The Complete Public Speaking Certification Program (Part 3)
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The Complete Public Speaking Certification Program (Part 3)

The #1 Most Powerful Public Speaking and Presentations Certification System in the World! (Beginner to Advanced)
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Created by Jason Teteak
Last updated 11/2018
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  • 25 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to create core content, takeaways, titles and actionable tasks that makes your audience crave everything you say and motivates them to take action.
  • Stay calm and in control in front of every audience and overcome nervousness and anxiety when presenting…
  • Coordinate what you say and what your audience sees for a flawless delivery…
  • Entertain and amuse your audience in a style that’s true to you…
  • Make the audience feel safe, make them feel good and make them laugh…
  • Master your body language by taking a strong stance in the sweet spot, master eye contact and keep your body still when needed…
  • Identify the pain points and pleasure points of your audience and how your takeaways relieve the pain points and enhance pleasure points…
  • Organize your material to make it easy for you to deliver and for your audience to follow…
  • Read your audience for maximum impact so you can make all listeners feel your message is meant just for them…
  • Develop your core content by defining your tasks, solving the mysteries and keeping things simple…
  • Manage your pace and deliver a presentation that ends on time, every time…
  • Create and use visuals and pictures that make complex ideas clearer and more memorable by adding impact to your presentation…
  • Integrate your words, blueprint, handout and visuals to make a compelling final presentation product…
  • Elicit questions and provide answers even when you have none, and still making people feel safe to ask a questions…
  • Captivate your audience within the first 5 minutes by getting them to trust, believe and listen to you…
  • How to create a title for your presentation that motivates your audience to attend your presentation in the first place…
  • Persuade your audience with the words you choose by minimizing fillers, eliminating deceptive words and finding alternatives to negative or controlling words…
  • How to identify exactly what your audience wants to know (and why they want to know it)…(HINT: this lets you present the “how” you’re going to give it to them.)
  • Find your optimal pace, volume and tone of voice and master your inflections to create dynamic effects…
  • Create opening slides that assure your audience they are in the right place and reminds them what they are going to hear…
  • Speak with confidence and credibility and show audience members they can trust what you say…
  • Easily engage your audience and stay on topic so their minds never wander with recall questions, leading questions, relevance questions and expertise questions….
  • Use the “agree and see if you’re right” technique to address every learning style…
  • Remain in charge no matter what’s happening by rewarding only positive behaviors…
  • The exact steps to make your takeaways specific and actionable in seven words or less…
  • Show your presentation was worthwhile and move your audience to respond with enthusiasm…
  • …and much, MUCH more!
Requirements
  • Sign up for the Presentation Bootcamp Part 1, 2 and 3 for the Full Public Speaking and Presentation Bootcamp Experience.
  • Download the Public Speaking Bootcamp Workbook that accompanies this course so that you can follow along perfectly with what is being said.
  • Stop the video when Jason says to do each of the many activities that are in this program so that you can get the bootcamp experience.
  • Apply each of the Your turns that occur in each of the major section descriptions to your presentations so that you can see dramatic differences in your presentations Rule the Room Bootcamp Style!
Description

Attention: Public Speakers

Finally, You’ll Have a Proven, Step-By-Step Hands-On Plan To…

…TRIPLE Your Audience

10,000 speakers around the globe use this rock-solid formula to spread their ideas and triple their audience.

Ordinary presenters just don’t get it….

Recently I attended a presentation and watched two audience members walk out…

“It wasn’t anything special…lost me early on,” said the 1st.

The 2nd said: “It was boring…didn’t have all the answers.”

Once you lose your audience, it’s nearly impossible to get them back.

None of us can stand boring presentations with little excitement…

… or presenters that talk too fast, are monotone and use lots of ums and filler words.

We hate bad subject material that’s too easy and presenters that talk down to us.

We all want to connect to the people in the room

…To touch audiences more emotionally and give them good advice.

But, if you’re boring and give boring presentations, then they don’t care about what you’re presenting.

You’re not looked at as a SME (subject matter expert).

It’s not uncommon to look out and 5 or 10 minutes in, see folks starting to drift away and to watch their attention spans wither.

Even though you know getting them involved and captivated is absolutely going to help you, it may be hit or miss for you right now.

You may have a fear of screwing up…

…with bigger audiences, smaller audiences or even 1-on-1 conversations.

You may have complicated content or you don’t know where to start….

…many of the best speakers often have to re-engineer their presentations because the content they have to deliver changes fast…

it can be challenging when contemplating writing (or re-writing) your script, and handling a presentation with 50 slides when it could have been 3.

You may get nervous beforehand…

…even if it’s nothing seeded that keeps you up at night, you still get nervous before a lot of presentations.

Even if you’re not nervous inside, you may worry about SHOWING nervousness…

You may just want to be more comfortable at public speaking.

That’s because PRESENTATION COUNTS…

Thought leaders not only know their stuff, but can REALLY PRESENT it well…

… just watch a cooking show…some say it even makes the food taste better.

When you can make a good impression quickly and CONTINUE to come across well to your audience.

You can do something special…

…you can touch emotions and go BIG.


A Few Questions BEFORE You Present:

  • Do you know how to guarantee you’re telling your audience exactly what they want to know?

  • Have you identified your presentation personality style, and do you know how to use it to entertain your audience by being yourself?

  • Have you dialed in your messaging to make sure you’ll deliver a flawless presentation without relying on a script?

  • What if your audience isn’t listening? Do you have a plan for engagingand re-engaging your listeners?

  • Most importantly…are you absolutely certain your entire audience will take action when you’re done?

“If You Answered ‘No’ To Any of These Questions, Then You Need Presentation Bootcamp”


FACT: Businesses Need Presenters (…Who Actually Know What They’re Doing)

I’m not going to sell you on the importance of presentations.

If you’re here, you already know what presentations can do for your business:

  • Triple your employee and customer engagement…

  • Gain credibility, connect to people in the room…

  • Touch emotions, spread ideas and make the content exciting…

In other words, presentation skills increase engagement and lowers turnover: The lifeblood of any business.

So that’s why businesses need great presenters.

There’s just one problem: Most so called “presenters” don’t know what they’re doing.

That’s where you come in.

As a Public Speaking and Presentations Specialist, you are uniquely qualified to help businesses convert presentations into engagement, learning and a change in behavior.

More specifically, in this master class, you’ll learn:

  • How to create content that makes your audience crave everything you say…(Do this right and you’ll see them motivated to take action!)

  • Stay calm and in control in front of every audience and overcome nervousness and anxiety when presenting

  • Coordinate what you say and what your audience sees for a flawless delivery

  • Entertain and amuse your audience in a style that’s true to you

  • Make the audience feel safe, make them feel good and make them laugh

  • Master your body language by taking a strong stance in the sweet spot, master eye contact and keep your body still when needed…

  • Identify the pain points and pleasure points of your audience and how your takeaways relieve the pain points and enhance pleasure points…

  • Organize your material to make it easy for you to deliver and for your audience to follow…

  • Read your audience for maximum impact so you can make all listeners feel your message is meant just for them

  • Develop your core content by defining your tasks, solving the mysteries and keeping things simple…

  • Manage your pace and deliver a presentation that ends on time, every time…

  • Create and use visuals and pictures that make complex ideas clearer and more memorable by adding impact to your presentation…

  • Integrate your words, blueprint, handout and visuals to make a compelling final presentation product…

  • Elicit questions and provide answers even when you have none, and still making people feel safe to ask a questions…

  • Captivate your audience within the first 5 minutes by getting them to trust, believe and listen to you

  • How to create a title for your presentation that motivates your audience to attend your presentation in the first place…

  • Persuade your audience with the words you choose by minimizing fillers, eliminating deceptive words and finding alternatives to negative or controlling words…

  • How to identify exactly what your audience wants to know (and why they want to know it)…(HINT: this lets you present the “how” you’re going to give it to them.)

  • Find your optimal pace, volume and tone of voice and master your inflections to create dynamic effects…

  • Create opening slides that assure your audience they are in the right place and reminds them what they are going to hear…

  • Speak with confidence and credibility and show audience members they can trust what you say…

  • Easily engage your audience and stay on topic so their minds never wander with recall questions, leading questions, relevance questions and expertise questions….

  • Use the “agree and see if you’re right” technique to address every learning style

  • Remain in charge no matter what’s happening by rewarding only positive behaviors…

  • The exact steps to make your takeaways specific and actionable in seven words or less…

  • Show your presentation was worthwhile and move your audience to respond with enthusiasm…

  • …and much, MUCH more!

Are You A “Doer”…or Just a “Talker?” (or…Why You Might Want To Take this Course)

Let’s face it: Presentation Experts are a dime a dozen.

So how do you separate those who “walk the talk” from the ones who merely…

…talk?

And at Rule the Room, it was our problem, too. You see, we don’t just teach presentation best practices, we actually DO PRESENTATIONS for businesses that we ACTUALLY OWN, CONSULT, or WORK FOR.

Sure, over the last 10 years, we’ve observed and analyzed over 10,000 speakers (including the top 100 TED talks of all time).

But, we’ve also personally given over 10,000 talks of our own to over 1,000,000 people.

We aren’t researchers. We aren’t journalists.

We’re business owners training employees (and training influencers to train employees) to achieve their full potential at work, convert belief into practice, and make retaining our employees a priority.

In other words: WE ACTUALLY DO THIS STUFF

…so we know how hard it is to find truly skilled presenters who know what they’re talking about.

We call it “Ruling the Room”, and here it is…

Your Expertise + Our Rule the Room Method = IMPACT.

THAT makes you an INFLUENCER…

And that’s why we created the “Presentation Bootcamp” course.  We built this course to train our own presenters, but in the spirit of “open sourcing” our business (which is what Rule the Room is all about) we’re now making this certification and training available to the world.

In short, we’re making it available to YOU…


What Is the Public Speaking and Presentation Bootcamp Workshop?

A Tested and Proven Recipe
Presentation Bootcamp gives you a proven, step-by-step plan for creating, delivering and managing your presentations and public speaking. It takes you all the way from creating a customized, memorable presentation, to feeling more prepared and confident, to engaging and entertaining even the most challenging audience, and beyond! We didn’t invent the presentation, but we have perfected it. And now, we’re giving it to you…

Move From “Ok” to Rock Star!
Imagine moving from “Ok” to ROCK STAR……being the keynote speaker that everybody came to see. Instead of your audience saying, “It wasn’t anything special, was boring, and didn’t have all the answers, they say: “It was awesome, credible, dynamic, exciting, engaging, special, amazing, commanding, professional and polished.” Presentation Bootcamp will give you the exact recipes, techniques and skills to spread your ideas and triple your audience.

Your Presentation Will Write Itself.
Do you know exactly what you should say in your opener or closing? What about your agenda and core content? What about your slideshow? You don’t have to guess. During the Presentation Bootcamp, you’ll present your content and find out if your audience wants to hear what you have to say before you spend a lot of energy preparing or waste a lot of time on content creation. Then, you’ll learn EXACTLY what to say, and how (and why) to say it so can deliver a seamless message that gets action and applause…

Gain Instant Credibility and Connection
Everyone wants to know how to get up in front of an audience and connect with it—right away. Presentation Bootcamp will show you how. Using the Rule the Room principles, you will get an immediate response that will be unlike any you have experienced. The rustling will stop. People will come to attention. Eyes will be fixed on you. That’s because you will be using techniques most presenters have no idea about but that will win over even the toughest audience. You may even be surprised to find you’re enjoying yourself.

Getting Your First Standing Ovation…And Beyond!
Presentations don’t have to be boring. Once you lose your audience, it’s nearly impossible to get them back. But if you touch emotions, get interaction and laughter, and keep them engaged and listening to the point where they want to take action, then you can connect with people in the room, be looked at as a SME, and go for bigger and bigger conferences…


How Does It Work?

The Complete Public Speaking and Presentation Bootcamp is a 16 hour online workshop, that’s divided into three parts…

Part 1 (Create): Content Creation

In part 1, we’ll attract your audience with content they can’t resist, and keep them there by revealing to them the underlying emotional reasons they want it. You’ll create core content that is exactly what your audience wants to hear, put it into a form that makes it easy for you to deliver, and present it in an attractive slideshow.

  • Create Welcome and Introduction

  • Prepare an Irresistible Menu

  • Create Your Core Content

  • Map Out Your Message

  • Add Variety to Your Visuals

  • Create Action Items

Part 2 (Convey): Delivery Skills

In part 2, you will create an immediate and powerful impression on your audience by standing in the right place, working the room with your body and convincing with your words, and your voice. You’ll learn the techniques that will make you project a calm and confidence under any circumstances.

  • Convey Welcome and Introduction

  • Start with a Killer Opener

  • Command With Your Body

  • Convince With Your Voice

  • Overcome Your Presentation Fears

  • Appear Confident and Credible

  • Convey Action Items

Part 3 (Captain): Audience Management, Engagement, Laughter (YOU ARE HERE)

In part 3, you’ll keep them engaged and laughing using your genuine personality style, and feeling that what you’re presenting is specifically for them. You’ll show expertise, keep to your timetable, respond well to every question, defuse any distractions and end on such a high note that they applaud you.

  • Captain Welcome and Introduction

  • Keep the Audience Captivated

  • Make Your Presentation Enjoyable

  • Tailor Your Approach

  • Stay on Schedule

  • Answer Any Question

  • Minimize Distractions

  • Close to Applause

  • Captain Action Items

By the time we’re finished, you’ll have an amazing presentation, PLUS all the skills you need to deliver that presentation with confidence and genuine engagement. 

Most Importantly, You’ll Know How to Create And Deliver A Presentation That Can Change People’s Behavior!

Public Speaking Bootcamp: Reviews

“I have been to several seminars on public speaking and giving presentations, including Dale Carnegie training. I truly went into this thinking that I couldn't possibly learn anything new, but I found myself scribbling notes like a mad woman during the presentation. I quickly realized that these were tips and techniques that I had never heard before, and that I could use immediately upon my return to the office.”

- Joey Monson-Lillie - Human Resources Manager

“The number of things that you take away from one of Jason’s presentations, there’s just so many things, you can’t count them because it’s going to be different for every person. He might teach something that a few people in the room already know, but for the rest of the room it’s brand new knowledge for them and so the vast breadth of information that he teaches the entire audience is perfect because you know you are always going to come away with a lot of information.”

- Brad Grzesiak - Co-Founder and CEO – Bendyworks

“Jason’s techniques break down speaking fundamentals that can make anyone a more powerful and relatable speaker. His tips have revolutionized my presentations at large conferences, and internally to PerBlue employees.”

- Justin BeckCEO - PerBlue

"Every piece of advice you give has a very clear, direct follow-up action: if you want to get better at x (and by the way, doing x makes your presentations better), do y. The "y" you specify is never vague but instead very precise and obvious, thereby making your advice practical, unlike most given on the topic."

Alex Jamar - Project Manager

“Your class was one of the most useful that I have taken. Not only did you teach me how to give an outstanding presentation, you also demonstrated how to do so. This has been so useful as a project manager that I will likely take it again in order to refine my skills.”

John Dickens - Project Manager

"Honestly, this was one of the most helpful classes in my career and I think your presentation skills training was at the core of what made the class so effective. You model the skills that we want to obtain, and I think that helps a lot of different learning styles. I liked this class so much I tell my team members and ACs to attend this class anyways.”

Rachel Goldsmith - Implementation Services

"I’ve had amazing teachers throughout my life, but few were as engaging and informative as Jason. I was blown away after seeing just one of his presentations – if you’re lucky enough to have the same opportunity, do not pass it up.”

Will Brooks - Quality Assurance

"I figured Jason Teteak might have a few new tricks—but not much that I hadn’t heard before. I was wrong. Jason integrates the latest research on presenting, learning, and audience dynamics with a captivating style that plays with the ironic fact that he is doing presentations… about presentation skills. And therein lies the secret to this marvelous program."

- Philip Deloria - Professor and Associate Dean, University of Michigan

“Your presentation training helped me immensely understand that people love presentations when they are learning what they want to know. After taking your presentation training into account, I know how to design a course that will empower the end user by teaching them what they want to know – things that will make them happy, successful, or more efficient. The fun part is, while you are teaching them what they want to know, you can sneak the things in that they need to know. There is so much more I can learn from your training as well, and I know this is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Tucker Morris - MCTS–System Engineer

"It's pretty simple. Jason Teteak walks the talk. In this day and age, finding a true thought leader amongst many is the key to getting to new levels. Listening to Jason and benefitting from his teachings will take you to that new level you seek. He is cutting edge, extremely practical and connects in a way that is motivating, informing and memorable. Some of the biggest benefits received from Jason are tactics, ideas and methods that are immediately implementable. Watch Jason’s program before your competition does."

- Al Lautenslager - Best-selling Author, Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days


What You’ll Get

When you enroll in Presentation Bootcamp Parts 1, 2 and 3, you’ll receive instant access to:

  • The Presentation Skills Mastery Course

  • 22 Core Modules

  • 65 Video Lessons

  • 86 Page Presentation Content Creation Learner Workbook

  • 79 Page Presentation Delivery Learner Workbook

  • 119 Page Presentation Audience Management Learner Workbook

  • 19 Practical “Your Turn” Assignments

  • 3 Review Quizzes (One for Each Learner Workbook)


About Your Instructor

Jason Teteak is the Founder and CEO of Rule the Room Public Speaking.  Jason first made a reputation in the medical training industry, where he was known as “the Epic trainer of trainers.” In response to many requests, he began to offer personalized services and quickly developed a following as a private public speaking and presentations coach and training consultant whose clientele includes elite institutions, universities, and top corporations.

In 20 years of working as a trainer and a public speaking/trainer/soft skills coach, he has helped more than 15,000 professionals to “Rule the Room” and has appeared before more than 200,000 people. He’s won praise and a wide following for his original methods, his engaging style, and his knack for transferring public speaking and presentation skills via practical, simple, universal and immediately actionable techniques. Or as he puts it “No theoretical fluff”.

He founded Rule the Room Public Speaking with a mission to DOUBLE the impact of 10,000 speaking professionals in the next 5 years. The Rule the Room Public Speaking team, under Jason’s management, has flipped the model and changed the approach to great public speaking and presentations for even the most seasoned veterans.
 

Rule The Room Public Speaking and Presentations Bootcamp Is Different

Sure, you can probably find other “public speaking and presentation” trainings and certifications that cover similar topics, but Rule the Room Public Speaking and Presentation Bootcamp is unique because it’s built and taught by real public speakers who actually present and speak and observe, coach and train thousands of public speakers to mastery.

In other words, we aren’t “researchers” sharing “theoretical fluff”. We’re in-the-trenches public speakers who despise untested theory and believe that the best way to learn public speaking techniques is to actually get up and teach in front of a real audience.  And that's exactly what this program does.  If that sounds like something that fits you, then welcome! You’re in the right place.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: “How will this Rule the Room Public Speaking Bootcamp help me?”

A: It depends on who you are…..

If you’re a business owner, this course is a great way to learn presentation skills yourself. It’s also a great way to train and certify members of your own team and get them up to speed in half the time on the latest classroom training trends and best practices.

If you’re a consultant, this certification is a practical way to show that you are a Presentation Skills Specialist, which could help you attract better, higher-paying clients, boost their ROI and efficiency, and lower turnover, safety and security concerns.

If you’re a student, this certificate can set you apart from other graduates who may have a business or education degree, but don’t have the specialized skills that employers today are looking for.

If you’re an employee or training professional, this certificate can make you more valuable to your company, which can get you that raise or promotion you may deserve (but don’t have a reason to request).

Q: “How valuable is this Rule the Room Public Speaking Bootcamp?”

A: The bootcamp itself is highly valuable if your goal is to set yourself apart from the competition.   What’s even MORE valuable than any course is the knowledge and understanding you’re going to gain when you take this class and pass all the tests. You will know public speaking and presentations.

Q: “When do I have to finish the class?”

A: You can go at whatever pace suits you best! You’ve got a lot of other things going on in your life, so just because you enroll in the workshop doesn’t mean you need to complete it right away. In fact, you can start and finish the workshop whenever you want. Either way, we’re going to be there with you every step of the way to ensure you’re successful and can get finished.

Q: “How soon can I finish the class?”

A: The Presentation Bootcamp Mastery class is in three parts.  You will need the three courses on Udemy to complete the 16 hours of video training, so if you are dedicating yourself full time to it, you could probably finish in 3 days, but we don’t recommend that. Instead, we recommend you take 7 – 14 days (if you can give your full attention to the material. If you only have a little bit of time each day, then you should dedicated 4 – 6 weeks to completion.

Q: “How certain can I be that I will be finish?”

A: It’s never a guarantee. If it was, then our bootcamp wouldn’t mean anything. Instead, it does mean something, and because of that, you’re going to have to work at this thing. When you do finish, you can be certain that it will actually mean something. The class and the activities are both going to challenge you, but rest assured we make everything simple, easy to understand, and quick to learn.

Q: How hard is the bootcamp?

A: You can liken our bootcamp to the story of “goldilocks and the three bears” – not too hot and not too cold. In other words, it's hard enough that you need to study and know your stuff, but we don’t make it hard just to be difficult. We make the bootcamps as hard as they need to be to make sure you know how to “Rule the Room”. We believe learning doesn’t happen until a behavior change occurs, so to preserve the integrity of these bootcamps, we have made the course challenging and the questions specific to our proprietary Rule the Room Public Speaking and Presentations techniques, methodologies and recipes. Don’t expect to pass the course just because you have taken other trainings or certification courses in the past. This training is different, and the bootcamps will reflect those differences.

Q: Do you offer grants or financial aid for your programs?

A: At this time, no grants or financial aid programs are available. The good news is that we have priced all our workshops and trainings so that they are affordable to everyone, especially compared to similar public speaking and presentation programs and workshops.

Who this course is for:
  • People who have a big presentation coming up, but don’t know how to get started.
  • Intermediate speakers who already have a presentation, but want to improve it.
  • Advanced speakers who hate bad subject material and presenters that talk down to us and you want to connect with people in the room.
  • Keynote speakers who wants to speak across the world and spread your ideas and have the perfect message for your audience.
  • Beginning speakers or those who tried presenting or public speaking in the past, but for whatever reason things just didn’t work out.
  • Speakers who are just “Ok” or “stuck”, and in need of a “Rock Star” communication makeover.
  • Anyone whose value belief is that it’s not “all about you” but instead it's all about your audience.
  • Startups and entrepreneurs who need to give a presentation on an idea or to involve partners
  • Business leaders or administrators that need to gain support for their goals and need to know how to make a presentation
  • Job seekers needing to make an impression at an interview
  • Business professionals trying to get more clients and convince them to do business
  • Managers who need to deliver a message with confidence, and stay on track when discussions become heated
  • Anybody looking for a hands on Presentation Bootcamp style training guaranteed to take any level to a higher level.
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 06:47:53
+ Keep the Audience Captivated
5 lectures 01:13:25

One of the best ways to keep your audience engaged is to ask the right types of questions. To understand why, you first have to understand something about the human brain. It is made up of two parts that operate independently. Each controls a different mode of thinking. Adjectives that are used to describe the left brain include “logical,” “sequential,” and “rational.” Adjectives that are used to describe the right brain include “intuitive,” “holistic,” and “synthesizing.” The left side recalls the past; the right can envision the future. We know this because when the left or right side of a brain is damaged, the person afflicted loses the ability to perform the related functions.

Ask the Right Questions Part 1
18:40

One of the best ways to keep your audience engaged is to ask the right types of questions. To understand why, you first have to understand something about the human brain. It is made up of two parts that operate independently. Each controls a different mode of thinking. Adjectives that are used to describe the left brain include “logical,” “sequential,” and “rational.” Adjectives that are used to describe the right brain include “intuitive,” “holistic,” and “synthesizing.” The left side recalls the past; the right can envision the future. We know this because when the left or right side of a brain is damaged, the person afflicted loses the ability to perform the related functions.

Ask the Right Questions Part 2
14:59

If your audience is learning, you have their attention. To present your content so you get the attention of everyone in the audience, you have to make sure you address each of the four learning styles: Step Learners, Talk Learners, Research Learners, and Create Learners

Ask the Right Questions Wrap up and The Four Adult Learning Styles
15:09

You can and should target every learning style in every topic at some point. If you can present in a way that reaches all four styles simultaneously, you will be much more likely to keep your entire audience attentive. I have discovered one tool that will help you do just that. It is the variation of the circle of knowledge that I call agree and see if you’re right. It gives each type of learner the information in the way they want it, it’s incredibly powerful, and you can use it whenever your audience seems to be drifting.

The Agree and See if You're Right Technique
12:52

Yet another way to keep the attention of your audience is with a targeted directional. This is a short and sweet method that pays big dividends.

Whenever you want to get your audience’s attention, request that they do one of the following, depending, of course, on what items—handouts, monitors, slides, and so on—you are working with.

You want to sound confident, but not overbearing, so they’ll take action. You’ll have no trouble getting them to comply if you do it properly.

Give Targeted Directionals
11:45
+ Make Your Presentation Enjoyable
3 lectures 53:41

People won’t laugh unless they’re feeling good. And they don’t feel good until they feel safe. This simple concept has enormous ramifications for presenters. When people feel good and feel safe, they are inclined to laugh easily.

Make the Audience Feel Safe
18:13

When I was asked to speak to college students about giving a presentation, they were especially interested in knowing how to make their presentations enjoyable so they could get people to laugh. That’s the goal of many presenters. I explained that people often make the mistake of trying to inject humor at the beginning of the presentation or when their presentation isn’t working. That is a futile, desperate act, since people laugh only when they’re feeling good, and before they feel good they have to feel safe.

As I presented, I gave them a behind-the-scenes insight that is always a hit when I speak about presenting. “You don’t feel safe with me yet,” I told them, “but you will. And none of you are feeling good yet, because it’s too early,” I added. “But in twenty minutes, many of you will be laughing.”

I could see the doubtful expressions on their faces. But within that time, they were feeling good, and eventually laughter ensued.

Make the Audience Feel Good
18:04

Everyone wants to know how to get a laugh out of an audience. Again, I want to make this point: People don’t laugh because something is funny. They laugh because they’re feeling good. And they don’t feel good until they feel safe. To make your audience laugh, you need to learn how to have fun with them in your own personal presentation style.

Make the Audience Laugh
17:24
+ Tailor Your Approach
4 lectures 01:10:56

You may routinely give presentations on different topics to a particular kind of audience (a group of physicians, for example, or executives, or even a convocation of college students). You may also give presentations on the same topic to audiences of all different types. In either case, there will be times when you want to make the presentation even more effective by spending some advance time tailoring it for a specific audience.

Edit in Advance for Specific Audiences - Part 1
19:13

Consider the sensibilities or the group you're addressing, plan questions that are geared to that specific group, and match the mood of your audience.

Edit in Advance for Specific Audiences - Part 2
16:19

If audience members are unresponsive or negative, they’re likely not getting what they wanted for one of two reasons:

  • Your presentation isn’t meeting the audience’s expectations: It’s not giving them what they came for.
  • Your presentation isn’t meeting the audience’s needs: It isn’t giving them adequate and actionable solutions.

Even if you prepared using all the techniques I suggest, it is possible your audience will want to know even more than you had planned to cover.

Be Prepared to Customize on the Fly - Part 1
18:09

Customize your content wherever possible and give real-life uses they can relate to.

Be Prepared to Customize on the Fly - Part 2
17:15
+ Stay on Schedule
3 lectures 58:34

When I give a presentation that’s scheduled to be an hour long, if I start at ten thirty, I end at eleven thirty. If I give a ten-minute presentation, I end exactly ten minutes later, and if I am supposed to deliver a four-hour presentation that starts at one o’clock, my audience can count on being able to walk out the door at five. A good presenter learns to do that.

Create a Timetable - Part 1
19:54

Document the timing - Once you have sped up or slowed down your presentation so it’s the correct length, practice that version three times. During the third run-through, make a note of how many minutes into the presentation you should be introducing each takeaway in order to end on schedule.

Manage Audience Question Periods - Faulty planning is the number one cause of pace problems. The best way to resolve these problems is by managing questions that come from the audience.

Create a Timetable - Part 2 and Manage the Audience Question Periods
19:45

Make sure your presentation is going according to your timetable, but never let the audience catch you checking the time. You don’t want to give the impression you aren’t interested in being responsive to them.

Adjust as you Go
18:55
+ Answer Any Question
4 lectures 01:05:36

If you handle questions well, you meet your audience’s needs, which earns you credibility and respect; you keep the audience focused and engaged, and you look like a pro.

Elicit Questions from the Audience
18:55

This is the only occasion in your entire presentation when you make direct eye contact with a single individual for longer than a second or two. Stay focused as long as the person is speaking.

Remain in the sweet spot. Walking toward the speaker will be intimidating. Walking away will make you look as if you’re in retreat and signal you don’t know the answer.

Be a Responsive Listener
19:58

Answer In-Scope Questions Immediately - I explained in the last chapter that to manage your pace, you establish boundaries and tell your audience you will be answering only questions related to the topic during the question period but will postpone others until the end of the presentation.

If you expect to be bombarded by questions, you may want to establish these boundaries after the introduction and the circle of knowledge and before the first topic. (Make a note to yourself on the blueprint to do so.) Say, “I’m going to answer every one of your questions. Any question that is specifically about the topic I’m covering at the moment and relates to everyone, I’ll answer right away. I’ll answer any other questions right before the close of the presentation for you and others who might be interested.”

Cope Confidently when your Don't Know the Answer - In the unlikely event you’ve forgotten or don’t know the answer to an in-scope question, be cautious. Audiences have an uncanny knack for spotting a presenter’s weakness.

Answer In-Scope Questions and How to Respond When you Don't know the Answer
16:19

When you get a question that is not directly relevant to the material at hand, treat it like any question—whether or not you know the answer. First paraphrase it and thank the questioner. Then add, “Tell you what. Write that down, and let’s talk about that at [give a specific time, depending on when the break will come], you and I,” adding, “. . . and anyone else who might like to join us,” if you think others might be interested.

Postpone Out-of-Scope Questions Gracefully
10:24
+ Minimize Distractions
3 lectures 40:03

People may stop the flow of your presentation by jumping in with questions and comments or trying to start conversations at inappropriate times. Their motives may not be negative. Some are what I have described as Talk Learners who are simply trying to absorb what you’re saying. They’re talking aloud while you deliver your message because they need to say it to get it.

When you ask questions throughout the presentation, these people often respond mentally and sometimes aloud as well, even without being called on (and even if your question is purely rhetorical). Including the circle of knowledge and agree and see if you’re right techniques, which give them a managed opportunity to talk, can be helpful. Still, the Talk Learners don’t pose major problems.

Stop Interruptions
17:32

Negative people tend to be Resenters, Naysayers, or Faultfinders.

It’s important to understand the motivation of such people who are at a presentation. They are often people who were required to attend, and they resent it. They come with an attitude that is not conducive to learning or to useful dialogue.

Rudolf Dreikurs would say their misbehavior is just the manifestation of desire for revenge, misdirected at the presenter rather than toward whoever required his or her presence.

Handle Negativity
15:38

Some Naysayers fall into the category of what Dreikurs called the discouraged people. I call them Active Passivists. “I can’t do that. I’ll never do that. I’ve tried and it’s failed and what you’re saying won’t work.” They want pity, and they want you to allow them to remain helpless by being inattentive during your presentation. Don’t commiserate with them. Your attitude has to be, “You’re going to get this, and I’ll help you.” So arrange small successes.

Manage Inattention
06:53
+ Close to Applause
2 lectures 26:11

The classic rules for any sort of writing apply to presentations: Tell them what you’re going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you told them. At the very end of your presentation, remind your audience what they got and why they wanted it.

Show the Presentation was Worthwhile
09:18

Address remaining questions - When you’re finished summarizing the presentation, and while you’re still on the summary slide of all the takeaways, make your final question request.

Ask, “What questions do you have about [the title of your presentation]?” Richard asked his audience, “What questions do you have about increasing business with new low-risk loans?”

Part with warm words - When you thank your audience, give an actual, specific reason to thank them and you will seem even more sincere. Many presenters tend to thank the audience for their time, which suggests they might have been spending their time doing something more important. Instead, mention why you appreciate something they have done. For example, if they were very responsive—they were listening attentively and asking great questions—you might say, “Thank you for being such a warm audience.” If they gave you some great feedback you were looking for, say so: “Thank you for your feedback.”

Address Remaining Questions and Part with Warm Words
16:53
Public Speaking and Presentations Bootcamp Pro (Part 3 of 3) Quiz
12 questions