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Diane Windingland – Elevate Your Virtual Presentations


Episode Overview:

Whether you’re presenting training programs, team meetings, or a sales pitch, you can present like a pro, deal with technological glitches, appear calm under pressure, and deliver value packed virtual presentations.

If you want to learn how to make your online meetings as engaging as in-person you’re going to learn some helpful strategies and tactics in my conversation with Diane Windingland. 

Guest Bio: 

Diane Windingland, owner of Virtual Speech Coach and the author of several books on communication skills, was originally trained as an engineer. Since 2011 she has been speaking for organizations that want to help their people have better, more profitable conversations and presentations. She also coaches subject matter experts on how to communicate with clarity and confidence, shaping what they know into communications that engage and get results.

Diane lives with her husband in Shoreview, MN and dedicates much of her spare time as a volunteer for Toastmasters International, an organization that empowers people to be better leaders and communicators.

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Insight Gold Timestamps:

04:35 Fundamental differences between virtual and live

05:40 Body language

07:24 Breakout rooms

08:31 Everybody has a front row seat

14:04 The use of props

18:36 A defining statement

19:10 Why would your audience care?

21:30 Concept called PREP: Point-Reason-Example-Point

22:45 Audience benefit statement 

27:54 Then, Now, How (Craig Valentine)

31:00 A hundred tips and tricks to Appear Confident in Presentations

31:53 The root of most fear of public speaking is the fear of being judged

33:34 Expansive body posture

36:15 Sit up tall

36:57 Know your stuff

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About the Host, Michael

Michael Vickers inspires enduring success, redefining the possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders, and managers. Whatever the sales or business opportunity, Michael will greatly enhance your odds of success. Every person who has an idea to promote, an employee to motivate, or a deal to negotiate, will attain a new level of success after an event with Michael.

Michael is also the best-selling author of Becoming Preferred: How to Outsell Your Competition, and Dance of the Rainmaker: Creating Authentic Differentiation in Today's Competitive Marketplace, where he shares his secrets to achieving the very highest level of sales mastery.

Whatever the result you’re striving for, if it involves influencing others or achieving success through others, Michael will build your confidence and accelerate your performance.

Michael is the Executive Director of Summit Learning Systems, a company that offers customized in-house training programs to many of today’s leading companies. He teaches thousands of business professionals throughout North America the skills required to achieve optimum performance.

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