Speech Outline template download – free PDF

The Vivid Speech Outline template will help you prepare a speech or presentation in half the time. You can download this tool as an editable Speech Outline template PDF.   The Speech Outline process walks you through… The Speech Outline process helps you to craft a compelling message your audience will remember, and structure your ideas into chunks – so More…

Professional sports message: If you’re good enough, you’re old enough

Messaging underpins success in all professional sport. In European football (soccer), Sir Matt Busby, who managed Manchester United to great success between 1945 and 1971, crafted many timeless messages. His quote, “If you’re good enough, you’re old enough” is still on the wall in the Manchester United player’s dressing room.   You can borrow great More…

Twitter weakened the messaging skills of 328 million people

Twitter got it wrong. They are weakening your messaging skills. In November 7th 2017, the social media giant doubled the character limit on tweets, moving from 140 to 280 characters. Twitter product manager Aliza Rosen explained in a company Tweet, that it was largely due to the restrictive nature of the English language: it takes More…

The first rule of public speaking: F**k the rules

  Get your hands out of your pockets! Make a hand gesture every time you state a point! And for God’s sake, don’t forget to pause every seven and a half seconds! It’s all a bit much, isn’t it? Public speaking is so often dominated by rules: What to wear When to speak When not More…

#8 Is Trump a messaging genius?

      Cam claims that Donald Trump is a messaging genius, while radio legend Viking Jeff wonders whether he’s just a dangerous clown. Cam makes no judgement as to whether Trump is a force for good or bad, he provides an objective analysis of the communication tools Trump uses. This episode deconstructs the messaging More…

#7 Sam Cavanagh “Fans not listeners”

      Sam Cavanagh is a thought leader and Executive Producer of the Hamish and Andy radio show. His message of “Fans not listeners” helped the radio industry transition to the era of social media and web content. Sam gives behind-the-scenes insight on how the biggest radio show in Australia came up with their More…

#6 Amanda Lee – “Is everything in your team aligned?”

      Cam interviews Amanda Lee who is the Content Director at Perth radio station 92.9FM. Amanda talks about: Her leadership Message to her managers, “Is everything in your team aligned to create great content?” Her realisation that, even thought she wasn’t nervous as a speaker, she knew she wasn’t clear enough. And her More…

#5 Paul Hogan-Australia owes you $5 billion

      In 1984 Paul Hogan used his messaging skills to convince 300 million Americans to love Australia. His tourism campaign was such a success it underpinned Australia’s economic success for two decades. Unfortunately, that great messaging has been displaced over the last few years with two things: The disastrous ‘Where the Bloody Hell are More…

#4 Annie Stanton- Competing for attention with Hollywood legends

    Cam speaks to Annie Stanton, Executive Director at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. While sitting in Madison Square park in New York City, Annie talks about her traumatic first experience in public speaking – and how she now measures up to hollywood actors and directors on stage. A refreshing More…

#3 Steve Jobs’ Stanford Speech uses a chunk structure

        The world’s most watched speech is Steve Jobs’ Stanford speech. His message: “Stay hungry. Stay Foolish.” In 2005 Steve Jobs made a low-key speech at Stanford University that was one of the first examples of going ‘Viral’. Over 100 million people have watched it. In this episode of the What’s Your Message? More…