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It’s been a such busy fortnight! It all started with 2 days working with Cathy Burke and Elizabeth Sanderson from The Hunger Project, helping them put together a presentation to raise money for this incredible cause to end worldwide hunger.
I have to say . . . even though I was there to help these were 2 of the most inspiring days of my life! While my time was a gift to The Hunger Project, I feel as though I ended up getting the better deal. Being able to spend 2 days with such amazing women who are up for this huge, huge mission was an absolute honour. I’m pleased to say this is an organisation we are going to support and be much more fully involved in the future and it starts right now with “Presentation Profits Intensive”. For the first ever time, a percentage of each ticket sold will go straight to The Hunger Project.
Also, in this past couple of weeks we had out last ever MDM event where we launched a brand new event called ‘Seminar Business School.’ I’ll tell you more about this at our upcoming events but what I can say now is that it will be a super intensive event on the business of seminars. Yay!
On a more personal level, one of the most exciting events from the past 2 weeks has been the surprise wedding of our Australian Business Development Manager, Colleen and her fiancé, Nick! Greg and I went to what we thought was her engagement party . . . only to find out it was her actual wedding! This was the second Shift wedding of the year and our heartfelt congratulations goes out to Mr and Mrs Woodstock.
It’s been a big week here in London for the Team. Last weekend I spoke at “The Millionaire Bootcamp for Women”. It was a very successful weekend with some fantastic feedback from the participants. It was also a great opportunity for me to connect with some friends- some new, some old.
At the Bootcamp I invited the first people to join me on “The Lifestyle Shift Accelerator” Program. The response was awesome- so I can’t wait. This is a new program I’ll be running in January next year. It is not just for speakers, but for any business owner who wants to make a life, not just a living. So keep your ears out for more information about that one!
With only 8 days to go til the Presentation Profits Intensive in London- we’re getting super-excited here in the office. Can’t wait to re-connect with all the inspiring European speakers we’ll have there! If you haven’t got your ticket yet we have around 11 places remaining.
Check it out here:
I am uber-excited. Apparently that is Gen Y talk for very very very excited. I’m actually just about jumping out of my skin at the moment as I can’t wait to tell you about something which is going to be so much fun for you and me, and every-one who gets their hands on it! Eeek!
You see, Greg, Tamara, Vanessa, Jo and I have just spent a full day planning out something that is going to rock the public speaking world. To take boring presentations to effective presentations in a heartbeat!
I’m not sure whether you know this, but I’m working towards a new book and a TV show at the moment, and as part of that big picture we are re-branding everything from the “Secrets of Selling From Stage” (that you may be familiar with) to the “Shift Speaker Training” brand- (which you may not).
So get ready for a transformational journey over the next 3 weeks. Heehee!
A Blog Dedicated to Effective Presentations and Speaker Training
In the next 3 weeks I am turning the focus on speaker training specifically. And to do that I am launching a sister blog to this one. This will become all about “Lifestyle Design- Business and Life on Purpose” while all of the fabulous resources about how to make money from speaking will be found over on http://www.ShiftSpeakerTraining.com/blog.
Over the next 3 weeks (starting Tuesday) I’m going to be releasing bucket loads of previously unseen content and speaker training and I’m giving it all away for nicks. (That’s street talk for nothing! ) Yup- I’m on a mission to give you some of my best resources and training for nothing!
Free Public Speaking Training
We’re going to be launching the new dedicated speaker training blog in a little under a week. There’s going to be so much happening- so much to learn, and the opportunity to kick your business into the stratosphere while we go! Especially if you are into making money form your speaking, delivering outstandingly effective presentations and rocking the worlds with your message.
Is that good enough reason to be excited?!
I’ll update you again nest week so you’re really on top of it all. So get ready to tell your friends. You aren’t going to believe what I’m going to be giving away! Yeah! GIVING AWAY!
We’re at LAX right now, and I just experienced my first earthquake. 5.0 on the Richter. I was in the toilet and the water was splashing around all over the place! Mmm!!
Anyway- back to the point!….
As many of you know- I am a constant and never-ending student. One of my colleagues, Armand Morin, who many of you may know as an Internet Marketing Super-hero, ran his speaker training “Persuasion X” public speaking training in Los Angeles this weekend.
Greg and I made a last minute decision to skip over the Pacific and check it out, and we have had a great couple of days.
I think no matter how much you know about public speaking, or any topic for that matter, there’s always something more you can add to the mix huh?! The highlight of the weekend was an unexpected visit to the event by the lovely Les Brown. Wow! What a gentle, beautiful man. He was truly unbelievable.
The three days at the event have confirmed my belief that when it comes to closing sales from stage, and public speaking in general, that it doesn’t matter what your style is… As long as you:
1. Are confident in your system
2. Hit the 7 key phases of your presentation
3. Practice, practice, practice
…then it doesnt matter if you have word on your powerpoint or images, or dont even use powerpoint. It doesn’t matter if you teach heaps, or load up the entertainment factor. There are rooms for all types- as long as you are memorable FOR SOME REASON!
So keys to take away from this message:
- Know your content
- Have a good system
- Just get you there practice!
If you haven’t yet seen my seven step presentation design- it’s free to check out at http://www.SecretsofSellingFromStage.com
Here’sa to your wild success!
As you may know Greg and I are coming out to Australia for a couple of months to thaw out from the London weather.
While we’re out we’re doing a tour of Australia we will be stopping in 4 major cities to run some 1 day workshops.
I’m so excited- can’t wait to see you all!
See you there!