1.0 Why It Works: David McGimpsey on Public Speaking

by Joseph Kwon in


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Have you ever attended an engaging and entertaining presentation and wondered, why aren't more presentations like this? Have you ever heard the first droning sentence of a presentation and immediately tuned out? 

In today's episode of "Why It Works," David McGimpsey, who helps business people improve their presentation results, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind good and bad presentations. We consider what makes things memorable, funny or poignant and how preparation and body language can make or break your presentation. 

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Meet Our Guest:

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David McGimpsey 

David McGimpsey is a communication skills trainer, project manager, and computer programmer. He specializes in coaching business people to deliver compelling presentations which sell, persuade, and entertain. Born in Scotland and raised in Australia, David now calls Osaka, Japan his home. His popular blog can be found at presentationblogger.com.

To read more about how to improve your presentation skills, check out David's book:
PowerPoint Doesn't Suck, You Do: The counter-intuitive approach to compelling presentations

Award-winning blog: presentationblogger.com.

David's book:
PowerPoint Doesn't Suck, You Do: The counter-intuitive approach to compelling presentations

 

References:

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The Puzzle of Motivation: Daniel Pink

 

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music:


Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.