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  • 1. e deb at e?Who w on th
  • 2. October 3, 2012The First Debate...
  • 3. Who won?Who was the betterspeaker?
  • 4. This presentation isnot about Politics & Policies
  • 5. It’s aboutPublic Speaking &Debating Skills
  • 6. Most people thinkRomney won the first debate
  • 7. Hi, my name isAkash sional S peaker &Profes g CoachPubli c Speakin
  • 8. In this presentation, you aregoing to pick up the 6 toolsRomney used to win the firstPresidential debate icationSkil www.Commun
  • 9. Using the six tools, you’ll learnhow to give powerfullypersuasive presentations…Even when you don’t havemuch time to prepare icationSkil www.Commun
  • 10. Here are the 6 tools Romney used towin the first debate
  • 11. 1
  • 12. Romney looked smarter and more alert than Obama
  • 13. Romney exuded confidence whereas Obama looked tired
  • 14. When giving a speech/presentation,make sure you looksmart and confident…
  • 15. Research shows that the better-dressed and the smarter you look,the more persuasiveyou’ll be…
  • 16. 2
  • 17. Romney had a clear structurethrough numbering his points
  • 18. “Number 1…(followed by point)Number 2…Number 3…”
  • 19. It made his arguments easy to understand and follow
  • 20. When giving impromptu speeches,use numbering to makeyour structure clear…
  • 21. 3
  • 22. Romney made great use rhetorical questions
  • 23. Rhetorical questions keep your audience members engaged
  • 24. “Well, why lower the rates? Because…”
  • 25. By voicing out loud the questions youraudience may have, you build rapport with them
  • 26. Rhetorical questions also give yourspeeches and presentation an easy to follow structure
  • 27. When giving impromptu speeches,use rhetorical questionsto engage youraudience and buildrapport with them…
  • 28. 4
  • 29. Romney told humorous stories andused analogies to make his point
  • 30. “I know you and your running matekeep saying that…but it’s just notthe case.I got five boys. I’m used to peoplesaying something that’s not alwaystrue but keep on repeating it andultimately hoping I’ll believe it. That isnot the case!”- Romney
  • 31. Romney used the example of his five kids tomake a humorous point that Obama was like a child who wasn’t telling the truth…
  • 32. When giving speeches & presentations,use humor, stories andanalogies to make yourpoints memorable…
  • 33. 5
  • 34. Prepare a Power Phrase in advance to knock-out your opponent…
  • 35. “You are entitled to your own house andyour own plane, but not your own facts” - Romney
  • 36. Romney had no-doubt coined the impressive line before the debate and was just waiting for the right opportunity to use it
  • 37. Thus, even though the line was coined before the debate, it sounded like an impressive and spontaneous remark
  • 38. If you know you’re going to be debating,prepare your PowerPhrase in advance…
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  • 40. Romney kept it conversational. Heused conversational phrases instead of using overly-complicated terminology
  • 41. “Throw all these studies out there…” “But let’s get to the bottom line…” - Romney
  • 42. When giving presentations and speeches,keep your languageconversational…Sound human!
  • 43. Oh, by the way,One more thing…
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  • 47. About Akash• Award-winning Speaker• Public Speaking Coach• Ranked Top 10 Speakers in Asia Pacific• Available to conduct public speaking workshops Contact Me for Workshops/,