It was great to speak with 30 inspiring managers at the Australian Institute of Management (AIMQ) in Townsville today. I am grateful to Event Coordinator and MC Mike Mitchell in addition to our switched on attendees. It was a great opportunity to share my personal experience and passion for Presenting Powerfully to Groups with such an enthusiastic group.
The renovated Jupiters Casino is superb and room was perfectly set up for the presentation and networking before and after the event. I provided an opportunity for people who attended the presentation to write any questions down on my "Hand Back" as opposed to a "Hand Out". I had a lot a great questions that I will answer in the coming articles and blog posts:
What are the top three websites that inspire you and you can rely upon. What is the best way to gather feedback of a guest speaker or presenter?
How do you turn content into engaging content?
Do you acknowledge people arriving when you have started the presentation?
How do I sustain the enthusiasm for what you are doing day in day out?
Do you consider that you are a different person when you are presenting?
What techniques do you use for signposting and transitions in style?
How do I market myself as a speaker?
When was a time that you presented to a group where everything went wrong?
What do you do with people who really don't want to be at your presentation?
What are the top three books that have inspired me?
What is a good resource to use for icebreaker ideas and presentation methods?
How do I make a topic like compliance be engaging?
What is the ideal presentation length to ensure that people remain "engaged"?
Paul Timms is a Professional Speaker and the Managing Director of Business Entourage, an organisation that helps entrepreneurs start, grow and sell their business.