One of the most underrated and overlooked opportunities to leave an indelible mark in people's minds occurs when you meet them for the first time and you offer them your handshake. After you tell them your name and the company's name, you have your greatest opportunity to generate interest and curiosity with the very next thing you say.
This class will help you learn how to make a great first impression by generating a reaction in the form of curiosity and intrigue. Your Handshake Intro is more important than you know and is one of the most important collection of sentences you can have ready to share with people you meet. The way you tell someone about yourself can also be used if you find yourself on a panel, delivering a keynote, or even during a job interview.
The way you approach another human being combined with how you shake their hand (for business reasons) and what you say to grab their attention, are often overlooked as one of the most important presentations we all make.
This is a cultural part of human interactions and you need to always think about how you can adjust to the situation you find yourself in. Being memorable, without bragging, is one way to stand out in the crowded world we all live in.
This class will teach you 5 questions that will always turn your blah blah blah into a dialog very quickly. You will never again search for words when someone asks you, "Who are you and what does your company do?"
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My name is Nathan Gold, Chief Coach at The Demo Coach. I hail from the San Francisco Bay Area and travel around the world coaching people on how to prepare for high-stakes speaking opportunities and how to harness their speaking anxiety. I do this through keynotes, workshops, live streaming, and 1:1 sessions, both in person and online.
I have personally delivered thousands of presentations along with thousands of hours of 1:1 presentation coaching and training. I have worked in and with small and large companies, including GetAround.com, Glue Networks, Bill.com, Education.com, Innovation Norway, SanDisk, Kaiser Permanente, Plantronics, and IBM — on designing, scripting and delivering more compelling and memorable presentations and product demos, especially in situations where you cannot afford to miss.
The Wall Street Journal called me an "elevator pitch expert" after coaching the Top 5 Finalists in the Startup of the Year award, in the actual WSJ elevators in NYC! I'm also the pitch coach for dozens of accelerators and incubators around the world and I am an Industry Fellow at UC Berkeley and Hong Kong Baptist University, and a guest lecturer at Wharton Entrepreneurship. Recently, I've been coaching TED and TEDx presenters while also being featured on The Kauffman Founders School.