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Episode 82 Tim David

Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast, Episode 82: Tim David

This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Tim David, a professional speaker, and comedy mentalist. After 15 years as a full-time entertainer, he brought his mind-reading skills to corporate audiences entertaining and educating about communication, success, and the power of the human mind. Podcast […]

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Business Presentations – Use “Power Pitching” – Get the Personal Edge

Patricia FrippBy Featured Speaker Patricia Fripp

Whenever and whatever you’re pitching, dozens of factors will figure in the final decision of your prospects. All else being equal, you have the edge if you can establish a personal connection. Connect emotionally and intellectually, so they like and trust you more than your competitors. How can you get your prospects to like you? Try these tips.

Focus and be sincere.
If you appear nervous or unsure, you may seem devious or incompetent. If your sales presentation does not respond to their concerns and you just grind on with a prepared pitch, they will decide you don’t care about them and their problems. Look people right in the eyes and convince them that you stand 100% behind the ideas, products, or services that you want to sell them. Pick up on their concerns, and address them.

“Divide and conquer.”
If you’re doing a sales presentation, shake hands with everyone as they enter the room. Connect with them so you see them as individuals, and you become more memorable to them too. (People are usually more shy of groups of strangers than in one-on-one contacts.)
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