What I’m Reading Right Now – Stand and Deliver

As many of you know, I have a couple of speaking gigs coming up in the near future:

  1. A presentation at the Financial Blogger’s Conference in Chicago in early October, and
  2. A presentation at Blog World Expo in Los Angeles in early November.

I’m very honored to be speaking at both of these wonderful events, and although I’ve spoken in front of large crowds before, never have I made a live presentation about what I do online.

Over the past 3 years, my experience online has taught me the best way to deliver a message to my audience via a blog, in a podcast and on video. I know there is always room for improvement but I think I have a good grasp on how to effectively teach and communicate to groups of people on these platforms.

A live presentation is a whole new ball game and I’ve always been extremely admirable of those who present themselves well in a live setting. Actors, politicians (some of them), stand up comedians, teachers, and several of my peers in this industry who have been doing the live speaking thing for a while.

They are all incredibly inspirational, and I want to master the craft just like they have.

Truly, this can only come with experience, but as with anything we want to learn how to do, we can give ourselves a head start by properly educating ourselves about what we want to achieve.

What I’m Reading Right Now

DJ Duty, a friend on the SPI Facebook Page, sent me this message the other day (thanks DJ!):

Book Recommendation on FacebookStand and Deliver looked like a good read, so I purchased it on Amazon and within 16 hours the book was delivered to my front door.

I’m about half way through, and I must agree – it’s a fantastic read!

Stand and Deliver

Dale Carnegie is one of the greatest public speakers and lecturers of all time, and after reading what I’ve read so far, not only do I understand what makes a presentation great, but I’ll be able to use a lot of the same principles to communicate better online and in life too.

I won’t go into much detail here, but what I really love about Stand and Deliver is that it sort of breaks down a good presentation into a science. As they say, becoming a good communicator isn’t a gift – it’s a skill that anyone can learn, and this book reveals the methods, strategies, tips and tricks to learn that skill.

I’ve had a lot of “oh yeah!” moments while reading this book – things that I’ve noticed in presentations before that have really made an impact on me.

I can’t wait to see what I pick up from the book and how it translates into my presentations.

:)

One of the exercises in the book involves learning, emulating and getting inspiration from great speakers that seem to just connect with us, for whatever reasons that may be.

In an attempt to learn as much as possible and continue my research, I would love to hear who your favorite speakers are, and why. If you have links to any YouTube videos or TED videos or whatever – I would very much welcome them in the comment section below.

Please note that comments with 2 more more links must be approved manually, so please insert a link to just one of your favorites.

Thanks for your support, and look out for my August monthly income report going live on Monday!

Cheers, and don’t ever stop learning.

  • http://pocketchanged.com Caleb Wojcik

    I’ll be there for your Chicago speech and I’m looking forward to meeting you as well!

    I recently did a post on 6 of my favorite TED talks here: http://www.pocketchanged.com/2011/08/16/6-must-watch-ted-talks-to-help-your-career-survive-this-economy/

    The Jonathan Fields one is particularly great.

    • Pat

      Jonathan Fields is awesome – I’ve met him before and he’s definitely someone to look up to. Thanks for the resources Caleb!

      • http://pocketchanged.com Caleb Wojcik

        Of course Pat. A couple other speeches that I go back to are:

        Steve Jobs Commencement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1R-jKKp3NA
        Conan O’Brien Commencement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmDYXaaT9sA

        You aren’t really doing the same kind of address, but still good speeches.

        • http://getbusylivingblog.com Benny

          The Conan speech is hilarious but with a great message!

          And Jobs’ speech is a classic.

  • http://www.beingprimal.com Dean Dwyer

    Oh this is an easy one Pat. Sir Ken Robinson gave this talk about Education at TED about 5 years ago now.

    I was captivated with his ability to tell such a compelling story with such elegance and humour. The dude was so funny.

    That is my model for every talk I give.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY

    • Pat

      Thanks Dean!

      • http://www.mypassiveincomejourney.net Kelly

        I was gonna type this link in, but someone already posted it. This is one of the best speeches I’ve ever seen for sure.

  • http://www.viperchill.com Glen Allsopp

    Steve Jobs is an obvious one. I liked his pitch on Apple’s plan to create a new head office in Cupertino recently, a little different to how you’ll see him at an Apple event.

    http://chimac.net/2011/06/08/watch-steve-jobs-ask-for-permission-to-build-mothership/

    Seth Godin also did a great speech at TED, though you’ve probably seen it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBIVlM435Zg

    The intro of Seth’s is probably the best example I can give. Fascinating from the start (even if the sliced bread thing is apparently wrong) and it gets people right into the topic. Since you’re talking about monetisation – if I remember correctly – diving in with some blogging income stats that nobody has heard would be awesome.

    And then you discuss what you’re going to be talking about. Just an idea…

    My final link is http://vimeo.com/27933991

    You can’t see the presentation, but listen to how powerfully those words are said. Definitely resonated with me.

    Good luck!

    – G

    • Pat

      Thanks Glen, and thanks for making me approve your comment manually because it included more than 1 link ;)

      No really though, I appreciate it.

    • http://debtsnowballcalculator.net Eric

      Before I even checked any comments, Glen gave away my two favorites.

      They are both inspirational, great at teaching and have EXCELLENT examples of every point they try to get across.

      Cheers to learning!

  • http://www.getwebbedhosting.net Leon Aldrich

    I second anyone & everyone watching Sir Ken Robinson (add Malcolm Gladwell to that list).

  • http://www.johnlindroth.com/ John Lindroth

    Pat – one of my favorite speakers, that I’ve actually had a chance to see in person, is Zig Ziglar. Very animated presentations, and although he heads off in many different directions, it all makes sense when he hits the conclusion.
    -John

    • Ndidi

      I would second that. I love listening to Zig Ziglar. I enjoy how he uses stories to discuss his underlying point. I could listen to him all day.

  • Daniel Lavoie

    I think Seth Godin is one of the best speaker I know. He always comes up with brilliant examples or story to develop his point.

  • Stephanie

    Randy Pausch – Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

    This guy is fun to listen to and very engaging. Even if you learn nothing from this guy, this presentation is very inspiring! His story was a sensation back in 2007-2008.

    • http://www.marcussortijas.com Marcus

      I second that recommendation! Randy Pausch delivered an awesome talk. Really cool how he achieved all his dreams, one by one. I wish more teachers could be that inspiring.

    • http://www.naturalfacewashes.com Charly

      This is legendary!

  • http://JobCoachHQ,com Douglas Andrews

    Andy Andrews! (no relation) He incorporates humor, history, his physical animation (always moving and shows enthusiasm) and gets his point, story or lesson across to the audience!
    http://www.andyandrews.com/listings/video/choose-to-be-ha-2/

  • http://www.andrewsviewoftheweek.com Andrew Reynolds

    One of my favorite teachers and speakers is, Phil Roybal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcolWsHLiJI

    • Pat

      Thanks Andrew – I liked his use of pauses to emphasize points. I only wish it were longer! Thanks!

  • http://www.passiveincomehero.com DJ Duty

    Wow. I have so much to say Pat… I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU MENTIONED ME! I made a new post about it :-D :
    http://passiveincomehero.com/pat-flynn-showed-my-picture/

    Maybe you could make my wildest dreams come true and link and make my name a hyper-link to my about page or something?

    You have no idea how hard I blushed when I saw my face on your blog. For real Pat, best thing that’s happened all year.

    • Pat

      Heh no worries DJ! I should have asked for your website link before hand, but I didn’t know I was writing this post until this morning.

      Anyways, I’ve linked to your site for ya, and thanks again for the recommendation. I’m almost through and am feeling confident!

  • http://www.smartbrandidentity.com Andrew Richardson

    I can relate to your anxiety about your upcoming event! I have a large anxiety about public speaking as well. I have attempted to tackle this by taking a presentation class during one of my last terms of college. It was tremendously helpful as it just gave me a lot of time to practice and a lot of different tools to use.

    The main thing that I took away from that class is that public speaking is, just like a lot of other things in life, about what problem you can solve for your audience. It’s not about telling people what to do it’s about working with a large group to solve a common problem. Now i’m not expert on public speaking but learning that has really helped change my perspective on the whole thing a lot!

  • http://www.enlightenedresourcemanagement.com/ Joel Zaslofsky

    It might be cliche to mention Tony Robbins in a public speaking related thread but his TED talk about why we do what we can floored me. The mastery of the audience, the command of the flow of language and the engagement he has with everyone is simply spectacular. I’ve watched it a couple of times and plan to go back to it more due to the beyond all-star performance.

    I’d highly recommend it Pat!

    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/tony_robbins_asks_why_we_do_what_we_do.html

    • Pat

      Great presentation Joel. I especially love his interaction with the crowd, and the rhythm by which he speaks. Thanks for the link!

  • http://bennettjon.com Jonathan

    Pat, you ought to read Confessions of a Public Speaker. It’s easily one of the best books on the subject and a fun read too. Amazon link: http://goo.gl/iNMm2

    • Pat

      Thanks Jonathan, I’ll check this out. Cheers!

  • http://farmnwife.com Judi

    The one book I always tell people to read that are reluctant speakers is “You Are the Message” by Roger Ailes
    http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Message-Roger-Ailes/dp/0385265425/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315012674&sr=8-1
    (not an affiliate)

    Really good.

    • Pat

      Thanks for the recommendation Judi!

  • http://www.dilankawettewa.com Dilanka

    Hey Pat:

    I am VERY happy that you got a spot @ Blog World Expo! Imagine where you’ll be in the next 5+ at this rate of growth? Exciting eh?

    Anyway, Unfortunately I won’t be coming by to see you yet. I don’t think I deserve it just yet. I will be moving to San Diego in a few weeks and lunch (and/or beer) is on me when I come say HI to you.

    See ya buddy.
    Dilanka

    • Pat

      Hi Dilanka,

      Exciting yes – but also scary at the same time.

      I’m being put in the direct spotlight, which I don’t mind, but it comes with great responsibility. I just hope I don’t veer off course, and if I do – please don’t be afraid to call me out on it.

      And what’s this talk about not deserving to see me yet? That’s just crazy talk, hehe. Be sure to let me know when you’re in SD. Have a safe move!

  • http://www.darlaantoine.com Darla

    I’ve been teaching public speaking for 5 years and if you’d like any help fine tuning your presentations I’d be happy to help!

    You can actually learn ALOT by critiquing other speakers (like TED). Here are some tips for how to critique a speech:

    http://www.darlaantoine.com/1/post/2011/01/how-to-critique-a-speech.html

    and here’s a free download on tips on how to eliminate “Um” forever:
    http://www.darlaantoine.com/3/post/2011/07/how-to-eliminate-um-from-your-speech-forever.html

    • Pat

      Darla – thank you so much, these resources of your are amazing.

      Diving right in!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Pat! Watch this one for inspiration:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9LCwI5iErE

    • Pat

      That was an awesome presentation Dan, and I love classical music so it was even moreso. Thanks man!

      • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

        Cheers me too! I think this is my favorite TED talk of all time. For the rest of you on the thread, take the 20 minutes, settle in, and put Youtube on couch mode. It’s a great one!

        • Pat

          I remember taking a Classical Music class my first semester of College. A lot of the homework consisted of figuring out what the composers were trying to accomplish with the songs – just like Mr. Zander did with the crowd in the vid. Brought back a lot of great memories. Loved classical music ever since.

  • http://optima-lifestyle.com Cristina Ansbjerg

    I know Seth Godin has been said already but here’s another one, my favorite.
    The tribes we lead:

    http://youtu.be/uQGYr9bnktw

  • http://www.4hwwsuccess.com David

    Hi Pat

    Whatever comes from Dale Carnegie simply has to be good. I read his ‘How to influence people and win friends’ and afterwards bought a bunch of more books because I guess I am now a Dale Carnegie addict, in addition to being a Napoleon Hill addict :)

    Anyway, currently I am reading Dale Carnegie’s “The quick and easy way to effective speaking” and I suppose it is pretty much the same as Stand and Deliver.

    How is your experience so far with public speaking and stage fright anyway? Do you think the fact that you are regularly exposed to a big number of followers through your blog and also having done video will help? Or is that a totally different ball game in your eyes, compared to public speaking?

    Seriously and without wanting to sound cheesy, I have no doubt anyway that you will ‘stand and deliver’ and rock the audience :)

    In regards to favorite speakers I can’t really say I have one but I have no doubt that one van learn a lot from ‘sales king’ Jeffrey Gitomer at http://www.gitomer.com He doesn’t cease to state how important Dale Carnegie’s and Napoleon Hill’s influence have been to him.

    Regards from Greece,
    David

  • http://www.4hwwsuccess.com David

    Oh, by the way:

    The reason why I have no doubt that your contribution to blog world will be great is because you anyway fulfill what Carnegie calls “the three cardinal rules for a quick and easy way to learn how to speak in public”:

    1) Speak about something you have earned the right to talk about through experience or study.
    2) Be sure you are excited about your subject.
    3) Be eager to share your talk with your listeners.

    Looking at these points one comes to think that speaking in public is really pretty much over-rated because if these three aspects make up the base for one’s speech, well: what could possibly go wrong?

    Regards from Greece,
    David

    • Pat

      Thanks David – I appreciate the support! Do you do any public speaking yourself?

      • http://www.4hwwsuccess.com David

        So far there hasn’t been the need to do any public speaking during my 6 years working in a company, so no real practice anymore after university. Thinking of joining Toastmasters though, because being able to speak in front of an audience surely is an important asset, professionally and personally speaking. I do have to say that probably I am more the ‘writing kinda guy’ :)

      • David

        I saw this the other day and maybe this book by Marden, now public domain, might be worth checking it out since Gitomer mentions it: http://www.gitomer.com/articles/ViewPublicArticle.html?key=ajcdMibak3OvSAt0l5b8gA%3D%3D

  • http://www.inventionaddict.com/ Stephen @ inventionaddict.com

    I like Seth Godin’s approach to PowerPoint. There are lots of videos.

  • http://www.travelinsuranceforseniorshq.com/ Gary

    Hi Pat,
    congrats to your speaking Gig!!
    I love Guy Kawasaki’s approach to Powerpoint Presentations. The 10, 20, 30 rule.
    http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2005/12/the_102030_rule.html#axzz1Wu0NJ836

    Gary

  • Don

    Pat,
    Regarding designing your slides (if you’re using slides), these two books are my favorites:
    Presentation Zen: http://www.amazon.com/Presentation-Zen-Simple-Design-Delivery/dp/0321525655/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315065105&sr=1-1
    Slideology: http://www.amazon.com/slide-ology-Science-Creating-Presentations/dp/0596522347/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315065154&sr=1-2
    Both authors have great blogs too.
    For presenting: Check out this outstanding book, Resonate: http://www.amazon.com/Resonate-Present-Stories-Transform-Audiences/dp/0470632011/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315065247&sr=1-1

    Good luck. You’ll do awesome…….Regards, Don

    • Pat

      Thanks Don – and thanks also for introducing me to Garr Reynolds – the content on his site, Presentation Zen is excellent!

  • http://www.visionology.net Wendy Krueger

    Congratulations! I have been thinking about attending, so you are swaying me.

    Having managed speakers for 5 years, I can recommend several that I have liked (many of which have already been mentioned):

    Sir Ken Robinson
    http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
    One of the best TED speeches. He is both wise and extremely funny.

    Bejamin Zander
    http://www.ted.com/talks/benjamin_zander_on_music_and_passion.html
    Great speech.

    Rives
    http://www.ted.com/talks/rives_on_4_a_m.html
    He is just brilliant.

    Blake Mycoskie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmZ1iEmrExg
    Inspired by his way of doing business and I appreciate is low key presentation style.

    Doc Hendley
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-IW1gankbM
    Just plain inspiring. I really like his down to earth style of speaking.

    As Caleb mentioned above, commencement speeches are a great reference. My favorites are: Steve Jobs, Oprah, JK Rowling, Conan O’Brien and Ellen DeGeneres.

    Having watched lots of videos, attended many presentations, and worked with many speakers, what I always look for in a speaker is: authenticity, humor, down to earth style of speaking and the ability to speak at a normal pace. Remembering to breathe and to pause is okay. Too many TED speakers (probably because they are only given 18 minutes to talk and they are nervous) and other people in the online space talk way too fast.

    • Pat

      Thanks Wendy! I’m watching the Sir Ken Robinson preso right now. Have heard of it before, and been meaning to watch it – I appreciate the kind reminder :)

      Cheers!

  • http://www.visionology.net Wendy Krueger

    Forgot to mention Shea Hembrey. I loved his TED talk and idea to create his own art biennial.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/shea_hembrey_how_i_became_100_artists.html

  • http://www.visionology.net Wendy Krueger

    Last comment :) I keep on remembering speakers after I hit the submit button.

    I booked Aron Ralston for a client. There is actually not a lot of footage online of him speaking aside from media interviews. The client sent me a copy of his speech following the event. It was was of the best presentations I have seen. The client said they are not sure they will find a speaker to top him next year. I think they had also booked Nando Parrado in the past and had thought he was amazing as well. I have never heard Nando speak, but I have heard that from several people. Again you have another captivating story.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2BpRWLvGHQ&feature=related

  • Ralph Quintero

    Hi Pat! I absolutely loved “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs” by Carmine Gallo. It breaks down Steve’s presentation style and shows examples of how he uses various methods in every single one of his presentations. Great read! Has made me an awesome presenter.

    • Don

      Ralph,
      I agree with you about Carmine’s book. However, your awesomeness as a presenter wasn’t the book’s doing. It was you putting the ideas into action and then practicing, practicing, practicing.

      I love this quote from author Tracy Goss, “Practice is the determining distinction between the novice and the master.” Pat continues to teach us all the meaning of this quote via the great work he delivers over and over on the SPI site.
      Regards, Don

  • Robert Alleger

    My current favorite speaker is Joseph Prince who is not a Business related speaker but a pastor from Singapore. He has podcasts and youtube site (I posted ONLY one – “1″ :) ) below (it may not be the best example of him as I was trying to do this quick – so you have lots more to check out). I keep coming back to listen to him (even stopping in a room if I hear a podcast of his going) as he’s very relational. He’s not “preachy” (an “I’m talking you got to listen and not ask questions”, or “I know it all”), and he doesn’t come off as trying to entertain.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE2hnRJp2fc&feature=player_detailpage

  • http://guganeshan.com/blog Guganeshan

    This post has turned into something like a Squidoo lens on public speaking. Lots of useful links from the SPI community! The link I wanted to share (Seth Godin’s) is already mentioned.

    I know you are gonna pull it off like a pro at Chicago and Los Angeles, increasing your visibility in the blogosphere. For all of us living outside the US, I hope we can see at least a video later.

    Wish you all the good luck for your speaking gigs.

  • http://unhub.com/garyware Gary Ware

    Hey Pat, Good luck at your two gigs. I don’t know if this was mentioned, but Garr Reynolds is one of my favorite presenters. Also his book Presentation Zen taught me A TON! about presentation design and delivery. Below is a link to a YouTube vid of Garr speaking at Google.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ2vtQCESpk

    • Pat

      Hey was mentioned, but thank you for the link, which I have not seen yet. Just saw Presentation Zen for the first time yesterday, and I loved it!

  • daveh

    Hi Pat – Love your stuff – don’t know if this will help, but in a previous life I had to do equipment demonstrations and give sales presentations – sometimes to large groups of people who could affect my career in a big way.

    I used to sit my kids on the sofa and present to them. You might be surprised to hear what great questions a seven year old boy can ask about Cartesian robot chip placement machines or industrial infrared heaters.

    Also, they seemed to instinctively zero in on issue I was having: “You rushed through that part.” “That was boring.” No mercy, and all the more valuable for it.

  • http://Www.virtualbusinesslifestyle.com Chris C. Ducker

    Hey Bro

    Check this out from Nigel Marsh:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXM7MpoVAD0

    And, as a parent, if you don’t tear up towards the end, I’ll eat my hat!!!

    Enjoy.

    C

  • http://[email protected] Marg

    Hey Pat,
    As a psychologist I have a couple of tips for you
    *Throw a couple of stories or personal anecdotes in your presentation – We loved stories as kids and we’re no different as adults. Some of the most interesting presentations are punctuated (and usually started) with personal stories or anecdotes. We immediately pay attention to these and the audience is more likely to feel an emotional connection to you.
    *Know your content – practice practice practice! Half the battle is being confident in your material, not necessarily your public speaking skills.
    *Breathe – even if you lose your spot for a moment, pause and breathe through it – it feels like forever, but to the audience, it’s only a couple of seconds.
    *Remember that people are there because they are interested in what you have to say – they WANT you to do well. Our fears tell us that people are expecting us to fail, but it’s quite the opposite! Audience members are really wanting to learn, not to judge. Remind yourself of this.
    *Try to enjoy yourself! This is great exposure and it will only get bigger from there! Anticipation is much harder than the actual presentation itself – once you have your moment, SHINE!! Best of luck!

  • http://wellnessinthenow.com Mitch Straus

    I’ve read most of Dale Carnegie’s books and enjoy them all. They have helped me a great deal over the years. How to Make Friends and Influence People is amazing.

  • Pete Bebber

    Hey Pat,
    A few years back I took the Dale Carnegie Organization’s High Impact Presentations course while living in SoCal. It was amazing. They teach Dale Carnegie principles on effective presentation skills, they videotape you giving several presentations and work with you individually to go through your strengths and what to work on. It’s incredible how quickly it will improve your presentation skills and your confidence in presenting to larger audiences. I highly recommend it. Check out more on the course here: http://www.dalecarnegie.com/events/high-impact_presentations/?F_s=6 (I don’t work for the Dale Carnegie Organization btw, just loved the course and tell anyone who will listen about it)

  • http://www.murlu.com Murray Lunn

    My favorite speaker happens to be my favorite author: Douglas Adams.

    Adams is amazing in front of a crowd because he knows how to tell a story. I couldn’t believe I got through so many of his presentations like I did with his books even though they were completely different than one another.

    Not sure what all you can pick up from this, Pat, but I think his ability to entertain and engage the audience with cheeky stories is what does wonders.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZG8HBuDjgc

  • http://presentationexpressions.com Liam Lusk

    Hello Pat

    One of my favorite all time presentations is from 1984 when Steve Jobs introduces the Macintosh to the world. Even as a young presenter he captured the audience with every word he said.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B-XwPjn9YY&feature=player_detailpage

    As you mentioned in your post presenting is a skill and everyone can learn this skill. We just need to remember to keep it simple (this includes your slides and what you say). I’m sure your presentations will be awesome at both the Financial Blogger’s Conference and the Blog World Expo.

    All the best

  • http://www.facewashmen.com Charlie

    British politician arquing about the war in afganistan. Excellent speaker.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/rory_stewart_time_to_end_the_war_in_afghanistan.html

  • http://www.englischtestonline.de Englischtest Online

    “August monthly income report going live on Monday!”
    Which monday? :)

    My choice of best presenter and what I am hearing nowadys:
    Tony Robbins: “Time of Your Life: 3 Ways to Take Control of Your Life”

    Inspiring!

  • http://www.teeballbaseballblog.com Tom

    I see a lot of speakers but one that stands out right now is President Obama’s speech at the DNC a few years ago (July 2004). He came out of nowhere but everyone remembers his first appearance that everyone talking.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWynt87PaJ0

  • http://moneyqanda.com Hank

    Gary Vaynerchuk’s speech at Web 2.0 Expo was really incredible and one of the first things that drew me to him. He’s just so energetic and passionate! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhqZ0RU95d4

    I’m really looking forward to hearing you speak at the Financial Bloggers Conference.

  • http://the100percentyou.com/ John Sherry

    Regarding TED, 12 year old Adora Svitak held a whole auditorium of adults in her hand and taught them a thing or two. Children have that magnetism and truth.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/adora_svitak.html

  • http://www.profitworks.ca Chris R. Keller From Profitworks.ca

    If you have not taken the Dale Carnegie Course I would recommend you take it. By being in the course and actually doing the exercises it will help so much more than just reading the book.

    If anyone wants to learn more about Dale Carnegie’s people principles check out my blog article series at http://www.profitworks.ca/blog/188-dale-carnegie-sales-tactics-that-work-1

  • http://www.lvg.com.my Aidil

    I don’t know if this has been shared, but it might be useful:
    http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2009/05/making-presentations-in-the-ted-style.html

    Good luck with the presentation!

  • McCoy

    Hi Pat!

    I’m new to your blog. I’ve read your free ebook and it’s great. I’ve been reading online marketing material and I’ve just read Ryan Deiss’s “End of Web”. It has pretty good content and triggered a good deal of contemplation on me.

    Here it is.
    http://www.endofwebreport.com/

    Tell me if you find it useful.

    Cheers!

  • Bill

    Pat,

    Where is your Monthly Income Report??? :)

    I’m REALLY interested to see what the change to the design of your niche site did to it’s income??

    Please tell us man! :)

  • http://www.howtopatchdrywall.net matt banning

    Awesome Pat I love to see you do a live presentation in Los Angeles!

  • http://www.mylifearchitects.com Jimmy/Life Architect

    Hi Pat,

    I am a big Steve Job fan when it comes to presentation, but I will only learn from him and not be him. When giving a presentation you need to be yourself. People like you. Enhance your presentation style with lessons from Steve Jobs. The following video should be great help to you.

    Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-zMRPZpvcw

    The key lessons for me are:
    1) Craft a short and sharp theme.
    2) Less text is good, no text is perfect. Humans are visual creatures first and foremost.
    3) Present a clear outline to your audience.
    4) Use words of enthusiasm to tell your story.
    5) Have Fun

    Cheers and remember to point us to your presentation after you are done.

  • http://agemyths.com Madeleine Kolb | Age Myths

    A wonderful speaker who came in third in the world in Toastmasters annual International Speech Contest (in 2003?) once said that people always tell him what a natural speaker he is. His answer: “Do you know how to become a natural? Practice, practice, practice.”

  • http://www.myprgenie.com/articles/writing-a-press-release Nicholas Scott@Writing a Press Release

    I am a user of your blog . I have read your ebook for free and that was nice . I have been reading online marketing material and I have just read passive income . It was a good content and triggered a good deal of contemplation by me .

  • Scott

    Check out some of the speeches by Ronald Reagan…he was so good at connecting with people that people nicknamed him “The Great Communicator.”

  • http://financiallyeliteblog.com Financial Freedom

    yet another book i need to add to the reading list, thanks Pat!

    I’ve heard interviews with Dale Carnegie and he’s well respected as a high profile author.

    Dwight Anthony
    FinanciallyEliteBlog.com

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    When I initially commented on the what i’m reading right now – stand and deliver | the smart passive income blog blog I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get three emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!