When you tell a story, how much energy do you put into it?
Andrew Davis is a highly caffeinated speaker who brings a high wire style to every gig. He’s also one of the world’s most prolific marketing and communications speakers. Before becoming an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, Andrew worked for The Muppets in New York, wrote for Charles Kuralt and produced for NBC’s Today Show.
He’s got an impressive track record but what makes my jaw drop about Andrew is his infectious enthusiasm and magnetic speaking style. Andrew has some great stories and he’s not one to shy away from telling a lengthy and complex story. Actually, one of his all-time gems is a story about meatloaf.
That’s right Clappers, for the first time in the history of Standing Ovation, you’re going to hear a delicious signature story all about the wonder that is meatloaf. Satisfy your cravings and hear all about how Andrew cooked up this great story, how it’s evolved over time and get your fill on Andrew’s top tips for exuding energy on stage.
Find out about:
- Andrew’s famous Meatloaf story and how it’s evolved over time
- Whether visuals are always needed to enrich the delivery of a story
- Using audio from presentations to improve tone, pace, and rhythm, etc.
- Why Andrew infuses bounds of energy into each presentation
- How and why Andrew video tapes the audience’s reaction at each event
- Tips for rehearsing your speech until it’s perfect
- How to come up with an impactful lesson to share in your presentation
Quotes from the episode:
“I’m in the moment as much as possible. But I think a lot of times, I only realize what’s working for the audience when I’m listening or watching after the facts.”
“I always tell people to ask themselves a question that Google can’t answer to start them off on the right foot of finding a presentation that’s really impactful.”
Connect with Andrew Davis
2 Key Questions
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given about the speaking business?
“David Meerman Scott said that the one thing that separates great speakers from good speakers is that great speakers maintain a huge dose of humility, and they never believe the presentation is about them…. If you don’t think you’re a big shot, the audience is more ready to embrace you.”
Who is your dream guest for Standing Ovation?
“Tony Robbins. I really have a huge amount of respect for Tony Robbins. I think he’s built an amazing empire. I’ve been to his events, I’ve spoken on his webinars and had the chance to meet him once. He’s a really talented guy and I’d love to hear more about his approach.”