For the last few months, BBC One has given us a wonderful opportunity to watch some great, and some not so great, pitches. The very thing we teach you about at CWC! These two programs give you the opposite sides of business pitches and we would like to delve a little into how each oneContinue reading “Pitching Thursdays”
One thing that both Jim and Sarah agree on is that when it comes to PowerPoint, less is more. There have times when we have been at a conference or workshop and the presenter says “this is a list of things I want you to focus on” (or words to that effect) and what theyContinue reading “Less is more!”
For some people, knowing what you are going to stand up and talk about is easy. You might have a very specific business niche that people need to understand. For others it might be that your business covers such a wide scope of services that you can be indecisive about what’s important to your listeners.Continue reading “Storytelling In Business”
Getting up and talking to a room of people sometimes makes you feel very alone and that your meeting companions are brimming with confidence and wit. But you really are not alone! In a survey conducted by Farhan Raja of TheInstitute of Business Management, 75% of everyone asked admitted they had a fear of publicContinue reading “You are not alone!!”
A presentation will tell people who you are and what you do… But a great presentation will get your listeners thinking about what you offer and how that can benefit their own business! This is what happened recently at a networking meeting. Jim listened to Mark’s story and saw the range of businesses he supported.Continue reading “The ROI of a Presentation”
Telling stories is what makes us human and in business it’s always been true that “People buy from People”. So if you have a story that you think will connect, tell it!
If you want to know more about how you do this… and the other 5 elements, simply visit the website http://www.cwcsolutions.org and book on the Presentation Skills Workshop for the 19th July or the 20th September 2021!
Asking people to remember lots of things at once can be confusing. By asking them to do just one thing, like “Buy from me!”, you’re making your message clearer.
It’s because we know why we are doing what we do. We have a goal and understand our ‘call to action’. Remember what it is you want to achieve from your talk, speech or pitch. We did…
Having an introduction that catches people’s attention is vital if you want them to listen. Jim has this to say on Introductions… “Introductions to films, songs or stand-up routines are really important in setting the tone for the rest of the experience. You wouldn’t get a chilled mellow song to have a heavy thrashing guitarContinue reading “Introductions!”
“Confidence is bred through familiarity” – John Cleese Mr Cleese is well know for his public speaking engagements (as he still has alimony to pay off – apparently) but this is something he wrote in his autobiography that he states is one of the best lessons he ever learned in his professional career. The moreContinue reading “Quote of the day #1”