Feb 4, 2021
Own The Microphone Episode 20
Present to Express, Not to Impress
Guest: Dr. James Smith, Jr., CSP
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As the President and CEO of Dr. James Smith, Jr.
International, he works with organizations and individuals
providing high performance solutions in the areas of leadership,
authenticity, diversity inclusion, presentation skills and personal
On this week's episode of Own The Microphone, Bridgett McGowen
welcomes author, speaker, educator and coach Dr. James Smith, Jr.
Bridgett and Dr. James how to immediately get the audience's
attention and keep it, how to make sure a message resonates, and
The difference between when Dr. James first started and where
he is today.
Dr. James Smith Jr. : "I used to present to impress,
Recommendations to get rid of filler words and get to where
you present to express and not impress."
What kind of mindset do you have to start your presentation
and immediately get the audiences attention.
We have to use the pronoun "You" more often when presenting,
make it about the audience.
Dr. James has been presenting since 1983 and still gets
nervous. The way he calms his nerves is by telling a story.
Attention span times and when to switch up the
Crash course on how to make sure your message
A story where a woman held her hand up with 5 mins left in his
presentation. If you call on someone at the end of a presentation,
your outcome might not be what you want it to be.
Dr, James take on story telling, we tend to just tell the
sotry, we don't become the story.
Look beyond the next level, that means doing what most people
wont and others don't.
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