When I began speaking 19 years ago I did not have anyone to mentor me or help me. I struggled and had to learn many things the hard way. This course is simply everything I have learned in my 19 years as a Public Speaker. Think of it like 3 hours of personal coaching where I will download to you all that I have learned.
The course is all done in small video clips to keep you engaged. There are presently 77 sessions that run from around a minute to just around 10 minutes.
If you are one of the people who say to me "I want to speak but I don't know where to start." This is a good place to start. I hope you will join me for Truth Tellers.
I want to speak but not in the Christian World. Is this course for me? Please take a few minutes to watch this quick video to answer this question. This is not a course of Christian faith but a course on Public Speaking.
This is more of a personal bio of my life. I also briefly talk about my struggles with anxiety.
This is a conversation on the story of how I went from being a full-time teacher into a full-time speaker.
There are some things that are really cool about being a speaker and some things that are not. Lets look at these.
So you want to live in hotels, eat out and fly for a living. Really?
Seriously this is a good question. Why do you want to be a speaker?
People seem to think you have to be gifted with certain talents or skills to be a speaker. Is this true?
This might sound like a weird comment. Basically do you have what it takes to deal with the critique of people. If you are at the front you will get people who love you and who dislike you. You have to be able to handle both of these.
Quick discussion on my ebook Reset. This will be a free downloadable resource for you.
When is the timing right to leave my current job and go full-time into speaking?
What is a true definition of a successful speaker? Is it speaking full-time? Part-time?
What makes you angry, frustrated etc. This might be your discontent. This is where you should start looking for a topic.
Discussion on the idea of using polls to find out what topic you should speak about. Use the people around you.
This is a simple challenge: read.
How I organize my large book library as well as what I do with the information I find in the books I read.
Blogs, Articles, Magazines and Newpapers
Use the people around you. Ask them!
A great tool to help you start thinking about putting your talk together while you are doing your research.
You have to start somewhere. Just start.
Plagiarism conversation. Make sure you give people credit for their thoughts and ideas.
Some thoughts on a fear based vs a teaching based seminar or presentation.
How do you add value to the people you are talking to? Give them further resources on your topic.
Conversation on how to narrow down all of the material you have.
Simple question you need to ask while building your talks. Now what?
You need to learn who you are as a speaker.
Be careful that your stories don't change over time. This is a really important but often overlooked discussion as a speaker.
Should I use video clips within my presentation?
Do clothes matter?
Stand or sit?
Revisiting the conversation on how long should your talk or presentation be
Are there good ways to open or close a talk?
Do I need to spend the money on a unique font?
I think that making a trailer is a great way to help promote your talks. Here is my trailer for my talk: The Walking Wounded.
Which type of technology is the best to use? There are so many choices. Let me tell you what I use.
Why I use Dropbox for all my speaking presentation. Also a conversation on backups. You need to be looking at how you backup all of your data.
So many choices. Let me tell you what I use.
Do I need to invest in a data projector?
Is it worth the money to invest in a sound system for you to bring with you to your talks?
Do I need to buy a microphone? I talk about handheld (wireless and corded) and headset. I don't talk about lapel microphones. I am not a fan of them at all.
A Rider is a document or in my case a youtube video with details on all aspects of what the person hosting you might need to ask you.
We are going very quickly through a ton of information. Lets just take a second to pause and reflect.
Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders and parents on topics including sexuality, mental health, men, dating and media. Husband to Dawn, and father of Bennett and Zoe, Brett and his family make their home in Ajax, Ontario where Brett leads and directs Worlds Apart, a charity focused on empowering individuals to re-align their lives with Biblical core values often muddled by media but central to Christian living.
Brett was a teacher with the Toronto District School Board for 10 years before moving into speaking full-time back in 2005. Brett has a Masters degree in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton Grad School in Chicago and is also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program. He and his family are members of C4 Church in Ajax since 2004.