The ability to effectively communicate with groups of people is one of the most important skills you can cultivate.
Leaders and salespeople in particular, need to be able to inform, motivate and inspire. Now you can learn these skills online from a seasoned professional.
Michael Angelo Caruso has a reputation for getting results quickly and this online program is guaranteed to work for you or your money back.
Welcome to the most effective online program of its kind. This curriculum incorporates webcam sessions with other learning materials to help you become a better presenter for the rest of your life.
We can help you with every aspect of your presentation from content creation to post-event follow-up. If you just want help with certain aspects of your presentation skill set, just let us know.
This program can run for one lesson or 50. We can meet in person, by phone, in video chats or a combination of all three.
Tell us if you want to cover all aspects of speaking or just certain areas.
You’ll get much more than you pay for, but it will be up to you to put the lessons to work.
How online coaching works with Michael Angelo Caruso
“I like to stay flexible when teaching,” says Michael.
“This way, everyone can be comfortable, but we can still honor the curriculum.”
Students learn more when they’re relaxed, so you can anticipate a casual, yet focused learning environment.
You’ll never remember all the great tips in this online course, so we recommend taking notes during the sessions and keeping all of your notes in one place.
Keep a dedicated spiral notebook handy or even better, keystroke your notes so that what you learn is word-searchable and easy to find later.
Think of your time with Michael as a college class without the pressure or intimidation from the professor.
There is “homework” after each session, but no one will make you do it. You either want to get better or you don’t. Just know that at the beginning of each session, Michael will ask you to offer a “success story” based on the homework assignment from the most recent lesson.
For example, if you cover the “Yell at the Dog” speaking technique in this week’s lesson, next week’s lesson is likely to begin with Michael asking how you were able to use the “Yell at the Dog” technique in a presentation, phone call or whatever.
Improvement check list
This program works best as a dialog.
When know what you want to improve, we can make sure you receive that content. If you ask questions, you’ll get answers.
Use the list below to indicate what you’d like to improve about your speaking skill set. You might use a check mark to indicate what you are interested in. Then go through the list again and make a star or asterisk by items that are the most important for what you want to accomplish.
The list is in a rough chronological order of the overall presentation process. Feel free to add items at any time.
Choose from this comprehensive curriculum
Here are potential topics for us to cover as you improve our speaking skill set:
1. Preparing for your presentation
a___ Site visit and advance planning
c___ Presentation gear (audio, video, computer, projector, clicker, props)
d___ Arranging the room to your advantage as speaker
e___ Forensic research
f___ Practice tips for memorization, flow, “owning it”
g___ Using “teaser” language to promote your talk
h___ How/why to create a “pre-game” slide show
i___ Avoiding negative self-talk
j___ 10 things to do in the “walk-through” rehearsal
k___ Mingling tips that help during your presentation
l___ Clarity of purpose; knowing your “end game”
m__ Imagine yourself being successful
n___ Preparing your handout
o___ Finding the “power seat before your talk
p___ Idiot-proofing your introduction
q___ How to create information products during your presentation
r___ Best practices for recording audio and video
s___ How to never be surprised when you get to the event
t___ Why your self-talk should not be about your self-esteem
u___ My best techniques for dealing with nerves
v___ The last thing you should do before you speak
2. The first six minutes of your presentation
a___ The first thing you should do when beginning to speak
b___ Getting their attention without clichés
c___ Establishing a theme that flows and helps people
d___ Crafting a strong “elevator speech”
e___ Getting the audience involved
f___ Exude credibility without bragging
g___ My trick for being “the smartest person in the room”
h___ Guaranteed techniques to make ’em smile, even laugh
i___ Establish positive expectations
j___ Smiling secrets
3. The tricky middle of your presentation
a___ Hands and body control
b___ Real-time wardrobe adjustments
c___ How to “stay lit”
d___ Microphone techniques and tricks
e___ Two main things to motivate your audience
f___ Use the “Power of 3” technique to stay organized
g___ Speaking without notes
h___ Take questions as they come, not “later”
i___ Talk in titles
j___ Crafting a strong signature story
k___ Sell benefits, not features (what’s the difference?)
l___ The power of “yes” questions
m___ How to “read the meeting”
n___ Processing signals as you transmit them
o___ Using “predictive dialogue”
p___ Audience Response Systems, Twitter and other integrations
q___ The 15 most powerful words
r___ Be different than all other presenters, be yourself
s___ Q&A secrets (the pre-call, dead air, ringer)
t___ Quote dead people
u___ Sequencing your Unique Selling Point (USP)
v___ Anchors and trial closes
w___ Body language vocabulary and congruency
x___ “Home base” and “satellite stations”
y___ Using “the hug”
z___ Make sure the program doesn’t get away from you
aa___ How to get your mojo back if you lose it
bb___ Why that camera is more important than your audience
cc___ Getting others to talk during your presentation
dd___ Dealing with know-it-alls
ee___ Keep track of time without anyone noticing (3+ ways)
ff___ How to be funny-er
gg___ Storytelling secrets
hh___ Dealing with hecklers, chatty people, other characters
4. PowerPoint and audio-visual tips
a___ “Super size!”
b___ Minimizing PowerPoint and Prezi
c___ Graphic advice
d___ Why PowerPoint eventually works against you
e___ The only time when you should use PPT
f___ Lighting tricks
g___ Staging PPT tricks throughout your presentation
h___ The final slide (tricks #1 and #2)
i___ Working without PPT
j___ Instant blackout trick
k___ The one slide PowerPoint show
5. The final six minutes of your presentation
a___ Staging “The Big Finish!”
b___ Why your call to action is probably riddled with holes
c___ My famous “bookend” technique
d___ The value of time limits, scarcity selling, etc.
e___ Why the summary is more than just an overview
f___ How to “protect the close”
g___ Getting the best results from surveys
h___ Get audience members to contact you after your talk
i___ Arrange applause for yourself, even a standing ovation
j___ 20 sales closes, if you want them
k___ Thinking 5 moves ahead when it comes to questions
6. Follow up after your presentation
a___ The best way to get verbal feedback on your talk
b___ The best way to get helpful feedback (not what you think)
c___ My 3-3-3 method for following up
d___ How to get more speaking gigs
e___ Upsell strategies
f___ Unique ways to say “thank you”
g___ A PPT triage strategy
h___ Use “LB/NT” to review your performance
i___ Wait 24 hours before reviewing the video and audio recordings
7. Miscellaneous issues
a___ How to write a book from your speech
b___ Become a paid speaker
c___ Host a panel session without going crazy
d___ Webinar recommendations and techniques
Here are some frequently asked questions to help you decide if this speaker coaching program is a good idea for you:
Is online training as effective as in-person training?
Nothing beats interpersonal instruction, but for the value, online training delivers amazing results, especially if you’re working with the right coach.
How soon can I expect results?
Valuable lessons will be delivered in the very first session. How quickly you apply what you learn is up to you.
Will I have homework?
Your homework is to apply what you learn as soon as possible, observe the results, celebrate success and to report back in your next lesson.
How do I pay?
We ask that you pay for your sessions in advance. A cash discount may be available if you pre-pay for a group of sessions.
Request your free consult today
Your first call with Michael is free.
Schedule a call today so you can become a better presenter right away!
Give us as much info as you can at the outset. Tell us about your industry and your company or organization.
Let us know about your role in the organization and what kind of presentations you are expected to give.
Here are other questions we’ll be asking:
- Are you preparing for a certain presentation?
- If so, what is the date of your talk?
- Are you looking to generally improve your speaking skill set or do you want to address a particular issue?
- What days and times are you most available to do online training?
- Are you interested in training for yourself, for your team or both?
- How will you know when this training is successful?