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. […]
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. That, however, might not be the best choice. People only remember three things. Here’s the transcript of the video: Hello! I hope you’re doing well and I hope, you are planning on doing a lot of speaking this […]
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 […]
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!
I wrote about ways to connect with your audience before. One topic I didn’t address then was asking the audience questions. Sometimes speakers want to engage with the audience by asking them a question. Often, these are simple questions (“who in the room works for an agency?”). Sometimes the questions are more complicated. These have […]
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 […]
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 […]
Almost every event has them: panel discussions. In these sessions, they often bring more speakers on stage to discuss a topic. When they invite you to be part of one of these panels, you are in luck! They see you as an expert! In the early days, I never thought about where to sit in […]