WHAT MAKES TECHTALK | STUDIO DIFFERENT?
Every great speech has one thing in common – a great speaker. At TechTalk | Studio, we believe your success has the power to change the world. From sharing insights on your industry, to relating a personal success or trial to your audience, TechTalk | Studio helps unlock the amazing speech inside you, and present it with confidence and poise. We call this process, “Finding Your True Voice.” As a collaborative effort, one forged with honesty and authenticity, we teach you the best ways to articulate your thoughts, and allow you the space and freedom to carefully examine and refine your message.
At the end of the day, our mission is your mission. We derive our successes from your ability to be heard, and your message presented in a way that enlightens the audience to new and exciting information. Because it’s in these opportunities – those moments when you connect with yourself, your speech and everyone in the room – that we truly have the power to change the world.
TechTalk | Studio believes in the power of Finding Your True Voice. In fact, it’s one of the very mottos we live by. Through a highly tailored and personalized “Content Extraction” process, we work to bring out the best in your own strengths and thinking, by refining and evolving them. From there, TechTalk will help turn your best into an award winning speech that truly represents you in your most authentic and highest performing voice, paving the way for you personal style to be center stage.
Our highly researched and diligently practiced, Executive Visibility influencer programs, are based on individual speaking skills and face-to-face communication tactics. From featured engagements on stage at events such as TED, to carefully targeted and structured influencer meetings and conversations, TechTalk is able to provide a well-rounded learning and implementation experience that prepares you for any speech or stage you’ll deliver.
While our ongoing influencer and executive visibility campaigns work to create a comprehensive and strategic speaker outreach program, in order to place CEO’s and other leading speakers at key conferences and high level events, our integrated Thought Leadership, with targeted sales and marketing efforts, helps to provide a well-rounded performance. With additional attention given to areas such as business development and strategic partnerships, our Thought Leadership skills and tools offer CEO’s and speakers the ability to feel confident presenting all aspects of their industry – from the most exciting office tales, to the utmost important company innovations and information.
CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR TRAINING VIDEOS
SXSW — Upfront and In-Advance Prep
SXSW — Eye Contact and Audience Connection
SXSW — General Tips for Speakers
SXSW — Micrphone and Voice Quality
SXSW — Content Development and tips from DEMO
SXSW – Audience Questions and Interaction
SXSW — Moderators
SXSW — The Zen of Practice and Wrap-Up
TechTalk | Studio Speaker Training, Topics, Prep Work, Homework & Delivery
An introduction to learn the nuts and bolts of creating, pitching and presenting speeches for any conference — and a clear process on how to develop and evolve your personal brand.
Proven tools and techniques to effectively harness your ideas, package them for the right audience, and successfully market them through the spoken word – combined with an introduction to the essential speaker delivery tools and presentation techniques for maximum impact and memorable communication.
This group training will also serve as an introduction to the more in-depth and personalized speaker coaching and content development sessions that TechTalk provides as part of a more comprehensive, ongoing engagement.
What is your “real” story – and where does your authentic voice live?
How do you properly structure a winning speech — and use clear tools to organize your thinking?
What are the most important delivery skills — and how do you use them to optimize your own presence with comfort and authority?
How do you create a personal brand and use that to develop a speaker “one sheet” marketing piece?
What is the “3 Key Points” system and how do you use it to stay centered and hold your audience’s attention?
How can you best work with your audience before and after a speech to create maximum impact?
What is “thought leader” status — how do you get it and how do you keep it?
What is the power of stories and how to effectively use them in a speech?
Which approaches work best to create winning titles that will differentiate you from the competition and get your speech chosen?
The morning session will focus on content creation and development — and the afternoon on presentation and delivery skills, and presenting the material that’s been captured or created. Please bring a lunch, as we will only take a half hour break mid-day.
Please review the attached TechTalk Training Manual – “Finding Your True Voice” – and the Speech Creation Grid. The two pages of the grid should be laid out side by side.
These sessions will be both teaching and experiential. The goal will be for each participant to create and develop a three minute talk, which will be presented to the group at the end of the day.
What is the one speech you absolutely want to give — business or personal? What is your ideal speech and who would your audience be for this? Come prepared with a rough outline, using the three key points and the format in the Speech Creation Grid.
Please make an outline of three really good personal stories that would be useful in a speech, and three really good professional stories,
Reflect on this: what is it about you that makes you unique and able to give a speech like no one else — professionally, personally, and organizationally?
Tell us the three things about yourself that make you unique, special, outstanding, different. Do you like to talk about those things or not like to talk about those things?
What are two or three things you have learned in your current role or at previous companies that you really want to share with others in the industry or with potential clients?
How would you be if you had no fear of an audience? No concern? Unbound in front of a group?
What are your strongest suits as a speaker: eye contact? command of the material? memorize vs. impromptu?
Weakest suits — fumbling, awkward, not organized, “non-words”?
How do you prepare ?
What was the most personally satisfying speech or talk you have given?
What was the most unsuccessful speech or talk that you have given?
Who do you want to become as a speaker?
What do you want to accomplish today?
What makes you super comfortable when speaking? Uncomfortable when speaking?
What was the most successful speech or presentation you ever gave?
Who was the best speaker you ever heard? The worst?
What are your favorite work or client stories to tell?
Do you feel most at home speaking to people you know or to an anonymous crowd?
How do you feel when you speak to your peers | colleagues internally?
How do you feel when you speak in front of an unknown audience at
conferences or events?
How do you feel when you speak to your peers externally?
How do you feel when you speak to clients?