Presentations that Grow Business: Put Power in Your Pitch

How to Deliver an Effective Business Presentation
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About This Course

Published 8/2013 English

Course Description

Why should you take this course?

People serious about making money take this course because they have to deliver a make-or-break presentation to:

  • Do a pitch for a startup
  • Convince a big client
  • Get more sales
  • Gain support from their boss
  • Get a promotion
  • Get any audience to do what they want

A simple elevator pitch won't do it for you...

Do you like to listen to the elevator pitch of other people? Of course not. So, why would others want to hear yours?

What WILL help you is to ensure that you have a true value proposition that's interesting, provocative, and shows your audience what's in it for them.

This course will show you how to make what you say valuable so you can persuade and motivate others to act on it. I will personally model the exact techniques and specific skills you need to do just that. You'll learn dozens of techniques you’ve never seen before to get YOUR audience to do what you want.

Don't take my word for it. Hear what others have to say...

"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

"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

“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

What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites for this course, so dive right in!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Deliver an opener that immediately grabs your audience so they can’t wait to hear what you have to say next
  • Appear totally calm to your audience, even if you’re nervous on the inside
  • Make an incredible first impression by engaging someone in valuable small talk
  • Ensure your audience is so engaged, even after the opener wears off, that their minds will never wander
  • Put across a message so that all listeners feel like it’s customized just for them
  • Keep control by managing mistakes, disruptions and negativity
  • Avoid the top 10 most common mistakes people make when giving a business presentation
  • Learn and implement tomorrow the top 5 presentation techniques

What is the target 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
  • HR Managers who need to deliver a message with confidence, and stay on track when discussions become heated

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

03:08

Welcome!

I'm excited you're taking a course with Rule The Room! There are hundreds, perhaps even thousands of people waiting to hear you inspire them. Let's get started.

I want to empower you to speak with confidence in front of any audience, big or small, by giving you the best tools and resources to make it easy for you to deliver your message. First things first...

Coming Soon - Rule The Room Connect!

Connect is Rule The Room's online professionals community where you can get quick help and feedback on an upcoming presentation, ask questions about communication skills, and discover best practices for leading and facilitating meetings. The Connect community is growing quickly - we have business professionals, consultants, entrepreneurs, and individuals who recognize the importance of continuously improving communication, leadership, and training skills as clients. Click here to add yourself to our list and we'll email you when it's time to Connect & Join! (URL to get on list)

Advantage is one of many instantly-streamed video courses we offer at RuleTheRoom.com. Our video library features programs that will help you develop your leadership, presentation, and teaching & coaching skills. If you're looking to take your communication skills further - if you recognize your coworkers earning those promotions are the best communicators, best leaders, and in many cases, best teachers, then considering furthering your career with instantly delivered video training from RuleTheRoom.com.

If you want to take your presenting skills further, I recommend you pursue one of two options.

Option #1 - Dazzle: The Complete Guide to Delivering a Successful Presentation. This 4-hour interactive program is an extension of Advantage, and dives deeply into the specific skills and exact techniques you need to deliver your presentation and make it irresistible for your audience. It's our most advanced presentation delivery toolkit online. You'll learn dozens of techniques you’ve never seen before to get more sales, get more promotions, eliminate your fear of public speaking, show confidence, and motivate your audience to action.

To get started, click here. (http://www.ruletheroom.com/program/dazzle/)

Option #2 - Presentation Bootcamp: Hands-On Presentation Skills Training Camp. This 3-day live presentation bootcamp dives deeply into the creation and delivery of successful presentations. You’ll learn everything you need to know to influence, persuade, and motivate your audience to take the action you intend through hands-on practice and personalized live training. If you’re looking for our flagship presentation skills training program - the one that has it all - you’ve found what you’re looking for.

To get started, click here. (http://www.ruletheroom.com/program/presentation-bootcamp/)

Before closing, I want you to know that I take your commitment to learning very seriously. I promise to keep this course updated, check if you are learning the material, and remain available to you to answer any questions.

Enjoy. And if you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me directly at Jason@RuleTheRoom.com.

Section 1: Hook Your Audience: It's Not About You, It's About Them
16:41

In This Lecture: Make Boring Topics Interesting

Attract your audience to the presentation with content they won’t be able to resist, and keep them there by subtly revealing to them the underlying emotional reasons they should want it. This section will help you 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 use it to make a killer first impression.

  • Get them to trust you
  • Get them to believe you
  • Get them to listen to you

*The course slides handout is available below to download if you would like to use it to follow along.

Article

How to Use The “Your Turn” Lectures:

At the end of every video lecture is a section called “Your Turn.” It consists of the highlights of the lecture and some exercises that will help you put the ideas into action to create your own presentation, deliver it well, and manage the audience like an expert.

Since many of the exercises require your written answers, I recommend that you record them by hand in a notebook set aside for this purpose, or write them on your computer and print them out and keep them in a binder so you can have them accessible for quick reference as you work on putting the principles in this course into practice.

16:35

In This Lecture: Hide Your Nerves and Fear

When I speak to anyone about giving presentations, and specifically about fears and nervousness, there is one thing I tell them that immediately offers them some comfort: It’s okay to be nervous. You just can’t show it. Simply learning how to appear calm will help you to become calm. If you’re not nervous, you still need this section, because you may be showing nerves and not even know it! In this section, you’ll discover the top 12 signs that you are showing nerves (whether you have them or not) and you’ll learn effective strategies to show more confidence when you speak.

  • Remove your nervous habits
  • Practice away your nerves
  • Make the audience feel comfortable

*The course slides handout is available below to download if you would like to use it to follow along.

Article

How to Use The “Your Turn” Lectures:

At the end of every video lecture is a section called “Your Turn.” It consists of the highlights of the lecture and some exercises that will help you put the ideas into action to create your own presentation, deliver it well, and manage the audience like an expert.

Since many of the exercises require your written answers, I recommend that you record them by hand in a notebook set aside for this purpose, or write them on your computer and print them out and keep them in a binder so you can have them accessible for quick reference as you work on putting the principles in this course into practice.

Section 2: Build Relationships
24:52

In This Lecture: Make Comfortable Small Talk

People often struggle to get the audience to respond to them positively and this will reduce their ability to convey their message. The way to resolve this problem is to remember the presentation is not about you; it’s about them. Focusing on the needs of others keeps you from worrying about yourself, but more importantly, can help the people you are presenting to feel more comfortable talking with you. Many presenters find that one way to engage the audience and get them on your side, even before a presentation starts, is interacting personally with some of the audience members during the period known as welcome time. If you’re not naturally good at making small talk, here are techniques that will make it easier.

  • Make them feel safe
  • Get them to talk
  • Provide mutual value

*The course slides handout is available below to download if you would like to use it to follow along.

Article

How to Use The “Your Turn” Lectures:

At the end of every video lecture is a section called “Your Turn.” It consists of the highlights of the lecture and some exercises that will help you put the ideas into action to create your own presentation, deliver it well, and manage the audience like an expert.

Since many of the exercises require your written answers, I recommend that you record them by hand in a notebook set aside for this purpose, or write them on your computer and print them out and keep them in a binder so you can have them accessible for quick reference as you work on putting the principles in this course into practice.

12:30

In This Lecture: Keep Them Listening and Interacting

You have to show your audience that in order to get the information they’ve come to hear, they have to listen to you. This advice seems deceptively obvious. I tell it to people who’ve come to me for presentation advice and they nod in agreement, as if to say, “Got it.” But they haven’t.

How do I know? Because the following example is somewhat typical: Sitting in the audience while observing a client during her presentation, I noticed although people were pretending to look at the presenter, most of the time they were using their open laptops to go shopping and check email. Afterward, I asked if she realized they weren’t listening.

“But they were,” she protested. “They were looking at me.”

“People can seem to be looking at you but not be listening. I mastered that skill in high school,” I said. “Let me ask you something: Do you enjoy being a presenter?”

“I love it,” she said.

“Are you bored while you present?” I asked.

“Not at all. It’s stimulating because I’m active all the time.”

“Which do you prefer? Presenting or listening.”

“Presenting,” she said. “I hate sitting passively while someone drones on—” As the shock of recognition passed across her face, she cut herself off, “Do you think that’s how my audience feels?”

Yes.

I suggested a challenge: Find a way to keep the listeners in the audience as stimulated and engaged as you are as a presenter.

In this section, I’m going to show you how to do just that.

  • Solve Mysteries
  • Ask the right questions
  • Address every learning style

*The course slides handout is available below to download if you would like to use it to follow along.

Article

How to Use The “Your Turn” Lectures:

At the end of every video lecture is a section called “Your Turn.” It consists of the highlights of the lecture and some exercises that will help you put the ideas into action to create your own presentation, deliver it well, and manage the audience like an expert.

Since many of the exercises require your written answers, I recommend that you record them by hand in a notebook set aside for this purpose, or write them on your computer and print them out and keep them in a binder so you can have them accessible for quick reference as you work on putting the principles in this course into practice.

06:00

In This Lecture: Tailor Your Approach to Any Audience

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.

It’s even more challenging when you arrive at a presentation only to discover the composition of your audience is not what you expected. Or, even if you’ve done your research and prepared very carefully for your audience, you realize that their expectations are different from what you had anticipated. In these cases, you’ll also have to tailor your presentation, but you’ll have to do it in real time.

Here are ways to meet both sets of challenges…

  • Tailor to their goals
  • Tailor to their expertise
  • Tailor to their demographics

*The course slides handout is available below to download if you would like to use it to follow along.

Article

How to Use The “Your Turn” Lectures:

At the end of every video lecture is a section called “Your Turn.” It consists of the highlights of the lecture and some exercises that will help you put the ideas into action to create your own presentation, deliver it well, and manage the audience like an expert.

Since many of the exercises require your written answers, I recommend that you record them by hand in a notebook set aside for this purpose, or write them on your computer and print them out and keep them in a binder so you can have them accessible for quick reference as you work on putting the principles in this course into practice.

Section 3: Maintain Your Momentum
06:15

In This Lecture: Stay on Track to Minimize Distractions

Eventually, every presenter has to deal with distraction caused by misbehaving audience members.

Educational psychologist Rudolf Dreikurs suggested that misbehavior is caused by people who don’t feel they belong. They may resort to disruptive behavior, seeking attention and power so they’ll be included; they may seek revenge to get back at the organization or people they resent; or they may become apathetic, feeling the situation is hopeless.

This section will show you practical solutions that allow you to handle such problems quickly and easily, staying in charge without being heavy-handed.

  • Handle disruptions
  • Handle apathy
  • Handle negativity

*The course slides handout is available below to download if you would like to use it to follow along.

Article

How to Use The “Your Turn” Lectures:

At the end of every video lecture is a section called “Your Turn.” It consists of the highlights of the lecture and some exercises that will help you put the ideas into action to create your own presentation, deliver it well, and manage the audience like an expert.

Since many of the exercises require your written answers, I recommend that you record them by hand in a notebook set aside for this purpose, or write them on your computer and print them out and keep them in a binder so you can have them accessible for quick reference as you work on putting the principles in this course into practice.

07:46

In This Lecture: Avoid Common Presentation Mistakes

I have spent 10 years of research analyzing the presentations of 452 business professionals. After 4,680 hours of observation and another 4,825 hours of feedback, I’ve discovered 10 mistakes that thread their way into nearly every presenter’s toolbag. In this section, you’ll discover what they are and exactly how to avoid and overcome them.

  • Give a powerful Introduction
  • Create a catchy hook
  • Create an actionable agenda
  • Build an audience driven powerpoint
  • Practice the right way
  • Include real compelling examples
  • Use a deep, resonant tone with effective pauses
  • Use confident body language
  • End on time
  • Close well

*The course slides handout is available below to download if you would like to use it to follow along.

Article

How to Use The “Your Turn” Lectures:

At the end of every video lecture is a section called “Your Turn.” It consists of the highlights of the lecture and some exercises that will help you put the ideas into action to create your own presentation, deliver it well, and manage the audience like an expert.

Since many of the exercises require your written answers, I recommend that you record them by hand in a notebook set aside for this purpose, or write them on your computer and print them out and keep them in a binder so you can have them accessible for quick reference as you work on putting the principles in this course into practice.

10:52

In This Lecture: Top 5 Best Practices of Public Speaking

This video offers you the principles and tools that can help you do many things, among them create a customized, memorable presentation that your audience will crave; overcome your fears and become a confident presenter; and engage and entertain even the most challenging audience. To get results, you have to act on that advice.

This section encourages you to take a few minutes to think about where you would like to make changes. Write down the top five areas in which this video has shown you ways to improve your presentation skills. Since research and my own experiences indicate that people can focus only three goals at a time, I suggest you choose the three you want to incorporate in your life first. Start working on those, and once you have achieved them, work on the next three. Continue until you have achieved them all.

  • Take home 5 things from this video that you can use tomorrow to nail your next business presentation

  • *The course slides handout is available below to download if you would like to use it to follow along.

    Article

    How to Use The “Your Turn” Lectures:

    At the end of every video lecture is a section called “Your Turn.” It consists of the highlights of the lecture and some exercises that will help you put the ideas into action to create your own presentation, deliver it well, and manage the audience like an expert.

    Since many of the exercises require your written answers, I recommend that you record them by hand in a notebook set aside for this purpose, or write them on your computer and print them out and keep them in a binder so you can have them accessible for quick reference as you work on putting the principles in this course into practice.

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    Instructor Biography

    Jason Teteak, Author, Keynote & TEDx Speaker, CEO Rule the Room

    Jason Teteak knows what it takes to Rule the Room. The master trainer and speaking presentation teacher has taught more than 50,000 people how to flawlessly command attention.

    He’s won praise and a wide following for his original methods, his engaging style, and his knack for transferring communications skills via practical, simple, universal, and immediately actionable techniques.

    Jason first made a reputation in the medical training industry, where he was known as “the presentation coach and trainer who trains the trainers.” Teteak’s attention to detail and precision in communicating definitive information was honed in serving this lifesaving industry.

    In response to many requests, he began to offer personalized services and quickly developed a following as a private coach and a consultant whose clientele includes elite institutions, universities, and top corporate executives.

    His new book, Rule the Room, was recently published in the summer of 2013. He has developed more than fifty presentation and communication training programs ranging in length from one hour to three days that serve as the basis for this unique, practical, and comprehensive course.

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