DK: The Subtle Art of Public Speaking

Speaker Interviews

Preparing a great presentation takes more than just practice.

It takes learning about your audience, seeking feedback from trustworthy voices, revising, and reiterating until your eyes are blurry.

It also requires some personal reflection to discover WHY you’re doing things the way you are.

DK (yes, that’s his full legal name) is an expert guide when it comes to the entire preparation process. Having helped hundreds of speakers prepare and deliver their content, he knows the subtle differences between practicing and preparing. More importantly, he knows the difference between being just another talking head and being a truly engaging speaker who can bring insight and transformation to their audience.

Here’s what we discuss:

  • 00:00:00 // Tomfoolery and banter
  • 00:02:10 // Introducing DK
  • 00:07:02 // Helpful tips on how to best use slides in your presentation
  • 00:26:52 // The critical thing DK learned by “faking” his way through a TEDx talk
  • 00:32:26 // An unconventional approach to crafting your speech
  • 01:00:55 // Pro tips on developing and presenting your content virtually
  • 01:25:37 // What your responsibility is toward your audience

DK is a sought-after speaker coach that helps leaders craft and deliver impressive presentations. For nearly ten years, he organized and ran TedX Wellington (in New Zealand’s capital city). Hailing from Wales, DK’s international reputation and platform allow him to serve leaders around the world with his expertise. His insights and experience will absolutely help YOU better prepare great presentations that will impress and serve your audience well.

We hope you enjoy all the goodness and “rolled ‘R’s” in this episode as much as we did!


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