“How can you communicate with impact?”
This is a question Strategic Performance Coach and Performing Artist Victoria Labalme has spent a lifetime exploring as she’s worked on stage and screen as an actor and also helped elite entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, top teams and C-suite executives to communicate with confidence, authenticity and impact… and to find the “unexpected twist” that makes it their own and distinguishes their brand.
Victoria has helped people prepare for high-stakes presentations including, TED Talks, appearances on Oprah, PBS Specials and Live Events. She’s even coached the Vice President of Microsoft as he prepared to present to 17,000 partners at their annual conference as well as worked with Hollywood Directors and helped giant companies win multi-million dollar pitches. In addition she’s coached thousands of people in small to medium sized businesses who want to do a better job communicating during live presentations, on video and in life.
In today’s episode, Victoria shares her secrets for turning your communication into a memorable form of art with your hosts Suzi Dafnis and Michelle Falzon.
Plus, included in this episode is a bonus download from Victoria Labalme called Risk Forward: Unlock Your Hidden Genius and Share Your Message with The World.
Listen to this episode to hear more about:
- The three things you want to focus on leaving your audience with at the end of your presentation
- The key mistake most people make with their presentations (and why it’s boring your audience and reducing your impact)
- Why you NEVER have your Q&A at the end of your presentation
- What to do in your first and final moments that will transform your presentation
- How to shift from simply providing information to creating an “experience” with your next presentation
- How an idea from the theatre – finding your “Throughline” – can guide your next important piece of communication and give you more confidence and passion
- How to cut your preparation time in half
- What Victoria learned from her TEDx talk that got her 30,000 views within just a few weeks
- Why goal setting is over-rated and you might want to consider “risking forward” instead
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