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Sunday, March 15 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm
21 Rules to Rock Your Next Pitch or SXSW Session

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Here's the problem: According to most studies, the number one fear for people is public speaking. Number two is death. In the words of Jerry Seinfeld, "This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy."
Here's the truth: No one is born a natural at public speaking. It scares the living daylights out of everyone. Mark Twain perhaps put it best, "There are two types of speakers in this world: those that are nervous and those that are liars.”
Here's the solution: It takes discipline and practice to channel your nerves. This SXSW session will provide guidelines to help you on that journey. 21 rules of thumb by the numbers. Simple, understandable ideas you can immediately use to become a better presenter. Whether you are making a business pitch or getting ready to rock your next SXSW session, these rules will help sharpen your saw. Because nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate.

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Stan Phelps

Chief Solutions Officer, Synergy Events
Stan Phelps is the founder of 9 INCH marketing, a Cary, North Carolina based consultancy that helps brands obtain customers that are four times as valuable as ordinary customers through a concept called the Goldfish Rule. He’s is a contributor to the Forbes CMO Network and the author... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 5:15pm CDT
ACC Ballroom C

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