I had a great time doing a 9 hour sales training for GT Bank staff in Abuja
I had a great time doing a 9 hour sales training for GT Bank staff in Abuja
What can you remember about the last presentation, sales pitch, or sermon you attended? For most people they can’t remember anything about the experience because it was not ‘MEMORABLE’ In other words their memory bank could not spare any mental real estate to house it.
Now, that’s a problem especially if you want your product, service, idea, or personal brand to be remembered. We live in a world of abundant ideas and products, and so it is important that your presentation BREAKS THROUGH THE NOISE so that you can be heard and accorded the attention you need to close that sale, get that job, or whatever outcome your soul desires.
Here are the 3 ways to do that
“She was born just a generation past slavery,” Mr. Obama continued, “a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky; when someone like her couldn’t vote for two reasons — because she was a woman and because of the color of her skin.”
That is a story that sums up his ‘YES WE CAN’ Phrase which we will look at later. By application, when you’re pitching for that sale, presenting your ideas, or presenting yourself tell powerful authentic stories that can move the heart of your audience, this makes them warm up to you and remember your presentation more.
2. A REPEATABLE PHRASE OR WORD: For President Obama it was ”YES WE CAN’ for some of my talks it is ”DO IT NOW” This makes your speech remarkable and tattooed in the minds of the people. So, get creative to inject a word or phrase that encapsulates your speech into your presentation and anytime the audience participation is low, inject the phrase and like an anchor the audience will respond enthusiastically.
3. A PROP: By origin a prop is any object used on stage by an actor during a performance. The reality is that people hardly forget the object. TED Conference speakers use props a lot to illustrate their point, in Jill Bolte’s TED TALK, ‘My Stroke Of Insight’ she brought a sample human brain on stage, today that talk has 4.9 million views on youtube. For you a prop might just be a seed. a bottle, or anything that can aptly illustrate your point.
Use these tools and i will like to hear from you after your next presentation.
”And the word became flesh” Apostle John. For every important thing in your life to become flesh you will have to open your mouth and speak.
We live in a ‘word’ controlled world, to inspire people to do what you want them to do or to ask for what you want from people so you can move up in the ladder of life you’ll will have to make presentations to a big group or small group of people and sometimes to an individual.
If you can’t present your ideas, products, and services effectively, people with lesser ideas and inferior products but better presentation skills will sway the audience and clinch opportunities meant for you.
So whether you’re a marketer, parent, pastor, or anything in between these presentation tricks will help you become more successful.
Go out there and share your message, close that deal, and inspire the world.
With the millions of graduates leaving school and dashing to the job market and the constant change of industry and consumer behaviour due to technology, internet, and innovation it has become a matter of survival for you to standout from the crowd or be ignored.
In the years that lie ahead of your career, most jobs will be replaced by a robot or AI (Artificial intelligence) Today there are driverless cars operating in some parts of the USA, in fact the CEO of Volvo Hakan Samuelsson said ”In 2019 Volvo will only manufacture electric cars, and by 2021 it will roll out self driving cars to consumers”
What does all that mean to your career? It means that you should arm yourself with the skills that will stand you out from the crowd and the skills that a machine cannot perform. One of which is making effective and emotional presentations.
Here’s what Billionaire Warren buffet had to say about public speaking ”You can improve your value by 50% just by learning communication- Public Speaking Skills”
Public speaking or presentation skills is a learnable skill. Like driving a car you can learn how to speak well in public and boost your career. To help you do that, buy a copy of my book ROCK THE STAGE: 15 SIMPLE WAYS TO SPEAK WELL IN PUBLIC
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As a thank you for buying my book, i will send you my free audio course on how to speak well in public after you buy the book.
I had the honor to be featured in @partsunknowncnn a CNN program by the great @anthonybourdain .The feature also included @feladurotoye the father of the speaking industry in Nigeria and my friend @iamsteveharris
From hawking recharge card on the streets to being featured on a CNN program. Thank you JESUS
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”Three million Nigerians enter the job market every year, and only 10% of them are absorbed into the job market.”
”The problem in Nigeria is not only unemployment, the bigger problem is that most Nigerian youths are unemployable”
As a part of my job i recruit for my clients to help them get qualified staff to fill their vacancies and i began to observe a pattern among Nigerian young graduates who come in for job interviews. Some of them come in unprepared and wonder why they didn’t get employed at the least or at the most the blame spiritual ‘village’ powers for their failure to clinch the job.
A job interview is what i call level one success. This is because for you to be invited for a job interview it means that they didn’t invite other people. That means that there is something about you that the company found interesting and the job interview is an opportunity for them to prob further.
So, here are my 6 tips for nailing a job interview:
Happy job interview.
A lot of times it’s not the challenges outside our lives that prevents us from stepping into our greatness, it is usually the STORIES of inadequacies we tell ourselves in our heads.
What you constantly tell yourself is as powerful as a pilots capacity to determine the destination of a plane. The internal dialogue you have with yourself in your head is what persuades or dissuades you from taking action or tucking yourself away from the awesome game of life.
The average human being talks to another human being at the rate of 120 to 150 words per minute, but internally we talk to ourselves at the rate of 300 words per minute wow! So, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN TELLING YOU! Here are the 5 ways among so many that i think people use to self sabotage themselves.
A merry heart doth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Will you please stop worrying and complaining? yes you, the very one reading this post.
I bet you feel good, ecstatic, and perhaps will even flash a wide grin when someone says – “thank you very much” or “i am grateful” and if given the same scenario you’d shower the same level of kindness right back at them.
This is simple; whatever we reward gets repeated.
I have come to learn that as humans, whatever we focus on expands and when we focus on being grateful for the things we have, we would automatically have more things to be thankful for.
The ritual of gratitude dramatically shifts your focus and energy from what you seemingly don’t have to what you do have. And when the joy, happiness, and a sense of “it-ain’t-that-bad” starts brewing in the depths of your soul, you will discover your sad, depressed and unhappy state evaporate as steam.
Dr. John Maxwell once said – when there’s hope in the future, it gives you power in the present.
Now it gets better, if you imbibe a culture of gratitude, interleukin-2 and interferon are biochemicals, released into your bloodstream; two powerful combatants against kidney cancer.
Enough with the benefits of being grateful, here’s how you can start. You will need two things – arduous commitment and a journal (note-book, note-pad etc).
This is what you do; every morning you wake up, i want you to write 5 things that you are grateful for and a simple reason each for why you are grateful.
This my friends are the first steps to living a very happy life.
An excerpt from my book CREATING YOUR TOMORROW.
Speaking in public is a skill that you can learn. Like any skill you need determination, repetition, and coaching to master it and speaking in public is no exception.
Stage fright is normal and usual, there is nothing wrong with you if you feel that fear before you make a presentation but how you handle it is what matters. As a person who speaks in public almost every week, here are my tips for overcoming stage fright
We all need each other. Show me a person who doesn’t like the help, support, and inspiration of others i will show you a lonely and proud person.
Most good and bad things you will have in this world will come through a human being. Customers are people, workers are people, and investors are people. If you don’t know and understand people then, you’ll be at a disadvantage in life. So how do you increase your likability possibilities?
In conclusion, it’s expedient that you get people to like you. The more people like you the higher your chances for success.