“All Presentations Could Benefit From Jack The Ripper’s Walk”

Well, I arrived home from Greece at 8pm on Sunday evening and have been busy with preparing for 3 sales meetings this week. I’ve been commissioned to do more work for an existing client and have had the OK from another MD for long-term leadership development work. I’m about to drive north this morning feeling rather smug!

To entertain you prior to the ………(and since I’m not a sponsor, I’m not sure I’m allowed to use the “O” word!)  I have chosen a tribute to an East Londoner by a well known presentation coach and trainer.

Eric Bergman the author of this article is a passionate and enthusiastic member of my Linked In group “Great Communicators! Effective Presenting And PowerPoint”. He was on a visit to London and came across a tour guide who was exemplary in his ability to engage his audience. Admittedly he had a subject that is imbued with horror and fascination, Jack the Ripper. However Pete, the tour guide used statistics sparingly and told memorable stories. Note what Eric spots in Pete’s performance about the pausing (unlike the tour guide in my last post!).

See what you think……. “All Presentations Could Benefit From Jack The Ripper’s Walk”


About anrah

Anrah is a business development consultancy specialising in helping senior women in engineering and science, their teams and doctoral students increase 'presence', improve communication and generate impact to win stakeholder buy-in at the highest level.
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2 Responses to “All Presentations Could Benefit From Jack The Ripper’s Walk”

  1. I do not understand what are you trying to say.

    • anrah says:

      Many thanks for your enquiry, Shebaz.

      One of the biggest issues to overcome in giving a presentation is to get your audience on board straight away. Prior to the Olympics, I thought it right to share with my readers an excellent example from an East Ender of how to get audience engagement by telling stories rather than overwhelm and bore them with statistics.

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