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‘First Impression’ Myth when public speaking

You must have heard this one. Your first impression is everything and people form their lasting opinion of your presentation in the first 30 seconds’ (or 8 seconds depending on who tells it). Not true. This implies that the lasting impression of your presentation won’t be your wisdom, your character, the clarity of your message or…

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#1 Why messaging is important – with Craig Bruce

      Cam Barber talks with Craig Bruce about persuasion – and how to get better at messaging. Areas covered include: – Messaging is so pervasive it’s like oxygen. – We make decisions on messaging, NOT facts! – The vacuum that occurs when you don’t have a message hierarchy. – How a clear message can eliminate…

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#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?…

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#4 Annie Stanton- Competing for attention with Hollywood legends

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5812759/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/550031/custom-color/c31f1f” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]     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…

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#5 Paul Hogan-Australia owes you $5 billion

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5858810/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/550031/custom-color/c31f1f” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]       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…

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

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5906122/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/550031/custom-color/c31f1f” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]       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…

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#7 Sam Cavanagh “Fans not listeners”

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5913836/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/550031/custom-color/c31f1f” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]       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…

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#8 Is Trump a messaging genius?

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3 quick tips: Presentation visuals

1. Lights Up Avoid turning the lights down during a presentation.  If your visual support requires a darkened room, ensure it’s not long enough for them to take a nap! 2. ‘Be’ the visual… Use your arms and eyes and expression to show us the size of the fish you caught or how quickly your…

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4 ways to start a speech strongly

The most important thing to start a speech or presentation is to make it clear to the audience where you are taking them. Think about a typical person in your audience. Their mind is full of to-do lists and daydreams; and you walk on stage. They’ve sat through boring presentations in the past and wonder…

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A short speech – create a 3 minute speech that rocks

I’m in the Charles Pearson Theatre at the University of Melbourne, watching 12 short speeches. It’s a 3 minute speech competition called the 3 minute Thesis. These annual, 3 minute speech competitions challenge Ph.D and Masters students to effectively communicate 3-1/2 years’ of technical research into a short speech. Their task is to convey only the most important…

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Anita Roddick’s Top 5 Leadership Messages

Great leaders like founder of The Body Shop Anita Roddick are associated with great leadership messages.This is no coincidence! Vivid messages help position people as great leaders. Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Steve Waugh, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson and Janine Allis are examples of this. The story of The Body Shop is fascinating. Anita Roddick…

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Ashton Kutcher speech uses Steve Jobs’ Structure

I love writing about Steve Jobs and his incredible communication skills. And this Ashton Kutcher speech let’s me do it again. For example, How Steve Jobs’ messaging changed the world, Steve Jobs top 5 leadership messages and particularly the speech outline of his famous Stanford graduation speech. Jobs’ ability to leverage message and structure helped Apple…

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Bill Clinton’s Top 5 Leadership Messages

Great leaders, like Bill Clinton, are associated with memorable leadership messages. This is no coincidence! Vivid messages help position people as great leaders. Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Anita Roddick, Steve Waugh, Richard Branson and Janine Allis are examples of this. This article focuses on Bill Clinton and his leadership messages. Bill Clinton has decent…