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What's the one thing that makes my presentations or workshops a success?




The single biggest factor that determines the success of my presentations/workshops? ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜.


Iโ€™m at my best when Iโ€™m given the creative freedom to craft my content in the way I think will be most effective.


That means finding ways to connect with my audience that you wonโ€™t get with other presenters. Not a criticism of them; itโ€™s just that Iโ€™ll do things my way.



๐—ก๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€


I never give the exact same presentation twice.


Chances are, Iโ€™ll suddenly be inspired by something in the hours โ€” maybe even minutes โ€” before I go on stage that will require me to make last-minute changes. It might be one slide, or it might be a whole new section.


That takes a lot more effort than just repeatedly rolling out a pre-packaged presentation. But itโ€™s far more impactful.



๐—ก๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€


What I do isnโ€™t for everyone.


It requires my clients to trust that Iโ€™ll deliver and not want to see or approve content in advance.


I canโ€™t expect them to do that if they donโ€™t know what I can do.


Which is one of the reasons I post so much content on social media. What you see here is indicative of what you get when you hire me. Thereโ€™s no difference between LinkedIn me and โ€˜on stageโ€™ me.ย 


If you donโ€™t like whatโ€™s here or you want something entirely predictable, please donโ€™t hire me.


๐—ก๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ


But if you do, then know that the same creative passion and processes that go into preparing ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ social media content will be deployed in preparing ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ presentation.ย 


Iโ€™ll also make certain that, well before I begin crafting my content, I understand why youโ€™ve hired me and exactly what impact you want me to have on your audience.


And then I need your trust.ย 


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Oh, and if you're wondering what the image represents? While it's not a very good representation of the way I like to present, I thought it was important to live up to the values I'm espousing by putting my trust in ChatGPT as an illustrator.

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