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 […]
Never underestimate the power of a smile in a presentation. It can do wonders for how your audience feels. Did you know for example that smiling makes people more comfortable with you as a speaker? Your facial expressions are extremely important. The way you look says a lot about how you feel and about your […]
Every speaker wants a good ‘connection’ with the audience. In some cases, that can be quite hard. Not all audiences are the same. And some audiences, you have to ‘convince’. Wouldn’t it be great if your audience would listen engaged to every word you had to say? It’s possible. There are a few ways to […]
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 […]
I spoke to Craig Rayner, event organiser. My question was about picking speakers. Want to know what it takes to speak at an international conference? Searchelite conference organiser Craig Rayner explains how he picks speakers and what you should do.
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 […]
Have you ever wondered why speakers at the TED Conferences are standing in a circle? It’s about more than just the design. It’s helpful as well. And we can learn from it! Find below the transcript of the video: When I started speaking at conferences, I didn’t feel comfortable standing behind a desk. Some events […]
Public Speaking isn’t easy. And when you are starting out, you need some tips. Lucky for you, every now and then, we talk to experienced speakers. And then we ask them their tips for you! One of these speakers is David Iwanow. In this video, shot at the Searchelite conference, David discusses preparation, what to […]
Have you ever wondered why you are nervous? If you want to handle nerves, you should first understand why you are. After that, you can handle them better! In this week’s tip, Bas van den Beld talks about where nerves come from. Be sure to sign up for the speaking tips (below or here) to […]
As a public speaker, it is good to look at how the great ones are doing it. You can learn how they move. Learn how they craft their story. Learn how they inspire their audience. Here you can learn from Renny Gleeson. Renny Gleeson: 404, the story of a page not found This talk is from […]
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 […]
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Speaking at conferences is great for building a personal brand. It’s something that helped Jono Alderson a lot. His speaking at conferences is legendary, because of the way he speaks and the amount of content he is able to get in. That takes a lot of preparation. I talked to different speakers, asking them about how […]
Practicing in front of the mirror is a common tactic for speakers. It’s a wrong approach. It can lead to the exact opposite of what you want to accomplish.