public speaking

Podcast Movement 2015 Opening Keynote: You vs. You – SPI TV, Ep. 26

In this episode, I share my keynote from Podcast Movement 2015. This talk is titled YOU vs. YOU, which deals with the struggle within ourselves when we try something new. For podcasters especially, this is something we all deal with, but this voice within our head lies in everyone.

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...

Behind the Scenes of Back to the Future Again – SPI TV, Ep. 14

Be sure to subscribe to SPI TV  (on YouTube or iTunes) to get new episodes of SPI TV each Friday! On March 24th, 2015, I traveled to Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry, which is located just south of Los Angeles. On this evening, from 6pm to 3am the next morning, I would be filming a short [...]

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 [...]

SPI 141: The Biggest Lessons I Learned from 2014, and How We’re Going to Crush 2015

I know it's Christmas, but it's Thursday (my normal podcast publication date) and I couldn't help but reflect on 2014 and give you the biggest lessons I learned, and how we're totally going to crush it next year. You with me? Here we go!

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 [...]