Presentation Mastery Series

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Imagine the audience in their underwear-worst advice ever for enhancing your presentation skills! Steve McDermott has the right advice, whether you want to become a professional speaker or take your skills up a notch or two (or more).


  • Acquire insights on mastering presentations by learning the secrets of professional speakers.
    Acquire insights on why it is important to be a person first, and not a perfect presenter to make maximum impact during presentations.
    Acquire insights on mastering presentations by learning from your failures.
    Acquire insights on taking advantage of the moment during your presentation when you're not using powerpoint or other slides.
    Acquire insights to understand that in presentations nothing is boring unless you decide it is.
    Acquire insights on mastering presentations by thinking what might happen, and how you can use it to your advantage.
    Acquire insights on how to control your feelings in order to give a better presentation.
    Acquire insights on mastering presentations by controlling how your audience feels.
  • Acquire insights on the five "peaks" of a presentation and the secret to designing a powerful presentation.
    Acquire insights on the “agatha christie approach” or the “columbo approach” to structure a fantastic presentation.
    Acquire insights on a simple structure to sell anything to anyone in a presentation.
    Acquire insights on storytelling as a secret to mastering presentations.
    Acquire insights on some storytelling tips to master presentations.
    Acquire insights on the four ways to get people in the room for delivering presentations.
    Acquire insights on the four p's to get people in the room to master presentations.


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    1.  Presentation Mastery Series: Introduction
    1m 56s
    This series covers the secrets of professional speakers. FREE ACCESS
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    2.  Presentation Mastery Secret #1: Give Yourself Permission to Not Be Perfect
    2m 33s
    People want you to be a person; not a presenter. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Presentation Mastery Secret #2: There is No Failure - Only Feedback
    2m 32s
    You can’t fail; you can only learn. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Presentation Mastery Secret #3: They Don't Know What You're Going to Say - So They Won't Know If You Said It
    1m 58s
    If you don’t use PowerPoint or other slides; your audience won’t know what you’re going to say next. You’re free to take advantage of the moment. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Presentation Mastery Secret Bonus: Nothing Is Boring Unless You Decide It is
    2m 33s
    Steve McDermott tells of a financial director who was not allowed to use slides with his presentation. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Presentation Mastery Secret #4: Think About What Might Happen and Use It
    3m 42s
    If someone comes in late or a phone goes off; don’t pretend it’s not happening. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Presentation Mastery Secret #5: Controlling How You Feel
    3m 9s
    If you can’t control how you feel; it’s game over. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Presentation Mastery Secret #6: Controlling How Your Audience Feels
    2m 43s
    Ask what mood you want your audience to be in. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Presentation Mastery Secret #7: A Structure for Designing a Powerful Presentation
    2m 29s
    The five “peaks” of a presentation are; first; get their attention; get them in the room. The next three “peaks” are the three things you want them to remember. The fifth “peak” is the close—the most important part. Tell them what to do—the action. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Presentation Mastery Secret #8: Two Other Ways to Structure a Fantastic Presentation
    1m 49s
    One approach is the “slow reveal” or Agatha Christie approach—build up slowly to the climax; such as; “It was the Butler in the library with the candlestick.” Another is the Columbo approach; which builds up to; “Just one more thing.” FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Presentation Mastery Secret #9: A Simple Structure to Sell Anything to Anyone
    2m 38s
    Steve McDermott gives an example; plus the suggestion that your (old) presentations can improve (in the future) by applying what you learn from his “secrets” (now). FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Presentation Mastery Secret #10: Story Telling - The Best Alternative to Death by PowerPoint
    2m 33s
    People use Powerpoint to remind them where they are and what to say next. Your audience can focus on a slide or on you; but not both. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Presentation Mastery Secret Bonus: Story Telling Tips
    3m 6s
    Steve McDermott reads a list of things his son didn’t like when he was eleven years old; and a second list of things he did like. The story illustrates that it’s okay to start a presentation with a story (as he does here); and change the ending to suit your purpose. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Presentation Mastery Secret #11: Four Ways to Get People in the Room and Keep Them There
    2m 12s
    If people are not in the room they’re not listening. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Presentation Mastery Secret #12: Four More Ways to Get People in the Room and Keep Them There
    2m 23s
    Four P’s to get people in the room and keep them there are 1) Pause; for example at the beginning; 2) use a Prop; 3) the Power of three (“I’m going to tell you just three things”); and 4) a “Phrase that pays” at the end. Steve’s example is; “Be bold; be brilliant; be gone.” FREE ACCESS


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