Humor can help you get the sales presentation in the first place. It will also help you stay upbeat in the face of rejection, overcome inevitable problems that arise during a presentation, break down sales resistance, and create loyal customers who will buy again. Let me tell you how humor has greatly helped me.
Contests are one of the easiest places to make a mistake — and yet, one of the most important events to get right, especially for members who are planning on becoming the World Champion of Public Speaking! Here’s a few scenarios to think about. What would YOU do?
The old cliche “What gets measured gets done” might have been accurate once, but in today’s data-driven, digital world it seems that everything in quantified, tracked, and recorded. And to what end? Wasn’t having all that data at your fingertips supposed to make you better informed? Wasn’t it supposed to make you more confident and more certain of your direction. … Today, instead, it seems that everything is measured, and nothing gets done.
Ours is the only organization I know that is dedicated to an individual. We work together to bring out the best in each of us and then we apply our skills to help others.”-Ralph Smedley, founder of the Toastmasters International.