RSS The Future of High Impact Presenting

  • Why do you do what you do? - An introduction to Mindful Presenter 8th October 2020
    Mindful Presenter is far more than a training and development business helping people to speak with greater confidence and impact. We are in the business of helping people to connect with each other. Connecting themselves and their ideas with others in a way that is calm, creative and compelling. Mindful Presenting is the route to […]
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 51 - We all have the same needs 6th October 2020
    We all need to have our physiological needs looked after, we need to feel safe, we need to feel a sense of belong and connect, we need a healthy self esteem and we all want to be the best that we can be. In public speaking and presenting it's worth remembering that whilst we are […]
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 50 - We need to send our audience love 6th October 2020
    If you've been following the Mindful Presenter Truth Series you will have experienced our passionate belief that high impact public speaking and presenting involves far more than simply presenting data. At the heart of our presentation we need to send our audience a sincere feeling of love. Support this podcast
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth - 48 - It’s ok to say I don’t know 6th October 2020
    You could be the best presenter and public speaker in the world but that doesn't mean you know the answer to everything. Occasionally you will be asked a question during or after your presentation that you either don't know the answer to or have momentarily forgotten the answer. Public speaking and presenting isn't easy but […]
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 49 - Your audience need energy 6th October 2020
    At Mindful Presenter we don't believe that you can having a boring topic, product, service or idea to present on. We do however, believe that any presentation can be made boring because the presenter is boring. The key reason for this is the lack of energy given in the crafting and delivery of the presentation. […]
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 47 - The 5 most important words in presenting & public speaking 6th October 2020
    Public speaking and high impact presenting is about how we make people feel. It's not simply about sharing knowledge and data, that's easy. The five most important words in presenting and public speaking is Please Make Me Feel Something. Imagine your audience silently screaming those 5 words out to you from their own minds. Support […]
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 44 - Stop blaming your presentation on company policy 4th October 2020
    Every presentation has to be personal and relevant to your audience in a specific and meaningful way. Effective public speaking and presenting isn't about simply turning up to tell your audience what you want to see. Mindful presenting and high impact public speaking involves telling your audience what they need to know. Support this podcast
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 46 - Every presentation should be memorable 4th October 2020
    The challenge of public speaking and presenting is to craft and deliver content and a message which is so mindfully considered that it'e memorable. If your audience don't remember your presentation then you've wasted their time and yours. Support this podcast
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 45 - We have to manage expectationsSuccessful presenters mindfully manage expectations 4th October 2020
    Far to many presenter prepare and deliver presentations without knowing exactly who there audience are, how much they know and how they can help them. Public speaking is about making a difference to people and the only way presenters can do that is by understanding the expectations of their audience and then mindfully managing those […]
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 43 - Involve your audience 4th October 2020
    A high impact presentation is far more than a presenter simply speaking and presenting; it's a conversation. Public speaking success requires us to actively involve our audience in the presentation. Support this podcast
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 40 - There are 3 types of presentation 2nd October 2020
    If you've ever had to prepare and deliver a presentation you'll realise as most presenters do that there are 3 types of presentation which makes public speaking a challenge. There is the presentation you prepared The presentation you delivered The presentation you wish you had delivered Support this podcast
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 42 - A presentation is not about length, it’s about impact 2nd October 2020
    High impact public speaking and presenting isn't about the length of time it takes to present. It's about the impact and difference it makes in real terms to our audience that counts. Whether a presentation takes 5 minutes or 25 minutes is largely irrelevant; it's about impact. Support this podcast
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 41 - Eye contact is crucial when presenting 2nd October 2020
    One of the most important elements of high impact presenting and public speaking is eye contact. If you are giving a presentation its crucial that you make eye contact with your audience. That doesn't mean the presenter scanning the room, it means taking a few seconds to genuinely make eye contact with as many members […]
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 39 - There are 5 big PowerPoint Mistakes 2nd October 2020
    PowerPoint and other visual aid platforms are used in all walks of public speaking and presenting. There is nothing wrong with PowerPoint but there is often a great deal wrong with the way we use it. If you have a presentation to craft and deliver soon, watch out for these 5 big mistakes. Support this […]
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Presidential debate or childish squabble? 30th September 2020
    The only example you will ever need of how not to speak, present or debate in public. Did you see last nights US Presidential Election debate? This was one of the most disturbing political debates I have ever witnessed. Support this podcast
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 35 - Before you build your presentation question everything 29th September 2020
    The starting point to crafting a high impact presentation and public speaking success is to question everything. The mediocre presenter begins by opening their laptop and populating a template they have used before. A mindful presentation involves asking ourselves an exhaustive list of important questions to help us to prepare effectively. Support this podcast
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 33 - Make your presentation more than data 29th September 2020
    Public speaking and presenting is a challenge for many people at work and most people don't like attending business presentations. At Mindful Presenter we believe is that one of the reasons for this is that we haven't really changed since we were at nursery school. Our audience want much more from us Support this podcast
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 38 - Stop looking for the public speaking hacks 29th September 2020
    Like many things in life most people are looking for the hack. The hack is the short cut, easy way, magic pill that means they don't have to work hard to get the result they want. When it comes to high impact presenting and public speaking there are no hacks or short cuts. To craft […]
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 37 - When presenting don’t be in a rush to speak 29th September 2020
    Our most important task when presenting and public speaking is to connect with our audience. That all important connection begins the moment you stand to present and before you utter a word. Don't be in a rush to give your presentation and start speaking before you have made a momentary connection with yourself and your […]
    Maurice DeCastro
  • Truth 34 - Ownership is the watchword of public speaking success 29th September 2020
    Ownership is the watchword of high impact public speaking and presenting. That means taking full responsibility for every aspect of the presentation even if that means being assertive and sometimes pushing back. Support this podcast
    Maurice DeCastro