Sean McArdle is a master motivator and speaker in the areas of sales, negotiation, strategic planning and personal development. His distinctions about what makes for a successful career and life come directly from his own experiences. His stories will take you on a personal journey from living under a bridge at 25 to negotiating some of the largest printing contracts in the publishing industry at 28. Since 1992, Sean McArdle has written numerous books, tapes and software programs in the areas of sales, strategic planning and personal development.
Sean McArdle's tapes series, LifeMapping: A Thinking Tool for Living Your Life On Purpose, was televised nationally in a 30-minute documercial with host and ESPN Sports Analyst, Joe Theismann. McArdle believes that the key to his success and yours is "the ability to design the architecture of a day that will bring you what you want for a lifetime."
A faculty member of the American Management Association, Sean McArdle delivers more than one hundred keynotes and seminars each year. He has shared the podium with many of today's leading celebrities, thinkers, and achievers. He is a consultant to some of America's leading businesses, including: Lucent Technologies, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Re/Max Properties, and the National Association of Printers and Lithographers.
Sean McArdle is the Chairman and founder of a nationally recognized training company providing seminars and consulting to some of America's leading corporations and the U.S. Federal Government. When he is not speaking or teaching others to teach his material, he focuses on new ways to help individuals take advantage of accelerated learning skills and techniques.
How can I remember my presentation points with minimal notes?
Communications expert Sean McArdle discusses how to speak in public including how to remember presentation points with minimal notes.
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Host: How can remember my presentation points with minimal notes?
Sean McArdle: The easiest way to remember notes is never to make a written speech if you can avoid it in the first place. Now, I realize that there are times when they are creating a record and you need to write out your speech word for word, but I never suggest anybody deliver a speech that way. I believe that you should have two, three, four maybe major topics to discuss and that they should be put in what we call an acronym form, so that you can remember, what it is you want to talk about.
I want to talk today about the ability of this company to make credit profits ability, that is A, I want to talk about a better company in the future because we are more profitable, that is B. I want to talk about a corporate culture that creates for everyone here, a willingness to stay for whole career, corporate culture that is C. Now, you have got A, B and C and now you have got three ways to remember the major topics of your speech. If you can use that acronym format and never have more than three or four topics to discuss in a speech, it really creates a picture in your mind.
I even suggest, that you put it in a circle on a piece of paper, put the title of your speech in the middle and put point number one A, point number two B, point number three C. So, it creates a mental image, that is really actually a form of mind mapping, which I will get you in just a minute.