A few months ago, I started on a wee journey (in case you hadn’t noticed); maybe I’d call it an experiment if I want to avoid the post-modern cliché.
What’s been happening?
I’ve been talking more about helping people communicate their ideas in effective ways. About my desire to work with people help develop so they can create and deliver presentations that inspire and move people.
- I will help people take their big ideas and bring them to life for others
- I will help people use storytelling, humour and authenticity to get their ideas into their audiences heads so they take action
- I will help people overcome that most-commons of fears; public speaking.
Remember why you’re doing it
Today I was reminded how much this stuff makes me come more alive. A friend was taking some pictures while I told people a few things about story and why it’s so brilliant for communicating ideas. He remarked that I came alive!
And so I’m reminded that we need to be alive to live. I realise again how much it means to me to see people given the tools to communicate great things well.
I’ve asked before for people’s help in spreading the word. And so I’m at it again. Only because I really believe the world needs people who can communicate well. I need to be better at this communication lark too, no doubt.
In less than a week I’ll be giving someone the chance to be at my next workshop for free. I’ve not run a competition before so if it’s your first time entering then that’s cool too!
Here’s the action:
Would you share this link with people you’re connected with? If you enter, you’ll get a unique url you can share. Each time you share it will boost the number of entries you get. Simple!
You can be there too if you like – either book your own ticket or enter the competition.
Thanks for reading. And for sharing.
It may be because I think too much, but I’ve been doing a little reflection on what my motivations are.
Wrestling with concerns like making sure I’m “doing the right thing” has been a struggle for me for a long time. So I think motivations are a fascinating area to explore. And knowing that human hearts can be deceiving, motivations can be quite hard to truly understand. Continue reading “Clearing up the motives”
Four weeks since launching out on this little adventure in helping people develop and deliver great presentations, my enthusiasm is un-abated.
So it’s time for my fourth update from the dining room. This time the production value is up, the lens is turned ‘round and there’s a little self-reflection on feedback. Continue reading “From the Dining Room – week four!”
A few people have been asking me for a little more information on the Presentation Skills workshop. So this Thursday-update-from-the-dining-room includes some of that. Continue reading “What’s in a workshop?”
I’m launching the Guide to Presentation Greatness today – this video was posted to my LinkedIn feed and seemed to get a little attention. Continue reading “Getting started – the first update”
Today I’m launching a new thing.
Actually, I’m taking something I’ve done for a while and making it available to more people.
You see, I believe that presentations in the workplace or as part of interviews or talks at conferences and meetings can be amazing. In fact they should be. Continue reading “Opening a new chapter”
Yep, I’ve done it. Finally. I’ve created a brand new website for myself. It’s only taken seven years.
Continue reading “Obligatory first post”