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Episode 15: Get to the Point – Best Presentation Tips, with Dave Yewman

A friend of Dave’s 11-year-old son Aaron asked, “What does your Dad do?” Aaron thought for a minute, then said, “He teaches people how not to say ‘um.’” That’s a pretty good elevator speech for a presentation coach. Dave likes to think there’s a bit more to presentation coaching than that — but it’s a great place to start. In the past 10+ years Dave’s coached CEOs, professional athletes, tech startup founders, engineers, creative designers and pretty much everyone in between.

Dave Yewman is a strategic communications expert with more than 15 years of experience. A former newspaper reporter and columnist, he speaks regularly to groups about how to use clear, concise, compelling language as a strategic weapon when dealing with reporters, employees, sales prospects, shareholders, and consumers.

Dave lives near Portland, Oregon.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why it’s so important to frame your message to get to the point
  • Crafting a speech that keeps people engaged
  • Why you need at least one hour of prep for every minute of your speech
  • Why your speech is never about you
  • What to do when you’ve lost an audience in a presentation
  • How to adapt your speech on the fly
  • What makes for a truly memorable speech that people can repeat
  • The importance of a big finish in a speech
  • The “three second rule” for PowerPoint slides
  • Why — if you had to limited resources — Dave believes in doing one thing well rather than two things halfway
  • Why you need to record yourself giving your presentations
  • Getting feedback on your speeches (and not from people who want promotions!)
  • UMMO (the app that counts nonwords)

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