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Breakthrough Presentations

  • New Government Center-RM 161/162 1055 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo, CA, 93408 United States (map)

To win the hearts and minds of any audience, master the three V’s of presentation.

1. Visual skills — Looking good—the most important of the delivery skills.

  • Eye contact — Learn the simple secret of instant credibility.
  • Facial expression — Why you must smile more than you do.
  • Gestures — What to do and what not to do with your hands.
  • Appearance — The three rules of dress that promote credibility.
  • Movement — Learn the one essential move that telegraphs confidence.
  • Posture and staging — How and where to stand—there is only one place.                             

2 . Vocal skills — Sounding good—the three dimensions of your voice.

  • Dimension 1. Volume — Your most important vocal quality—and most people abuse it.  
  • Dimension 2. Rate and pausing — People who tell you to slow down are wrong.
  • Dimension 3. Pitch — How to get the “music” into your voice.
  • Diction, ums and uhs — Speak clearly. And rid yourself of these once and for all.

3. Verbal skills — Making sense. Follow the IMPACT process and format:

  • Introduction — Provide instant interest and context for your message.
  • Main point — Frame your message in two sentences: (1) a big idea and (2) a call to action.
  • Points — Support your main point with support points—an agenda, credenda, or procedure.
  • Analysis — Support, expand, and explain your points with details.
  • Conclusion — Repeat your big idea and expand upon your call to action at the end.
  • Tag line — After a Q&A session, come back with power.  Designing visuals — Design effective slides.
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