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Talking Talks: Mastering the craft of presenting, with Luke Williams

 

In this episode of Talking Talks Bri Williams speaks with Luke Williams, professional speaker, professor of marketing and international best selling author. Luke specialises in disruptive innovation; how to spark transformation in your business.

We talk about where most speakers go wrong, how to hone the craft of presenting, when not to walk backwards and why Luke’s objective is to change what people talk about at lunchtime. He even shares six top tips for people seeking to evolve their...

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Talking Talks: Persuasive presentations, with Troy Andrews

 

How to make your presentation persuasive? And what are the ethical considerations of doing so?

In this episode of Talking Talks behavioural expert Bri Williams speaks with Troy Andrews, founder of presentationpersuasion.com.

We talk about why logically sequencing content isn't persuasive, why outcome is the first place to start, how storytelling is 22x more memorable than facts alone and how Troy's knowledge of craft beer helped win him a client.

Shownotes:

- Troy's website: ...

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Talking Talks: Speaker evolution with Sam Tatam

 

What can an expert in evolutionary psychology tell us about presenting? Lots!

In this episode of Talking Talks Bri speaks with psychologist and head of Behavioural Science at Ogilvy, Sam Tatam.

We talk about why everything is selling, why gaps are essential in your presentation (leave space in the mousetrap), why you should watch yourself on mute, maximising the pixels in a virtual presentation and similarities and differences between client work and keynotes. Oh, and why Sam wants...

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Talking Talks: How to make your audience feel, with George Elerick

 

When presenting, how can you make your audience feel?

In this episode of Talking Talks Bri speaks with stand-up comedian and behavioural scientist George Elerick.

We talk about how human universals can connect us with an audience, why it's good to start with the end in mind, George being an empathetic extrovert and huge fan of provocation, word choice and how to use behavioural science in presentations.

We struggled with a wobbly internet connection between LA and Melbourne for this one, so...

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Talking Talks: Cutting to the why?, with Dr. Sarah Glova

 

In this episode of Talking Talks Bri speaks with Dr. Sarah Glova.

We talk about the importance of a learning objective, how empathy underpins presentation design and delivery, co-facilitation in a virtual talk, use of silence and Sarah's unusual personality profile. Let's see if we can get #frogtalk trending!

Shownotes:

- View Sarah in action: www.sarahglova.com/

- Music by https://www.epidemicsound.com/artists/elijah-n/

About Sarah:

Dr. Sarah Glova is the CEO of the...

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Talking Talks: The power of pictures, with Lynne Cazaly

 

In this episode of Talking Talks Bri speaks with Lynne Cazaly.

We talk about the power of paper and technology to capture and refine ideas, the importance of allowing ideas to percolate, productivity tips like time boxing and voice-to-text, holding engagement by varying your pace and even Lynne's stationery habit!

Shownotes:

- Visit Lynne's website: http://www.lynnecazaly.com/

- Lynne's YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/c/LynneCazaly

- Music by ...

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Talking Talks: How to be heard, with Dr Louise Mahler

 

In this episode of Talking Talks Bri speaks with Dr. Louise Mahler.

We talk about why leaders are disinterested in circus performers, the perils of being your "authentic self", the need to focus on your identity as a speaker, how to use humour strategically, not changing your topics and her Koosh ball approach.

Shownotes:

- View Louise in action: https://louisemahler.com.au/

- Louise's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LouisemahlerAu/featured

- Music by ...

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Talking Talks: How much of yourself should you bring to stage? With Rachel Service

 

In this episode of Talking Talks I speak with Rachel Service, founder and CEO of The Happiness Concierge.

Rachel in a TEDx speaker, global expert on workplace culture and says she's never met a microphone she didn't like!

We talk about how to contain emotion, who you are really there to serve, tricks to be "present", how to cue your audience before interaction, what sort of feedback to ask for.

Shownotes:
- Find out more about Rachel: www.rachelservice.com/rachel-service
- Rachel's TEDx talk: ...

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Talking Talks: How to know what to leave out, with Dave McCaughan

 

In this episode of Talking Talks Bri speaks with Dave McCaughan, founder of storytelling and market insights consultancy, Bibliosexual.

Dave is a master storyteller who has spoken at over 600 conferences across the globe.

We talk about how to know what to leave out of a presentation, coming up with titles that stand out and why format can be more important than content. Oh, and why 5 year old's are the toughest audience of all!

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- View Dave in action: ...

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Talking Talks: How to make a dull topic interesting, with Christian Hunt

 

In this episode of Talking Talks I speak with Christian Hunt, founder of Human-Risk.

Christian specialises in applying behavioural science to ethics and compliance, topics that may seem dull but he manages to bring to life for his audience.

In our discussion we cover a range of things, like why some titles can be terrible, whether you should finish in Q&A, the difference between stage and virtual presentations and why Christian thinks PowerPoint "is the devil's work"!

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