Everyone likes to make a good connection.
I had the great pleasure of speaking in Great Britain a few weeks back. We were in Manchester, England to be precise.
The video turned out pretty good, so I’m sharing it here.
The talk was delivered at the RIBI Convention. RIBI stands for Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland.
Click here or the image below to watch the video and learn more about the art of connection.
What you’ll see in this video
Watching the video now, it seems kind of like a “greatest hits” performance.
I do a lot of popular bits about connection, including “the airplane story” and “the 15 words.”
The large audience is with me the entire time, but there is no house microphone so they aren’t as loud as they might otherwise sound.
Watch at the 30 minute mark as I show the audience (and you) how to do a quality promo video in one take.
This video offers my take on the important difference between being assertive and aggressive.
I also talk about the value of good marketing for your organization. Strong marketing is a kind of mirage where you create the illusion of something like a successful event before the event actually happens.
Bonus presentation tips
If you’re like me, you try to learn from all speakers. Learning from role models is about exercising a kind of spiritual connection between you and the other person. This allows for a knowledge transfer.
The above Manchester video offers two kinds of tips for my friends who do presentations: 1) Explicit and 2) Implied
Explicit tips are obvious and I often call attention to them. Watch for my suggestion on how to use your eyebrows during your next presentation.
Years ago, a comedian friend of mine gave me a great (explicit) tip. He said, “Never step on the laugh.” So when the audience is responding, I wait until they are finished before speaking. Fantastic advice for any speaker!
Watch in the video when I bring someone from the audience on stage to be interviewed. The young lady’s name is Alicia Reade and she does a great job. There are many implied tips here on the art of the interview. Bringing someone on stage can do a lot for your presentation, including:
- Keep things lively for the audience
- Leverage the power of “expert” testimonials or “social proof”
- Introduce another personality to your segment
- Arrange a power transfer to or from the guest
Good luck making more quality connections!