Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 41 – Developing Speaking – Presentations

Presentations are here and let’s do a little bit of speaking.

What do you think these ideas mean?

  1. “When we go online, we enter an environment that promotes cursory reading, hurried, and distracted thinking, and superficial learning.”
  2. “We are evolving from being cultivators of personal knowledge to being hunters and gatherers in the electronic data forest.”
  3. “The printed page is in danger of being swept away on a tide of new technology.”
  4. “Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment.”

Student Presentation Audio in Podcast

Speaking Bank

Beginning your presentation

  1. I’d like to begin by saying….
  2. The first thing I’d like to say is….

Ordering your arguments

  1. Firstly,/Secondly,
  2. Furthermore,
  3. What’s more
  4. It’s important to remember that
  5. Then
  6. Next

Presenting opposing points of view

  1. You can’t deny that….
  2. There’s no denying that…
  3. You can’t argue with the fact that…

Responding to opposing points of view

  1. Let’s not forget that….
  2. Whilst it’s true that…
  3. I would still say that
  4. Even so, I still believe that…
  5. That doesn’t alter my opinion that..

Concluding your presentation

  1. Returning to main main point
  2. To sum up,

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 54 – Presentation Skill – Managing Questions

That’s right! I hope you guys are excited about this new installment. Since I’ve given so many presentations, and having a massive interview come up, I want to start delivering different things and implementing a little personal development into these lessons that will help you. Learning how to manage questions makes ALL the difference in the world. So without further ado, let’s get into this!

When you’re giving any kind of presentation or talk, you may want to leave some time for questions at the end. If you’re constantly interrupted, it will disrupt your flow-state, presentation, and ultimately irritate you. So, here are some different ways of dealing with that.

Stating you will take questions.

Telling your audience, at the beginning, when you will take questions is important.

Please hold all questions until the end.

I’ll be happy to answer any questions later.

Taking questions.

This is the part when you tell the audience that questions are now to be taken.

I’d be happy now to take a few questions.

Let’s open it up and see if you have any questions.

You don’t have to answer every question. If you answered it already, refer quickly to what you said. If you can’t answer a question, it’s best to be honest about it and say so.

 

Referring back to a previous point.

I believe I answered that question previously.

I think I’ve already answer that.

Like I said before,……..

Stating you don’t know the answer.

I’m afraid I don’t know.

I’m sorry, but I don’t have the answer to that.

My First Tedx – Rundown & Notes

So, today marked the first day of doing my first ever Tedx on my podcast.  Here are some notes.

Separation

I’m trying to create a timeline from the beginning, preface, worst month, the overcoming, and then the resilience.

For example, I started it off with a visualization exercise which pinpointed that sever racial issues that plague this country.  This literally puts people into my state of awarness and make them view the world through my eyes.  This captures the audience (remember I told you about props before) instantaneously and now I have them in the palm of my hand.  After this process, they’re locked in and feel the raw emotion of what I felt.

After that, I pointed out some of the biggest problems I had.  The night I went home and slammed my arms on my bed, weeping.  Seeing the comments: “ewww, black man! Low-class! Pimp!” — and ultimately leading into the darkest month of my life.  I want this to be a journey, bringing people into the catacombs of what I went through.

The goal for a Tedx is what can the audience take from the Tedx? What can you give them? What can disrupt their biochemistry along the way? What could, and will be their breakthrough? That’s what came in the second half of my talk.

Comment From A Teacher

This was the changing point when a teacher, who I used to work with, told me, “Arsenio, you need to utilize all your skills.  You have a radio voice.  Create a podcast.”  I asked him what should the podcast be about and he said, “you’ll figure it out.”

Little did I know my story was being created after all those years, ultimately converting it into a podcast with personal development after a botched trip to Singapore.

Yes, there were still some problems along the way and some racial tensions, but they subsided after I started feeding my mind with texts that have been written in the last 100 years.  That was the beginning.

Would love to hear your feedback in my podcast down below!

https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/arsenio-bucks-tedx-round-1-untitled

Napoleon Hill: Lesson Eight – The Habit of Doing More Than Paid For

A man is most efficient and will more quickly and easily succeed when engaged in work that he loves, or work that he performs in behalf of some person whom he loves.

Here’s the introduction to one of the most important, life-long lessons that so many of you probably lack in life.  Here’s one of the best stories of my life.

In late 2015, I was approached by my boss at my respective job.  She had already set up some conversation/presentation workshops, which I ran accordingly.  Because it was a massive success, students began to ask about developing a conversation course.

A lot of teachers, especially those historical British teachers, don’t believe in conversation as a tool of success; nor do they approve it as a course.  I had to constantly battle and take a lot of slack from people saying, “this isn’t an academic course,” but confidence is the ultimate success tool for communication, right?

After shrugging off a lot of meaningless comments and naysayers, my boss gave me the green light to create a course using some books and materials.  So, I did.

Step Number 1: You Will Take Losses In The Beginning, But The Returns Are Unbelievable

Because the conversation course had a 2$ less payout, 95% of the teachers refused it at the beginning.  I was adamant and infuriated because  some teachers, who would’ve done a good job teaching conversation, didn’t want to teach it because they didn’t get the full amount in the beginning.

I laughed about this because I had already read about “doing more than what you’re paid for,” and I knew it would come back and bite them.  Went work got scarce, they came crawling back trying to accept any class that was thrown at them and I said NO. You denied it in the beginning; however, now that work is slow, you want to cover your ass? Ugh, not today.

I, being the lead person of this course, had to formulate a group of teachers, a couple of which failed to deliver the expectations because of their lackadaisical teaching.  You don’t necessarily have to have the gift of the gab, but you have to love teaching.  A lot of teachers in Thailand don’t give a damn about teaching.

After weeding out the foolishness and the incompetence, I created a course, through persistence and little pay, that generated millions of baht over the course of the year.  I made shy, timid students – absolute stars in this respective area.

Get this, creating a course that has generated millions….I only received 0.00005% of that.  However, now I have a podcast, which was created at the same time, that’s listened to over 70 countries.  I did far more than what I was paid to do, but the law of increasing returns returned in the grandest of fashions.  This is how life works.

Podcast

How Your Enthusiasm Will Affect Others – Part 1

I first need to tell you a bit about auto-suggestion and how it works (from Lesson Two).

Suggestions is a principle through which your words and your acts and even your state of mind influences others.

Your words can influence someone in a positive or negative way, right?

The way you act can also influence an individual.  For instance, look at the sports world where a simple catch, made basket, pitch, and hit can send millions into a euphoric state of mind.

Moving forward….when your mind is vibrating at a high rate, because it has been stimulated by enthusiasm, that vibration registers in the minds of all within its radius, and especially in the minds of those with whom you come in close contact with.  When a public speaker “senses” the feeling that his audience is “en rapport” with him, he merely recognises the fact that his own enthusiasm has influences the minds of his listeners until their minds are vibrating in harmony with his own.  Look at some of the greatest speakers in human history such as Winston, Martin, even Tony Robbins.  They can move an audience, get a rousing ovation, make them cry, and even force them to do things.

Lets shift focus to salesmanship.  When a salesman “sense” the fact that the “psychological moment for closing a sale has arrived, he feels the effect of his own enthusiasm as it influences the mind of his prospective buyer and places that mind (in harmony) with his own.

When you’re enthusiastic over the goods you are selling or the services you are offering, or the speech you’re delivering, your state of mind becomes obvious to all who hear you, by the tone of your voice.  It’s the tone which you make the statement that’s important more than the statement itself.  Another prime example of that is Ray Lewis.  People have said that he can get an audience amp’d up by preaching about Cheerios.  Literally.

No mere combination of words can ever take the place of a deep belief in a statement that is expressed with burning enthusiasm.

So, what you say, and the way you say it conveys a meaning that may be the opposite to what is intended.  This accounts for a lot of failures by salesman who presents his arguments in words which seem logical enough, but lack the colouring that can come only from enthusiasm.

Listen to my podcast if you want more knowledge on enthusiasm!

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/12192765

Tedx – What To Wear

In my personal opinion, what you wear means everything on-stage.  I was referred a Tedx video by one of my colleagues, and although he did crack a few jokes, I couldn’t take his appearance.  He was wearing about 5 different colors, spoke extremely fast, and had one of the most awkward stances I’ve seen on stage.  You just can’t look ridiculous.

On the other hand, there was this video.

Now, this attire is completely understandable because the speaker is apparently still in prison, yet he delivered a speech that resonates so much in the African American community.

Nonetheless, TEDx said there are a few questions worth asking like “who am I speaking to? How’s the audience? Is it on the resort island of Bali or is it in London? That makes a HUGE difference.

Will you be filmed? If so, avoid wearing white or jet black.

Will you be using an over-the-ear microphone?  Avoid earrings that bang into the attachment – ultimately making loud, clanking noises.  Have a clean shave (for men)!

If you’re using accessories, avoid using flashy bracelets that would give off a reflection to those around you and in front of you.

What will the stage look like? Consider wearing something off-colour that sets you apart from the background.  If there’s a red background, choose a color that doesn’t blend in.  The audience loves bold, vibrant colors.

For men’s fashion, be sure your clothes are neatly pressed.  I BEG YOU! If you don’t care about the way your clothes are, I can tell just how disorganized your mind is.  I’ve worked with men before who look downright disgraceful; in addition, those specific individuals have the most personal problems.  True story.

Am I saying wear a suit? Probably not…..if you’re giving a Tedx on an island, but I would definitely consider a vest + slacks combo.  I feel that’s the most comfortable outfit and you can even dress it up or down.  Is a tie essential? In my opinion, no – unless it’s a formal outing.  Again, these little things are very important on top of knowing what type of audience you’re speaking to.

Ray Lewis knew that he would be doing a Tedx at Stanford University; therefore, he wore a gorgeous suit and tie because the majority of the crowd was Gen B.  If you’re going to wear a shirt and baggy jeans in front of Gen B, not only will you lose all respect, but they’re going to label you very fast before even saying your first line.

Just beware!

On Friday the 16th, a business associate and I will be doing an interview in terms of fashion and how it equals success….so stay tuned for that!  Hopefully this helps those out there.

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/12079066