How to outline a presentation
How I outline my presentations is unique and probably quite different than any other speaker. But my process works quite well which is why I'm sharing it with you. Most speakers I know struggle with outlining their speech. As a result their speaking business suffers. Unfortunately for a lot of folks, this is why they never even get their speaking business off the ground. Look, if a speaker is out there speaking but not getting spin-off business and referrals, then there is a problem with the speech, not the audience. And the root of that problem lies in the foundation of the speech outline. Moreover, if a speaker is trying to start speaking but not getting engagements, then the problem is also likely in the speech outline ... or even having a speech to begin with. So if you want to get more speaking business, or even get into speaking, you need a guide to ensure you're developing your speech outline properly. Several years ago I created a "Speaker Storyboard." Whether I'm presenting a 60 minute keynote, a 20 minute banquet speech, or a full day training, I customize each and every "Speaker Storyboard" template.
I walk you through how to use the template in my book, PAID to SPEAK. So if you don't have a copy of my book, then trying to understand my storyboard might confuse you at first. But it's still not that difficult. So if you're an aspiring speaker, remind yourself that your speech outline is the most important time investment you can make in yourself.
Your product isn't you. It's your speech! Which means your speech has to be skillfully crafted like a heartbeat with professionalism. So assuming you have downloaded my "Speaker Storyboard" above, now I encourage you to watch me in action following it. The past two weeks I've gone LIVE on Facebook for several presentations: * Department of Administration * SUNY Geneseo * Farm Bureau * Administrative Professionals Conference These keynotes are still available on my Facebook page (click here) so you might have to scroll just a bit to find them. But I encourage you to watch any of my keynotes while following along with the storyboard printed out in front of you. And as always, contact me if I can help you in your speaking business. The best investment I ever made in my speaking business was the one I made in myself. I didn't have a coach at first, which is why I struggled. When I finally made a commitment to my speaking business, my coach helped me unlock doors that led me to where I am today. I'm here to help, but you have to reach out.
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