Well, not the *whole* workshop. That’s a full-day long, with individualized attention and exercises. I condensed that into 35 minutes – and decided to make it free to everyone.
If you check my LinkedIn profile, you’ll see my “Job Title” section below my name reads “Smarter People are Better People”. If you know more about, say, nutrition, you’ll probably eat better. If you visit other countries, you’ll be more tolerant. If you know more about a culture, you’re more likely to treat people better. It’s that thought that guides what I do. I teach at college, I teach at Microsoft, I teach at Church, I teach at volunteer events.
And at these events, I sit through other sessions. Some are great. Some…need work. That’s OK – we all need to improve on things.
I’ve been teaching and speaking for a long time – and I hope and trust that I’m clear, informative, and maybe even a little entertaining. Don’t get me wrong – I still have things to learn, but I’ve studied (both formally and informally) how to be an effective speaker.
So this video is a quick introduction to giving effective sessions (but not on teaching – that’s a whole other thing). I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to use it, share it, and give feedback. Pause it where needed, explore, try out the exercises with a group. Even if you don’t put it all in practice, you’ll find some things that will make you a better speaker.
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Much appreciated, sir. I look forward to watching this and improving my skills.
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Buck Woody shares a much abbreviated video of his speaking workshop to help others become a better speaker and present more effective sessions.
Thank you for sharing this, Buck! Some folks on our team are setting up a watching party so we can see it together.
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Very nice, great points and very helpful. I even appreciated the modem sounds at the very end.
Great condensed workshop Buck! Excellent points made and very useful.
Thanks Buck for this generous work. Will watch it over the weekend!