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TJ Walker's 1-Hour Public Speaking Presentation Skills Class

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12 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. 0 Promo Video TJ Walker s 1 Hour Public Speaking Presentation Skills Class

    • 2. 1 Quick Wins! The Secret to Using Speaker Notes Effectively

    • 3. 2 Avoiding The Initial Wrong Turn Most Speakers and Presenters Make

    • 4. 3 Developing Expert Judgment for Your Public Speaking and Presenting Opportuniti

    • 5. 4 The Radical Yet Simple Solution To Finding Great Messages

    • 6. 5 Your Stories Will Make Your Ideas Unforgettable

    • 7. 6 Your PowerPoint Will Create Engagement, Not Slumber

    • 8. 7 Building an Ethical Cheat Sheet Just for You

    • 9. 8 This Is The Do Or Die Moment For Your Speaking Improvement

    • 10. 9 There Is a Perfect Test for Your Speech Or Presentation

    • 11. 10 I Will give You a Personalized Professional Presentation Critique Right Here

    • 12. 11 Continuing Your Path of Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Impro

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About This Class

Public speaking and presentation skills are skills that may make the greatest determination in your success in business and in life. Why not become a great speaker and presenter right away?

TJ Walker is a world class speaker and trainer best known for his best-selling 25 to 30 hour master classes on public speaking, media training and presentation skills. In this class, TJ has condensed all of his most important public speaking and presentation skills to the absolute most essential, in one hour.

If you are in a hurry to master public speaking and presentation skills, then this course is for you.

"I've devoted the last 30 years of my life conducting live, in-person public speaking and presentation skills to Presidents, Prime Ministers, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Senators, Nobel Peace Prize Winners and Professional Athletes. Now, I'm excited to bring to you these same insider secrets that will transform you into an excellent presenter. I've learned how to help extremely busy people with very tight deadlines. That's why I'm convinced that this one-hour course will help you dramatically. If you take this course and do a few simple homework assignments, I am absolutely convinced I can make your public speaking and presentation skills world class. You WILL be able to do the following in EVERY Presentation:

  1. Look comfortable, confident and relaxed, regardless of whether you are sitting or standing, regardless of audience size.
  2. Present so your audience understands you.
  3. Present so your audience remembers your messages (this is the hardest part).
  4. Influence your audience to take the actions you want." TJ Walker, President of Media Training Worldwide and best-selling Udemy Instructor.

“TJ Walker's single-minded devotion to presentation has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media." Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg Television

“TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world." Stu Miller, Viacom News Producer

(TJ Walker's Media Training Worldwide) “The world's leading presentation and media training firm." Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Channel Anchor

TJ Walker is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting public speaking and presentation skills training workshops and seminars since 1984. Walker has trained Presidents of countries, Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Super Bowl winners, US Senators, Miss Universes and Members of Parliament. He has conducted public speaking and presentation skills workshops on six continents in more than two dozen countries.

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

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

Walker's Facebook page "TJ Walker Speak to Influence" is the #1 page for 7-day a week video tutorials on how to be a better public speaker and communicator.

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

Walker has also served as a former President of the National Speakers Association, New York City.

Please note: this is a communications course conducted by a real person who is speaking and demonstrating public speaking and presentation skills. If you are looking for a course with lots of animation, slides, special effects, slick edits, and robotic voices, this course is not for you.

Final Note. This is a One Hour Class. This is as thorough and as in-depth as a one-hour public speaking and presentation skills class can be. Plus, it includes at no extra cost a PDF copy of TJ Secret to Foolproof Presentations. If you are looking for more in-depth public speaking and presentation skills courses, please enroll in TJ's 25 hour plus Complete Public Speaking and Complete Presentation Skills Courses.

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TJ Walker

Public Speaking and Media Training Expert


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

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

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

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

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

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

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1. 0 Promo Video TJ Walker s 1 Hour Public Speaking Presentation Skills Class: imagine that every single presentation or speech you give you come across is comfortable, confident, relaxed, authoritative. Your audience understands they remember your messages, and they take the actions you want. I am T. J Walker, and I'm known for being a bestselling communications instructor right here in this platform with 25 30 hour long courses on public speaking, presentation skills and media training. Well, this is not that course. This is a one hour course. This is all of my expertise distilled into a one hour to help you become much better at your speeches and your presentations. Right away. Quickly. We don't have a moment to lose. Go ahead, enroll now. 2. 1 Quick Wins! The Secret to Using Speaker Notes Effectively: I want to dive right in and give you a quick win because your time is valuable. This is an advanced tip that's gonna dramatically help all of your presentations and your speeches. And yet anyone can do it, even a basic beginner. So what I have here are notes now, the beauty of these notes. It's one page large fought, so I don't have to stop and put on my glasses when giving a presentation. But here's the advanced part. It's not just that it's one page large fought. It's that I have not just one page not just to but three identical sheets of notes that I place around the room when I'm giving a presentation. What this means is I don't have to stand wedded behind a lectern or stand in one spot. I can walk around the room, and it appears as though I'm just speaking off the top of my head for an hour, and yet I have no idea what I'm going to say next. I'm constantly referring to notes, but by having three sheets around the room, I make the whole thing look professional. Addie's and the audience feels like I'm just speaking to them. This is a simple tip. It costs the price of three sheets of paper. Stay tuned. There are a lot more advanced tips like this that anyone can do to become a great speaker. 3. 2 Avoiding The Initial Wrong Turn Most Speakers and Presenters Make: What do you want your audience to Dio before you start with the first slide before you drink a whole bunch of coffee so you can stay up late typing away at this 30 minute speech ? Take a breath, calm down, sit back and just ask yourself, What is it? I want my audience to dio now if you're going on a job interview and you're presenting to one prospect of employer But one thing you want that person to do is give you the job, hire you. If you are running for office, you want the audience to give you a vote or give you money. If you're speaking to a new business prospect, you want them to hire you or sign a cut. What is it you want your audience to do? Now? This sounds basic. And yet I see countless times with people of all varying degrees of success skills seniority within the private sector, businesses, corporations, governments, all making the same mistake. Their first inclination is to just start gathering information to get this big wheel barrel . They go around the old the office gathering information. Smithers, give me all the files you have on the such and such Project Jane, give me all your slide that you don't this subject last week, I want to build that and they're going around the room with this wheel barrel and the data is gathering and its stacking higher and higher and higher. And before you know what, you're just swimming in this sea of data, time out. First thing you have to do is figure out in one sentence. What is it you want your audience to do? I want you to write it down. I want you to post it here in the discussion section the Q and a section of this course. You need clarity on that because if you don't know what it is you want them to dio, there's no way you can convince them of that. It's the old joke. If you don't care where you're going, it doesn't matter what road you take. Write down the exact specific thing you want your audience to do. That's the starting point for every speech. It's the starting point for every presentation 4. 3 Developing Expert Judgment for Your Public Speaking and Presenting Opportuniti: Let me ask you think of the best speaker, the best presenter you've seen in the last year. In your business, your line of work. Not a professional comedian or politician, but someone in your industry. Now tell me every message one. Think of every message you remember from that speech. That presentation. Go ahead. Give it some thought. Maybe nothing comes up. Think of the last five years. 10 years, maybe. Think of your entire life. Think of the best speaker you've ever heard. Now try to write down on a sheet of paper or a computer screen. Every message you remember from that presentation. I don't mean that you like their style, that they were funny or their commanding. I don't care about that right now. I just want to know what messages do you remember? Look down at your she. How awful is that? Did you write down 15 2030 messages? I doubt it. That's a question. I've been asking my clients all over the world because for 30 years at train presidents of countries, prime ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, lots of business executives in every industry. Athletes I asked that question and typically quite often people so teach. Everyone's boring. In my industry, I don't remember anything or they'll say, Yeah, teach. I remember this one speaker. Remember this one idea? Occasionally it's too. Sometimes it's three ideas, three messages from the greatest speaker they've seen. Every three months or so someone will remember four ideas. And every six months I'll have one of my clients from an in person training tell me they remember five ideas from the best speaker they've ever seen. And they may have been in the audience with Steve Jobs unveiling an iPod or something like that. In all the years I've asked that question, Guess how many times someone has remembered mawr than five ideas from the best speaker they've ever heard in their industry. That's right, Never. So my first really big rule for you after you've narrowed down. What you want your audience to do is you get ask yourself of all of the messages you could tell your audience wanted the five most important five or fewer. You are not being asked to speak to be the Wikipedia for your audience. They can just stay at home, go on their cell phone and go to Wikipedia or use Google. So much of being a good speaker, a good presenter, a good communicator has to do with judgment and really figuring out out of everything you know. What does your audience need to know in order to make the decision to do what you want them to do? So you have tohave focus So much of being a great speaker. A great presenter has nothing to do with your hand gestures, your eye contact or voice, or whether you say are, um, it's about judgment and figuring out how to eliminate most of the garbage that gets in most speeches. Most people adults in the business, world, political, world, government, world make the fundamental blunder of simply trying to convey way too many fax way too many numbers. Way too many data points. And it's boring. Your audience doesn't have to know everything about what you do in your job. If they did, they'd have your job. When you're giving a presentation, it's your job to focus just on the ideas that are most interesting, most relevant, most important and useful to your audience. So what you've got to do is brainstorm on every possible idea message you could say in this presentation in this speech and then eliminate anything that doesn't make it to the top five. If you have a message, that's just a boring fact, and the audience isn't gonna find it interesting or useful. Get rid of it. You can always give that as a handout. It's not something you have to spend your time speaking about more tips in a moment on how to really figure out what the best messages will be. 5. 4 The Radical Yet Simple Solution To Finding Great Messages: How do you know what messages will actually work on your audience? Well, here's a radical idea for you. Ask people. Yeah, I love Google on the Internet and all that. But sometimes just going up to people and asking them what issues are of greatest interest to them could be the most helpful. I remember many years ago I was working with a political candidate who was running for supervisor of elections in accounting and Florida, and this was after the whole situation where voting machines didn't work. The current supervisor of election was gonna be voted out of office. There was no doubt, and people were upset their vote didn't count. So all of a sudden there about 10 candidates running for this supervisor of elections position, my candidate had about the least money of any of the candidates. All of the candidates were running around town saying, Democracy is Paramount's. Your vote is essential, and I have a nice law degree, and they had nice and suits ties on. They looked professional. They all sounded like statesmen, and they were all sounding as if they were running for basically president of the United States. My candidate had to figure out a way of cutting through this. So I asked. I answer, What have you done? That's different from other people. So? Well, I actually went to the factory where they make the voting machines, and I got certified to fix it. Okay, that sounds it was a one day certification process. So I just went around and asked voters, What do you really looking for in a supervisor of elections? And everyone said the same thing. Did you really care about that? I wanted Someone will make the machines work. So my vote counts again and again. I heard that now this didn't cost any money. We didn't have money for extensive polling, but what we did is we got rid of all the messages about 15 years in the Kolanos. And you know, the Boy Scout membership cup, Masters representation leadership, is it? Get rid of all that in the candidates messaging. And instead, I on focused on a clear, simple message on the Onley candidate who's been certified to repair these voting machines . You vote for me, I'll make sure the machines work and your vote will count Three simple messages. He had less money than anyone. He won the primary. He won the general election, and now, actually, many decades later, he's still in office because of just asking people what do they care about and narrowing it down? In this case, it wasn't even five messages. It was three messages. So whatever you dio, it's not enough to just tell people all your credentials. Whether you're trying to get a new piece of business, new consulting, investment or being hired for a job, you've got to focus on what the person or people you're presenting to actually care about. 6. 5 Your Stories Will Make Your Ideas Unforgettable: Do you want to know what the single biggest differences between great communicators, people who are great public speakers, presenters versus the average ones, the boring ones? It's not about intelligence, It's not about looks. It's not this nebulous thing People like to call charisma. Is that the absence of bums? Us? Er's You knows it's not even about evening having a sense of humor. Although humor helps the single biggest difference between great speakers and presenters and everybody else, great communicators use stories to illustrate all their key points. When I ask people all over the globe whether I'm training a financial executive or a prime minister, I get the same response. I asked them, What do you remember from the best speakers you've seen beyond the fact that someone was comfortable or engaging or walked around? The only thing anyone remembers the stories. Now they remember. The message is associated with the stories, but they remember the stories. Now you're probably thinking, Well, that's great, T. J. But you know, I'm not a natural storyteller, and my industry we don't have. So it's all a bunch of excuses. It doesn't have to be anything particularly fancy. For example, a few years ago, I was conducting kind of a run of the mill presentation training a major health care executive. A CEO had flown into New York City to work with me for a day, and we were in my training facility in midtown Manhattan and his staff had called me in. Advance it, teach it. We worked on this speech for three months. Whatever you do, don't change it. It's been approved by all the different people. The lawyers, investor. Everyone signed off on it. You know, Let's try not to change it. I said, OK, we're gonna try to improve him the best we can in every way possible. So Jim gets there early in the morning, I started the presentation training, as I do with all of my just Adam. Get up and speak. I recorded it on video, so he gives Hiss presentation. It's about 15 minutes long. I record it, we play it back, and he asked me what I think of it, and his speech consisted of him sort of head down, going through a whole bunch of bullet points, reading, reading bullet points on a slide and totally normal presentation. No worse than any other presentation I've seen, but he's basically reading off a script. He's reading off a bullet points on the screen, and he wants to know what I think. And I said, Jim, I'll tell you what I think But I want to know what you think it again. I made him really watch his own presentation. When it was done, he turned to me, said home, I God teach. It's so boring I wouldn't wanna watch May. What did you think? And I understood. Well, Jim, you seem like a smart fellow. If you think it's incredibly boring, guess what it is. And we took his speech and we just weren't up in the little pieces. We fold it up and we threw it in the trash can. It's okay, Jim, Let's roll up our sleeves. Well, that's try, get We have a clean sheet of paper. We brainstorm on how many That's right. Just the top five ideas that we really wanted to convey to his audience for this presentation. And then he came up with little story for each one. An example for each one. They had a single shade of paper. We get rid of the slides because they were worthless. And this time he just spoke, focused on a few ideas. We recorded it, looked at it. Then he didn't even ask me what I thought. It's like, Oh my God, you It's 1000 times better, TJ, you're a genius. Well, I'm not a genius. I'm just getting people to stop boring their audiences to death. Okay, so what I do that I just told a little story happens to be a true story. There's nothing particularly glamorous or exciting about. It wasn't in an exotic locales just in my office in midtown Manhattan. There wasn't any great drama. Nobody cried, but it pulled a gun on me. That has happened before. Simple story. But it had a character had a problem, has setting. I had a little dialogue, had a challenge, had some emotion involved, and it had a solution. That's all the story is. So if you really want to convey your main messages, you need to package each message with the store. And the story wasn't for me just to be entertaining. It was to convey a very important point that you don't want to bore your audience. You don't want to just do this boring data dump. You wanna have narrowed your message down to five. But if I just said that in 10 seconds it goes in one ear and out the other by telling a story, and it only took a couple of minutes, it allows the audience to visualize it. That's the real power of Story is it forces the audience that you're speaking to that you're presenting to to essentially run a little moving real along with what you're saying that triggers the memory process. That's why story is so important. So it's not just about opening your speech with a story or a funny story to loosen people up. No, it's critical to the whole communication process. You need an actual, relevant story, a rial story, not some generic motivational starfish story, but a really story about a real problem, a real conversation you had with a real person, a client, college customer prospect and how the problem was resolved. If you do that, you're instantly going to be one of the best speakers your audience has seen today, possibly ever. So I need you to start thinking about your stories you're going to use for your messages for the presentation you're going to be delivering 7. 6 Your PowerPoint Will Create Engagement, Not Slumber: We've got to talk about Power point and visual aids during presentations and speeches. Look, folks, I like Power Point. I use power point all the time. So my best friends or power point, But let's get real here. Most power point presentations are really dull. They're boring. They're excuses to put people to sleep or to encourage them to check their Facebook feed because it's so darn boring. Now they're more than 6000 books about Power point on Amazon. I've done entire courses on Power Point. I'm gonna tell you everything you need to know about Power point in just a few minutes. Right here. For starters, if you're thinking of giving a power point presentation time out right there. You're not giving a PowerPoint presentation. You are giving your presentation your ideas that you have to make come alive for your audience. The power point slides are just an extra. It's just an enhancement. The second you tell yourself, I'm giving a power point presentation for most people. It flips a switch and they become boring, robotic, incompetent speakers and presented. Don't let that happen. My advice don't create the first slide until you've done some of things we've already talked about in this course you really identified in one sentence, the one thing you want your audience to do. You've identified your five key ideas messages to resonate with the audience. You have a story for each one of your message points then, and only then should you think about having slides to back it up. Now here are the rules you need to follow if you really want to be successful using Power Point Rule number one one idea per slide. When you see three bullet points or 10 bullet points, it just doesn't work, folks. I understand that's how it's done. Your organization. You've seen other people do it, but there's no evidence that that helps people remember your ideas. If you want notes. Remember, I gave you a solution on notes. Already. Have a single sheet of paper Power Point slides are not for your notes. The next big rule used images not taxed. Now I love text. I've written half a dozen books I like to read. I don't have any evidence that putting text on slides that you are projecting actually helps your audience remember it. And guess what you don't have any audience evidence that that works, either. It's just got It's just that's how it's been done before. But you don't really have evidence, but putting text up on the slide while you speak to the slide works. So if you want to be effective, put one image. Her slide that doesn't have text on. I know, I know. This sounds crazy, isn't how you normally do it. You won't have lots of text. Email that to people in advance. Give it is a handout, but dont project it during your presentation. Next. When you're speaking, let people look at you. Don't have a slide up. You want people to look at the slide, but the slide up and close your mouth and let them look at it. One solution to that is if you hit the letter B on your keyboard, it will black out the screen. If you want people to listen to you, let them just look at you. Don't have anything up there. Any key whatsoever brings back the power point to wherever it waas so you could be in complete control, even if it's someone's bad power point. Your boss just gave you a horrible power, Point said. Deliver this in five minutes. You can still control what people look at and when they look at it by using the letter B hitting at once, blacks out the screen hit any key whatsoever. It goes back, and you can advance to the next screen. Here, the two rules you need to apply to every PowerPoint slide. Two questions need to ask. Does this slide actually make my idea more understandable than Major saying it? And does this slide make my idea more memorable than me Just saying it. You can't say yes to both of those things. It is a horrible slide. Do yourself a favor to your audience a favor and throw it in the trash can. I know that sounds harsh, but you know what else is harsh being in the middle of your presentation and you look around and everyone the audience is doing this. I'm trying to help you avoid that harsh reality. And just because you can use PowerPoint doesn't mean that's always the most effective visual aid. Someone like Steve Jobs had unlimited budgets for presentations. Known as a great presenter, he is the Apple version of power point keynote, but he didn't rely on that exclusively when he wanted to unveil a brand new laptop that was extraordinarily thin. He didn't just put up a slide and put the statistics of how wide it WAAS unit that did. He walked over to a table, picked up an envelope, he said. How thin is this new laptop? He picked up an envelope, reached in and pulled the laptop out of the envelope. It was such a powerful message because it was a powerful image. Wow, this laptop is so fin, it goes right into an envelope that's much more powerful than just writing the facts and the specs on a slide and quickly going through the numbers. So remember, you can use props. What did this cost? Steve Jobs. 20 cents. So look around you and ask yourself, What tools do you have? What images do you have? What things in real life do you have that will make your ideas come alive for your audience ? If you're just looking for the poor man's the poor woman's teleprompter, you are not looking in the right place. There's nothing like a good old fashioned a piece of paper. If you just need notes for what you want to say, 8. 7 Building an Ethical Cheat Sheet Just for You: okay. I've been easy on you so far. I haven't asked you to do a lot. Now it's time to put some of these things together. It's time to create your own cheat sheet for your speech. For your presentation. I never speak off the top of the head. Let me get a little secret. Have a horrible memory. I could never remember what my next point is, where the next light is. But guess what? I don't have Teoh. I'd sheet simple sheet of paper. You've heard me talk about this in the first video. Amazingly simple tow. It cost five cents or less. And yet most people don't do it. They feel his need toe when they work hard and try to remember and memorize. Or let me put all the notes on the power point slide, which is the worst thing. No, or let me wing it. Not wing it. Have a plan and stick to it. This is a plan. So what I want you to do is to really isolate your five might main ideas, right, thumb down type thumb up, and then a word or two for your main examples. A couple of words to remind you for the stories. You have a particular statistic. Fact our number. You're afraid you'll forget. Put that down. But it really should be is tight. And this folk This is an hour long keynote speech, these air all the notes that I need. So that's what I want you to do now. This is, frankly, 1000 times easier than writing out a speech word for word. For most people in most situations, you are far better off having this as a starting point end. The final thing you do, rather than writing out the whole speech, trying to memorize it, trying to tweak every little word. If you are a president of a country or a major finance minister, and any one wrong word can cause a scandal or destroy businesses or an economy or start a war will. Yes. Then it makes sense to write out every single word and have it vetted and looked at. But for most people, 99.99% of the world, the big problem is not that we get one word wrong. The big problem for most of us is that nobody remembers anything we said because we were boring and we didn't deliver in a compelling, captivating, interesting, engaging way. Having notes on a single sheet of paper deliberate you will make you feel so much more comfortable, more relaxed when you are speaking and will create a better experience for your audience. Now I recommend you make it in large fought. This font is large enough for me to read, so I don't have to sort of fumble around in the middle of a presentation and put on my glasses and do all this large fought bold it and do not use the whole Roman numeral one. Little A. It's too hard when you're standing up speaking to people to try to look at different levels of indentation. I just have everything all far left indentation and number it that way. It's much easier for the eye to look down, see where you were, see where you are. You can have one that tells you what every slide is. Now, if you find yourself needing more than a single sheet of paper, the problem is not that you need another sheet of paper. The problem is, you haven't really narrowed your messages down enough so That's a good check right there. If you can't narrow it down to a single sheet of paper and with large font, don't narrow it down. But have you know four point thought where you've got 10,000 words on a single sheet that's cheating. You've got to be able to use this piece of paper and to use it in the way you can. When you're standing and speaking, you're standing and speaking. You don't want to hold your notes because that takes you out of the moment of speaking with people. If you have your notes down on a table or a chair, sometimes even the floor and you continue to move your hands, walk around, the audience won't even know you're using notes, and they will perceive you as smarter, more competent, more intelligent or capable. And it's right here for us, and most people never do it. So that is your assignment right now. Come up with a one page for notes, and please don't use your iPad. It looks ridiculous. Toe holding Hold a big piece of technology when you're up speaking. I am not trying to kill all the trees in the world, but one sheet of paper won't hurt. I'm not anti technology, but this little thing has never asked for more battery power. It's never asked for compatibility. It's never gone on the fritz. It's never needed another wire. Good old paper has never let me down. This is also great if you are using power Point, and all of a sudden the power point doesn't work. You don't care because you have your notes. So that's the assignment. Create your one page notes for your presentation right now. 9. 8 This Is The Do Or Die Moment For Your Speaking Improvement: Okay, here's the part of the course where big decisions have to be made. You can sort of sit back and be theater critic and treat this like you're watching Netflix . Although, believe me, they're better things on Netflix and said, Well, I didn't like the T. J didn't have more slides and images and music, or you can actually learn how to be a great presenter. It's not gonna happen unless you do the next thing. I need you to take your one page of notes and practice speaking on video recorded. I know you don't like doing this. I know you don't enjoy it. I know you don't feel comfortable, but guess what? Nobody in your audience cares, hoping to sound mean or cruel, but it's just a fact your audience wants your best. If you're not willing to practice, then you really, really know if you're any good or not. That's what causes people to get nervous or uncomfortable or fearful or have sweat the number. One way to be confident when you speak is not to visualize your audience, giving you a standing ovation or visualize the audience in their underwear. Bad idea for a lot of reasons The number one way to get over fear. To be confident to actually be a great speaker is to practice speaking on video until you love it. So the answer is not just to practice on video. If you practice your speech on video and don't look at it not gonna help it'll if you practice your speech once on video and make detailed notes of all the things you didn't like. Guess what? That's not gonna help. That's actually gonna make you worse because you're going to be fixated on Oh my gosh, I said, I'm twice. That's the end of the world. Don't say I'm don't say I'm a momma. You're gonna trip yourself up. That's not going to help. The solution to being fully confident to be fully prepared for a presentation is to practice on video as many times as it takes. Until you can look at that video, whether it's on your cell phone, your iPad, your laptop and you like it and you think you're coming across the best you can possibly come across in terms of style and substance. My recommendation. Don't wait anymore. Don't fast forward to the next video you're gonna be tempted to do this right now. Look at it and then focus on what you like. Not just your weaknesses, but also look at what you don't like when you re record it tryto improve just one area at a time. So if you notice, for example, that your head is frozen and stiff the whole time, give your presentation again, this time specifically moving your head. Now you can do this with another colleague holding the camera. And don't worry about what type of camera doesn't matter. What type of camera, any cell phone, any $10 webcam. You're not making a movie here. This is just a training tool to help you figure out what do you putting out to the world? Because if you think your presentation, your speech is really boring, guess what it is. If you think you're coming across boring monotone, guess what you are. The answer is not to not look at it or toe wing it. The answers keep practicing until you love it. The greatest speakers in the world are often the ones who spent the most time practicing on video. The people you see on Ted talks quite often have given their speech hundreds, if not thousands, of times before you actually get to see it. And they practiced on video. Someone like a former president, Ronald Reagan of the United States, would practice his speeches, major speeches like the State of the Union for an hour reading and out loud every night for a week and then spend an entire day doing video taped rehearsal. Why did he do all that? He did it so that when he was reading his teleprompter, it didn't sound like he was reading the teleprompter of all of the tips I'm going to give you in this course, this is far, in a way, the most important. It's also the one people are least likely to follow. So I'm begging you. Practice your speech repeatedly on video until until it's perfect. But until you think it's the best you can dio with your current skill level, it's gonna make all the difference in the world. So of you are gonna want to say, Well, T J, you didn't give us enough practice. Practical tips in this course, it's not long enough. You could spend 12 hours just on this if you wanted to. You don't need mawr tips on the angle for holding your hand or what? Whether your hand should go in your pockets or not if you haven't done this basic element of practicing your presentation on video, so before you advance before you rate the course or do anything else, please practice your presentation on video repeatedly until you think your great 10. 9 There Is a Perfect Test for Your Speech Or Presentation: public speaking presentation skills, these air soft skills. Sometimes you never really know what's gonna work. You're on. One day you're off the next time out. I'm sure you've heard that I've heard those things. Let me tell you, that is absolute garbage. That is baloney. That is complete nonsense. There's nothing soft about public speaking. Your presentation skills. It is. Every bit is quantifiable. Is any aspect of physics, mathematics, chemistry. You can in fact, test these things. If I'm an engineer and I designed some bridge, I'm gonna want to test it before human beings air going over in their cars and collapses to their death. I can't just say, Well, let me wing it that day and I had an off day building a but no, you test your bridge. If you're an engineer, guess what. You contest your presentations, you contest your speeches. Here's how to do it. Take the video that you just made that you're now confident you look your best and sound. Your rest email that video 22 or three people who are similar in mindset to the audience. You're going to be speaking to send it to them and then call them up or tax them. Here's the thing. Don't ask them what they think. Your friends, that your colleagues they're going to sell. You were great. You were fine. Good job, Very professional. Completely worthless feedback. That's not what we're after. You want to ask them what stands out? What do you remember? How would you summarize this presentation to a colleague who didn't hear me? And here's what you're listening for. Did they tell you the five or fewer ideas? The messages you really cared about when you prepared this presentation? Can they throw them back in your face? Maybe a different order? That's fine. Different wording. That's fine. But can they in fact, remember your messages and talk about them and throw it back? If they can't remember your messages? Guess what? You failed if you're using slides, asked them what slides they remember. If they say, Oh, well, the slides were really professional. Guess what? Major slides were useless. They can't remember your slides. Throw them in the trash cans. You need to find out what stories they remember, what messages they remember, what slides they remember. And do they feel compelled to take the action? You wanted them to take when you started this whole process, so test this now. Sometimes you could be in an organization office. You could test with three or four colleagues at lunchtime or in the morning. While people are having coffee test in front of live, people get feedback. We're not so much concerned about them saying, Well, you touched your pinky wants or you said one, Um, people are gonna give you a lot of advice. I would disregard most of it. But what you do really want to pay attention to is what do they remember? Remember the biggest problem most people have in their giving a speech or a presentation? It's not that they freeze, have flop sweat and are so scared it's a disaster. And they had a horrible impression. Biggest problem most people have is they made no impression they stood up dress professionally. They went through the presentation smoothly, professionally. Two minutes later, no one remembers anything of what they said. You don't want to do that. So that's why it's critical to test in advance when Ted picks great speakers quite often. The speakers spoke at a 10 X first and tested at the material showed there was demand showed people like it showed the audience resonated. Al Gore, before he gave his famous Ted talk on global warming, gave that speech thousands of time for years before it attracted a huge audience on Ted and then turned into a movie. So test your presentation on your audience, a sampling or a subset of your audience in advance, because when you see that speech you've prepared and delivered, two or three people who didn't know it was ended in advance can understand it and remember it. Then, when you're going in to give the real speech, it's virtually impossible to be nervous. You're gonna have confidence, but confidence based on reality. Confidence based on legitimate proof. That's what we're after. 11. 10 I Will give You a Personalized Professional Presentation Critique Right Here: Let's recap You've identified in one sentence what it is you want your audience to do. He brings stormed on messages that might motivate them. To do that, you've narrowed it down to your top five. You've come up with a story for each one. You've come up with a slide or an image or a prop to help each message. One. If you want to use visuals, you have a single sheet of notes to help you. Remember, You've practiced your speech on video numerous times until you've liked it. You then showed it to other colleagues, and you've improved it and refined it. Even Maura, until your colleagues are not just liking you, is a speaker, but remembering the key messages and the ideas that are really important to you now that you've done that, now that you actually have a presentation that you know works, I want to look at it and give you my professional critique, and others here in the class will give you their feedback as well. So upload the video to YouTube or any other file sharing sites you want posted in the discussion section or the Q and a section of this course. Anyway, you can get it to us to look at it. I will personally look at this video and give you my critique, my feedback on what you're doing well and where you need to improve. I'll tell you, most people don't take advantages. I don't get paid any extra for it. This is something people that have a lot of money for me to do in real life. And you can get this right here now for the low cost of what you paid to be in this course . So take advantage of it. Don't just watch videos and think you become a better speaker. That's not how people become better speakers. You don't become a better swimmer by reading books or watching videos on swimming. You have to get in and swim. That's what I need you to do, so to take it to the final level, I need you to post your speech. Your presentation right here 12. 11 Continuing Your Path of Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Impro: That's it, folks. That's really all you need to know to be not just a competent or beginner, but a great public speaker, a great presenter. It doesn't take years and years and years. You don't have to watch my 30 hour courses, although I'm happy if you dio. But please don't write in the reviews. Wilder should B'more length or its short I know it's short. It's in the title. It's a one hour course, but this course is what you make of it. If you just sit back and watch, you probably didn't get much out of it. If you actually practiced on video. Unconvinced, it will dramatically improve your speaking skills. You're presenting skills for life. Speaking is funny. If you just do a few things well, near your messages down have interesting stories. You're gonna be a standout. You're gonna be so much better than other people. If you have the occasional, um, make a mistake. People are not gonna care. They're not gonna remember. I have made at least this many half a dozen mistakes stumbles in this course so far, and yet I'm doubting it bothered you too much. Part of it is I wanted to prove to you it's not about being perfect. It's not about having an absence of stumbles or never saying our but I made this whole course for you in just a little more than an hour. How did I do that? Why did everything in one take? Because that's all you get when you're speaking in front of people. There's just one take and it's not hard, especially if you practice in advance. This is easy for me to do, because I've made 10,000 other training videos for you. As you improve your speaking skills, you're presenting skills. It just gets easier and easier the more you practice on video and the more times you speak . If you follow the basic principles we talked about in this course, I'm convinced that every time you speak, you're gonna come across is comfortable, confident, relaxed because you're gonna have watched yourself and you're going to notice. If you seem stiffer scared, you don't like it, you will have fixed it by watching yourself in making small changes. You're going to be understood by your audience because you'll have tested it on audiences in advance. Your audiences will remember your ideas Because you have tested it and you'll know. And because of all those things, it's a much greater likelihood your audience will take the actions you want. They will buy from you, hire you, vote for you do that, do that consistently. And you will be a great speaker and a fantastic presenter for the rest of your life. Good luck.