I’m pretty good at being “100% here and now” on stage. I’ve had lots of practice, street show juggling fire shows throughout Europe to holding slideshow presentations for the corporate world. Seems like a big difference but they’re really quite the same. In both cases I just had to ensure the audience received value.

The one key skill I help people with in presentation skills workshops is to be 100% there. Be comfortable in front of other people. Be comfortable without powerpoint slides. Be comfortable with awkward silence. Be comfortable when other people see you. Be comfortable with the uncomfortable.

Most people like this workshop. Some think it’s hilarious and love the challenge. A few people do not like it and for them standing on stage and being seen is the most uncomfortable situation in life.

Below are a few links to people presenting. I use these as examples in workshops to see what and how they are saying.

Michelle Obama (see how she connects)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tYto5PrSOI
Greta Thunberg (amazing passion and no slides required)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2QxFM9y0tY
Nick Vujicic (the perfect video to show when people ask me what they should do with their hands when presenting. Just be thankful you have hands 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Kj3BfHQuI

Here is a rough overview of topics from previous workshops.