Because Our Network is Your Network: Introducing Robyn Sayles

Because Our Network is Your Network: Introducing Robyn Sayles

Red Feather Networking would like to introduce you to Robyn Sayles, Owner of Catapult Creative Consulting. Robyn will be attending ATD 2015 in Orlando and is the Sunday night VIP for the #RFNstyle Tweet-up at The Pub in Pointe Orlando. A Fascinate Certified Advisor, Robyn is making people have Ah-Ha moments on a daily basis and your next!

Using innovative thinking & unorthodox problem-solving, Robyn has a way of helping to bring clarity to the way the world views you. As you will hear her say time and time again, “You already have everything you need to be awesome. Let me show you how.” You can grab Robyn’s conference special and take the Fascinate Advantage Assessment for just $10!

So without further ado, Red Feather Networking would like to introduce you to Robyn Sayles.

 

Because Our Network is Your Network: Introducing, Shannon Tipton

Because Our Network is Your Network: Introducing, Shannon Tipton

Red Feather Networking would like to introduce you to Shannon Tipton, CEO of Learning Rebels (just the name alone makes you want to know more, doesn’t it?). Shannon will be attending ATD 2015 in Orlando and is the Monday night VIP for the #RFNstyle Tweet-up at B.B Kings in Pointe Orlando. Rethinking traditional learning methods and creating an environment that supports “Learning Curiosity” is what Learning Rebels is all about.

One of the many things that we admire about Shannon Tipton is her love for being in the trenches with trainers who want to band together to fight mediocrity in the corporate learning environment. She developed the Learning Rebels approach to business learning so that managers, trainers, and learners alike will embrace education inside and beyond the classroom walls. Her concept, beliefs, and methods will revolutionize the way training is viewed in the corporate environment.

So without further ado, Red Feather Networking would like to introduce you to Shannon Tipton.

Watch for Shannon all over ATD and when you see her make sure to get your “Learning Rebels” badge ribbon. Show that world that you want to be a part of creating learning curiosity within your organization.

Polishing Your Presentation Skills? Don’t Make This Mistake.

Polishing Your Presentation Skills? Don’t Make This Mistake.

When it comes to presentation skills, sometimes it’s not the actual presentation that separates the masters from the amateurs. There are moments during every presentation that, at the time seem insignificant, but end up sticking with you for a long time. One of those times for me was an interaction that I had with a conference presenter.

It’s Not Just Presentation Skills – the Interaction Matters

The conference was ASTD 2011 (the largest annual conference for professional trainers) and there were close to 8000 attendees. Most session rooms were filled to capacity. I arrived early for the first session on the first day to snag a seat. Much to my surprise, the presenter was not in the back doing relaxation breathing or sitting behind a curtain looking over his notes one last time. He was mingling with the crowd; walking up and down the aisles. Welcoming the attendees and thanking them for coming to his session. He struck up conversations with various groups (including me and my other Red Feather friends) and then actually incorporated some of those discussions into his presentation.

In her recent Huffington Post article, Seven Speaking Faux Pas That Can Derail Your Speaking Career, RFN’s own Kelly Phillips reminds us of the impact a presenter can have on their audience.

“People gave up their time and money to hear what you have to say, and maybe even get to speak with you for a precious minute. Any interaction they have with you will stick in their memory for the long-term.”

I’m proof that Kelly’s right. Four years after that conference breakout session, I still remember the speaker and some of what he said. There are very few presentations that stick out in my mind that way. Don’t you want to have that kind of impact on your audience?

Polished and professional presentation skills are important, but don’t miss out on those other actions that truly set you apart from the average presenter. Read what else Kelly has to say about audience engagements, being unprepared for the inevitable, and what simple tool you should be using to fill seats and win gigs.