Which means you’ll need to: a persuasive presentation, a more engaging style, and more storytelling, but…
If you can relate, you’re in the right place.
I’m a presentation coach who has improved the presentations of many content-heavy people over the years.
Like you, I used to think that sharing a lot of useful information would endear the audience to me and they’d sign right up (sorry to tell you, but it just overwhelms them – and aren’t they already overwhelmed enough as it is).
And I’ll bet you’ve had the experience of feeling rushed because you had more content than time, which meant not being able to engage your audience and not being sure if they’re really getting it.
I had always assumed that if I could just deliver enough valuable content and prove I knew what I was doing, they’d want to work with me, but then I’d leave empty-handed wondering, “why they aren’t buying?”
*Not an official term. Totally made up!
Back in 2005, when I started out as a life insurance broker, I was given a list to call and told “good luck!” It paid 100% commission so no skin off their backs, but that was no fun for me nor very effective.
I quickly moved to attending and presenting at networking events and service clubs. More people in less time. And, it was right up my alley – I am a natural at talking too much!
But polite applause and fancy certificates like this one don’t exactly pay the bills.
It seems like most people’s goal is just to be confident on stage or camera, as if that’s the magic bullet. Sorry to tell you, but I was plenty comfortable up there.
When I do live training, I ask groups two questions: (1) What do the best speakers do? and (2) what do the most boring presenters do? The difference between those two lists up on the whiteboard is stark!
And yet, when people go to do their own presentations, what do they do? They choose to deliver too much content on bullet-riddled slides with some random image and not tell any stories or engage with their audience.
They always have their reasons with time being the most popular one. but it’s not about time; it’s about doing what’s safe.
Presentations are super intimidating and not easy to do well. And nobody is a natural at it!
Microsoft has made everyone think that if you open up PowerPoint, fill in some slides, you are now an effective presenter (and capable graphic designer) – um, no!
So you end up building a slide deck that’s all about content, but does nothing to help you persuade your audience, keep them engaged, or get the sale.
I want to empower you and show you that you CAN see the transformation that needs to underlie a presentation, that you can tell riveting stories, and that you can deliver it in a way that keeps people engaged whether online or in person.
It is totally possible for you to be a riveting presenter. I know because I’ve done it and so have my clients.
I do this because nothing is more inspiring and life-changing than a passionate entrepreneur with an amazing idea and strong storytelling skills (and nothing is more painful than a boring presentation filled with lots of information, bullets, and random images)!
That’s why I decided to get certified as a World-Class Speaking Coach, so I could peel back the curtain for you and get your life-changing ideas into the marketplace in a much bigger way.
Because when you present in a way that is engaging, impactful, and entertaining, you’ll help way more people and be a happier person in the world.
Whether you consider yourself an entrepreneur, an executive, or a salesperson, people need to “know, like, and trust” you before they’ll do business with you, which is why you‘ll want a process that will help you to:
*Not official numbers. Totally made up!
I can customize group training, executive training, and one-on-coaching to meet your needs and budget.
Book a free, confidential discovery call right now (just 15 minutes) to see how I can help you and your business deliver more riveting virtual presentations.