A quick question to anyone who has to do a presentation - doing a pitch for a start-up, presenting an idea to your boss, an academic presentation, a job interview, a new idea to get a partner interested in, a client you need to convince…you name it ;)
So the question is: how can you supercharge your pitch?
I think I can help you with this presentation training course!
I'm not a presentation expert but simply a tech entrepreneur and I have spent the last 12 years of my life “divulging” the opportunities offered by the Internet and technology by doing presentations.
For every type of audience. On every medium. In-almost-any situation.
My journey…I went through every type of medium (TV, Radio, Web, Newspapers) doing presentations in the most desperate conditions, from town squares to castles (to an audience seated at dining tables, starving before dinner), frommega conventions of 5,000 people to hotel rooms with 2 people, from meetings at nursing homes with eighty-year-olds to face-to-face meetings with sixteen-year-olds behind school desks. I had to do theatrical monologues of 90 minutes and 10 minute pitches on trains for the entire 3-and-a-half hour journey (rotating between 11 wagons, talking to 6 people at a time), as well as summarizing my messages in 12 second clips for radio interviews, right through to 21 minute live television transmissions on my own program (with guests like Jeff Bezos). Lastly, I had the chance to interview thousands of guests, ranging from one-to-one interviews with well-known figures such as Steve Ballmer in front of 1,500 people, to live interviews with Al Gore on TV including accepting live questions from the audience (while defending myself in the meantime from physical attack by a fanatic…).
Above all, out of sheer necessity, I had to invent different and unconventional methods of presenting, in order to be able to survive in situations that you cannot overcome just by showing some simple slides. I brought ping-pong tables on the stage to explain and play at the same time, I gave out rings to marry the Internet, I used sensors to transform the audience into a single joystick, I folded T-shirts in 5 seconds, I gave out sheets of paper to make portraits and I brought tennis balls to throw on the stage.
Join me and supercharge your pitch before you know it :)</p>
Marco Montemagno is a digital entrepreneur, public speaker, broadcaster.
Marco is the Founder of SuperSummit.
Marco curated and hosted Reporter Diffuso, Italy’s foremost television program about the internet on Sky News – Sky TG24 – for 7 years, interviewing thousands of leaders and innovators in the tech and media world in front of millions of viewers every Saturday morning.
A prolific public speaker Marco’s engagements range from one-to-one interviews with well known figures such as Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO) in front of 1,500 people
to live interviews with: Al Gore, Jeff Bezos, Nicholas Negroponte and many more…
Marco was the day’s host for “Techcrunch Disrupt 2012/2013 in Rome co-MC @ LeWeb 2012 in Paris.
You can see him as speaker/moderator around the world – he was at Social Media World Forum (London), Cloud World Forum, IDCEE (Kiev), Techcrunch Italy (Rome), SearchLove (London) – and you can read about his presentation skills here (“The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience” by best seller author Carmine Gallo, has a paragraph about Marco) and here ( Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds).
Marco’s projects and skills have been featured by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Financial Times, Techcrunch,TheExaminer, GeekTime, Forbes and he has worked as speaker/MC for many large companies such as Google, SAP, IBM, Telecom, Sky, Microsoft, Oracle, Ford, Telecom, IAB, Epson, Illy, L’Oreal.
He has been instrumental in the promotion of the internet and digital economy to Italian businesses and consumers via successful events to reveal the opportunities presented by the Internet.
Marco was founding organizer of Social Media Week Italy (over 500 events, 500 speakers, 80.000 visitors in 3 editions), Codice Internet (a tour of Italian cities with a tech show in theaters), Al Gore Meets Bloggers (600 bloggers live on TV) and Startup Train (1.000 startuppers on a high speed train!).
He has been through every medium (TV, Radio, Web, Newspapers), doing presentations in the most desperate conditions, from town squares to castles, from mega conventions of 5,000 people to hotel rooms with 2 people, from meetings at nursing homes with eighty-year-olds to face-to-face meetings with sixteen-year-olds behind school desks.
His latest startup is SuperSummit the first network of Free Live Online Events.
Previously Marco launched a startup to promote new media and technologies to Italian politicians, connecting the political world with digital innovation and opportunity and he was co founder and CEO of Blogosfere, one of largest and most influential blog networks subsequently acquired by Populis.
Marco lives in the UK with his partner and children.
He loves table tennis and in a previous life was ranked n° 3 in Italy. He is considering a comeback for the next Olympics…