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How to engage your audience with zoom’s cool new tool

4:442 months Ago
As I have said before about online presenting is that the game has changed where speakers have to hold their audience's attention. Now we have to interrupt their distraction, and Zoom's new features have made it a whole lot easier. With your audience is no longer a passive participant but rather an active participant, and the more they can engage the easier it is for you to disrupt their distraction. How has Zoom made this easier? And we're not just talking standard polls and comments but rather nonverbal communication... Once you have turned on nonverbal communications, you will be able to poll and engage with your audience in real-time without any setup beforehand. — LINKEDIN: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: - — Subscribe to my newsletter:

Three Laws of Whatsapp voicenotes

9:163 months Ago
Are Whatsapp voicenotes evil? As much as I love sending them, I don't like receiving them and neither do most people. Are they abused? Yes. Should we stop using them? No. Should we use them better? Completely. To me, the whatsapp voice note is an arrow in the quiver of asynchronous communication. When used correctly, it is to phone calls what tools like #Loom are to meetings. Should it replace the simple text message? ONLY SOMETIMES. If you can effectively message via text, do. However if detail and tone-of-voice are important, then a voice note is better, and interrupts less than a phone call. Here are 3 laws I use when sending Whatsapp voicenotes: 1. Each voicenote has one job Every voice note should have one purpose. Don't overload your voicenotes with more than one point. 2. Give context Writing a small context message to what the voicenote is about, helps the receiver know the importance of the voicenote and the content it covers. Plus, this makes your voicenotes searchable. 3. One minute, one message Try to keep your messages under 1 minute. The burden on brevity should fall on the sender, not the receiver. What are your thoughts on these? Watch the vid and let me know below. — LINKEDIN: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: - — Subscribe to my newsletter:

Showreel 2020

1:155 months Ago
Having spoken in over 30 countries on 6 continents, I know first-hand the impact that memorable presentations can make. That’s why I work with executives and speakers around the world, helping them deliver unforgettable presentations that activate audiences and generate income. Some call me the public speakers' public speaker. Book me to speak at your next event. — LINKEDIN: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: - — Subscribe to my newsletter: #publicspeaker #speaker #professionalspeaker #speakershowreel #RichardMulholland #RichMulholland #speakercoach

Showreel 2020

1:155 months Ago
Having spoken in over 30 countries on 6 continents, I know first-hand the impact that memorable presentations can make. That’s why I work with executives and speakers around the world, helping them deliver unforgettable presentations that activate audiences and generate income. Some call me the public speakers' public speaker. Book me to speak at your next event. — LINKEDIN: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: - — Subscribe to my newsletter: #publicspeaker #speaker #professionalspeaker #speakershowreel #RichardMulholland #RichMulholland #speakercoach

Is the New Normal really what you want?

6:075 months Ago
I have a dragon I want to slay, and its name is the new normal! Every time someone says the words 'new normal,' a little piece of me dies inside. Why is normal something we strive to work towards? Being normal is what got us into this problem in the first place. The people that find themselves operating at their best in abnormality and don't morn the loss of normality are winning right now. You should decide to be one of those people. The enemy to progress is normality! Instead of stagnating in normality, we should be moving. The worst advice I ever took was to not innovate and strive for change but to do nothing and avoid the icebergs... You don't want to be the driver of the ship, you want to be the iceberg. If you don't want your life to be remembered as normal, then stop wishing this 'new normal' will come by. Embrace your abnormality. If you have an idea that you want to go to war with then check out, where we can help you take your idea to the stages around the world. Lead Abnormally Loud! — LINKEDIN: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: - — Subscribe to my newsletter: #newnormal #leadloud #leadership #business

Unfollow your friends

5:406 months Ago
Social Media has become marketing media. Marketing media, for a lot of people is their way of getting their ideas out and building their authority. This is not a bad thing. If they are your friends, you should want them to succeed and narrow their opinions in their areas of authority so the world can know them for it. The media you are putting out doesn't always resonate with your friends, and that's fine, they are not your audience and similarly if you are not seeing value from your friends content, then you are not their audience. Here's what you can do: - If you are not seeing value in your friends posts, show them the courtesy of unfollowing them. Let them know that you are separating their social media persona from their real life persona that you know and love. - If you are trying to grow as a thought leader, stop seeing it as social media. Maybe let your friends know that you will be using your platform to build your profile. Don't take it personally if they unfollow. We all want our friends to succeed, let's not get in their way. — LINKEDIN: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: - — Subscribe to my newsletter: #professionalspeaker #speaker #presentations

New free Presentation tool from Logitech

3:216 months Ago
Logitech has brought out an awesome new feature (currently in Beta) that can help you level up your online presentations. One of my pet hates is the speaker laser pointer! In no way is it going to help you, HOWEVER, great presenters have some sort of presenter tool/ presentation remote. I use the Logitech Spotlight which you can get here: Logitech Spotlight lets you highlight a part of the screen just by pointing the device at it, and they just brought the spotlight feature to the mouse (in Beta). Now you can highlight a part of your presentation with ease. Remember to use it sparingly, It's only effective when used in moderation and for the right moment. Treat it like a paid-for feature that costs big money for each use. Sign up for the Beta here: — LINKEDIN: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: - — Subscribe to my newsletter: #logitechspotlight #professionalspeaker #presentationtools #presentations #speaker #speakercoach

Stand and Deliver when presenting on Zoom or Teams

4:596 months Ago
Have you subscribed yet? It really helps me a lot. I'm asking the question: Why are we all sitting giving online presentations? If you want to blow your online audience's socks off, you should stand and deliver like you actually mean it. Every single speaking gig I do online, I do them standing and at every event, someone always comments like “oh you’re standing. Do you always stand when you present?” Everybody notices it. They see the difference. What’s bizarre is that no one ever noticed “the standing” part of your talk before but now they do. This gives you an opportunity to stand out as a speaker in a sea of bored faces and headshots inside zoom meeting boxes. There are two reasons why you have to stand when you're presenting: - Reason number one is to tell your audience that you actually care. Sitting down means you don't. - Reason number two is to tell yourself that you give care. You've got to tell your own body that you're doing something different. So my promise is that when I give these talks I will be standing and delivering them with the passion and vigour they deserve. And if you’re an aspiring professional speaker and you want to do more, do better. You should look into our programme story to stage. That’s all from me! Peace! — LINKEDIN: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: - — Subscribe to my newsletter: #standanddeliver #professionalspeaker #presentonline #zoom #teams #MSteams

Discussing PowerPoint Presenter Coach on The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield

7:157 months Ago
Bruce Whitfield invited me on The Money Show to talk about PowerPoint's Presenter Coach. You should really check it out if you haven't yet. Presenter Coach's AI monitors your flow, your pace, detects filler words like 'um' and 'basically', sensitive phrases, pitch and so much more. As with any tool, it does have its flaws. The coach will try to stop you reading your slides but I always say that if you have a quote or a big point to make, read your slides. Help your audience stay focused on you and not distracted by your slides. I'd love to hear your feedback on Presenter Coach down in the comments. — LINKEDIN: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: - — Subscribe to my newsletter:

Is Prezi the online presentation tool you’ve been waiting for?

5:017 months Ago
Just like businesses in these times, the presentation space is constantly innovating. In my first book Legacide, I spoke a lot about bad first iterations, where you may not like something right now but don't write it off completely. Just because you have been asleep, doesn't mean the developers have been. This brings me to my second book Boredom Slayer, where I tore apart the presentation tool Prezi. I now need to eat my words as they have brought to a new tool (new to me), that is changing the game and can easily be run in Zoom, Teams and Google Meet. head on over to and grab the tool for yourself. Here's how it works; you simply start up your favourite meeting tool with Prezi Video set as your camera and with the click of a button you can overlay your presentation in either full screen or on the side. No green screens or backgrounds needed. Ready to become the next great public speaker? Check out our latest program Story-To-Stage! Get Legacide: Get Boredom Slayer: — LINKEDIN: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: - — Subscribe to my newsletter: #PublicSpeaker #Presenting #Prezi

How to get more value from the online events you attend

5:277 months Ago
You can get more and 10x your attention from every online event you attend simply by engaging! At any event, your audience pays with their attention and presenters pay with their effort. The audience wants an ROA - return on attention and the speaker wants an ROE - return on attention, together that forms the overall ROI. To reach this ROI the speaker needs to put in the effort but the audience has their own role to play. With online events, the rules have changed. The audience has permission to engage! To switch from a passive participant to an active participant and engage with the speaker. If you are an events organiser or speaker, ask your audience to engage in the chat but most importantly, give them a reason too. Trust me, your events will be better for it! — LINKEDIN: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: - — Subscribe to my newsletter:

Why you need to be a public speaker

6:147 months Ago
Next to the biggest fear of death is public speaking, it's a lie! If it was, people wouldn't do it. It turns out, public speaking is scary because it matters and it matters because it makes a difference and it makes a difference because it builds authority. Doing a good job gives you more authority and vice versa. I think there is a massive opportunity here, what a lot of us need to be doing is getting that authority. But how? There are three ways: 1. Get out on stage There are more stages available today than any other point in human history! There are more platforms online and offline than ever before that you should be using. There are so many online events looking for smart speakers 2. Charge for your talks! There is a problem with the public speakers business model. You should only speak for free... if you only speak for a fee. This only works if there is a downstream effect. Where doing a free talk leads to future sales in my business or being booked for more paid talks. 3. Decide to be the expert Look around, who is the authority in your field? If there is no one that comes up immediately, then that person can be you. It SHOULD be you! — Download the Trello board to help you map out your talk: Get the knowledge Missing Link's brand new program Story-To-Stage: — LINKEDIN: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: - — Subscribe to my newsletter:


3:4412 months Ago
Turns out I was at my best last week when I was working. Why? Because I was doing something worthwhile. I was working towards solving the problems we're facing the only way I knew how. Right now that's what matters. Keep our brains busy. It may not save us from the corona virus, but it can certainly save us from ourselves. David's talk:

5 Tips for delivering ZOOM presentations like a pro.

13:4612 months Ago
We're all presenting on ZOOM these days. Pity we're still so bad at it. Here's five things I do as a professional speaker that can help you too. For more help go to To book me to speak to your team online: http://GetRich.AF Sign up for our FREE webinar: How to rock at desktop-conferencing:

Embrace the new normal

3:0312 months Ago
(AAAANND this time the correct video...) I get it, we're all "thought leadered" out I am too! But I just had a great conversation with Ross Drakes from Nice Work and if you're a leader or manager, I'm asking for three minutes of your time, because the narrative has to change fast AND YOU NEED TO CHANGE IT. The world is at war. We're in the bunker. Do we stop, or do we adapt? Leaders, you have a job to do, it's to get to the mindset of "business as unusual" as soon as possible. We need to adapt, and carry on. If you are a leader or a manager the narrative has to change. This needs to become our new normal, and we need to communicate that as soon as possible. Nice Work and Missing Link are going to put our heads together as to how we can make this easier - but you're the ones that are going to have to do the heavy lifting.

How much does your company conference REALLY cost?

2:1612 months Ago
I think we're in a bit of denial about how much our conferences really cost. This video is part of a blogpost that you can read (and share) here:

What Mark Shuttleworth gets about generosity that most people don’t

4:341 year Ago
We think generosity is about giving, sometimes though it's about letting other people give. My friend Craig Rodney shared this story with me years ago and I've never forgotten the message. What I did forget though, was to upload this video two moths ago when we recorded it. It's been a slow start :)

The year isn’t over yet. A business lesson from the Nintendo Switch’s Ring Fit Adventure

4:271 year Ago
As we get to this time of the year, it's so easy to take our foot off the gas. Don't! There's still work to be done, you need to feel that you ended the year like boss - to do that you still need to defeat that boss monster. Back to work, kids :) And then, get yourself a Nintendo Switch and play Ring Fit Adventures

Presenters, you can’t know your audience

3:471 year Ago
"Know your audience" you've heard it a hundred times. I have one question for you... How? How are you going to do that? Stalk each person online. Oh, and you have to do each person, audience is an unhelpful word. They're not one person. So no you can't, but you can know you... and you can use that to your advantage, and your audience's pleasure. *I would like to add that I do not actually recommend missing family birthdays. I've missed one of each of my kids and that's my limit. Thankfully the kind people at EO and LinkedIn indulged me in a song - thanks guys :)

The best way to kick off the New Year (A new keynote).

1:291 year Ago
Think of this talk as a "back-to-school" for your teams. We spend so much time celebrating the year that's been but not nearly enough time, on the year that will be. We should change that. Together :)

What MUJI taught me about being good enough

2:371 year Ago
Okay, so this may not be a strategy for everything in life, but it should be for somethings. Good enough, often, is. These Muji peeps are smart, we should listen to them more.

Rules To Live By – Friends Pay Full Price | How To Show You Care About Your Mates

1:391 year Ago
✔️SUBSCRIBE✔️ Today, I want to share one of my main rules to live by -- you should ALWAYS pay full price for your friends’ products or services. This is about how to show you care about your friend. Sure, you could ask for a discount, and maybe they’d give it to you. But what kind of message does that send them? My friends and I decided a while back to support each other rather than take favors. Of course, I’ll occasionally take something for free when it’s offered to me; but I don’t go out begging my friends for things that I can very well pay for myself. Many of my friends are doing really innovative, interesting things; many of your friends probably are too. This is one of my rules to live by because it’s a small gesture for you and a big deal for the person you’re supporting. Learning how to show you care about your friends will help you stay close and keep important connections open. If your friend’s written a book, don’t go ask them for a free copy. You’re better than that. If you want to be a supportive friend, go to the bookstore where it’s being sold and buy a copy yourself. But don’t just stop there. Call your friend and let them know that you’ve bought the book. Your actions will really show that you’re interested in their work and that what they’re doing means something to you. That can be really validating for someone. So, be sure to add this to your list of rules to live by. Learn how to show you care about your friends and start paying full price for the work that they do.

You’re being an asshole, and you don’t realise it

4:401 year Ago
It's amazing to me how often people - generally good people - treat other people badly. They do it because these other people are invisible to them. The bad news is that I am those "good" people, and so are you. You're being an asshole, and you don't realise it.

How to treat your suppliers

4:462 years Ago
tl:dr: Nicely! - - - Okay, so I'm swingin' for suppliers today, and swingin' for client's while I'm at it. The bottom line is this - just because you're the client, doesn't mean you get to treat people badly. Treat them the same way you'd treat your clients - or want to be treated yourself.

Not everything has to be a fucking life lesson

2:442 years Ago
I recorded this video for me, not you. I hate that I find myself looking at the world through the lens of a content creator. "What's the lesson here?" Nobody cares. In fact, I roll my eyes at 90% of the people that create vids as I do. Everyone wants to be a fucking thought leader. I feel dirty, every time I upload a video I feel like I need to reach for a bar of soap. This video was recorded more to remind me to respect people's attention. I'll probably still post the odd video ( I have two more in the queue waiting to go), but only if I really think it matters. There are just too many attention thieves out there.

Five reasons you should take your family to Afriski

4:072 years Ago
A few weeks back we went on a family holiday to Afriski, this is my fourth visit but the first with the kids. Wow, what a place, we had an incredible time. TL:DW - The weather - The vibe - The kids - The cost - The learning The sixth should have been the service, my family has vegans and vegetarians, the resort bent over backwards to accommodate us, IT really has so much to offer, I thought four days would be too much, turns out I could have stayed a whole week. Next year! Have you been? Let me know your experience below. Oh and thanks loads to Team Pearse for inviting us to join them on their family holiday - you guys rock.


0:032 years Ago
When it comes to staff engagement, you're pulling the wrong lever. You're communicating to your people when you need TO communicate THROUGH your people. Gallup data backs me up here. Watch this, it's important. TL:DR: Only 13% of staff are engaged, but more scarry is that 45% of staff are active detractors. However when frontline managers are engaged, staff are 59% more likely to be engaged.

How to speak with confidence.

3:452 years Ago
TL:DR Put yourself out there. That's it. If you want to speak better, speak more, and try stuff. Be brave and the being memorable will follow PS. Sorry, I used the front-facing camera here, rookie error.

Somebody out there needs you

4:102 years Ago
The other day I was having a terrible time, a stranger noticed and helped me out. Always remember that your up may be someone else's down... keep an eye out for those people.

What the final season of Game of Thrones taught us about our business

4:022 years Ago
First off..there's no series finale spoilers so you're all good. Here's the thing though, like it or hate ite it, they made you care, they made you angry. They did this by being brave enough to polarise you, and I think that's great. I wish more of us were brave enough to do the same!

The Truth Behind Great Service

3:552 years Ago
Everything's amazing and nobody's happy. Why is that? Well, basically, it's because we don't fully understand what great service is. I try demystify that here To read the whole story, check out my first book:

The first law of the negotiator

3:242 years Ago
Great negotiators have one key advantage over the rest of us. It's not that they have special skills (even when they do), it's that they realise they are negotiating in the first place. This video addresses that, and throws in a travel hack to boot.

How to win a fight on the internet

4:173 years Ago
*Spoiler* you can't. At least you won't win them over. You can, however, win the exchange. Watch to see what I mean. The blog post that sparked the fight: New Day's Resolution Post:

The art of saying no.

4:483 years Ago
Saying "no" is smart. Say "no, because..." isn't. Yet that's what we do all the time. This vid, inspired by Bernie Roth of the Standford Design School, addresses a better way to say no. Spoiler... you just say no. Actually doing it though is alot harder than you'd think.

Man the hell down

3:543 years Ago
We spend our lives "man-ing up", sometimes though, I just want to do the opposite, I want to go home, curl into a ball and just take a moment. This video is about that.

The not-so-subtle art of actually giving a fuck!

3:533 years Ago
*Warning* prob the sketchiest camera and sound work I've done to date - you'll survive :) Some people have commitment issues Shit or get off the pot, if you're going to be all hardcore and swear, have the guts to do it properly.

Change your words!

6:123 years Ago
Words. They matter. Like, a lot (by the way, "a lot" that's two words, "alot" that's not even one word - but I digress). Even knowing how important they are though, we're still so lazy in our choice of them. We default to the ones we're most comfortable with. We mustn't. Every now and then we need to find new words. That's what this vid is about.

Knowing your product isn’t enough.

5:533 years Ago
Ever wondered what ypour artistry:industry score is? How much you know about your product vs. how much you know about the industry you're in (or percieved to be in by your customers - they get the vote afterall)? Well, I realised that I scored badly on this scale and that it has cost us a lot. My worry is that I'm not alone. Many entrepreneurs are more focused one way or the other when what we need to do is grow both scores with balance. This video discusses this idea.

How An Artist Would Solve Our Business Problems

4:483 years Ago
Leonardo da Vinci said that "The mirror is the master of the artist". I was taught this concept recently by Gerhard Snyman, a fantastic artist. This video explores that concept. Fearless Dreamer:

How to get more money out of every meeting

3:513 years Ago
I realised a while back that I was my own worst enemy. I'd set a price tag for our business and the level we played at. I basically put ourselves in tthe minors when we could have been playing in the majors. Entrepreneurs do this all the time, they want the work so bad, they sell themselves short. In a previous video I mentioned how I started small, but this could be a hangover of that. Sell yourself for the level of meeting you're in. Don't trade your conversation stock too low!

Snowboarding the Streets with LeifTech

0:573 years Ago
I recently bought a Leif Board, which is essentially an electric freebord (a freebord is a way to snowboard on the streets). Just my second time out, but really enjoyed it. Quite pricey, but highly recommended

The power of the 36 month year | FEAT: Howard Mann

4:153 years Ago
Howard Man is a super smart guy, I've mentioned him many times, and his book is a must read: Here he talks about why you should think longer than 12-months. His thinking is so important for any business strategist, entrepreneur, or CEO. You can read his blog post on the topic here: Here's a prize excerpt: "So, imagine now that I roll out a new year for you starting on January 1, 2018 and it is 36 months long. You have 36 months to build a business that will finally be what you really want at the end of this new, much longer, year. No arbitrary sprints. Just the right amount of time to build something that will make you proud. In the early months, you can “plant seeds in new fields” and build up the machine that will be able to produce massive results in months 24 and forward. A 36 month year allows for patience. A 36 month year allows everyone in the company to be aligned with your long term goals. A 36 month year eases the pressure that you deal with every single year. It is not fun for you and you better believe your team hates the Q4 pressure as well. Whether you want to sell your business, double revenue, transform into new markets or just double your profit then you need to create as long a year as you need to give you the time and space to make the smartest moves to get there. Let patience be your business virtue."

Stress is a Decision

3:523 years Ago
New day resolution post: The other day I found myself in an extremely stressful situation, I decided that stress would get me nowhere, so I then decided not to do it. It was that easy. Stress is a decision you make and it's one you probably shouldn't waste energy on.

If you put your logo on every slide, I hate you!

8:013 years Ago
It's episode 50! I'd taken it down, but I've put it back up with an explanation (because in spite of the audio, it's an important message, we'll try do better next time ). People put their logos on every slide, I think it's a really bad idea - in this video I explain why.

How to introduce people by mail… the RIGHT way!

3:403 years Ago
While listening to Jordan Harbinger on the Kevin Rose show, I learned and introduction hack that is so elegant and brilliant, I'm kicking myself for not always doing 'em that way. Now I'm sharing the love with you. Kevin Rose Show: The Art of Charm:

The power of setting unachievable goals

5:513 years Ago
We often brainstorm how we reach our goal, however often in business our goals are incremental, reasonable, and achievable. What if they weren't? Would we get different results? In our experience, that's a definite yes!

Why you SHOULD read your slides

4:173 years Ago
One of the most common fallacies I hear presentation "professionals" spew up is that you mustn't read your slides. This is dead wrong. Sure, you mustn't have slides with too much to read, but if it's on the slide - use it.

Don’t beat your competitors. Have none!

3:373 years Ago
Competition is hard, but there's an easier way. The narrower your focus, the less competition you have. Here's some reading for you: Selling the invisible: Becoming a category of one: Zero to one: All address this issue in some way.

What Jeff Bezos taught me about business

4:063 years Ago
A few years back at TED I was lucky enough to chat with Jeff Bezos. The lesson he gave me was so simple, yet so often forgotten...
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