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 capable of winning the trust of those listening to your pitch, they will buy anything. What better way to win trust, than to tell a story?
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 […]
At The Inbounder in Madrid, Bas van den Beld spoke to Marcus Tandler about his experiences as a speaker and any tips he has for other (new) speakers). We discussed several topics: from Google to Slidestorms (301 slides in 30 minutes!), rehearsing, anxiety, tactics and much more! Here’s the full video. See a breakdown of […]
In the past few weeks, you have seen parts of the interview with Purna Virji being published on our YouTube channel and through our social channels. Today, you can watch the entire interview with Purna! Learning from Purna Public speaking for some speakers seems to be easy. They look confident on stage. They have a […]
People have a tendency to compare. They compare products. They compare services. They compare people. And yes, they compare speakers. This is why at a conference, you will often hear the question “which speaker did you like most today?”. Heck, I’ve asked it quite a few times myself. I’m not saying this question is wrong. […]
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 […]
A sentence often heard in presentations is “I will get back to that” or “I will talk about that later”. This can be both good and bad. Good if you make it a ‘cliffhanger’. Bad if you actually never do get back on the topic. Bas van den Beld explains this sentence. Transcript: You have […]
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.
How often do you say the word “uhm” or “um” when you talk? Probably a lot. Because many people do. These words are called “filler words”. But how can you fix this? When you use filler words, you are thinking out loud. And that’s where the solution to stop saying “uhm” lies. Bas van den […]
There are speakers who draw great crowds. Not only during their session, but after as well. People come up to them, ask them questions, take pictures and often enough, become clients. How do they do that? Of course, with a good presentation. But there is a way to get that attention as well. Here’s how… […]
If you are doing talks or workshops, you need to come prepared. If you show up with only your computer, chances are something goes wrong. A well-prepared speaker brings his own items. Let’s take a look at five items every speaker needs to bring to a conference or workshop to make sure your session goes […]
How do you know if you want to be a public speaker? And how do you become one when you do want to? Everyone has his or her own reasons for wanting to be on stage. If you are like me, there is a deeper reason. I often get asked how I got to be […]