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David Thomas, global speaker and executive speaking coach, shows leaders how to handle their nerves when presenting, really connect with their audience and walk off feeling like a presentation rockstar!

David Thomas, global speaker and executive speaking coach, shows leaders how to handle their nerves when presenting, really connect with their audience and walk off feeling like a presentation rockstar!
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United Kingdom

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David Thomas, global speaker and executive speaking coach, shows leaders how to handle their nerves when presenting, really connect with their audience and walk off feeling like a presentation rockstar!

Language:

English

Contact:

(+44)7525069235


Episodes

#38 Music is brilliant for changing the state of your audience

11/27/2019
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A current Xmas advert is using an old piece of music that took me back 35 years to a very difficult time in my life. Hearing it created an immediate change in my state. You can do the same with your audiences.

Duration:00:11:19

#37 We don't know what we don't know

11/22/2019
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All the coaching in the world did not prepare me for the real thing. Whether it was the World Memory Championships, a national bodybuilding final or speaking to thousands of people, I only truly learned when I put myself in the hot seat.

Duration:00:11:07

#36 Death makes things become very real very quickly

11/19/2019
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Too many presentations are sterile and devoid of personality and character. A bit more honesty and openness making them more real will draw audience members to you.

Duration:00:12:55

#35 Advice from a world champion

11/6/2019
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After entering the bodybuilding finals of the British Championships, I quizzed my category winner and previous World Champion as to the secret to his success. He came back with one word – consistency. I explain how important this is in improving our speaking.

Duration:00:13:30

#34 Manage or remove because its unlikely that it will go away on its own

10/25/2019
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When I speak, I sometimes share how I reframe my difficult childhood so that I can manage it as an adult. The same approach can be used for dealing with significant speaking barriers such as nerves.

Duration:00:13:39

#33 Be the best you that you can be in front of an audience

10/16/2019
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Whatever we do, we operate between an upper and lower limit. In this podcast I talk about how to not drop below the lower limit and maximise your peotential at the upper limit.

Duration:00:14:10

#32 Lessons learned from my first bodybuilding competition

10/9/2019
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Well, it happened. I got up on stage in front of hundreds of people wearing nothing but my underpants and 14 gallons of fake tan.It turned out to be one of the most momentous days of my life and in this podcast episode, I will share the many lessons I learned that also apply to presenting.

Duration:00:17:45

#31 Being nervous or drifting along

10/2/2019
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Which is worse - feeling nervous or drifting along? Chatting to a friend on Sunday and she said that she would rather feel nervous for the next 20 years than doing the same old stuff and drifting through. In this podcast, I look at how this applies to presentation skills.

Duration:00:12:24

#30 Any presentation is the sum of many parts

9/25/2019
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My bodybuilding debut is fast coming round and when I started, it was all about the diet and exercise. Now, other factors are coming into play like the beautification process. Listen to what this actually involves and why it is exactly the same when preparing for presentations.

Duration:00:18:30

#29 Have you got what it takes to go up the value chain?

9/18/2019
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There are four levels of value. The higher up the value chain you go, the greater the type and number of opportunities and consequently success, fun and money. But where is presentation skills on that chain?

Duration:00:08:48

#28 The best person to help conquer your nerves is you

9/11/2019
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Last weekend, I went to a bodybuilding competition and instead of calming me down, it made my nerves worse. Now I am super nervous about my own bodybuilding debut. In this episode, I will share how I am managing it and how you could do the same with your speaking nerves.

Duration:00:12:44

#27 The most boring story ever told

9/4/2019
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I always tell people that I have no interest in their boring travel stories. I have enough of my own. But I relay one in this episode to hammer home the single most important point about presenting.

Duration:00:22:48

#26 The day I went to prison

8/28/2019
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As a leader, you need to find out if people are with you or against you. Find out what David said to two prison officers to find out who would support their charity.

Duration:00:13:56

#25 Have you got what it takes to accept brutal feedback?

8/21/2019
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Everyone says they like honesty but only to a point. Problem is, without brutal and honest feedback about your speaking, you'll never get better. Here is what happened when David got very negative feedback from a client - that didn't think he would read it.

Duration:00:07:38

#24 Measured challenge produces an astonishing response

8/14/2019
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As a presenter, you are in an incredibly privileged position to challenge your audience. Not to hurt but to help movethem forward. Do it right and the response is truly amazing.

Duration:00:15:23

#23 Just how far are you prepared to go?

8/7/2019
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Find out what I did for 6 hours a day for 6 months and why someone spent more than 20 hours on a 6 minute presentation.

Duration:00:10:56

#22 The single most important part of any speech

7/31/2019
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Every presentation you ever give needs to be out of the blocks like a greyhound with its testicles on fire. There's a picture for you. Otherwise your audience will wander and once they are gone, they are gone...

Duration:00:20:45

#21 Speeches are like cars

7/24/2019
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Cars come at different levels just like presentations. But the question is - areyou a 200,000 mile banger Ford Fiesta or a sparkling supercar? The good news is that the choice is yours.

Duration:00:10:20

#20 The benefits of improving presentation skills

7/17/2019
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The benfits of improving our ability to present are unique to each of us. Hear what other leaders have said including why Warren Buffet offered to pay students $500,000 to go on a communication skills course.

Duration:00:13:34

#19 Humour is a presentation maker AND a huge hot potato

7/10/2019
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Humour can make a MASSIVE difference to any talk but it can also be a real minefield. Here are some tips on how to squeeze it in.

Duration:00:17:16