If you want to bring public speaking insights and inspiration to a large group, there’s no better way than one of my keynote speeches. These frequently-asked questions will give you a flavor for what they’re like!
1. OK, what are your keynote speeches like?
First and foremost, they’re fun.
I don’t learn well from dreary presentations, and I try to make sure that mine have some laughs, some surprises, and of course, great content for those who love good public speaking and want to learn to do it better.
2. What do you want people to learn from your speeches?
That they can become skilled public speakers, if they want to and are willing to do the work.
3. Is every speech that you give the same?
No, I do a lot of customizing for each audience and industry. Plus I’m always trying out new topics, to see what resonates with my audiences.
I’m also influenced by what people ask for. Right now, I’m speaking a lot about how to tell your personal story, and your company’s story, in ways that mesh. But I also get many requests for speeches about the public speaking challenges for women who want to be powerful communicators.
4. Do you use PowerPoint?
I love using visuals that are dynamic, colorful, and surprising. Great visuals can focus an audience’s attention and help them remember what they’ve heard.
5. But PowerPoint sucks!
No, actually, it’s the way people use PowerPoint that often sucks. I don’t use it that way.
6. Are keynote speeches the main thing that you do?
I provide my clients (individuals and organizations) with a long list of services that include keynotes, workshops, speechwriting, one-on-one coaching, and more.
I guess you could say that giving keynotes is the icing on my cake.
7. We’re thinking about hiring you for our company’s next event. Do you have a complicated speaking agreement with lots of demands?
Yes, I want to bring an entourage of 12 people, and I need you to provide a stretch limo and 4 Chippendale dancers.
Just kidding; the answer to this question is “no.”
8. OK, how do we hire you?
I thought you’d never ask! Contact me and we’ll talk about a keynote speech that delights and educates your audience.
Sounds like fun, right?