public speaking

How to Create an Awesome Slide Presentation – SPI TV, Ep. 17

Have you ever sat in on a presentation where you literally just want to fall asleep? Or maybe you get so bored you pull out your phone and start checking your email or Twitter? Not good. If you're on stage presenting, that's the last thing you want your audience to do. In this episode of SPI TV, I'm going to teach you how to create slides that keep your audience awake. 9 tips to help you create an awesome, memorable slide deck that helps guide you through your presentation without spraying bullet points into every slide. Check it out...

33 Public Speaking Tips to Keep Your Audience from Falling Asleep – SPI TV, Ep. 16

I snuck into an empty room while at New Media Expo to film 33 public speaking tips to help you stop your audience from falling asleep the next time you're on stage presenting in front of a group of people...

How to Become Futureproof – Opening Keynote NMX ’15 (SPI TV, Ep. 13)

I'm super excited to share the full version of my opening keynote at New Media Expo '15 in Las Vegas. Complete with a short film I wrote and starred in, a Delorean on stage and everything you need to know to become futureproof - this is my most proud and excited work, and I hope you enjoy!

Back to the Future Again (My Short Film to Open My NMX Keynote)

A lot of you know that I like to go all-out when I get on stage for a presentation. I've watched hundreds of talks online and even hired a coach at one point to improve my public speaking skills, and I always try to bring something new, creative and different to the stage. In 2013, during the [...]

The ProBlogger Conference and The Flynn Family Trip to Australia!

Last week, my family and I got back from a combined family vacation and business trip to Australia to attend and deliver the opening keynote at the ProBlogger Event! It was a trip of a lifetime, and I'm excited to share this recap and update with you today! Filled with a ton of images, I'm happy to take you along with me...

SPI 087: Why You Belong on Stage – Pat’s “Braindump” of Public Speaking and Presentation Tips

I share exactly why you should be on the stage too - what it can do for your business, how to land gigs, the challenges that you'll face and all the tips I can give you to help you deliver the best presentation you can the next time you're up!

How to Use FREE In Your Business to Get More Traffic, Subscribers and Customers (Pat’s 2013 NMX Presentation)

Today I'm incredibly excited to share a full-length video recording of my presentation from New Media Expo this past January! The presentation is about the power of using FREE in your business and exactly how and why it should be used, by everyone, to get more traffic, subscribers and customers. Not only is the session packed [...]

My First Public Speaking Experience at the Financial Blogger Conference 2011

"There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave." -- Dale Carnegie This past weekend I attended the 1st ever Financial Blogger Conference in Chicago and had the privilege and honor of being invited to give a presentation to the 250 [...]