My latest favourite presentation

Because I’m often asked about my favourite presentation, here’s one I’d like to share with you. It’s brilliant and provides wonderful opportunities to learn techniques that will help you engage your audience.

Elizabeth Gilbert @ The Moth
My apologies for sharing Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest presentation using a Facebook link. I’ve tried (and tried) to find a copy that is not native to Facebook with no luck. If anyone knows a workaround please drop me a line. If you’re not on Facebook I was able to find an audio version on The Moth site here.

Why you should watch (or listen to) it.

Liz is a consummate storyteller. She takes you on a rollercoaster ride. The story she shares is uncomfortable and may disrupt your perspective about relationships. It did mine from the perspective of her being involved in an unbalanced (enabled) partnership and my idealism about death and dying. I couldn’t stop watching because she had me captivated riding a fast-moving train that was catapulting up and down steep terrain.

Take away: If you want to be known as a powerful presenter, one who is in demand, you have to own the confidence to cause some discomfort to make change happen.


Elizabeth Gilbert Public Speaking The Moth


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Janice Tomich is the founder of Calculated Presentations, a company dedicated to bringing out speaker’s stories to influence change. Janice coaches professionals, entrepreneurs, TED and TEDx speakers. She is a champion for equal representation by a diverse pool of presenters for all speaking events. Follow Janice on Twitter @janicetomich, on Facebook, on LinkedIn and subscribe for newsletter updates.

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