Here is a testimonial I received today from a client I worked with earlier this week. Her talk was only 20 minutes long and she blew her results out of the water.
[SHOUT OUT] I rocked my talk today with the help of Brigette Callahan – thank you Brigette Callahan for your amazing brilliance with my powerpoint slide deck. I can’t believe a slide deck makes such a difference but it does. Not to mention that she makes it so easy to have slides bc I don’t even have to figure out what the slides should say. I just tell her my ideas and the slides magically appear in my dropbox!
I have always avoided using slide decks because I don’t teach in a linear way — I usually teach a point, then lead a discussion and do a lot of laser coaching, so I don’t know exactly what order the content will arise in the conversation. Thus I’ve been reluctant to use a slide deck because I thought I would feel too constrained. Plus I have thought for a long time that each slide wasn’t supposed to be shown until the moment you are making the point. Well, Brigette Callahan set me straight and showed me how I can use the slides to honor the audience and keep me on track without getting distracted by needing to click at the just right moment.
As a result, I had a HUGE breakthrough when speaking today. My conversion has always been good, but with her amazing slides that speak 1000 words, the audience really got my message in a much deeper way. Today’s stats for a 20 minute lunch talk: 38 in room, 34 people took my free gift offer, and 18 strategy sessions. Drop the mic!