[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Avish Parashar is quite possibly the world’s only Motivational Improviser.
What does that mean? Well, it means that Avish uses his 20+ years of experience performing, teaching and studying improv comedy to show organizations and individuals how to improvise, adapt, and become more innovative in their presentations and in their work.
Avish is the author of Improvise to Success! and Say “Yes, And!”. He also owns a number of websites, including SpeakingExpert.com, a great site for independent professionals developing their speaking skills, and DingHappens.com, which highlights his speaking services and other resources for business leaders and their organizations.
If you have a sense of humor and want to take your presentation skills and creativity to the next level, then this interview is for you! Scroll down to the blue Podcast Player and listen-in on this interesting conversation.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] My guest on the podcast today is Daniel Pink. Yes, that Daniel Pink. You know him. He’s the author of five provocative books, including the long-running New York Times bestsellers A Whole New Mind and Drive.
His latest book, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, is a New York Times business bestseller (#1), a Wall Street Journal bestseller (#1), and also a Washington Post non-fiction bestseller (#1).
Personally, I’ve been following Dan’s work since late 1997 when I happened to read an article that he wrote in Fast Company Magazine titled Free Agent Nation. Looking back now that article was a catalyst that moved me towards becoming a self-employed free agent myself.
Is it possible that Dan’s new book is the positive catalyst that you and your business need right now? If your goal is to acquire and retain more of your ideal clients, then the information that Dan shares in To Sell is Human can help you make that goal a reality.
Scroll down to the Podcast Player and enjoy this dynamic interview with the one and only Dan Pink!
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Think about this for a moment — did your last talk, workshop or presentation engage people on an emotional level? That’s a good question to ask if you want your audience (even an audience of one) to take action.
It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? People are much more likely to do something when they feel something. Well, my guest today has some great advice to share with you — on how to use the power of true stories to move people to take action and buy your services.
The backstory: David Lee has been a self-employed consultant, speaker and corporate trainer since 1995. He’s an internationally recognized authority on optimizing employee performance — and in that capacity, he’s served a variety of interesting organizations, including large international companies, like Accenture and Unum Life Insurance, government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and educational institutions, including Southern New Hampshire University and others.
David has authored nearly 100 articles and book chapters on business and employee performance that have been published in trade journals and books in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. And he’s also the author of the recent book, Powerful Storytelling Techniques, published by ASTD Press. This book is based on his 20 years of experience with storytelling in business and a variety of other settings.
In this content-rich interview, David Lee shares practical information on how to:
- begin a client presentation with an engaging story
- provoke your audience without being confrontational
- influence your audience both consciously and subconsciously
- persuade prospective clients while remaining ethical
- build the right story to drive your key message home and prompt action
Enjoy this episode of the podcast — I hope that you use the powerful techniques David teaches to attract more of your ideal clients!