When speaking in public. Try to keep it simple. If you want or need to use jargon, explain it. You can do that using the ‘Kinda like’ theory.
Persuading or convincing people isn’t easy. That is because people don’t like to be wrong. When you can get to recognise themselves, you can convince them about anything you want.
If you are struggling to structure your story, use The Story Pyramid. It guides you through the story. And we have a template for it!
A great presentation in 2018 has got as little text as possible. Bullets are ‘death by powerpoint’. So what most presenters do, is create slide decks with a lot of images. And they are right. After all, an image says more than a 1,000 words. Images can tell a story on its own. But more […]
As a small business, it’s hard to compete with brands. Storytelling is the solution! You can’t win on price You can’t win on marketing You can’t win on advertising You can win on a great story! Watch the video: When you are creating the story keep in mind… Don’t talk about how great you are […]
When you are doing a presentation you always have a goal. You are trying to get a message across. You are trying to teach your audience. Or you are trying to sell something. There is always a presentation goal. There are different goals for a presentation. Here are six types of goals. Each of them […]
When you are speaking in public, you might be inclined to share as much information as possible. You should not do that. People only remember three things.
When you are preparing for a talk, you need to get out. Burst your bubble to create a better talk. Bas van den Beld explains in his weekly video!
Most speakers use images in their Powerpoint presentations. A lot of them look great, but it doesn’t end there. Many speakers talk ABOUT the image. But that’s wrong. The image supports your story. It’s not a story on its own. Bas van den Beld explains. Subscribe to our weekly tips below or on our subscribe […]
I’d like to talk to you about your audience. Many speakers don’t know much about who they have in the room. I believe you should know a lot about them. Here’s why!
One of the most important parts of your talk is the end of it. How you end your talk, decides on how people walk away from it. So you want it to be good. Bas van den Beld explains in this video why and how to pay attention to the end of your talk. This […]
Your slide deck is one of the most important attributes of your talk. That is if you use one of course. Most marketing speakers do. So you pay attention to your slides. Sometimes I see slide decks filled with great content. Content that is overwhelming. That is why I always suggest those speakers: build in […]
We’re giving you 25 minutes of tips! On Storytelling this time. This is the presentation I (Bas) have done at the Benchmark Conference in Manchester in September. The talk was recorded by Omi Sodi. Enjoy! Find the slides of that presentation here: Learn how to do storytelling yourself by individual training sessions or sign up […]
When speaking in public, it is very important to have the right timing. This doesn’t just mean, stay within the time of the presentation. It also means saying the right things at the right time and the right speed. In this video, we look at timing. Want more tips like these? Sign up below for […]
These days you hear a lot about storytelling as a marketing strategy. Many marketers, therefore, believe they should ‘do storytelling’ as well. Whenever you do something, you want to know they ‘why’ (as Simon Sinek told us). So, you might wonder why storytelling is such a powerful tool. What makes storytelling worth it? Do you […]
When you are presenting, in pitching, on a stage or in a training session, there are two words you should not use. Which ones? Bas van den Beld tells you in this video. Want more tips like these? Sign up below for our free weekly tips and learn from behind your screen! Want more personalised […]
If you want to get your audience involved in your presentation, here’s a strategy to consider: Asking for their notes. What they write down, you get.