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Improving your public speaking skills!

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Slides from the presentation I delivered @ Global Diversity CFP Day in Milan.

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Improving your public speaking skills!

  1. 1. Improving your public speaking skills! Lorenzo Barbieri – @_geniodelmale lorenzo.barbieri@microsoft.com
  2. 2. 2 25.000.000 people EVERY DAY are bored to death during bad presentations. What about yours?
  3. 3. Ask yourself… Am I doing it in the right way? Ten public speaking clichés that aren’t always true 3
  4. 4. Why wasting the most important moment of your presentation to introduce yourself? 4 My name is blah… blah… I worked on blah… blah… ZZZ!!! ZZZ!!! Candy Crush!!! FB!!!
  5. 5. Give them immediately the reason to listen (VALUE), and make them crave for more! 5
  6. 6. Some icebreakers… But remember the VALUE!!! Tell a story • That shows VALUE Ask a question • That uncovers VALUE Go around the table • Always keep control Arouse curiosity • Bill Gates released mosquitoes  6
  7. 7. Don't rehearse in front of a mirror!!! 7 Article: http://www.publicwords.com/2007/10/03/dont-rehearse-i/
  8. 8. Rehearse first, and then you can look at it!!! 8
  9. 9. Rehearse first, and then you can look at it!!! 9 Article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mandatory-sessions-dry-run-high-quality-conferences-lorenzo-barbieri/
  10. 10. You MUST be among people, also when you’re on stage! You need to learn to have a good eye contact! 10
  11. 11. You MUST be among people, also when you’re on stage! You need to learn to have a good eye contact! 11 Dont be a sprinkler!
  12. 12. Picturing the audience naked? 12 It does NOT work! Book: https://www.amazon.it/Please-dont-picture-them-naked-ebook/dp/B00YG53RDW/
  13. 13. Don’t need to be a presentation... Set it as a conversation! 13
  14. 14. «Introversion“ or "shyness“ are not excuses!!! Stage is the safest place for you!!! 14
  15. 15. There is «only» one difference between an introvert and an extrovert regarding public speaking… 15 Energy source! Session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egq6IPUMgh4
  16. 16. «Just try to be yourself» is a bad advice!!! 16
  17. 17. «Just try to be yourself» is a bad advice!!! 17
  18. 18. You need a ritual to become «the best version of you»! Or at least to «suck less»  18 Wonder Woman Diana Prince
  19. 19. You need a ritual to become «the best version of you»! Or at least to «suck less»  19 Wonder Woman Wonder Woman Position:  Perfect before the session to recharge energy, you can use it «sparingly» during the session, too.  It lowers Cortisol and increases Testosterone  It’s one of the best «power poses» Fake it till you become it!!! You can also warm up your voice with the right exercises! https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are
  20. 20. NEVER learn a presentation by heart! 20 Eeehhh… Uhm… You know…
  21. 21. Memory is a bad ally! 21
  22. 22. You need to memorize ONLY the beginning and the end of the presentation! 22
  23. 23. If you don’t remember something important, put it on the slide, don’t hide it in the notes! 23
  24. 24. Use Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi, PDF, etc. DON’T let them use you! • This is an horrible slide! • Blah blah blah blah • Blah blah blah blah • http://blahblahblah.com/blahblah/blahblahblah.htm • Even more blah blah blah • Bullet Points are like real «bullets» THEY KILL PEOPLE!!! • It never rains, it pours! 24
  25. 25. Use Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi, PDF, etc. DON’T let them use you! • This is an horrible slide! • Blah blah blah blah • Blah blah blah blah • http://blahblahblah.com/blahblah/blahblahblah.htm • Even more blah blah blah • Bullet Points are like real «bullets» THEY KILL PEOPLE!!! • It never rains, it pours! 25
  26. 26. www.wpc2016.it – info@wpc2016.it - +39 02 365738.11 26 • Questa è una pessima slide… con un pessimo template :-D  Bla bla bla bla  Bla bla bla bla  http://blablabla.com/blablabla/blablabla/blablabla.htm  Ancora bla bla bla • I Bullet Point si chiamano «bullet» perché se usati male UCCIDONO!!! Powerpoint, keynote, prezi, pdf, etc… etc… sono solo strumenti! …and now what?
  27. 27. «Put off till tomorrow what you can do today!” 27 Article: https://medium.com/@docjamesw/the-power-of-procrastination-accccb110ae0
  28. 28. Become a time master! 2 minutes per slides, 5 minutes per demo. Animations could take time, consider to split slides. Get help with timers or «ring boys/girls» Pay attention when slides advance automatically. If you’re delivering a full day training, make people move during the day to recharge. 28
  29. 29. Did you count how many stories I’ve just told you? Stories are the key, details will follow… 29
  30. 30. If you want people to remember something for a long time, use stories that connect to emotions. 30 Emotions pave the way to memories! Details will fade away without a good story!
  31. 31. Before we go… Some strategies to cope with anxiety and stage fright! 31 Arrive early and familiarize yourself with the room One hand on your stomach and breathe with your diaphragm Cognitive defusion and Expansion (ACT) Nutella! Relax and power posing Book: https://www.amazon.it/Happiness-Trap-Struggling-Living-English-ebook/dp/B00C0X6K6S/
  32. 32. www.wpc2016.it – info@wpc2016.it - +39 02 365738.11 32
  33. 33. 33 There is no secret ingredient!!!
  34. 34. 34 Apart from my book!!! bit.ly/ps4gs
  35. 35. Please tweet your comments with these #: #publicspeaking #gdcfpday #milan or just send me an email! @_geniodelmale [IT & EN] /geniodelmalefanpage [IT] /in/geniodelmale [EN] lorenzo.barbieri@microsoft.com 35 Thank you!!!

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