Last week I had the pleasure of being involved in the Sydney and Melbourne Wired for Wonder events as show caller. This meant I was able to hear all of the main stage speakers that had been brought together from all around the world. A free diver, astronaut, healing coach and digital anthropologist just to name a few. The main idea for the 3 days was "polarity" - which meant we experienced contrasting ideas, ways of thinking and even types of presenting styles by the speakers.
One thing is for sure. If you are passionate about your idea, you will be able to inspire others with your words. However you need tools and structure to allow your passion to take shape and land on your listeners as you intended.
To lift the thoughts off the page and sound as you did at home when you rehearsed.
To Powerpoint or not to Powerpoint, that is the question?
What to wear - I must have an outfit with pockets to put my hands in cause I don't know what to do with them when I'm speaking!
Dealing with nerves that suddenly appear when you are being fitted with a microphone.
All these questions and moments can be dealt with prior to the day with a little coaching.
I get no greater pleasure than helping passionate people succeed in communicating their ideas and thoughts to others. Today more than ever, we need people who are inspired to talk to us and move us to try new ways of thinking and doing. When I am lucky enough to meet these people, I will do everything in my power to make them successful speakers and presenters.
If you have something you are passionate about communicating and need some help - get in touch with us!