Dee Clayton Presentation Skills Trainer

My first visit to Virgin Start Up in Bournemouth

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My first Virgin Start Up in Bournemouth

  • It is important to know your ‘why’, what does the message mean to you.
  • Believe in your message, make it “totally true” to you.
  • Being relaxed and comfortable with a conversational style makes the audience feel like friends.

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Last week I enjoyed attending my first Virgin Start Up at THIS Workspace in Bournemouth (a very cool work area in the Echo Building). I really wanted to hear from both speakers, Bournemouth based entrepreneurs and I wasn’t disappointed.

The speakers were Jimmy Cregan from Jimmy’s Iced Coffee (stocked in Ocado, Selfridges, Londis, Waitrose and Tesco) and Rupert Holloway from Conker Gin (Dorset’s first independent gin distiller who only 3 years ago was a chartered surveyor!)

To start the evening off they both gave a slightly more formal presentation and I liked that they allowed their personalities and personal stories to shine through. (I’ve made a note to self to share my personal stories more too – what about you?)

Then they did questions and answers section and I wanted to share this clip with you. Rupert says if you’d asked me to speak on my last career I would have “sweated myself into the grave. I’d hate it…but because it’s my passion …it doesn’t faze me”. (note: If you aren’t running your own business but still need to present well get in touch, setting up your own business isn’t the only way to get comfortable speaking!)

Take as many learning’s from it as you choose and specifically I noticed:

  • It’s important to know why you are talking, what does the message mean to you
  • Believe in your message make it “totally true” to you
  • Being relaxed and comfortable with a conversational style makes the audience feel like friends

If you want to learn more about how you can be relaxed, authentic and engaging in front of an audience get in touch with us today or connect with us on Facebook to be the first to hear about my new book.

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Author: Dee Clayton

Dee Clayton - Simply Amazing TrainingDee Clayton, an acclaimed coach and winner of the prestigious Overall National UK NBW Award in 2022, has over 30 years of experience in communication. With over half of her career as an author, mentor, and trainer. Dee offers a distinctive blend of skills and insights. Her mission is clear: to empower high-performing individuals to excel further, while guiding their teams to unprecedented success. Connect with Dee via LinkedIn.

Posted by Dee Clayton on 12 Mar 2018

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