Regularly when I work with presenters, be they start-ups or established business people, I hear the same plea, how can I explain my business or my business idea in five minutes?
You have a choice: you can bore your prospect for 30 to 45 minutes, or you can engage and excite in 3 to 5 minutes. They may then give you permission to continue.
This is the real challenge for presenters – how to grab your audience’s attention?
I suggest you tell an interesting story in a short space of time.
If you need help please get in touch.
Let me give you some examples from my favourite poet Roger McGough.
In these poems Roger tells somebody’s life story in four lines.
Poems from his Book: Sky in the Pie
(if you have children, buy them this book for Christmas)
Humorous Children’s Friendship Poems
I’m a fish out of water
I’m two left feet
on my own and lonely
Adult Poems: from ‘Collected Poems’
I wanted one life
you wanted another
we couldn’t have our cake
so we ate each other
I feel like a priest
in a fish and chip queue
as the vinegar that runs through
how nice it would be
to buy supper for two
If you need to make a good impression in 5 or 50 minutes why not talk to me, I can provide coaching on line or 1-2-1?
There is no better speaker’s coach than Andrew – his very obvious skill as a keynote speaker, coupled with his coaching skills make him the perfect choice for the senior executive looking to polish their personal presentation skills – whether for a one-off event or as part of an ongoing personal development project.
Besides working with Andrew directly I have also recommended him as a keynote to several valued clients – and all of their feedback has been equally excellent.
Deiric McCann – Author & Keynote speaker