I’m quite a fan of the TED website and often find videos that are relevant to presenters and product demonstrators. Either because these videos are first class examples of great presentations, or they provide insight that is relevant to improving your own presentation skills.
In the video below, Tim Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, explains how, with a few adjustments and the right question on our mind, we can learn anything. Simply shifting our own beliefs about what’s possible can lead to drastic results. Tim demonstrates this with examples from his own life in his presentation “How to Smash Fear and Learn Anything”.
How is this relevant to a presenter? It’s simple: many people believe that great presenters are born that way and that they simply don’t have the gift of telling. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is not one person who is a “born communicator”. It’s all learned. Granted, some learned it at such a young age that it appears to be a natural skill, but it isn’t.
In the video, Tim Ferris explains how he has learned to swim at a rather late age, how he found ways to acquire languages in a relative short time, and how he has mastered ballroom dancing. Watch the video and get inspired. You can learn anything, even if it seems scary at first, like giving remarkable presentations or product demonstrations.