Presenting is something we all need to do at some stage of our lives – perhaps for our own wedding speech or making a board presentation, hosting a webinar, or doing an investor pitch. As a former TV reporter turned professional presenter and communications coach, this is in my wheelhouse. But for so many people it becomes something they have to master and sometimes find it hard to manage that all-important preparation and delivery!
While I have my own presentation style, I am always keen to find out how others present and manage their style of presentation whether that be in person or online.
Enter communications specialist Monica Lunin. She is the founder & co-director of consultancy Mojologic – where she works with the best to make meaningful change for their clients. She is also the author of a new book, What She Said, which explores 40 inspiring speeches from women throughout history, delving into how and why they were so impactful in creating positive change and how we can apply these lessons to the workplace. Her fascination with communication can be traced back to school and university when she was an avid debater and public speaker. Her academic pursuits in political science and international relations gave way to a career in business – and the power of persuasion has always permeated her view of the world.
Monica wants to live in a world where ideas flow, leaders are brave, and salespeople don’t make you cringe. As a sought-after consultant, facilitator, and speaker she has worked with companies like AMP, Macquarie, EY, Qantas, and Suncorp to motivate and empower behavioural change.
When she’s not attached to a lapel mic, you can find her swimming at Manly Beach, skiing down a mountain, cramming for a book club, or negotiating with teenagers.
In the podcast, Monica shares:
- How did you decide what speeches made the grade in your new book ‘What she said’?
- Impact is a key feature of being a presenter. Speeches demand a sense of performance and poise to create impact. What is your advice to anyone wanting to master a speech from idea to writing to delivery?
- Do you have a special way to prepare your own presentation for example and walk us through that?
- Do people – say men vs women – really present differently and is that something we can all embrace as a USP for ourselves, rather than trying to change ourselves to be more like someone else? True or false?
- message for us on The Politics of Presentation Styles?