On March 13 and 14, 2015, the Spectacular Speaking crew led by delivery queen Olivia Schofield came together for the fifth time – this time in the Mediterranean pearl of Barcelona. It was another personal growth booster for everyone involved.
After Poznan, Cologne, Antwerp and Warsaw, this time we met in Barcelona. Two dozens of growth seekers came and found what they were looking for. Preparation, structure, stories, emotion, vulnerability and delivery – Day one covered the full range of spectacular public speaking. On the second day we digged deep into speech crafting, speaking and giving and receiving valuable feedback from the entire group.
As you can see in the photo below, we also knew how to bridge the two intensive training days with even more intensive Mediterranean wining and dining.
Below you can enjoy some of the most memorable lines.
We say thank you to all our great participants. And see you in 2016, then somewhere in Northern Europe!
We print your craziness. (From an exercise to find the message.)
I’ll build a Big Fat Greek School. (From an exercise to find the message.)
You need purple cows in your presentations.
Dreams are visions without a plan. — Tobias Rodrigues
The bridge of good speaking is connection. — Tobias Rodrigues
Imagination is a highway to the emotional world. — Tobias Rodrigues
The hero’s journey: Home, challenge, struggle, transformation, home. — From Peter Zinn’s workshop
“Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last. Thank you.” — John Zimmer giving an example of why we shouldn’t say thank you at the end of a speech.
Four steps of preparation: 1) Get an eagle’s view. 2) Define your objective. 3) What’s my key message? 4) Why should they care? — From John Zimmer’s workshop
Ask yourself, how can I serve the audience? — John Zimmer
Before you speak, get into a mindset of WOW! — Olivia Schofield
Speaking is a sport. — Olivia Schofield
The eyes are the windows to our soul. — Olivia Schofield
Your audience is like your lover. Your lover deserves 100% of your attention. — Olivia Schofield
Our job is to create visuals in the minds of the listener. — Olivia Schofield
All leadership is a decision between two bad options. — Unknown
Certainty of unhappiness is certainty enough.
Too lazy or too stupid. (First sentence)
If you do everything yourself, you’ll stay alone.
Defy the I-cannot!
Celebrating is investing.
A Brazilian in the middle of Wisconsin – that’s the new definition of loneliness.
I changed from being weird to being different.
Do you want to see how it looks on the other side of the door? (Metaphorical rhetorical question)
I never told this to anyone. (First sentence)
Findthatlead.com is the backstage pass for social media. (Sound bite)