the three qualities of a co presenter can write these down one. You get along with him, too. They have equal spontaneity is that they're willing toe role with things the way you are. They want a plan really well, the way you do, and they have equal experience there. Justus, good of a presenter is you, and they can hang with you on stage. So here's what I recommend. If you have a co presenter, talk with the other presenters before you. You all go up on stage before the audience to gear up, talk with them about your very first presentation topic and your intro, and then during the day you want to relax with them by seeing where they're at in the material. So ask him, Hey, where you at right now and where do you want to be? At a break, you can ask him, and I'll actually do this? One of my co presenters was Carl. You can see him in that program. And I would say to call Hey, Carl, we just finished this. What you think about doing this? This this for the next 15 minutes of our talk while all the audience is working on something and then the other thing I'm going to suggest you do is at the end of the presentation, put it in perspective. So ask the other presenters. How did your day go? What questions did you get? Where did where did you end with the material? Did you feel about how you feel with the audience when you talk with another presenter, we actually go out to eat, I can tell you that Carl and John and Matt and Catherine and and Chris thes co presenters that I had for this program I was referring to. We go out to eat at the end of the day. After the presentation, we all talk about how it went, so it's really cool. The other thing. I recommend you do that. Remember, we're talking about how to get helping. Make it helpful is you could get help from other presenters, but You can also get help from your audience from participants. So I will actually have sign audiences raised sometimes when I'm presenting and I have ah Power point slide show and I really don't want to deal with that cause. I want to focus on the audience, and I notice there's somebody in my audience. It's really on top of things, really, on the ball. I'll actually have that person drive my power point while I present and they love it because this person is an expert anyway. And so there's actually a quote on Page 17 that I want to. I want to show you. It says This is, by the way, from a presenter named Kevin Siegel, and Kevin Siegel is one of the best online presented as I've ever seen. If you do online presentations, this is awesome, because I had a feeling you guys were paying close attention to what I was doing. A method to the madness, say, for the most part, fact that I screen share on a person is a stunner, and what he's saying his screen share is. My colleagues were convinced it couldn't be done realities and one technique I used to engage my line audience. So what he does is he'll screen share is screen online, and then we will do is they'll have the audience take over his screen and drive for him, and this allows him to focus on the audience, and they stay engaged to another thing I love to do. I assigned buddies, so I will actually say to an audience of 10,000. Hey, take a look at my screen up here and they'll take a look at this and then I'll say Now make sure your buddies here and they both have a computer and they need to make sure that they're on the same place or another. Thing I'll do is all a sign re layers, so I'll stay to the ah whole audience. I want you all to take 30 seconds and agree with the person next to you on what you think. The answer is to this. And then I want you to sign one of you the relay er re layers would you come up with and then they all share. It's all assigned drivers, buddies and re layers. It's a really cool way to decrease my stress. Three more all sign. Write these down with me. I assign readers. So rather than me just reading from the book, If I have a book, I will say, Hey, Joe, go ahead and read this next paragraph and I'll give Joe Mike. Another thing that I will do is I will sign Stop lighters and this is one of my favorite things. If you're giving a presentation, where they have to do exercises is I'll put in front of every single audience member a red , green or yellow cup during long exercises. And then I'll say, if you're still working on the present eight presentation exercise, you're a Red Cup if you're all done your green. And if you're just about done your yellow and I'll ask them to do that and then I'll have to do is look around and see how many reds and greens I have. And I know where I'm at and then, lastly, all assigned reviewers. I love this for multiday presentations. Where I do a Marine Review and would not do is all a sign a reviewer that at the end of the day I'll do the morning review and and I'll lead them at the end of the day, they'll lead it and they actually do the review, and it gives them a chance to interact with the other people. Another key thing that I recommend you do to get help from other people is to get your audience talking. This, by the way, is one of the most important things I can teach you as a great presenter, all of the great presenters that I researched and I researched over 10,000. They do this frequently. They ask for their questions frequently, and so what I mean by that is they will ask their audience. What questions do you have about Topic X? And then they will ask that every 30 minutes write this down every 30 minutes, they will ask that, and then they wait seven seconds after asking it. There's a really great hand out the really great example of this that I want to read to you right now on the screen. They wait seven seconds for the following reason, giving myself a moment while my audience sits in silence. The intention for my audience being that they get a moment or two to absorb what I told them and for me. I get a sip of water or I walk across the room and I don't need to feel like I'm always having to put on a show for a brief moment. I take a breath, relax, and I move forward. This is also important to me when I'm dealing with a difficult participant answering a complicated question, I allow myself time to think in process how I'm going to respond so I don't make rash last moment. Decisions. This is what the greatest presenters do. And they wait seven seconds to do this for themselves. And the audience loves it because they need seven seconds to process the question. Think about what they're gonna ask. Get the courage up to ask it. The third thing I suggest you do to get him talking is to use what I call talking tools. Let me give you five of my favorite talking tools right now that I'm gonna talk about in the rest of this presentation and throughout the rest of your public speaking lab that you have access to circle of knowledge is one of them you'll see in the presentation. Wow, factor me model this Another one's called the agree and see if you're right method and you'll see me model that in the Rules of room classic program The buddy system is what I just talked about just now. All model more of that for you in that classic programas. Well, the access sketches where you give him a workbook and they have things they have to put in boxes and when they're writing that keeps them engaged, and it allows them to think and talk while you can take a break. And then, lastly, benchmark checks, which I'm going to cover in detail in this program. Now the last thing I want to teach you about how to get help from other participants is to give what I call end of day or end of presentation work time and I talked about this earlier, but if you give a presentation all day long, one of the best things you can do is at the end of the day, you either do a Q and A or you do some sort of self paced exercise, which allows you to finish before 3 30 like I talked about, and it gives you time to answer questions. Time to tutor people and then people can leave whenever they like. This is really cool for a training. By the way, if you do those now, before we move on to the next topic, I want to teach you one more thing about how to get help and make it helpful. And that is to prepare smart. We'll put this on the screen. The number one reason for stress, discomfort and nervousness is a presenter is feeling under prepared. It's feeling under prepared, and so I actually want to read to you one of the quotes that you can see on the get help and make it helpful page at the bottom. It says no, My stuff if I don't have uncertainty in my head when presenting I don't get is badly drained, so you can never make another first impression. You cannot get your audience back once they're gone, but you can always loosen an audience up. So on the next page on page 17 I recommend that you double prepare key lessons. You double prepared key lessons in one of the key lessons, I'm gonna put him up on the screen. I recommend you double prepare your presentation. Welcome when they first walk in the room, you double prepare your introduction. In your credentials, you double prepare your first lesson or topic. You double prepare the topic right after lunch, because that's another first impression and you double prepare all your last lessons, either before lunch and a day or right before you're evaluations. And what this allows you to do is allows you to be less stressed about the key lessons or topics of your presentation. And when you do this, it gives you a first and last impression with your audience that makes them see you as the expert that you are, and it actually boosts your evaluations. It decreases your stress, and it makes you more happy about what you've done. The other thing I recommend you do as you prepare your materials prior to presentation week . So many people did you work on their presentation the day before the talk. Bad move. You should have your entire presentation ready and written, but the week before you give, actually give your talk and I recommend you print and check everything out and have all the handouts printed up the week before. Make your own power point version the week before and then set up the room the day before. Don't set up the room and hope and pray that all your power points and you're bored and all the things you need to have ready and the handouts are gonna be ready that day. Do it the day before, if at all possible, and then put work out of your mind the evening before a new presentation in a new audience . Do using all the techniques I taught you about daydreaming and finding that comfortable place, Put it out of your mind and get to the presentation early. It's the last thing I'm gonna tell you for. This topic is get there early so you can meet people and greet people and take that time for yourself to get ready. All of these things, I can tell you they took me nine months to research some of your thinking and this is a lot of stuff. It iss but it's cool stuff. You don't have to put it all into place right now. Remember, present over perfect great book by the way, President were perfect. You know how to do this perfectly, but be present right now with me. Be present and think about some of the top things you're going to do right now to get ready for your next presentation. When we come back, I'm going to show you Topic number five. How to help your audience get it? Because it turns out that all the things I'm teaching you right now everything you're learning are the top things that you told me. You struggle with that people just like you told me they struggle with when they're stressful. On one of the things Waas My audience doesn't get it. So I'm gonna show you how to make sure they get it. With last time and energy doing so it's gonna be a very cool topic. I'll see you soon. 8. Help them get it: Hey, we're back. It's time for take away number five. How to help them get it? And I'm gonna show you how to make sure they get it with less time and energy doing so you might say to yourself, I don't understand why this is gonna help with my stress. But when you're giving a presentation, your audience is looking at you and they're not. They're clueless and they don't get it, and especially afterwards when you realize that they didn't get it, it can really be a challenge. It can really drain you. I can tell you. I've had sleepless nights where I thought my presentations would go well, and then I realized later that they didn't get it and that really bother me. And so I decided, I want to fix this and never have it happened again, and I'm gonna show you how to make that happen. But first I want to tell you about a really cool theory. My belief is that learning equals of behavior change so they don't actually get it until they could do three things. One they understand it to they can remember it, and three, they can actually do it they can change their lives and behavior, and the understand is what drains the most. And that's because, remember is just review. You can get people to remember something by just reviewing it with him and doing is just practice. You can get him to do it when they practice it again and again, but I understand that's a whole new beast. And so I just wanna want to show you on page 19 something right now. And that is look what it says. Some quotes that actual audience presenters have said about their audiences. It says concepts are getting in and understand our very heavy In certain audiences. People can do steps but may not know why we do it. So we have to ensure synthesis. We have to continue to review the course of the audience, and when I can help them and they go, Oh, I see now it energizes me is what another presenter says, another presenter says. It relieves myself of the burden of thinking the courses, everything and instead bear in mind that is just the start of the process for them, and then another one says, thank you less about coverage. More about understanding. So instead of me says what is said and done in the audience is not be directed by the pressure of covering everything and more about the audience actually understanding what's being covered or pretended or demonstrator practice. See that? What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna share with you one of the coolest things. It took me a couple of years to figure this out. I had to observe a lot of presenters to get this. It's called a benchmark strategy. And so what you're going to do, I'm gonna actually use an example of a trainer because they actually teach, By the way, this works for any presentation. I'm using a trainer because it's one of the most difficult examples. And I figured if I could use a difficult example, it can work for any example. So what you do is I'm gonna actually give you some steps. There's actually gonna be there's actually going to be two main steps, but a bunch of things in between. The first step is you want to summarize. You can see on your example handout. You can see it there on page 19. What they don't understand in the real world. So I want this trainer I said, Well, what is it that these people don't understand? And so the trainer on page 19 and 20 you can see it there will put up a Actually, I'm just page 19. There were three things They do it all understand? They don't understand the difference between a J R C B G S O hara coverage. Guarantor patients were just things that you don't need to worry about what they are, but this is what they didn't understand. You probably looking, is going to understand this, and that's what their audience like to. But then the other one is our T vs, not auntie pairs and finding or those are the three things that the presenter says pouting doesn't get it. Okay, great. So we've got that. So that's what you need to do. You need to summarize what your audience doesn't understand. If you're wondering what they don't understand, just give your presentation to some random person that's going to be in your audience and say, What don't you get? They'll tell you right away. Step two, then is on the next page, Page 20. You want to identify what participants struggle with by writing out the answers to what they don't understand. So this trainer did this? Actually, they wrote down for every one of these things that she told me that I understand. She actually wrote out, I gave this to you just because I don't want you to learn this. This is not even your topic. But I want you to see what the trainer did, what the presenter did. They wrote out everything that is the answer to what people don't understand. And here's the key that I told the train, I'm gonna put these on the screen so you can see these. And when you do this yourself, that's what you need to do. You need to use your own words when you write down with the answers. You need to be too specific and discreet, and you need to summarise riel world examples that your audience will screw up in other words, examples that they're going to get wrong because it's hard to understand and then step three. What you want to do is you want to write out benchmark questions. This, by the way, is on page 21 that gets at those answers that gets the audience to tell you the answers. These are hard to understand. So I decided. Actually, you can see it on the screen right now to create these benchmarks for you and again. This took me two years to figure out these 10 benchmark. I call him beautiful benchmarks, cause I use him in all my presentations, and what I'll do is I'll stop in the middle of presentation and I'll ask one of these questions. And then what happens is if they get stock. If they can't answer it, Guess what? I didn't explain it well enough. If I say to my audience What watch this. Here's what I would actually say to my audience. I would say, Okay, everybody, I want you to describe the effect and you can see what this this. Actually, you can look at this with me on page 21. Right now, it says right out the benchmark question. So here's one of her, she said. Explain why you change it from the hospital account information form instead of the guarantor accounts form. Her next one was benchmark question. Explain why you change the coverage. Next one was explain why you would inactivate next one. Explain why you'd want to terminate a lot of explain. Why on the next page, by the way, on page 22 explain why you would do that. Describe the effect off. Explain when you would build the coverage. Explain when you would verify the coverage. Described the effect of this. Explain the extract, the effective MSP cute. All of those fit. Look back on the screen underneath these 10 beautiful benchmarks. So what do you do with these? What you do is you create a benchmark sheet. You can see this, by the way, on pages 23 in 24. It actually says that the top find out who doesn't get it and when you do is for all the benchmarks that she built. I'm gonna show you this right now on this screen, all the benchmarks that she built, you create a little box where they have to write the answer. When you ask the question, See what most presenters do Bad presenters do. This is they'll just tell you the answer that doesn't count. That's not gonna help you determine if they get it. What you have to do instead is you ask the question, and then my favorite is the agree and see if you're right. I taught this to you. Told you I was gonna teach us to a little bit later. You look out the audience and you say one of these benchmarks. You say something like you've just learned a bunch of stuff for me. I'm gonna see if you got this now. So I'm looking at my audience. They say I want you to take 30 seconds in right out. Why you would change it from Delta Delta. In her case, it was Why would change from the hospital account information form instead, The guarantor accounts for they all Write it down. Then you say Okay, Now turn to the person next to you and agree on your answer. And they all agree. Now a sign. A re layer Realtors tell us which came up with one rial layer tells us the answer. And then what happens is the Realtors says okay, re layer, which come up with it. Say it's Joe. And so Joe says his answer out loud, and what I'm gonna do right now is I'm gonna show you what I would do with Joe in the audience right now. Said Joe, would you come up with Just as well? I would do dot the doctor dr dot So I would paraphrase as Joe is answering his answer, I'm going to paraphrase what Joe said. Now, watch this. Joe. I know Joe is pretty confident is answer because he already wrote it. He already agreed with the person next to him, and he agreed to be a relay. Er she's done three things to show me. He's ready to answer this, so I'm gonna paraphrase it, I'm going to write it on the board. And now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna look out at the audience, and by the way, I'm only gonna write an answer that I know is right. So Joe has given me the wrong Inter. I'm gonna say, Hey, that's a nice thought, Joe. Does anybody else have a thought to? Or even better, I'm gonna walk around the room while they're working with a partner, and I'm gonna look and see who has the right answer. I'm gonna listen and see who has a right answer. I'm gonna call on down so that I know that when they answer it, it's gonna be right. And then I just look out at the audience and I say, Hey, everybody look up with at this board here. But I want you to tell me if you got this answer not by circling yes or no next to this benchmarks box. And then you do this for your whole presentation. And at the very end of the presentation, all you have to do is look at your audience and say, Now, look at your benchmark sheet. If you circled all yeses, guess what? You're getting this stuff circling the nose. Good news. Stick around and I'll help you turn nos to yeses, and then you just stay after and help those who still don't get it. Do you have any idea? I'm gonna look at you right in the eyes in this camera right now and tell you, Do you have any idea how much less stress you're gonna feel and how much more sleep you're gonna get when you know when you know that they get it when you never have to wonder anymore? If your audience actually gets it, This is a game changer. The very last thing you want to do then is during that time that you said, I'll help you turn those yeses or those nos to yeses to help them get it if you want to tutor them. So those people who didn't get If you have a huge audience of 10,000 you're not gonna tutor 5000 people. But the research shows, by the way, that around 5% won't have gotten them all. If you teach this right, 95% of get it. So 5% of even 100 people stay. That's like five people, so you can tutor these people's. I would recommend you save 30 minutes of audience time at the very end of your presentation for tutoring participants. If you're a trainer or a teacher A professor. This is called office hours, and you need to have office hours for adult learners. I recommend every Friday, for example, from 2 to 4 and you say anybody that didn't get all of your yes is here. Come on, come by my office from Friday from 2 to 4, and I'll help you get it. This is what the bass presenters do now. When we come back I'm going to show you how to manage large audiences. If you've never had a large audience before, you probably will. If you're if you're ever wanting to make public speaking your thing, you want to be a keynote speaker. You want to train for Ted? Do you want to get in front of a large audience? You're gonna have a large audience. And if you have had one already, you know it's different than a small audience. So I'm gonna show you when you come back, how to accomplish the same presentation tasks that you do with a smaller audience. Just a Z effectively as you would with a group of what I call it a large audience. 32 or more participants. See you soon. 9. Manage Large Audiences Udemy: Hey, we're back. It's time for one of my favorite topics, which is, how do you present to a huge audience now? I call a huge audience any audience that is 33 people or more, 32 people or more. And the reason I do that is because that's how many people you can't give one on one eye contact to anymore one each minute. What I mean by that is, if it's a small audience, I want to be able to give everyone in the room 1/2 a second of eye contact every minute of the presentation. That's how they feel cared about with me. But once I get to 32 people or more, and usually I'm talking about 102 100,000 even 3000 people, you can't do that. If you have 60 people, even in the room or 50 people, you can't do that. And so what you do instead of you divide the room up into nine sections. Before I talk about how to handle those nine sections, I want you to look at this screen because the research that I've done has shown that these air, the common tasks that you need to do is a presenter to be effective. Well, what's interesting is when I did the research of these 10,000 speakers that I observed, the ones in red are the ones that are different when you have a large audience and the ones that aren't in red are pretty much the same, no matter what size audience you have. So I'm actually going to show you how to manage, Ah, large audience, and I'm going to start with how toe open. Well, how do you open? Well, if your audience is huge and I recommend that the very first thing you want to do is still give your full name just like a normal opener. And by the way, you can watch one of RPS lab programs called How to Give a Killer Presentation opener. It's a really cool program, and it teaches you how to do an opener from start to finish. But what I want to do right now is sure how to open with a large audience. So the first step is you're gonna give your full name, and I'm in my case, it would be Hi, my name's Jason T. Dick, and you bring your reflections down in the last syllable of your last name. Then you share credentials. In my case, it would be I help presenters give amazing presentations with less stress and fatigue. Number three Normally, what I would do is I would introduce myself and talkto individuals in the room. But if there's 1000 people in the room, I can't do that. So instead, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna pull the audience and ask them who's in the room. I'm going to say something like this. I want you to write and I'm gonna know it had a time. What kinds of people in the room. But let me just give you an example. I was giving a presentation at a health care software conference and there was a number of developers in the room and a number of project managers. And then there were a number off que waves in the room. There's three different kinds of roles, and so I said, raise your hand. If you're a developer in all the developers raised, how about Q airs and they all raise your hand. And how about project managers? And they all raise their hand well then what I did is I would wanna hook each role in the audience. So I gave them all on a screen. Ah, hook. And that hook was why they'd want to listen to me because they were so different. I can tell you they need you want to come to the presentation cause they're like, what? I'm developer. I don't wanna learn what what the project managers need to know. That's different. So I said to them, I want you to look at the screen right now and find your role and read that sentence because that's what you're gonna get in the next hour. They're all reading. Oh, that's awesome. It was different for every person. So that's step for I will actually hook each role in the audience. Step five I'm gonna do this circle of knowledge is the exact same thing I do in that opener program that you should go watch. If you want to learn more about the circle of knowledge, go check that out and then step six. I'm going to reveal the take away saw. Show him another screen and I'll put down all the takeaways. Action verbs. Lesson eight words that tell what they're gonna get that they could take away from the presentation and then Step seven. And this is perhaps the most important step is I'm going to set boundaries and expectations and you can see these on Page 24. I want you to look at these right now with me. I'll put a few on the screen that I read. I'm going to read the ones that I would actually use. But there's there is so important for large rot, large audiences. Here's the 1st 1 It's actually on Page 24 2nd quote. There's a lot of material in this presentation, it says on his presentation. You're gonna have a lot of questions. I'll make sure you get answers to all your questions. If it's a question, it applies to everyone in the room right now. Answer it right away. If it's question that applies to just one or some of you all into those at 4 30 today for anyone who's interested, let's get started. Boom. I've just said it boundary. In an expectation about questions. Another one of my favorite ones is workbook boundaries and expectations. If you have a work book, you can read that one on that page. I'm not going to read it out loud, but if you another one that is my favorite is pace, boundaries and expectations. Peer support. I'm actually going to read this one cause I think it's so important to do pure support. Check this out. We help others and provide good customer service. And there are a lot of you in this room and only one of me. I can't physically check to see if each of use following along on this screen with me. And I know you need that. I would like your help with it. The person sitting next to you is a buddy. I've met them. They're very nice, is true. By the way, if you feel a little lost, check their screen, see where they are. They'll help you out. They'll come in handy. If you're not feeling a little lost. Check with your body to see if they need some help. And if if you could help him out, it's okay. We help others and provide good customer service. You're not alone. Your body and I appreciate it. Take a minute right now and introduce you to your body. and then 1000 people introduce themselves. See how cool that is. And then, lastly, this is actually one of my favorites. I'm gonna read, too, is outside support. I know a lot of people need to, especially it's a full day talk. I know they're gonna need some outside support, So here's what I'll say to them. It's a boundary. It's an expectation. Some of you will be confused. Certain points this week. That's okay. This is a full week presentation, and it's expected when you're learning new mature, it's all good, by the way, I'll make sure you have. The resource is you need to help you understand what you need to know, and I'm gonna provide additional support to anyone who's confused. The needs help from 4 30 to 5 each day, and I also provide office hours on Friday from 1 to 3. And I'll provide you with a group of resource is in this audience that could do that for you. You see that you see how cool that is. So when you've done this, when you've actually done these seven steps, well, that's how you open well with a huge audience that they know what to expect, especially if you're presenting all day long. But the next thing you need to do is to communicate effectively with a large audience. And I can tell you that the way you communicate with a large audience is very different than the way you communicate with a small audience in certain ways in red. And so the first thing that I'm gonna suggest you do is you remember those role based hooks that you gave. You need to give one of those for every topic, too. So every time you move to a new topic, you show a new hook for each of the major roles in your audience. Now, this is especially true if you're teaching your training, but then the other thing is all about eye contact. Remember, I said, if it's a smaller room, you're gonna look at every person in the audience for 1/2 a second every minute. Well, if it's a larger audience, 32 or more typically it's, and it's more than you can give eye contact. Everyone in the room for you. Want to divide the room into nine sections. Front, middle back, left middle right nine and then What you want to do is you want to look at every section in the room for three seconds every minute. If you do the math three times nine is 27 so you'll have plenty of buffer time to do this. But the reason it's so important is because if I have just one person in the room and I look at them for three seconds, is gonna be really awkward. But if I have 1000 people or even 50 people in the room and I look at a section, I want to look at that section for enough time that they can feel it. And then I moved to the next section and I look at bound and then the next section and so forth you might have seen me analyzed the inauguration speech by recent President elect I. I actually analyzed his eyes so that we could see if he was doing this well, he wasn't doing it as well as he could have. This is a powerful thing for a large audience. The other thing I recommend you do with a large audience has become friends with the power point. I have a board right here that I can write on, and I'll use this for small audiences all the time. But it's not gonna work for a large audience. I recommend that you do two things with your large audiences. With your power point. You create things and put him on the power point that they need to know that are important and need to be remembered. Write that down. They're important and need to be remembered. That's what goes on your power point. It's not for what you need to remember. It's what they need to remember. And then they create things on their paper. Better hard to understand. I'm gonna say those again. You create things on the power point that are important that need to be remembered. They create things on their benchmark sheet. When we talked about that earlier, better hard to understand. The next thing I recommend you do when you have a large audiences to make tone your favorite. Now, just write these percentages down with me. It turns out that with a large audience in person, 82% off the the a fact they feel from you between your tone and words, 82% the tone of voice and only 18% of their feelings they get from you is from the words you say, Well, that's huge. So I've actually created two slides. Here's the first where I want you. I want to actually model for you how to do this. So when you're in front of a large audience, your tone of voice becomes even more important than the words that you say in creating an A fact or feeling with your audience. So if you want to build enthusiasm and excitement, you want to speak a little faster or you want to speak even. You want your volume to go up a little bit and you want your inflections to go up. It might sound like something like this. Let's say I see an airplane going by right now on presenting, I might say something like, Did you see that airplane? Is that thing cool? And that's going to give me a bigger a fact for enthusiasm and excitement. On the other hand, if I want to stress importance, I actually want to slow down my pace and volume. I still want my inflections to go out, but I want to slow down and it sounds more important. Do you hear that? If I want to compare in contrast to things, I'm actually gonna have one thing. I want to compare and contrast go really high in a little louder. And the other thing is gonna go lower and down. Hear that? That's how I can compare if I want to win, re engage a big audience. What do I do? I'm gonna vary my speed a little bit. I'm gonna slow down for really important stuff. And then I'm gonna speed up when I want to go offs over something. I want to make something enthusiast, but I want to go up and then down and I want to sometimes talk a lot. And then I want to pause. And when I do that, it allows my audience to be more engaged with me. It re engages the people who are distracted. If I want to show urgency, I want my inflections to go down. Did you hear that? Down Not up but down. And that shows urgency. And if I want to appear credible, I want to pause and I want a deep, moderate voice with my inflections up and then down notice. I said, moderate voice moderate is up, voice down, and that makes me sound more credible. So here's the steps. You're probably thinking, Wow, Jason, that's kind of cool, but how I do it Well, this also took me about six months of research to figure out. But here is the eight steps to do it there, up on your screen right now, I want you to record 1 to 5 minutes of your next presentation, and it could be in front of a small or large audience. But remember, this is the key. Is is a large audience right now. This is where it's so effective. And I want you to circle every single key word in that transcription. And by keyword, I mean a word that you feel like really important for them to hear you say. And then I want you to decide. I'm gonna go back to the other screen real quick. It's on your screen now off these 123456 facts. Which effect do you want them to feel during that word? Then I want you to use the table of pace volume in inflections to determine the mood you want to inspire and then practice changing the volume, pacing inflections in an exaggerated way and then repeat the process with a second word of third word of fourth word and so on. And when you're all done, I want you to re read that transcription. Just one paragraph is fine and then re record the presentation and listen to it and see if what you wanted your audience to feel happens the last thing I want to show you how to handle large audiences and this is critical. But so often times overlooked is to provide support for the large audience. What I mean by this is you got 1000 people in the room or even 50 you're gonna have people that are struggling and you're not going to know and you need to support it. But you're only one person. What you gonna do? Well, the first thing that you're gonna do is what I already taught you, and that is toe have a benchmark sheet and it's guy called a God it handout. Write that down a god, a handout. And that's that she we already talked about you already saw it on page 24 what it does is it allows you to make sure that they got it. But the other sheet I recommend they have, if possible, is a question handout. It's and you could put it just on the back of the benchmark She you could just say to them , If you have any questions, I want you to write those down on your my question sheet. It's the back of the benchmark sheet, and then the end of the day, you just say, Hey, any of you have still have questions on your my question? She stick around all inch of those now and remember what percentile stick around 5%. And then that's when you answer those. Another thing that I recommend you do to be able to provide support for a huge audience is to implement the buddy system. So what you do is you actually give them you actually have a buddy that they all have, and then you use direction. ALS. I talked about it a little bit earlier. You say, Look about my screen. Are you here? Now? Make sure your buddies, they're your neighbor, whatever you wanna call it, and if not get them there and just give him 20 seconds to do that. Boom. 500 people are working with the body. Second option is you could have a co presenter in the room that kind of walks around and make sure they're following you. And then the third thing that I recommend you dio is to provide outside support for people . Take a look at the screen right now. This is that the learning styles quadrant that I created? And you can, by the way, take this tastic at true learning styles dot com to find out what learning styles you are. But I want you to know that there are different learning styles in your audience. And if there's 1000 people in your audience or even 50 there's probably 20 to 50 different kinds of learners in there. So how you gonna hit him all at once? I'm going to suggest you actually give your audience this assessment. Send him to true learning styles dot com before your presentation and then send him a study plan. Look on the screen again. Based on each of these styles, send him this screen. Say, look, if you're a stop learner you're gonna follow steps to learn you're gonna desire goals in practicality. If you're a talk lunar, you're gonna rephrase toe learn if you're gonna desire a verbal exchange. If you're a research learner, you're gonna read and study to learn, and you're gonna desire debate and you're gonna want the big picture. And if you're create learner, you're gonna synthesize to learn you're gonna want to generate something. Do you send that out and you send him to hell Mata study. And then what you do is this is big. You tell all the talk learners Teoh email you and you create a list of them all you say, Hey, talk letters. You're the ones that are gonna want study buddies because I can tell you about talking to goes to research. Lettering says, Hey, you want to be my study buddy? Research Layer is going to say no, but the talk alors gonna eat it and then lastly offer office hours daily or weekly for these talk and create learners. They can come in and talk to you about this stuff. Next. I'm gonna show you when we come back, how to have fun your way. What I mean by this is this is about energizing yourself. How can you harness your natural personality to have more fun and get better evaluations for your presentation? We'll do that when we come back next. 10. Have Fun Your Way: we are back. It's time to talk about how to have fun your way. I'm gonna show you how you can do this using your natural style. And we're gonna start with this screen. Turns out that there are four stages to relationships, cliches, fax, feelings, empathy and toe. Have fun your way. You've got to get your audience two stages three and four. If you're only talking about facts and cliches, it's not gonna happen. So how do you do this? Well, the first step is to find out who you are. And in order to do that, we're gonna actually have a test. If you haven't been there yet, go to presentation personality dot com and find out who you are. Or you can just ask yourself 10 questions based on a quadrant that I'm about to show you on the screen. So I want to ask you right now, Are you more of on meet needs person or take the lead person. Which one are you meat needs or take the lead? Are you more nerve? His second question. Are you more nurturing or confident? Do you talk to others easily or not so easily? Are you easily embarrassed or not so easily embarrassed. Are you the first to go out and do something, or do you wait for others to do it? And then the next five questions do you enjoy nurturing yourself and others are not so much . And then are you more intuitive or more analytical? Do you say I think, Or I feel, Do you wing it our planet? And do you say or get your audience to say Now? All of these things are clues as to which of these four styles you are. But it turns out, and I can tell you the research on this is overwhelming, that the presenters that I've watched over 10,000 of them, almost everyone that was relaxed and enjoyed presenting was being themselves in their own style. So how do you do this? Well, here's where my archetype falls. You could see I'm more nurturing or meet needs, and I'm more intuitive and less analytical. So you could see the star in the diagram where I fell when I was nine years old. Because when I was nine years old, I was less trying to be centered, and I just simply being myself maybe even five years old. What I want you to do right now is to draw a star on the diagram where you think you felt when you were 5 to 9 years old. And here's the deal. You're naturally one or two of these. It's impossible to naturally be the opposites, so you cannot, for example, be both and inspire and an Energizer. Naturally, you could be an inspiring a fascinator or inspiring a performer. But you can't be an inspired and energized, and you also can't be a fascinator and a performer. Now, what's interesting about this is when you take this task, you might need to actually go back and take it again, because you never want to take this task based on who you want to be, but instead based on who you actually are, most people secretly want to be their opposites. So, for example, inspires secretly want to be what energizes, energizes secretly want to be inspires and fascinators secretly want to be performers and performer secretly want to be fascinators. Well, if you look at this screen, you can see the qualities of a fascinator. This is why performers like Fascinators because they have this wisdom, you could see the other things they're good at as well. And we have an entire program called archetype, which is the nine steps to be able to be yourself and be more genuine and get laughter and get your audience to enjoy you. It's part of the public speaking lab, but for right now this is what fascinators air great at. Inspires like myself are great with spirit. They're good ability report. You can see the other things on here, but notice how different this list is than the fascinators. The energizes air, great with courage. They enjoy a challenge. You can see the other things that they love when they present. And then, lastly, the performers, they're just graded at entertaining in their their number. One trade, by the way, is charisma through entertaining. And then here's the slide that I want you to see that are universal toe anybody. So I did the research and found that no matter what style you are these theoretical things or what people did to get laughter. No, What's fascinating about this is that this is just theoretical fluff. So from you and others, this is what you told me was true. But what's really interesting is is that the bass presenters the participants, fell in love with them. See, when you enjoy your presentation, the audience will, too, when it's related to something in the content of the audience or the endearing qualities of either the presenter or the participants. Well, then they love you. And so what I'm gonna give you right now, you can see it on the screen right now are the fascinator what I call fun examples. This is how fascinators have fun. You can pause this if your fascinator and look at it, but let's look at some of the others as well. Here's the Inspire Fund examples Composite here. If you want right these downs, you can use these down funding your presentation. Here's the Energizer Fund Examples Again. Check these out. Do the ones you want to dio and here's the performer Fund examples, but notice notice that they're so different from one another. So this screen right here is what I call a drain fascinator, And if you look and if you look at drain fascinator, they actually look and feel awkward. It's almost like there being fake like they're flipping to another style, and when they do this, they will be drained at the end of the day because of it, they won't be ableto have less stress and fatigue because they're being somebody they're not. So your goal fascinators is to stay in your quadrant through all the ways I've just taught you today. Here's a drained inspired You can tell this because they have all the characteristics of an inspire, but they're trying to be an Energizer, and it's awkward for the audience. It's awkward for the inspire. Here's a drained energizer, and if you can't tell if somebody is an Energizer, they either have these characteristics of all four styles, or they're trying to be an inspire. And lastly, here's a drained performer. And again, if you can't tell if somebody is a performer, while they either have characteristics of all four styles, there centered and that's good or they're trying to be somebody they're not, in this case, a fascinator. This screen is what I call a centered fascinator, and this is actually good. Senator Fascinators practice so much on themselves that it can look like they're doing things on the fly because they practice so much, and it shows confidence because of it. Centred, inspires planned, their nurturing Mr Be Me. They show confidence. While they're inspiring, their audience centred. Energize Er's oftentimes will wing something, but they really need to focus on the needs of the audience while they're winging it. While they're continuing to energize and centered, performers plan ways to meet the needs of individuals in their audience while they perform . So what's your presentation style? Go here presentation personality dot com and find out. And again there's an entire program. It's two hours long where I'm gonna take you through four different presenters in this lab and show you how to do this. It's the nine steps to be yourself in front of an audience, But next I'm gonna show you how to controlled tough participants. This is the eighth thing that the research told us. Drains presenters. I'm gonna show you how to control apathetic, negative and questioning participants so they don't control you. See you in a second 11. 8 Increase Energy and Reduce Stress Control Tough Participants: we're back. It's time to talk about how to control challenging participants in your audience. And I can tell you, if you haven't experienced this yet, you will. And when you do, if you don't practice and learn what I'm about to teach you, it could derail your entire presentation. And trust me, there is no greater stress and fatigue than when this happens to you, and I can prove it to you by looking at this slide right here. You can see this slide, which actually has a real picture of a really audience member that put a riel quote on a real piece of paper in front of a real workstation that literally says, Not too happy to be here. You believe that in the actual presenter walks in in the morning and sees this. So what do you do about this? Well, I'm gonna tell you right now that challenging participants fall into three main groups. There's negative participants. There's people with lots of questions, and there's apathetic participants, and within each group there are three additional categories or nine categories total. And if you look at this next slide, you'll see the example of these nine But what's interesting is they all all nine of these challenging types fall into four main sections of this is actually research from Rudolph strikers. That's called handle disruptions and neck negativity. You can see there's the talk hogs, distracted inefficiency, fault binders and presenters. They fall into those and they actually have different goals. Check it out. The talk hogs. Goal is attention in power. Distracted, inefficient school is to avoid discouragement. The fault finders, grippers, hecklers and complainers. Goal is power and the presenters goal is revenge. Revenge? Yeah, Your audience might want to take revenge. Not necessarily on you, but whoever's in your spot. So, what do you do with this? Well, I'm actually gonna walk through each one of these with you right now. We're gonna put it up on the screen for each one, and I'm going to read to you what you do with each of these people. I want you to just sit back and internalize this. We're gonna start with Rees, enters the ones looking for revenge. What you want to do with them is to sidestep power struggles. And by the way, there's a There's an actual course in this public speaking lab. That's two hours long that if you want to learn more about this, it's called 24 hours to peace. But for right now, I want to share with you the summary of each of these. The res entered a sidestep power struggles. They show you want to show you care one on one, help, re established a relationship and don't hurt back. So what I mean by this is decides that power struggles, that they try to get you into one you can just say could be. But don't hurt him back. The fault funds. You want to listen to them, show you care, Give him one on one. Help build credibility Hecklers. No eye contact her words Show credibility. Roll with the punches, sidestepped power struggles, set boundaries, murders, boundaries. I showed you earlier. Give them choices and give them power by allowing them to ask questions. Experts. Same thing. Expert questions. You can ask a question that only the experts would no redirect the content one on one time show you care. Have you noticed a pattern between all these? By the way, talk hogs don't give my contact when they're talk hogging only give it to him when they're doing, they're supposed to be doing remind them when they're doing it. Give him one on one time. There's a lot of one on one time going on here, by the way. No, it alls separate him from the experts. Is if you know the difference. Mean a know it all in an expert. The expert actually does. No. You know what else think they do? It don't. And so you want to separate them by doing expert questions? You still want to give him one on one time distracted inefficiencies. Find out why they're distracted. Hooking better. We talked about I hook hook earlier. Late arrivals meet their needs. Find out why they were late in setting new expectations, but give logical consequences. And in the stubborn pacifist, don't try to show pity to them and say all that's so sad that you're no arrange small successes. There was a woman, by the way that I had in a presentation that said I could never get this. And I told her, Oh, yeah, you can. You're gonna get this. I'm gonna help you, but you're gonna get there. And so it's just one of the first times in her life where somebody didn't say Yeah, that must be hard to not be able to get it. No, you're gonna You're gonna help him get it. So here's the common things. I want to just give this to you right now. Write these down. All those people. You don't Really? If you don't have time to go through all those, just write these down. You want to give one on one time, too challenging people number to show that you care about them. I taught you all the way through this presentation. Ways to use your tone of voice and others to show you care, Build rapport with them. We have an entire course in the lab and how to build report, show how? Show credibility, your whole course in the lab on how to do that. Spend time when you're not presenting, getting ready for these people and then set boundaries in scope. Set boundaries in scope, which we talked about earlier in this presentation. I didn't spend much time on this particular topic. And I want you to know why. Because some of you just don't have challenging people in your audience. The way others do. The ones who do, though, you know you do. You know you need help with this. So go watch in the public speaking lab PS lab, 24 hours to peace, and we'll go through all sorts of scenarios and role plays off what you can do to handle these people. But for the rest of you, I want to tell you that in the next topic, I'm gonna show you what actually was the number one thing that most adults want to know when it comes to presenting that contrarian them for longer presentations. And that is how do I keep people engaged for hours on end. So I want to ask you before we move on to this next topic Do you have a hard time teaching audiences presenting to them because it feels so hard to keep them engaged? But what if they actually wanted to listen to you the entire time? I'm gonna show you how to do that when we come back 12. Engage Adult Learners with ease: Hey, we're back. It's time to talk about how to engage adult learners or your audiences with ease. And here's that. Here's the theory for this. You have to show the audience that they need to listen to you, you to get this stuff. Write that down. You have to show the audience that they need to listen to you to get this stuff, not look at your power point, not attend somebody else's presentation. But you and this is so important. I'm actually gonna put a quote up on the screen. I want you to read this with me. This is a developer who actually had to teach a presentation called funds or fundamentals to an audience and and hated this. This presentation hated being the one that had to teach it. And here's what the presenter said. I two hated the funds audience. The way the audiences air structured is that they try to tie the curriculum. Do work for the problem is that no developers ever gonna do the workflow. We have to learn about the software, but we're never going to use the software for its intended purpose. I wanted to be coding doing some sort of project rather than coming through funds. I want to play around with stuff, and you can't do that with funds because it's such hand holding. Do you see how much pain this presenter is in? So what do you do to keep them engaged with you? Even if you don't even like the topic? Well, here's what you do. It's on the screen right now. There's three main things you've got to create immediate value. You gotta ask the right questions and you got to give targeted direction ALS. And I'm going to start with this immediate value. It's all about what I'm gonna write on the board right now, which is happiness, success and freedom. If you want to give immediate value to your audience, you've gotta do happiness, success and freedom. And what I mean by this is everything you teach every 10 minutes needs to tell your audience how it's going to make them happier or more successful or have more freedom in their life. In other words, smile more move up the ladder and whatever they want to move up on or save time. If you could do that every 10 minutes, they'll keep listening to you. Now we have a whole course on this called my Secret Hook System or Jason T. Take Secret Hook system. You should go checked out in the lab, but for right now, just make a note for every topic you have in your presentation. Go figure out how it's going to do that for your audience and you'll. You'll have amazing, amazing engagement that you never had before. But next is the screen you're looking at right now. You gotta ask effective questions. And it turns out there's five main kinds of questions that you can ask. The 1st 1 is what I call a relevance question, and the goal of it is to help the learners in the room helped the audience apply what you're presenting. A relevant question might sound something like this. You can see it, by the way, in your handout. It's in that section called Engaged adult Learners. With each there's actually three of them in there, you might say, How would this work for you? Or how would you applies to your situation? Or how can you adapt this for your needs? When you do this boom, they're back. The reason they're back is because every adult tunes toe one radio station and that's W I. I found what's in it for me. Second kind of question. You can ask. You can see it on the screens called a leading question, and a leading question is where you ask a question that they don't know the answer upfront . You've never been taught it, but they can figure it out. Here's an example. What are some new ideas for Blank are on the next page. What does it mean to blank er? What happens when blank or what is the effect of blank thes air? The same, by the way, those benchmark questions and you can see the next one is a benchmark check, and you can see that we have benchmark checks as a part of the leading questions. A leading question is just way to get to the benchmark Jack in the benchmark check is to actually find out who has it another one that you can do expert questions. You can see it on that page. There, an expert question is, were expertise, questions some people call it is what kind of information do we need to make this successful What are some of the things you do during your job? What's the next path for? This floor would be an example of this technique. All of these questions the best presenters that I researched ask a ton of these questions not just expertise, but all these questions. They probably asking question every minute. So in a 60 minute presentation, there's 60 of them, or at least a question every few minutes. And then the last kind of question is a recall question. And this helps adults remember what you've taught them and you can see here. There's a couple examples. Do you remember the top three things I told you about this? How do I say this is gonna help again? What was the specific solution to that? Or can you recall? Step two All these things help your adults in your audience stay engaged with you. Now, here's the thing. Ah, whole lot of presenters that I speak to SE asked me this question. This is one of those where I actually asked people what they didn't get. This is one of the things they're saying to me. Okay, Jason, Great. I got the five questions I've even got examples. But how do I prepare for these? And so I actually have a technique that I want to share with. You called on the fly questions? What if you could create a question on the fly as you look at your audience and you can tell they're starting to fall asleep or they're bored. So here it is. It's on the screen. All you do is you say, what kind of question needs to be asked right now. And then you just look at that table to determine the answer. My favorite is it Is it a recall? Is it from the past, or is it leading? Is it in the future? If you forget everything else, just remember those two. And then you say, How am I gonna buy myself some time to think about what question I'm gonna ask him right now. So on the next screen, take a look. Here's how you can buy yourself some time. You can just ask him to read something for you or write something down or look at somewhere for you or answer something. And then while they're doing this, you come up with your question. He might sound something like this. Everybody take a look at my screen. And then while they're doing, I'm thinking about what I'm gonna ask. What do you think would happen if then I ask the question, Here's another one. Turned to the person next to you and answer this question right now. And then you ask questions. Here's another one. Write this down and then they write down something, and then while they're writing, you're thinking of a question. What am I gonna ask him? And when you ask the question, their back watches, here's what it might sound like. Write this down. When you ask questions on the fly, you can get them to engage with you, and then they already down and now other, right? And I'm thinking, What am I gonna ask? What? We're gonna ask? What you guys Well, I got it. Relevance. Question. I have a question for you. What's an example of irrelevance? Question you could use in your next presentation. And boom, they're all engaged. This is how you do on the fly questions. The last thing you can do, very powerful you can do to keep people engaged with you is called directions. You can see him on the screen when you want them to be engaged with you. What you do is you use one of these. 123456789 direction ALS and you start them off in that last column where it says instead, say with an action. So instead of seen, well, I would go ahead and turn to page five in your hand. Now, you just tell your audience, turn to page five in your hand out. Or so I want you to read the second paragraph on Page Street. No, read the second paragraph on page three or if you take a look at your screen. No, just take a look at your screen notice. I'm saying these data data data up, up, up, up, up, down. It's very inviting. Open up that window. Think about that. My window. I mean on the computer. Discuss that with your neighbor. Make a note that this will happen next week. Highlight those two things and whatever I do one of these, they're back because they have to be doing something. I actually call this getting paid as a presenter. When I asked my audience to answer a question or do a directional or in the previous section where I cremated created immediate value. Listen to a hook, happiness, success and freedom. They're getting paid, and I want my audience to get paid more than I get paid. So if I get paid, if I'm having to think about an answer, if I'm having to figure out what I'm gonna say, I'm getting paid. I want them to get paid more often. That's how I keep them engaged. There's an entire course in the PS lab about how to maintain the attention of your audience should write it down, maintain your audience attention. You should go check that out. We'll spend a whole more than an hour on on all these topics to really help you get it. But the last thing I want to show you and this is the last thing that my research showed me drained presenters is they would get done with the presentation. They would get horrible feedback, or they would just get great feedback where there'd be one little thing that was said to them. There wasn't so positive that they would spend the whole weekend thinking about when you come back. I'm going to show you how to use your feedback positively to enhance your presentation experience and feel good about what you've accomplished in your presentation. 13. Interpret Your Feedback: Hey, we're back. It's time to interpret your feedback. And when I say interpret your feedback, what I mean is you might actually not hand out evaluations, although you might. Actually, I do. I hand out evaluations and asked people to rank me on different things so I can determine what I'm doing well and what I can improve. That's how we grow. But you actually just might get verbal feedback or an email, or or maybe just your audience doesn't come up to you and say anything, and you're kind of wondering why. And this could be really tricky. And I'm gonna caution you on a couple things here. Be very careful not to focus too much on negative stuff. Our brains tend to focus on the negative, and I love a book from Byron Katie called loving What is great wayto to not focus on the negative. What I want to do right now is teach you how to focus on the positive and really take some of the negative and use it to help you grow, but not let it overwhelm you, not let it creates so much stress and fatigue that you can't keep doing this so the first thing I'm going to suggest that you do it's on the very last page. Every hand out his interpreting feedback is to focus on the compliments and in order to do this. What I recommend you do is at the very end of your presentation or even halfway through your presentation, hand out index cards and ask everyone in the room to write down one thing. You're doing really, really well in one area for improvement. But make sure when you do this that they write the one thing there. You're doing really well in the front side of the card in the area for improvement on the back side of the car so you can just scroll through all the wells, and you don't look at all these negatives up all up front. Next, look at the quote on page 47 on the last page. Look what this quote says about index cards. This is one of my favorite presenters. I remember when she told me about this is such a great idea, she said. Sometimes at the end of the first day, she's a multiday presenter. We have everyone felt an index card anonymously with one thing. They'd like us for us to continue on the front. And one thing they'd like us to change in the back about a presentation, and those usually contain a lot of positive comments. This gets me in a better mood for the next day, since sometimes it's hard to tell just from their faces and emotions during the day. Isn't that cool? And then what I would do is at the end of the day, I would read all the positive comments. Don't read and hear the negatives. If you have a multiday presentation, don't read any negatives upfront except for the positives. And then what you want to do is you want to focus on what you can control. Here's an example of what two presenters said at the end of the day, when they read their compliments, one said, I like audiences where people go out of their way to compliment you. That's a really nice energy boost. When somebody gives you an unsolicited compliment and then another one. It's not something I can do. But I also feel energized, reenergized when a participant competence me and tells me I'm doing a good job. This is three different presenters at all, said the same thing about what re energizes them for a multiday presentation. So once you've done that, then the next thing you want to do is deal with the negative stuff. And and when you do this, I highly recommend that you separate the grains of thought of salt off fault of salt and what to do that focus on what you can control. What I mean by that is Page 47. There's a quote here put up on the screen. I like to remind myself, what is my responsibility, your fault and what isn't? For example, I didn't design the software or the audience, and all I can do is try to be the best to train it well or to present it well. It's not my fault this audience is so large. I just have to do my best to manage it. So when you read the negative stuff at the very end, you wouldn't do it the first day. But you read the very end. Separate the grains of salt. In other words, literally. Take the note card that you can't control that are out of your control and get rid of all. Don't even look at him again. You can't control it, and then the ones you can control, You're gonna do this third thing. This is huge. Put a star next to this one. Learn one point at a time. And so what I mean by that is the first step is toe Wait to read your evil is Look at the look of the quote where it says this says I read them periodically and not right after the presentation, I give myself time to process the audience and presentation I used. The audience is a gauge for how well it went. I found that when I read my emails right after the the audience and I talked with them, I often feel defeated, but I feel much better using my new process. So don't read your evils if you have them, or even these note cards, the negative stuff right at the end of a presentation it can defeat. You go into the weekend feeling like instead, wait till next week. Then when you do this, what I recommend you do is use it as an opportunity to get batter. Look what it says here from from a presenter enjoy feedback regarding even criticism is constructive an attempt to get better next time out of the gate. But then, lastly, and this is my most important suggestion for you about feedback. Is it on? Lee addressed one suggestion at a time. If you have a whole note card stack, full list of ideas to get better, you need to pick one. Here's that. Here's the deal. The average adult can only handle three goals at once. I coach presenters in public speakers all the time. And I can tell you I also coach financial advisers and I coach trainers, and I could say that all those people I coach they can only handle three goals at once. So I recommend for you, especially when it's a negative feedback that you only do one at once. Take one thing, get better with that. But focus on the positives at the very end of the next week of your presentation. Once you've got the one thing you're gonna work on, or maybe it's three, I want you to take all the positives and put those in a pile and then just have the three negatives. The 33 ways to grow or even the one and have that in a pile. And that's all you worry about all the rest. Just get rid of it. It's just gonna make your life difficult if you focus on all that negative stuff and then just remember one last thing. Sometimes we're our own critics. So when you look at this entire program, think about that and how you convey B'more genuine in loving and kind to yourself, and you're gonna find that it's gonna come across to your audience. Do you have just learned how to increase your energy and reduce your stress and fatigue in and out of the presentation you've learned over, Ah, 100 ideas. Practical things I want you to pick right now. 10. Your top 10 that you want to go back and look through the presentation. Pick your top 10 things that you're going to do next week, next month or even next year to increase your energy and reduce your stress and fatigue in and out of our next presentation, and then go do that. Have a great week