It was Wednesday night August 19th and I was chilling reading a book when I get a call from Dwayne Richard and he says " interested in doing a paid talk this Friday?" I was little lost for words " Yeah sure " I said
The journey began to learn more about this opportunity and how I was going fit it in my crazy schedule I had for the next day Thursday!
Dwayne Richard says " Call her tonight and figure it out!"
So I just that called the contact we spoke for 20 minutes, she was satisfied with my experience and we were a go!
He assistant sent over the powerpoint deck to pamphlet to review for the lesson on Thursday at 4:00pm by that time I had been up since 9;00am had 2 meetings and by 5;00pm I had just come back for a session regarding an event for late September.
I viewed the slide and pamplet and seemed very simple and straight forward. By the time I got back from my evening event it was 1:00am Friday morning and I was exhausted!
Got up 6;00am had breakfast and reviewed the material before I headed out. The location was not very far 30 minute drive but I was still nervous!
I got there early and prepared in the car. The owner of the company showed up and we had coffee and discussed the class. She said " You will be fine"
The class started at 9:30am and I had 6 students had made a paid commitment to learn Powerful Presentation strategies that work
I began and within the first hour I had their interest and attention! It was teaching, learning and interaction that gave the morning the flow I need to share my personal insights and experiences.
The first section was how to put together a powerpoint using the sandwich technique (begin, middle and end) It was the next section that I was excited about. How to create and effective elevator pitch.
Luckily I had written my down the day before and with some instruction on the white board I told the attendees they have to do theirs!
I took a 10 minute break and when I returned I put them at the front of the room and did they ever deliver impactful elevator speeches.
I gave them all standing ovation!
Moral of the Story: You may get a phone call with an opportunity will you be ready to take action?
|Dwayne Richards and Jim Pagiamtzis at Donate and Learn June 2014|
|Canadian Training Company : Powerful Presentation|
|Jim Pagiamtzis getting ready to share Powerful presentation at Staples at Sherway Gardens|
|Jim Pagiamtzis at the podium|
|The class is on break!|
|Jim Pagiamtzis in his element screen, white board and flipchart|