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New Zealand

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The EPIC thought of the day podcast is for busy business professionals whose role it is, to talk about their business. Each 2 minute episode introduces a thought, insight, principle or challenge designed to encourage, inspire and motivate you based on the ethos of the EPIC Presenters mindset. Which is to Engage, Persuade, Impact and Compel your audience to take action as a result of your communication. In business every communication is a presentation and every presentation has just one objective - to influence decision. That's what an EPIC presenter does and that's what EPIC Presenting teaches you to do. Your host, Eugene Moreau is a Cert. Master Coach, author and creator of both "The 13 Box Presentation System" and "EPIC Presenters, Masters of Influence" training programs. He has coached and trained over 10,000 people in 8 countries in art and skills of presentation mastery, discovery and pitch strategies. For more information visit www.epicpresenter.com or eugenemoreau.com

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Episodes

#77 Showtime 2: I see it in your eyes and I hear it in your voice… It’s Mastery!

6/6/2017
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A platform master uses the whole body to engage, persuade, impact and compel their audience. The whole body includes your eye’s and your voice and they work together. If you have the ambition of being a Platform Master, then it is vital to develop the seventh Constant Factor of Platform Mastery, which is Posture. Let me define what I mean when I say, Posture. I gave this definition in Episode #75 Showtime: The Art of Striking the Pose. Most people will interpret Posture to mean a position...

Duration: 00:31:59


#76 Showtime: How the 93% Principle can save your reputation!

5/27/2017
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I want to go on record right from the get-go! Poor delivery of your message will slap you in the professional face AND can possibly derail your career! Over the years I’ve had the great honor of working with numerous high-performing managers, business owners, and leaders who literally put themselves in danger of losing their credibility, at the very least, because of their poor platform presence. Here are some comments I've heard along the way that helps to explain what I mean. ... “He...

Duration: 00:31:04


#75 Showtime! The art of striking the pose.

5/17/2017
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Several weeks ago we began a series of conversations around the Eight Constant Factors of Platform Presence. Our position is you must have all eight of these factors in play for you to be a platform master. These eight constant factors work together, harmoniously. They co-exist in dynamic fluidity. The absence of any one of these eight factors results in… loss of presence. These eight constant factors work together, harmoniously. They co-exist in dynamic fluidity. The absence of any one of...

Duration: 00:30:21


#74 The EPIC effect of rhythm!

5/11/2017
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I have been privileged to personally be part of an audience and experiencing the wonderful performance of more than 30 outstanding platform speakers in my life. What’s made them ‘outstanding’ was subtle. For many years, it remained a mystery to me as to why these speakers were so memorable… why they are what I describe as my top 30 experiences as an audience member. I’ve read the transcripts and listen to the available audios of the top 30 political speeches ever given in the USA. I...

Duration: 00:20:05


#73 Find Your Purpose. Find Your Voice.

5/3/2017
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Note: There is content in the audio that is not in the written part of this episode. The need for purpose is one the defining characteristics of human beings. Human beings crave purpose, and suffer serious psychological difficulties when we don’t have it. Purpose is a fundamental component of a fulfilling life. Purpose enhances self-esteem. Purpose instills confidence. Purpose give legs to action. Clarity of purpose leads to ability to focus and focus is what leads to passion… the flame we...

Duration: 00:13:18


#72 How to light the flame of passion in your audience

4/26/2017
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Okay, audience participation time. Hands up those of you that have been awake late at night and found yourself voluntarily ‘trapped’ by an infomercial? You know what I’m talking about, those professional actors, all on high octane energy pills, pitching products, interviewing the over the top owners or creators of these products that will literally change your life! Yes, their presentations are well rehearsed. Yes, they are definitely polished. Yes, they follow all the rules. Yes, their...

Duration: 00:22:40


#71 The Pygmalion Effect in Platform Presence and Mastery

4/19/2017
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Today we launch into a new format. Instead of producing 3 X 5 minute podcasts each week, we are going to now produce one 25-30-minute episode a week. In addition to making each episode more content rich, we are also going to enter the ‘guest interviewing’ arena, inviting seasoned professionals to come and share their wisdom, knowledge, and expertise. In this way we are able to learn through their experience and expand our relentless focus on helping you become platform masters. Today, we...

Duration: 00:25:26


#70 Lessons from three little pigs on how to be a compelling speaker

4/13/2017
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The Pulitzer Prize winning poet Carl Sandburg, was asked the question once in an interview, "In your opinion, what's the ugliest word in the English language?" Carl frowned. "The ugliest word in the English language?" His brow furrowed… he stared off into space, "Ugliest?" he muttered to himself. "Ugliest. The ugliest word?" he asked the reporter. He reflected awhile, face knotted in thought. After a long, pregnant pause, Sandburg's eyes brightened and he focused in on the reporter, then...

Duration: 00:04:54


#69 Be compelling or don’t show up!

4/11/2017
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I remember attending a live concert with my two adult son's last year. Now, you need to understand, I am not of the crowd surfing, head banging, mosh pit generation… so I positioned myself in the balcony area… the safe zone, looking down on the crowded floor. This venue was ideal for a crowd of about 500. It was once an old riverside warehouse in Shreveport Louisiana, that had been converted into an outstanding venue for music concerts… with fantastic acoustics. And, because I enjoy...

Duration: 00:05:37


#68 Be warned. Speed kills!

4/9/2017
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We are talking about Impact, the third constant factor of a platform master. A speaker who impacts an audience will use at least one of five strategies to do it. These strategies are built around Clarity, Reinforcement, Consolidation, Inspiration, and Positioning. We began a conversation several episodes ago on the first strategy, Clarity. We talked about the need for relevant, interesting content. We named this first element, Substance and we gave you six critical questions that must be...

Duration: 00:06:10


#67 The ‘secret’ behind the secret sauce…

4/6/2017
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We are talking about Impact, the third constant factor of a platform master. In the last episode, we briefly outlined the five strategies used for being a speaker of Impact. Just to restate them for you if you’ve just joined our conversation, they are: Clarity, Reinforcement, Consolidation, Inspiration, and Positioning. Clarity has four distinct… yet interconnected elements Substance, Simplicity, Structure & Speed. We talked about the first two in the last episode. Today, I want to talk...

Duration: 00:04:55


#66 Impact… the secret sauce of public speaking

4/4/2017
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We began a series of conversations around the eight constant factors of platform mastery several weeks ago, and it started with being an engaging speaker. We discovered that without engagement… we lose the battle for keeping the attention of the audience. We also talked about how an audience will ‘assess’ you in the first 90 seconds and we even had an episode where we explained how a lot of audiences are like Pavlov’s Dog. Then we talked about the second constant factor, Persuasion. We...

Duration: 00:04:00


#65 Persuade through authentic vulnerability

4/2/2017
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This is our last episode on Emotion, which is one of the three Rhetorical Appeals used to persuade an audience as a speaker. This is going to be a longer episode as we review and close out the Constant Factor of Persuasion. So far in Persuasion, we’ve talked about character and credibility, which is Ethos. This is a direct result of your persona or reputation and is built on your credentials and reliability, and is often established before you even start speaking and is confirmed when you...

Duration: 00:05:43


#64 Persuade with the Phrase That Stays

3/30/2017
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For the last two episodes, we’ve been engaging in a dialogue around using emotion in your business pitch, presentation or speech. Emotion is one of the three tactics we call Rhetorical Appeals which are used to help persuade or influence an audience. This is all part of our exploration into the Eight Constant Factors of Platform Mastery and let me remind you what they are. A platform master Engages, Persuades, Impacts, and Compels and an audience with Passion, Purpose, Posture, and...

Duration: 00:03:58


#63 The power of inclusion

3/28/2017
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We’ve been spending time together exploring the Eight Constant Factors of Platform Mastery and let me remind you what they are. A platform master Engages, Persuades, Impacts, and Compels and an audience with Passion, Purpose, Posture, and Projection. We know that a persuasive speaker will use a variety of tactics to achieve persuasion and these tactics are called Rhetorical Appeals or Devices. Today I’m going to share the first of three tactics, that when you use them with passion,...

Duration: 00:03:20


#62 Persuading with emotion – Part One

3/25/2017
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Note: The written content is only a portion of the audio content in this episode. When you are standing in front of an audience, do your words evoke feelings? Does your audience feel love, sympathy, excitement, fear? Is what you’re saying evoking feelings of compassion? … envy?... hate?... contempt? We’ve been spending time together exploring the Eight Constant Factors for Platform Mastery, which are Engage, Persuade, Impact, Compel, Passion, Purpose, Posture, and Projection. We are...

Duration: 00:05:25


#61 Persuading with logic

3/23/2017
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Make no mistake about it. If you want to be persuasive, you have to be understood. I’ve seen so many good people go down in flames because their message did not have the right ‘logic’ behind it. We’ve been spending time together exploring a set of principles called The Five Constant Factors by Sun Tzu outlined in his writings 2300 years ago, called The Art of War. In it he stated that all success in war was based on these five. So, leveraging off this principle that a certain group of...

Duration: 00:04:02


#60 Persuading with character & credibility

3/21/2017
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We’ve been spending time together exploring a set of principles called The Five Constant Factors by Sun Tzu outlined in his writings 2300 years ago, called The Art of War. In it he stated that all success in war was based on them. So, leveraging off of this principle that a certain group of factors could determine success or failure, we identified Eight Constant Factors for Platform Mastery. Today, we start an exploration of the second constant factor, Persuasion. A persuasive speaker will...

Duration: 00:04:29


#59 Use the jazz strategy to become a platform master.

3/19/2017
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As the great jazz musician, Charles Mingus said, “Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple—that’s creativity.” Most business presentations and speeches that I see are complicated and could be made much simpler. We started this line of thought in the last episode, where we talked about being a sticky speaker. One of Einstein’s wonderful quotes, is one of my favourite ones. Here’s what he said, “Everything Should Be Made as Simple as...

Duration: 00:04:03


# 58 Be a sticky speaker!

3/16/2017
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If you have any ambition for being a platform master, someone who stands out from the crowd and is a memorable communicator, then you need to become a sticky speaker! As we finish off our exploration into being an engaging speaker, which is one of the eight constant factors of being a platform master, I want to help you become … well, a sticky speaker! Why? Because a sticky speaker is an engaging speaker. Now... I know, and you know, that what you have to say is worth saying, and it’s...

Duration: 00:04:18

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