Manoj Vasudevan joins me to discuss his experiences as a professional speaker and coach, fresh off his 2017 win at the World Championships of Public Speaking. We review the essential qualities of a successful speech, and how to ensure that your next talk will inspire and captivate your audience. Hint: it’s all about taking time to reflect on your audience and the messages that will resonate most with them.
Listen to the podcast as we discuss:
- Why empathy is the most critical success factor for a speaker
- How to be funny (like Jerry Seinfeld) by “glowing in the dark“
- The role of emotions in stirring audiences to action
- Three questions to answer as you prepare a presentation (before working on slides!)
- Why introverts are the best public speakers
…and much more!
View Manoj’s winning presentation at the 2017 World Championships of Public Speaking: “Pull Less, Bend More” on the power of being flexible in relationships.
More About Manoj:
Manoj Vasudevan is a renowned Next Level Leadership Expert, Management Consultant and Author who helps executives and professionals to get to the next level of their career and life. He has more than two decades of leadership experience with major multinational companies around the world.
He is the author of the international bestseller “Mastering Leadership The Mousetrap Way”. He is an MBA from Imperial College London and has coached C-level executives, celebrities, U.N. diplomats, entrepreneurs and professionals from 27 nationalities.
In 2012, he was among the Top 25 Stand-up comedians at the International Comedy Festival in Hong Kong.
In 2017, he was listed among the Top-50 professional speakers in the World by International Speakers Summit.
During the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking held in Canada, he competed against 35,000 speakers from 142 countries and was crowned the World Champion of Public Speaking.