Imagine giving the BEST presentation at the conference...
You feel great - you were confident, fluent, funny, engaging and, above all, the audience were activated to DO something as a result of what you said.
Most people don't know where to start when it comes to writing a speech. And actually 'performing' it is barely a consideration. Let me guess - you fire up the powerpoint and start making your slides. The slides will be your prompt on the day. And hopefully you won't have to follow anyone too good. God forbid you have to speak after the external keynote presenter.
Have you ever said any of these...
My heart sinks when leaders, entrepreneurs and experts feel they have to apologise for the presentation they are about to give. When they start by saying -
"How am I going to follow that?"
"Hello, my name is Xyz and I'm the Head of Corporate Something"
"I'm just going to take a few moments of your time"
"Is the microphone working?"
they undermine their credibility from the start. Under what other circumstances would we set the bar so low when the success of the initiative we're leading is so important?
On this programme I'm going to share EXACTLY how I created my original, hugely successful keynote presentation, 'Punks in Suits', and the process I use to create new presentations even now.
I'll show you how to write a presentation, how to use the stage, deal with nerves, connect with the audience, deal with tricky questions in the Q&A and much, much more.
This programme is ideal for you if -
- You have a big presentation coming up. We will start with your blank sheet of paper and I will guide you step-by-step through the creation of your speech, rehearsal, last minute tweaks and checks and getting your head in the right place. By the time you've completed the programme you'll be ready to give that presentation with confidence.
- You are frequently asked to present and you need to be more confident next time around. You'll use a past presentation as a template to work with and re-write the speech using all the tips and techniques in this programme. By the end of the programme you'll know exactly how to go about creating your next presentation (and you have lifetime access to these materials so you can use me to guide you step-by-step when that time comes).
- You would like speaking to be part of your marketing strategy or business model. This programme will help you write your first 'professional' speech so that you can use speaking as a way to raise your profile, promote your business and even generate a new income stream.
This programme is time released, meaning you'll start with how to get a brief and plan your presentations and then you will start to receive the modules about structurig your presentation. Finally you'll receive the modules about stagecraft.
And then you'll have all the material...for life! Everytime you have a speech you can go through the process again using the materials to support you from blank page to live on stage.
If you have any questions about whether this programme is for you or how to get the most from it, please contact me.
Testimonials from the live workshop -
“I wanted to thank you again for the last 2 days, they have been amazing and have really helped me greatly. I have to say they were the best 2 days of my career to date. The only thing I would change is to have another day!”
Matt Potashnick, Technical Director, Swiftcover
“Sensible, well-structured models. Useful tools and good practical takeaways”
JM, Manager, Facilities
“Blaire offers a wealth of experience in this field and coupled with an engaging, warm and thought-provoking delivery style, has given me and my colleagues valuable insights and actions to take and make a positive difference!”
Hi! I'm a keynote conference speaker (I speak about leadership and the future of business), 3 times published author and executive coach. I'm also a former BBC Journalist.
We are desperately looking for leaders we can trust and that comes down to believing they are being themselves. No facade. Just authentic human connection.
In my courses I share how to lead with more impact and have more influence in your organisation without selling your soul.