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6 Secrets of Master Presenters

Ever wonder how people like Ellen DeGeneres, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Tony Robbins are able to present so eloquently, personably, and easily?

We've picked out six master presenters and broken down their best presentations to solve the riddles of what makes their technique and style so masterful.

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6 Secrets of Master Presenters

  2. What do famous public figures like Ellen Degeneres, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Tony Robbins have in common?
  3. Besides being insanely successful in their fields, they’re also world-renowned presenters.
  4. After watching hundreds of presenters online and in person, we’ve decided to highlight six - past and present - that really stick out to us.
  6. Harrison combats the general apathy toward giving by communicating the great need by connecting with his audience on an emotional level through storytelling.
  7. KEY TAKEAWAY : TELL STORIES THAT RESONATE. “This woman, Helen, actually told us she felt beautiful for the first time because she now had enough water to wash her face and her clothes.” -Scott Harrison
  8. Steve Jobs FOUNDER OF APPLE
  9. On stage, Jobs was articulate, nimble, and- steadfast. But his most overlooked quality was his ability to make even the most technical jargon sound simple.
  10. For example, when introducing the iPod in 2001, Jobs chose to present the iPod as “1000 songs in your pocket.”
  11. Jobs understood that when your message is relevant to your audience, it resonates more effectively.
  12. KEY TAKEAWAY : SIMPLIFY THE COMPLEX. “This is a quantum leap because for most people (1,000 songs) is their entire music library.You can take your whole music library with you right in your pocket.” -Steve Jobs
  14. Who says serious can’t be fun? DeGeneres has a knack for unveiling beautiful stories of humanity, and is unafraid to couple her words of wisdom with a bit of humor.
  15. KEY TAKEAWAY: USE HUMOR TO LIVEN UP YOUR AUDIENCE “Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path, unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, then by all means you should follow that.” -Ellen DeGeneres
  17. People love motivational speeches, but Robbins will be the first to tell you he hates that term. People love motivational speeches, but Robbins will be the first to tell you he hates that term. People love motivational speeches, but Robbins will be the first to tell you he hates that term.
  18. He drills to the heart of issues, exciting crowds by laying out practical steps to guide people toward their peak performance.
  19. KEY TAKEAWAY: PROVIDE ACTIONABLE, PRACTICAL CONTENT. “Activity without a high level of purpose is the drain of your fortune.” -Tony Robbins
  20. Martin Luther King Jr. CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST
  21. One of the greatest activists to ever live, King Jr. spoke against injustice without being blinded by the social norms and expectations of his time.
  22. His speeches were all the more powerful because of the plain truths he spoke in the face of huge challenges.
  23. KEY TAKEAWAY: CHALLENGE DESTRUCTIVE IDEOLOGIES AND PRESENT TRUTH “Our lives began to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
  24. Gary Vaynerchuk ENTREPRENEUR
  25. Sometimes people need a speaker to give them a proverbial slap in the face. Not caring what people think is one of Vaynerchuk’s specialties—he calls people out and tells it like it is.
  26. His success as an entrepreneur and public speaker stem from his willingness to say whatever it takes to get his point across.
  27. KEY TAKEAWAY: DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE REAL “If you are using tragic events or other things of that nature to build up your top line following number, let me just give you a news alert: You’re a piece of shit.” -Gary Vaynerchuk
  28. Six presenters, each with their own unique takeaway you can use to captivate and motivate our audiences.
  29. Keep in mind that these tricks of the trade are refined through practice, so apply them to your presentations immediately.
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