In the Arabian folk-tale, “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp”, a poor boy discovers a magic lamp, which brings him riches. A wicked sorcerer steals the lamp, by offering “New Lamps for Old” to Aladdin’s servant. But Aladdin defeats the sorcerer, recovers the lamp, and lives happily ever after! The moral of the story: Hold on to your treasures.
As professional speakers, don’t throw your best stuff away! There’s no need to completely discard your effective presentations from the past. Simply pull them apart, rescue your favourite stories, anecdotes, parables, metaphors and jokes . . . and stitch them together in new ways and novel combinations. Create your own YouTube Channel!
For 18 years from 1972-1990, Deane Hutton CSP and Rob Morrison wrote and presented the Curiosity Show - a Science and Technology television program for young people. It was broadcast by more than 40 stations across Australia and in 15 other countries.
In the past four years, Deane and Rob have been re-editing and assembling segments from the original Curiosity Show into a new YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/curiosityshow). This ‘retro’ Curiosity Show YouTube channel has been visited by more than 4.2 million viewers. Substantial new audiences have been created in USA, India, Germany, Australia, UK, Canada and many other countries. Also, Deane and Rob have produced three DVDs with favourite segments from the Curiosity Show which are available through the YouTube channel.
METAPHORS, MODELS & SURPRISES
This evening Dean will share with you how he uses examples from the Curiosity Show in his professional speaking presentations and in the social media. In addition, he uses visual metaphors from his Channel Seven news stories, and the element of surprise from science segments on Hey Hey It’s Saturday. The most effective stories and activities from the past are being re-worked for current presentations and the social media. There is life and magic left in the old lamp! Thanks, Aladdin, for the inspiration.
About Deane: Dr Deane Hutton is a Futurist who has worked as a teacher, lecturer, writer and television presenter in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Deane speaks at business conferences and schools about science, technology and the future. Audience members find out how to recognize future trends, overcome the insecurity of change, and create the future they want.
Deane has degrees in Science and Education and a PhD in Visual Perception and Message Design. He has a Certified Speaking Professional accreditation (CSP) from Professional Speakers Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (FACE).
His work in television as a science communicator has included Curiosity Show (18 years), Hey Hey It’s Saturday (7 years), The New Inventors, and Channel Seven News. Deane is now involved in the development of the Curiosity Show YouTube Channel which shares messages of science, learning and fun with an audience of 4.2 million people around the world.Speaker 2: “So what do you speak about?”
How to answer that question so clients believe you and buy what you’re selling with Gary Edwards
What perception do you give potential clients? And does that encourage them to book you?
As a magician, Gary Edwards is an expert in managing other people’s perceptions! In this hands-on session, past SA Chapter President and influence expert Gary will take us through the model that he uses to help executives, professionals and entrepreneurs position themselves in front of potential clients so that they are more likely to trust you and buy what you are selling.
You'll learn the Four Dimensions of Trust and a number of different ways that you can answer the critical question, “So what do you speak about?” You’ll leave with greater clarity about what it is that you speak about and how you can explain it to others so that it is practical, relevant, inspiring, invites further discussion – and is more likely to get you booked!
About Gary: Gary Edwards is a speaker and coach who shows people how to use “trusted influence” to lead, serve, manage and sell more effectively. He’s a former lawyer, negotiation expert, business consultant and a professional magician, so he certainly knows how to create perceptions in the minds of other.
As a successful professional speaker for many years, Gary knows the challenges that speakers face everyday in selling their ideas and building strong and long lasting relationships with clients.Gary draws on his unique background to help leaders, professionals, speakers and entrepreneurs get clear on their message, build trust in the conversation and create results that work for everyone.