What makes a good presentation?
Is it the speaker?
The topic itself?
And how to take advantage of your individuality so you can bring out a powerful presentation every time you’re in front of your audience?
Let Victoria Labalme, a National Speakers Association Hall of Fame inductee, show you the lessons of taking risks, embracing your uniqueness and taking care of your audience.
Find out how these lessons can help you become an effective communicator – whether you’re in the boardroom, on a stage or even while spending time with your loved ones.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- The key to being powerful in front of your audiences.
- Learn about “The Throughline™” and how it impacts the way you communicate effectively to your audience.
- The difference between fame and contributing. Why she made the move from being a famous stage and TV performer into helping people express their uniqueness and their creativity.
- The two most important events that became the biggest game changer in her life.
- The lessons of taking risks and how including theater and comedy into her keynote speeches became successful in creating a unique brand for herself.
- Discover the 5-step system that will help you become a powerful communicator in front of your audience.
- How to prepare properly before a big presentation or an important conversation with decision makers.
- The number 1 mistake you should avoid in your presentation.
- The “Throughline™” never shows you the path ahead. It just shows you the next step. So, we had to trust and risk forward.
- The truth will set you free. But first, it’ll make you mad.
- Your biggest critics are ultimately your biggest fans because they care enough to speak up.
- Just because no one else is doing it, it doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea.
- I think the focus really needs to be on developing our skills and talent more than anything else.
- What comes from the heart goes into the heart.
- The key to being a powerful performer and communicator is to focus on your audience instead of yourself; to think about the person “at the end of the line” – whether it’s an email, a phone call or a presentation.
- It matters to pay attention to the criticisms you get and find if there’s a merit behind it.
- To grow and to move forward involves a lot of risk. And we need to push and expand our comfort zone by getting used to the discomfort associated with development.
- The only way to stand out is not through some gimmick. Instead, it’s by following what your heart tells you and just act on it – or “risk forward”. Because in the end, your customers can tell whether you’re being genuine or not.
Related Links & References:
- Victoria Labalme official website: victorialabalme.com
- Victoria’s National Speakers Association Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech: youtube.com/watch?v=Wo1GqwSYHAU
Rock the Room official website: www.RockTheRoom.com