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NOTE:The following slides are highlightsfrom the interview by @MoeAbdou,founder & host of 33voices®.Click here to listen in
MattAbrahamsCo-Founder and PrincipalBold Echo Communication SolutionsLecturer in OrganizationalBehavior at the StanfordGra...
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsSixty seconds before yourmost important presentation,try this:No.1
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsSixty seconds before yourmost important presentation,try this:Pause and take a deep breathNo.1
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsSixty seconds before yourmost important presentation,try this:Focus on what your audience wantsN...
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsSixty seconds before yourmost important presentation,try this:Visualize your core messageNo.1
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.2Next time you feel anxious,“act as if” you’re totally in command.Your audience can’t feelwha...
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.3To connect with your audience,tell them a compelling story and put them in it33voicesMatt Ab...
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.4When rehearsing for a longer presentation,chunk it.Condense it to shorter units anddon’t pra...
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.5Doing something courageous before thatbig presentationelevates your confidence.Try going fir...
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.6Your audience wants you in the now,not in at some future date.Let them feel your presence by...
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.7Stop thinking that communication is performance –think unscripted conversations instead
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.8Want to improve your presentation memory?Make fitness, nutrition and sleep a priority.
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.9Skip the powerpoint andcreate an outline instead –and make shaping the structure ofyour cont...
33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.10To gain the attention of your audience,try starting your presentation likea James Bond movi...
Really reflect...How do you set the context of your presentation?Try framing it by answering these three questions:Really ...
Really reflect...How do you set the context of your presentation?Try framing it by answering these three questions:Really ...
Really reflect...How do you set the context of your presentation?Try framing it by answering these three questions:Really ...
Really reflect...How do you set the context of your presentation?Try framing it by answering these three questions:Really ...
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Speaking Up Without Freaking Out - 10 Insights from Matt Abrahams

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Matt is a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business teaching the Strategic Communication elective. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford, his graduate degree in communication from UC Davis, and a secondary education teaching credential from San Francisco State. He has published several articles on cognitive planning, persuasion, and interpersonal communication. He also teaches business psychology at Palo Alto University. He is the author of Speaking Up Without Freaking Out: 35 Techniques for Confident, Calm, and Competent Presenting, a book on public speaking anxiety management, and co-founder of Bold Echo Communication Solutions.

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Speaking Up Without Freaking Out - 10 Insights from Matt Abrahams

  1. 1. @33voices / www.33voices.com / chase@33voices.com
  2. 2. NOTE:The following slides are highlightsfrom the interview by @MoeAbdou,founder & host of 33voices®.Click here to listen in
  3. 3. MattAbrahamsCo-Founder and PrincipalBold Echo Communication SolutionsLecturer in OrganizationalBehavior at the StanfordGraduate School of Business
  4. 4. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsSixty seconds before yourmost important presentation,try this:No.1
  5. 5. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsSixty seconds before yourmost important presentation,try this:Pause and take a deep breathNo.1
  6. 6. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsSixty seconds before yourmost important presentation,try this:Focus on what your audience wantsNo.1
  7. 7. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsSixty seconds before yourmost important presentation,try this:Visualize your core messageNo.1
  8. 8. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.2Next time you feel anxious,“act as if” you’re totally in command.Your audience can’t feelwhat you’re feeling or thinking.
  9. 9. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.3To connect with your audience,tell them a compelling story and put them in it33voicesMatt Abrahams - Put your audience in the story (0.53)
  10. 10. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.4When rehearsing for a longer presentation,chunk it.Condense it to shorter units anddon’t practice them in the orderthat you’re going to deliver them.
  11. 11. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.5Doing something courageous before thatbig presentationelevates your confidence.Try going first orimbedding questions in your delivery.
  12. 12. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.6Your audience wants you in the now,not in at some future date.Let them feel your presence bynot thinking about tomorrow.
  13. 13. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.7Stop thinking that communication is performance –think unscripted conversations instead
  14. 14. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.8Want to improve your presentation memory?Make fitness, nutrition and sleep a priority.
  15. 15. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.9Skip the powerpoint andcreate an outline instead –and make shaping the structure ofyour content your highest priority.
  16. 16. 33voices.com/Matt-AbrahamsNo.10To gain the attention of your audience,try starting your presentation likea James Bond movie –in the middle of something
  17. 17. Really reflect...How do you set the context of your presentation?Try framing it by answering these three questions:Really reflect...
  18. 18. Really reflect...How do you set the context of your presentation?Try framing it by answering these three questions:Really reflect...What is it?
  19. 19. Really reflect...How do you set the context of your presentation?Try framing it by answering these three questions:Really reflect...So what?
  20. 20. Really reflect...How do you set the context of your presentation?Try framing it by answering these three questions:Really reflect...Now what?
  21. 21. CONNECT WITH US!Tell us what you thinkChase@33voices.com

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