#JTInTheRaw Show 86 | 3 Presentation Tips To Command A Meeting Or Presentation

When speaking to any group, what you do and how you do it will determine if your meetings rock or whether they sink like a rock.    

When speaking to any group, what you do and how you do it will determine if you’re seen by your peers as a leader to follow.  

Welcome to JTInTheRaw show 86 where I chew the thin on business. I feel that every show can help any type of business, department or even sporting team.  

If you are a regular and agree give me a love heart as this week I share 3 tips I shared this week with my daughter on how to command the attention of 28 nine year olds in her presentation.  And funny these 3 tips are super relevant for all of us who lead meetings.  Get them right and you will think and do different in your meetings! 

WOW! What a week!  Mine has been HUGE! What about your’s . . . how would you rate your week on excitement level – 0 fall asleep excitement and 10 cannot sleep excitement! 

Tell me in the comments below . . . 0 through to 10?  

Now thanks for asking about my week. Here are 2 highlights: 

  1. The Fitness Business Podcast hit 1000 show note subscribers this week and this puts a smile on my dial!  Plus we are within a whisper of 200,000 downloads!  I know 200,000!  As our competitors continue to copy what we do – which we now take as a compliment – we continue to soar!  We have 3 meetings in 2 weeks with potential new sponsors, which is awesome exciting.  
  2. I had the first New Zealand Industry Leaders Roundtable meeting in Auckland.  I am so grateful for Ryan and Lisa who showed the faith to join me and their support.  It was an awesome meeting as we delved into marketing strategies, pricing structures, leadership behaviours and more.  It was bloody awesome and I cannot wait to see what this group will grow into.  If you are a NZ fitness business owner, now is the time to join! Pop ILR in the comments below and I’ll send you some info. ILR below go! 

Just two of my highlights that helped me hot 10 in my excitement rating scale – what about you?  How do you rate your week?

It was also this week, where I had time to think about the leadership training I did last week in Broome.  And I am grateful for the opportunity to work with teams developing their leaders.  It is awesome! 

My daughter Zoe has decided to do her public speaking assignment on the Invictus Games. This was her decision and it is because she loves how sport is bringing wounded servicemen and women together and making them feel better about themselves. Her words not mine.  Her words from the research she did before she even started writing her speech!  I think it’s just because she has a thing for Prince Harry! 

Anyway, when kids say and do something like this how great it is when they do something that makes you proud.

So it was this week when I was helping her prepare that I identified 3 basic tips we should all be doing when speaking to groups of people or to our teams – if we want to be seen as a leader. 

You see I am also invited to sit in on team meetings to give feedback to the owner or manager on how they lead the meeting, so these tips are for you!   

And for years I ran shit meetings, so I think now I am old enough and ugly enough to know how to lead a meeting and how not to!  

Here are my top 3 tips!  In fact, these 3 tips could be used in ANY meeting or any presentation.  

  1. Be prepared and therefore confident 
  2. Your body language tells the story 
  3. How you say it shows your conviction 

Let’s pull each one apart. 

Be prepared and therefore confident. 

Too many times I hear managers confess they were not fully prepared for the staff meeting.  That’s just bull shit!  No formal meetings are “just” called and if they are you have a bigger problem in your business than how you lead meetings! 

You must take the time to prepare for your meetings.  This means thinking about what you want to say, then planning what you want to say and then writing down what you want to say.  For some of us, it is even practicing what we want to say!   

When you are fully prepared you will be 

  • Very clear in the message you want to convey.  
  • Your message will be concise 
  • There will be flow 
  • Your tone will exude confidence 

Remember, you cannot cover everything in every meeting!  You’ll overwhelm the team, they’ll switch off and you may as well not have had the meeting! 

Give your topic overview in the meeting concisely and back that up with handouts post meeting or a 1:1 later.  

From my experience, when you are not prepared you will: 

  1. Ramble . . . waffle . . . go on a tangent or just fill the time with crap -> by the way this leads to your team never wanting to come to a meeting! 
  2. Umm . . . aghh . . . you know . . . and use other filler phrases as you think what to say.  This will lose your audience in the meeting and once they are gone, it’s challenging to get them back. 

Quite simply the more prepared you are the more confident you will be and the more confident you are the more your team will listen and the more they listen the more they will follow you as their leader. 

Let me say that again . . .  the more prepared you are the more confident you will be and the more confident you are the more your team will listen and the more they listen the more they will follow you as their leader. 

If you agree . . . hit me with one of those love hearts! 

Your body language tells the story. 

I’m no body language expert.  There are some basics that I do know. 

When you move, move with purpose or for a reason.  Too many times we walk around aimlessly in an attempt to have the people in the meeting feel sea sick as they follow us around the room!  Keep still!  If you want to emphasis a point walk forward or lean forward.  You can walk 2 or 3 steps either place from the centre but not to the edges of the room! 

Do your best not to shake your legs or tap your toes.  These are distractions for your audience! 

The solution is not to sit down! Never ever sit down when leading a meeting!  Your voice tonality will change when you stand.  And your personal confidence will also be lifted! 

Your body language will mirror your confidence.  So guess what the more prepared you are, the more positive your body language! 

Give me a thumbs up if this is something you need to work on – wandering the room when speaking? 

And lastly . . . 

How you say it shows your conviction. 

Many of you would have heard “It’s not what you say it’s how you say it.” And never a truer word has been uttered to help you command and lead a room full of fitness pros, real estate agents, staff members, prospects, sportsmen or 9 year olds learning about the Invictus Games! 

You have to be passionate about your topic.  Your passion will come through in your tone. 

You have to have conviction in your topic.  Your conviction will come through.  

You have to have empathy in your topic. 

Your empathy will come through. 

Whatever emotion or feeling you want from your speech, that must be in your voice! 

And the feeling you want people to have from your chat, discussion, presentation or speech will be determined by how prepared you are! 

So Zoe and anyone else who is watching today, speaking to a group really boils down to for me, how prepared you are!  If you agree give me a love heart. 

Don’t be shy, if you are agree that the success of your presentation is based on how prepared you … hit that love heart. 

I am not a public speaking coach or expert.  What I know is that the better you can convey your message the better leader you are.  My speaking coach is Michelle Bowden and she rocks!  She is the best speaking coach on the planet!  If you would like to refine, improve or just start speaking pop MB in the comments and I’ll send you her details. She has a terrific book that can be shipped anywhere and does face to face presentations in Australia.  So MB in the comments for my coach’s details. 

Now before a sign off today, a reminder that on Wednesday I set my next 2 week challenge.  This is the third challenge for the year and it goes like this . . .  

  • Think of a limitation or something that scares you this fortnight – maybe it is public speaking.   
  • Approach this from a different angle.  Push yourself to go past it.   
  • When you have conquered it, you’ll realise it is not as bad you imagined. 

Do it over 2 weeks 

  • Think of a limitation or something that scares you this fortnight – maybe it is public speaking.   
  • Approach this from a different angle.  Push yourself to go past it.   
  • When you have conquered it, you’ll realise it is not as bad you imagined. 

Thanks for being part of the fun today! I really hope you learned and will use the 3 tips to lead your team, department or business.  And feel free to share the show with other members of your team or people you know by tagging them in the comments OR just hot share and share away! Thank you for whatever you do! 

If you liked today’s show, please give me one final love heart . . . live on replay hit with some love! Please! 

And finally, quote of the week . . .  

The more prepared you are the more confident you will be.  

The more confident you are the more your team will listen. 

The more they listen the more they will follow you as their leader. 

Justin is the Managing Director of Active Management, which he began January 2004. He offers coaching to businesses worldwide in everything from start up and design to marketing and sales systems. Justin also facilitates four Australian and New Zealand ‘fitness industry roundtables’ events, which allows him to see a huge cross section of business models.

75 Comments

  1. George Barkho on March 9, 2018 at 08:02

    GM JT

    • Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:05

      Howdy & thanks for joining George in the conversation!

  2. Troy Cooper on March 9, 2018 at 08:03

    7

  3. Susan McGregor on March 9, 2018 at 08:03

    Hi JT a 8😊🙌

  4. Andrew Frost on March 9, 2018 at 08:04

    Wow awesome

  5. Eugene Downing on March 9, 2018 at 08:05

    G’day JT

    • Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:04

      Thanks for swinging by mate!

    • Eugene Downing on March 9, 2018 at 12:30

      Justin still on track with my NY’s resolution on weekly personal development.

  6. Jason Laurence on March 9, 2018 at 08:05

    Morning Mr T

    • Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:04

      Thanks for swinging by . . . as always I am grateful as I know how busy you are!

  7. Ben Dulhunty on March 9, 2018 at 08:06

    So far a 7!

  8. Susan McGregor on March 9, 2018 at 08:06

    Hi Everyone 😊🙌💪

  9. Cameron Jones on March 9, 2018 at 08:09

    I’m crap man

  10. Jason Laurence on March 9, 2018 at 08:10

    (9) Just opened UFCGYM Balcatta in WA

    • Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:03

      That is awesome mate . . . congrats! Out of the blocks well?

  11. Steve Ankers on March 9, 2018 at 08:10

    BE PREPARED! BODY LANGUAGE! HOW YOU SAY 🙂

  12. Cameron Jones on March 9, 2018 at 08:10

    All

  13. Cameron Jones on March 9, 2018 at 08:11

    Agreed

  14. Andrew Ng on March 9, 2018 at 08:13

    So true!

  15. Cameron Jones on March 9, 2018 at 08:15

    ❤️🧡💚💙💜🧡💛💚❤️💜💙💛

  16. Cameron Jones on March 9, 2018 at 08:18

    Yep

  17. Matt Frost on March 9, 2018 at 08:19

    Rachael Vyner

    • Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:11

      Thanks Matt for sharing. I really hope you enjoy Rachael.

  18. Lisa Chan on March 9, 2018 at 08:20

    Awesome experience thanks JT ❤️ 💪

  19. Andrew Copeland on March 9, 2018 at 08:20

    Loving your work JT !

  20. Alicia Breasley on March 9, 2018 at 08:27

    Thanks JT, 💜 it! Have a fabulous weekend too!

    • Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:03

      Back at ya . . . thanks for tuning in Alicia! And congrats on the life saving performance of the kids!

  21. Susan McGregor on March 9, 2018 at 08:29

    Tony Ozanne Benny Pettifer
    Brodie Henderson
    Sandi Phoenix
    Christopher Phoenix

  22. Nikki Williams on March 9, 2018 at 08:31

    9

    • Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:07

      Drop the mic 🎙️ . . . BOOM!

    • Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:08

      Love it . . . love it . . . love it . . . love it! NINE!!! Get ‘ere!

    • Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:09

      Love a 9 Nikki . . . excitement is a positive choice! 😂 See what I did there?

  23. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:05

    Good to have you live this morning Matt!

  24. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:06

    7 rocks Andrew . . . good score!

  25. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:06

    7 is a great score AB . . . 🙌

  26. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:07

    Thanks for swinging by Troy . . . was this your first #JTInTheRaw live or do you watch on replay or you’ve never seen it before?

  27. Matt Frost on March 9, 2018 at 12:08

    Was awesome to be back getting a dose of your infectious enthusiasm mate!!

  28. Troy Cooper on March 9, 2018 at 12:09

    Hey mate, I’ve watched a few on replay. Was doing my morning walk when you came on. I’ll try to make it a ritual now on Friday mornings! 👍

  29. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:16

    You don’t have to do that . . . don’t want to disturb the pristine air of the coast with my ugly dulcitone! But thank you! You can see all previous shows here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVtQaoJnyeFbttw4s7CvWg?sub_confirmation=1 … allowing to binge on me in the raw this week end! 😂

  30. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:22

    * Awwwww shucks * … Stop it I am embarrassed! Remember you can catch up and binge this weekend on me in the raw on Your Tube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVtQaoJnyeFbttw4s7CvWg?sub_confirmation=1

  31. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:28

    Susan Michelle comes to Melbourne for her courses. Check everything out about here – https://michellebowden.com.au

  32. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:29

    Matt . . . Michelle comes to Melbourne for her courses. Check everything out about her here – https://michellebowden.com.au

  33. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:29

    Eugene have you seen Michelle’s website? Grab her book here – https://michellebowden.com.au

  34. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:30

    Andrew . . . Michelle occasionally comes to Perth for her courses. Check everything out about her here – https://michellebowden.com.au

  35. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:31

    Cameron – grab Michelle’s book here – https://michellebowden.com.au. Perfect learning for you.

  36. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 12:33

    Nikki check out http://www.IndustryLeadersRoundtable.com.au. It is probably suited to larger businesses than Positive Choice. Check it out and we can chat if you want.

  37. Troy Cooper on March 9, 2018 at 14:54

    Cheers mate. Will catch up next week at the Precor event in Brissy👍

  38. Matt Frost on March 9, 2018 at 15:23

    A weekend of binge watching JT in the raw! Count me in! haha

  39. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 15:25

    Matt 🤢 -> 🤮

  40. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 15:25

    Troy awesome see you then!!! Bright n early!

  41. Danny Sayers on March 9, 2018 at 16:17

    Loved it JT:)

  42. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 17:40

    OMG Leanne you will LOVE Michelle! She would be awesome to speak at a Xero conference, after me of course! 😁 Check out https://michellebowden.com.au

  43. Leanne Abernethy Campbell on March 9, 2018 at 17:47

    We do need you to speak at a xero conference!!!

  44. Justin Tamsett on March 9, 2018 at 17:48

    Yes you do! LOL

  45. Susan McGregor on March 9, 2018 at 18:51

    Justin Tamsett cheers JT

  46. Will Phillips on March 11, 2018 at 04:03

    10

  47. Anthony Theofanidis on March 15, 2018 at 08:53

    I’d love to know more JT – MB!

  48. Michelle Bowden on March 15, 2018 at 12:48

    And me Leanne! I’m a Xero client! I could show your people the 3 x Ps of persuasion! Thanks Justin Tamsett💕

  49. Justin Tamsett on March 15, 2018 at 12:53

    Michelle your welcome!

  50. Leanne Abernethy Campbell on March 15, 2018 at 12:54

    Sounds great! I will work speak to the marketing team

  51. Kellie Trenchard-Simmons on March 16, 2018 at 07:36

    Going to listen in the car today JT.
    We are installing our coaching zone and my zone tech today!

    • Justin Tamsett on March 16, 2018 at 07:56

      This is a great retention opportunity & secondary income stream for you! You’re gonna love MYZONE & The Coaching Zone

  52. Kellie Trenchard-Simmons on March 16, 2018 at 08:35

    15

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