Answers for the program “We Gotta Fail…To Succeed!”
Focus Question #1
If we don’t strive for moments of GREATNESS sometimes, accepting the FAILURES that are bound to come with it, when will we have moments of BRILLIANCE ?
IMPROVentures Theorem #1
When we focus on FAILURE itself, we leave no room for new POSSIBILITIES.
IMPROVentures Theorem #2
There are two basic reasons we don’t like to take chances:
- NOT WANTING TO LOOK BAD
Focus Question #2
If risk Looking Foolish when we DO take chances but taking chances is our access to opportunity, what is so terrible about looking foolish ?
The Five C’s of Team building
What does it take to do this?
25% = Creativity
25% = Listening
25% = Cooperation
25% = Commitment
10 % of attendees ranked in the upper 10th percentile while
50 % of attendees ranked in the bottom half of the class
But 100% of those who did not take the class failed to received any of the benefits.
Answers for the program “Public Speaking: Get A’s, Not Zzzzzz’s!”
Keypoint #1: Never under-estimate the power of story.
Keypoint #2: Capture their attention fast.
Milo’s general speech format:
Keypoint #3: Avoid potential distractions.
Keypoint #4: Watch out for all those ways you can alienate without intention.
Places to be careful with this:
Keypoint #5: Speak at your audience’s level of experience.
- Industry Jargon
- Cultural References
Keypoint #6: Find a common theme for organizing your points
Several ideas on how to do this:
- Background – Issue – Proposal
- Landing Points
- 10 Key Points
Keypoint #7: Don’t let Q&A control YOU!
Several thoughts on this:
- Never make it your final moment!
- It’s okay not to have it.
- Compliment and Acknowledge.
- Consider pre-collecting. Reflect
- Know your answering options.
Six ways to handle a question:
Keypoint #8: Warm Up!
Keypoint #9: Practice Vocal Variety
Milo’s lesson in “The Seven Variants of Vocal Variety”™
Keypoint #10: Use your pacing tools
Including but not limited to:
- Story Length
- Interactive Exercises
- A Bonus Point
Answers for the program “Introduce yourself!”
- Before you start, smile for one full second. If you can, take a breath too.
- Don’t start with your name or your company because we we don’t care (yet).
- Grab us with an idea.
- Bonus: Find a connection to something someone else said.
- At the end, smile again and do it for at least TWO full seconds as you sit.
Answers to the handout with the program “Public Speaking: Get A’s, Not Zzzzzz’s!”