Thank you and a big Keynotable announcement
I want to thank all of you for following the blog and for all the kind tweets and emails! I am so happy to hear that you are benefiting from Keynotable’s presentation tips and tricks. I also want to extend a very special thank you to all the people who recently came out to our first Keynotable workshop in December…one person traveled all the way from Thailand just to attend!
For those of you who missed it, let me give you a quick summary. The Keynotable workshop was a two-day workshop on presentation skills where I was joined by presentation master, Anand Swaminathan (@EMSwami). The theme for day one was that we should abandon the typical boring bullet-point lectures where presenters simply stand behind a podium and read from their slides. We focused on techniques to deliver high-impact, educational, and memorable lectures. We discussed how slides should not be the focal point of our talks, but rather how our slides should be complementary to the message we are delivering. Using those concepts, we spent a significant amount of time giving our slides a complete makeover. By the end of day one, everyone had completely revamped their slides and there were some amazing transformations when comparing the “before and after” slide decks.
On the morning of Day 2 we talked about how to prepare for a talk, including how to practice, mastering the proper body language and posture, and how to deliver your message like a pro. Participants practiced in front of the group and live feedback was given by the instructors as well as the other worksop attendees. On the afternoon of Day 2, we learned how to use Apple’s Keynote (the presentation software) to its fullest potential. In additional to a tutorial of the software, tons of tips and tricks were covered and then we practiced these new skills during a practice workshop.
Swami and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing group of people for the first Keynotable workshop. They were enthusiastic, interactive, and dedicated to taking their presentation skills to the next level….and trust me, they did. Expect to hear great presentations from these folks in the future!
Now, if you missed the Keynotable workshop, don’t worry….because Anand and I will be running another workshop again on March 2 & 3rd in Philadelphia. This workshop will be the same exact format as the last one, with interactive discussions (i.e., no lectures), group exercises, and a small number of participants. This small group format allows for a more intimate and one-to-one feel within the workshop. A small group format also means that spots will be extremely limited for the workshop. So if you’re interested in attending the Keynotable workshop don’t wait too long to sign up. Register here or email me at email@example.com if you have more questions. There a limited number of 50% discounts available if you are a resident, nurse, PA, NP, or paramedic; please email directly if you would like to register.
Thanks to all of you who attended the workshop in December, and thank you to all of you for following the blog. We hope to have a lot more for you in 2017.
Happy Holidays to all of you and Happy New Year!