09December 2022

Presentation Tips: It's all About Your Voice

It's All About Your Voice

Video transcript:

'Absolutely brilliant. First thing about Michelle, lovely clear voice. It's a very, varied voice and one of the things we'll be looking at as we go through this, is it's actually all about your voice.

It's your voice that keeps people engaged. If you're listening to me all day I'm going word Word, [repeats]. Well, firstly, I'm hypnotising you. But secondly, more significantly, I am forcing you the whole time into a very hard intellectual exercise, which is, what was the most important word in that sentence?

Whereas if you're listening to me, and I'm going Word, Word, Word, Word, Word, Word. I'm doing half the work for you.

I'm emphasising the things that matter and we're straight back to structure.

If you know what the key messages are, you'll find those words will get pushed. So if you're doing your presentation, which is about taking responsibility for things, then you find that the words responsibility, being responsible, acting more responsibly, those words will get a push, and then your students will walk away going, ugh, I got the message.

If your students walk away from your training, thinking, yeah, very interesting. I need to think about that, you haven't done your job, like a salesperson they need to walk away going, I understand where I need to go, who I need to see, what I need to do next.'

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Michael's superb training style is underpinned by an incredible depth of knowledge and experience. Like all true experts, he delivers what he knows with ease and simplicity, exampling the skills he is teaching as he does so.

Very informative and great anecdotes which illustrated points and provided visual markers.

The most interesting training that I have ever taken part in! Experience + Wisdom + Perfect teaching approach.

The training was spot on. He really listened to us and customised his responses throughout.

Loved the creation of visual examples through the use of body and how relating the experience really helps demonstrate the message.

Very approachable and motivational. So much information, brilliantly delivered.

Loads of great analogies and stories - very friendly and helpful.

Very approachable and knowledgeable and good use of examples to simplify the material.

In just one day Michael was able to teach a class of children how to craft their own personal stories and experiences into powerful and engaging speeches that resonate with an adult audience as well as with a younger audience. It is a marvellous way to help them increase self-confidence and in the process - almost without them even realising it - become natural speakers and excellent communicators.

Michael has a style of speaking which draws the audience into his world, captivates them and leaves them with lasting memories of some of the descriptive phrases he has used and the information he has included. He also has the ability to pass the skills he uses in his own speaking on to those he trains.

Very good rapport, attention to detail, individual support, positive atmosphere and encouragement - a great place for learning.

• Very great example; how to express yourself, how to be engaging and how to match body language with what is said.