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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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Talking Talks: How to influence an audience the right way

A large part of our ability to influence is how we engage people.

And one of the prime opportunities for that is when we are presenting to an audience, say in a team meeting, from the stage, or making a sales call.

We can use engagement techniques which appeal to the rational mind of our audience, like facts and logic.

And we can use engagement techniques which appeal to the emotional mind, like story and design.

Unfortunately, most presenters are botching the balance, and assuming the weight...

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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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Talking Talks: How to talk about uncomfortable things, with Anne Miles

 

In this episode of Talking Talks I speak with Anne Miles.

Anne is the founder and Managing Director of Suits & Sneakers, a marketing and advertising talent network, and host of Suits & Sneakers TV.

Anne speaks regularly on removing unconscious bias from communications and workplaces and is an much-called upon expert in gender neutral communication. She is also one of the most constructively provocative people I know.

A trigger warning. Anne is a survivor of family and domestic...

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