Be on time and prepared

Some speakers come into the venue they are going to be speaking at last minute. It will make for a bad presentation. Here’s what you should do. Instead, come prepared. Be there early. Get to know the room. Get a feel of the audience. And very important: test your technical settings. So you know it […]

The End of your Talk

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 […]

Why you need ‘relax slides’

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 […]

How to Create a Compelling Story

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 joining our Storytelling Class!

The importance of timing in public speaking

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 […]

The why of the TED Circle

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 […]

Where do nerves come from?

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 […]