The future of high impact public speaking & presenting tells you in a clear, compelling and inspirational way everything you need to know about high impact public speaking and presenting. Most presentations today (especially business presentations) are fare too long, repetitive, uninspiring and boring. We live in a world of noise where everyone is so busy being busy they don't have time for more unhelpful, long drawn out information. Mindful Presenter was created through a combination of frustration, curiosity and passion. Maurice DeCastro, the founder of Mindful Presenter Ltd in London, UK reveals the real truth about what it takes to craft and deliver a content rich, compelling presentation. Having spent years in the board room of some of the UK's best loved brand Maurice and the team at mindful presenter are leading the way in helping presenters connect emotionally as well as intellectually. The Mindful Presenter Truths Series is a podcast which is highly rich in content designed to challenge, inspire and empower presenters or aspiring public speakers to lead each time they speak and present.
Why do you do what you do? - An introduction to Mindful Presenter
10:42Mindful Presenter is far more than a training and development business helping people to speak with greater confidence and impact. We are in the business of helping people to connect with each other. Connecting themselves and their ideas with others in a way that is calm, creative and compelling. Mindful Presenting is the route to connecting emotionally as well as intellectually with your audience?What do you do?
Truth 51 - We all have the same needs
13:12We all need to have our physiological needs looked after, we need to feel safe, we need to feel a sense of belong and connect, we need a healthy self esteem and we all want to be the best that we can be.In public speaking and presenting it's worth remembering that whilst we are all unique and have a vast range of very personal and specific needs at the core we are all the same. That knowledge and understanding can be very helpful to us and our audience when we sit down to craft our presentation.
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Truth 50 - We need to send our audience love
7:47If you've been following the Mindful Presenter Truth Series you will have experienced our passionate belief that high impact public speaking and presenting involves far more than simply presenting data. At the heart of our presentation we need to send our audience a sincere feeling of love.
Truth 49 - Your audience need energy
9:06At Mindful Presenter we don't believe that you can having a boring topic, product, service or idea to present on. We do however, believe that any presentation can be made boring because the presenter is boring. The key reason for this is the lack of energy given in the crafting and delivery of the presentation. Your audience really do need your energy and if you are involved in public speaking or presenting in any way we owe it to them to give them as much as we can.
Truth - 48 - It’s ok to say I don’t know
11:37You could be the best presenter and public speaker in the world but that doesn't mean you know the answer to everything. Occasionally you will be asked a question during or after your presentation that you either don't know the answer to or have momentarily forgotten the answer. Public speaking and presenting isn't easy but it becomes much easier if we own the entire experience, including the fact that we can't know the answer to everything. It's ok to say 'I don't know'.
Truth 47 - The 5 most important words in presenting & public speaking
8:42Public speaking and high impact presenting is about how we make people feel. It's not simply about sharing knowledge and data, that's easy. The five most important words in presenting and public speaking is Please Make Me Feel Something. Imagine your audience silently screaming those 5 words out to you from their own minds.
Truth 46 - Every presentation should be memorable
10:21The challenge of public speaking and presenting is to craft and deliver content and a message which is so mindfully considered that it'e memorable.If your audience don't remember your presentation then you've wasted their time and yours.
Truth 45 - We have to manage expectationsSuccessful presenters mindfully manage expectations
7:39Far to many presenter prepare and deliver presentations without knowing exactly who there audience are, how much they know and how they can help them.Public speaking is about making a difference to people and the only way presenters can do that is by understanding the expectations of their audience and then mindfully managing those expectations.
Truth 44 - Stop blaming your presentation on company policy
10:17Every presentation has to be personal and relevant to your audience in a specific and meaningful way. Effective public speaking and presenting isn't about simply turning up to tell your audience what you want to see. Mindful presenting and high impact public speaking involves telling your audience what they need to know.