August 27, 2019

She nailed it!



I started working with a client last month who was tapped to give a presentation at a leadership conference within her industry. The audience was made up of younger versions of herself (don't you wish you could always speak to younger versions of yourself?), and she was challenged to share her story while also teaching leadership lessons.

She came to me with some common concerns: She's used to "winging it" and not not fully preparing; she gets a little bit of stage fright right before she speaks; and this was very different from her usual shorter and more technical presentations.

Her goals were straightforward and simple: to be more strategic, impactful, and prepared, and to provide an authentic and inspiring experience for the young leaders in the room. Also, because she's applying for a new, more visible, leadership role in her company, she wanted to leave a good impression and to come across as thoughtful, articulate and organized.

We spent 90 minutes together - three 30-minute sessions over the phone - to prepare her content, structure, engagement activities and slides.

As I had hoped, on Friday I got an "I nailed it" email, with a great testimonial.

But the best part was when I asked for permission to use her words on my website. This was her response:

"Yes of course! Thank you so much again. I am ironically eager to try another presentation!"

This is what REALLY lights me up.

Sure, I want my clients to walk away from their presentations feeling confident, successful, and impactful.

I love to hear that their audience related to what they said and that audience members' attitudes and thoughts about themselves as leaders have changed.

I especially love it when one of the organization's leaders tells my client she should do a TED talk! πŸ€―πŸΎπŸŽ‰

But mostly? I want them to see all the possibilities that await them as speakers.

I want them to enjoy it so much that they want to do it again and again!

And I want them to experience #speakingupforchange firsthand.

This client is now planning to apply to be one of 13 speakers at a conference that just happens to be a partnership between her company and TED!

If you desire to impact and influence your audiences in a bigger way through speaking up for change, I want to let you know that there are still spots open in my new Speaking Up For Change: Engage, Inspire, Transform online program starting September 10. (The graphic says 9/11, but it is in fact 9/10.)

But the 1:1 coaching bonus goes away on Friday.

When you sign up for the program, you'll get personal attention from me on putting together your presentation, within the Facebook group, but you won't get a free 1:1 coaching call with me unless you sign up for the program by this Friday.

Do you want to nail your presentations?

Do you want to experience the powerful results of speaking up for change?

Do you want to go out into the world and deliver your message with joy, confidence and ease, over and over and over again!

Please join me!

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Are you an entrepreneur or professional who's looking for better results from your speaking? Are you hoping to build credibility and visibility for your business or cause? Tired of just "getting by" and ready to deliver truly engaging and powerful presentations? Click here to fill out my consultation questionnaire and we'll schedule a time to talk!

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