In this 26-minute audio podcast, consultant, speaker and author Shel Israel discusses his latest book, Stellar Presentations: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Giving Great Talks.
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Here are the show notes:
[00:01] Intro and welcome; about Shel
[02:09] Shel’s background as a storyteller
[02:50] People retain and appreciate stories more than information
[03:12] Storytelling vs. PowerPoint? Shel uses PPT. Claim to fame: he launched PowerPoint. And we forgive him for it.
[03:50] Humans have craved stories forever
[05:13] PowerPoint is a means to enhance your presentation’s key points; it should not BE your presentation
[06:20] Shel also uses PowerPoint to help him stay on track
[07:45] Why you should not try to present like Steve Jobs
[10:12] Look inside yourself; what are you good at?
[14:00] Last thing the audience wants to hear from an entrepreneur is his business model. Some info is better in a handout, not in your presentation.
[17:00] Why Stellar Presentations is aimed at a niche market of tech startup people; how it is useful to many others who speak
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[24:11] Series of recent posts on Trafcom News blog about content marketing
[24:30] IABC/Toronto Professional Independent Communicators meeting on Secrets of Successful Independents March 7
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Theme music is “Beneath Your Surface” by the Elisabeth Lohninger Quartet from Music Alley