REAL TALK provides no-nonsense, practical, ready-to-use advice and strategies that are based on the work of an award-winning international professional speaker who, since 2002, has designed and facilitated hundreds of webinars and face-to-face presentations to thousands of people positioned all around the globe.
REAL TALK details, step-by-step, what to do in your presentations so you look and sound like a master on the mic. REAL TALK goes a step further and also details what not to do and provides the rationale behind every recommendation.
If you have ever wondered about how to control your jitters before speaking, how to establish your credibility even if you do not have an impressive background or biography, what to do to get your audience engaged without using a lot of bells and whistles, or how to keep the audience from giving you blank stares when you ask "Are there any questions?" then REAL TALK has the answers to these and dozens of other presentation challenges.
Get a full understanding of how to embrace the four pillars of how you look, how you sound, what you say, and how you say it so every presentation you make is consistently dynamic and enthusiastically received by your audiences.
No one will ever again leave your presentations disappointed, and you will proudly walk away from each performance knowing you crushed it. REAL TALK gives you real direction and real advice on how to make presentations that sizzle every single time!
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About the Author
Bridgett has spoken on programs alongside prominent figures such as former President Barack Obama, Deepak Chopra, Major League Baseball sensation Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod), Oprah Winfrey, and Shonda Rhimes.
The prestigious University of Texas at Austin has presented her with a Master Presenter Award, Canada-based One Woman has presented her with two Fearless Woman Awards, and she has facilitated hundreds of presentations and webinars to thousands of students and professionals positioned all around the globe.
Bridgett's presentations have been sought after by companies and organizations such as Vanguard Investments, LifeLock, Symantec, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McGraw-Hill Education, LinkedIn Local, and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She has been quoted by Transizion, has contributed to Up Journey, and has appeared as a guest on The Training and Learning Development Company's TLDCast as well as Phoenix Business Radio to showcase her expertise in the professional speaking industry. Her work in professional speaking and public speaking coaching has been highlighted by VoyagePhoenix Magazine; award-winning branding and consulting agency, Catalyst; The Startup Growth; and her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University, the second oldest institution of higher education in the state of Texas.
Bridgett has also taught for the Texas A&M University System, Lone Star College System, and University of Phoenix. She has earned a bachelor's degree in Communication and a master's degree; she is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; and she is the president of her local Toastmasters club.
Bridgett's mission now is to help as many professional women as possible get the tools and skills they need to master their messages so that they can turn their voices into powerhouses, inspire millions, and build serious skill sets and mindsets that will lead to more and more opportunities.
Bridgett lives with her family in the Phoenix, Arizona area and loves beautiful sunsets.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE AND CRUSH THE JITTERS
Why Do You Get Nervous Before a Presentation?
Is Your Speech a Victim of Wimpy Words?
Here's What's Wrong With How You Practice
8 Secrets to Stop Saying "Uh," "Um," and Other Filler Words
Make This One Change to Sound Confident Every Single Time You Speak
Nonverbal Communication: Your Silent (and Secret) Weapon
Big Audiences Require Even Bigger Confidence
Why You Freeze On Stage and What to Do to Fix It
How to Fearlessly Present in Front of Coworkers
Do You Know How to Build Your Confidence and Crush the Jitters?
CHAPTER 2: ESTABLISH YOUR CREDIBILITY
How You Have Been Introducing Yourself to Audiences is All Wrong
Body Language That Screams "I'm Credible!"
Does Your Look Match Your Message?
How Well Do You Really Know Your Audience?
No Impressive Bio or Background? No Problem!
How to Establish Your Credibility Even When You Are Not Presenting in Front of an Audience
How You Must View Yourself as a Presenter This Moment Forward
Do You Know How to Establish Your Credibility?
CHAPTER 3: GIVE EVERYONE A REASON TO LISTEN TO YOU
The Critical Question Presentations Often Fail to Answer
Grab Your Audience's Attention No Matter Your Topic
The One and Only Way to Ever Start Your Presentation
The 4 P's of Incorporating Humor
Say "Goodbye" to Rambling
Audience Engagement Done Right
Why No One Responds When You Ask "Are There Any Questions?" and What to Ask Instead
Engagement Before You Speak
Are You Guilty of Information Overload?
Move Them From Passive to Active: 3 Really Easy Audience Engagement Tools
How to Uncomplicate a Complicated Topic
3 Tiny Ideas for Huge Audience Engagement
Do You Know How to Give Everyone a Reason to Listen to You?
CHAPTER 4: CREATE ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS PRESENTATIONS
The Only Presentation Plan You Will Ever Need Part 1: Behind the Scenes
The Only Presentation Plan You Will Ever Need Part 2: The Actual Presentation
The Only Presentation Plan You Will Ever Need Part 3: Your Quick and Clean Checklist
Never Again Get Derailed by a Difficult Audience Member
The 7-Step Expert Method to Expertly Answer Any Question
It's Okay If I Turn and Read My Slides, Right?
To Use a Mic or Not? That is the Question
15 Mistakes You Don't Even Realize You're Making … and How to Fix or Avoid Them Altogether
The Ultimate Presenter Mindset
About the Author