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Episode 64: Five Steps for Presenting Ideas with Jack Hannibal

How we present our ideas affects the audience’s reactions. When presented poorly creative ideas get shot down or ignored. In this episode, you’ll learn a five-step process that will lead to effective presentations. The steps apply to simple, informal presentations or high-stakes keynotes. Whatever the context, former actor Jack Hannibal shares how to design and deliver presentations so you can get the results you want.

What You’ll Learn

  • How you can design your presentations to get positive responses from your audience
  • The five step model to present your creative ideas
  • The three most common hurdles in delivering presentations

About Jack Hannibal

A professional actor since childhood and teacher of acting for over 20 years, Jack knows firsthand what it takes to command a room with authenticity and presence. He is also good at showing others how to do the same. Jack is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City where he studied acting under Sanford Meisner. He has performed on and off-Broadway and has appeared in numerous TV programs and commercials. In Los Angeles, he taught acting privately and at UCLA Extension. Jack holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. He lives with his wife in Asheville, NC, where he maintains a private psychotherapy practice and is on the teaching staff at Asheville Insight Meditation.

Jack’s extensive experience as a performer, teacher of acting, psychotherapist, and meditation teacher, makes him a presentation coach second to none. His clients include: Children’s Hospital Foundation, Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Sports West, Fox Big Ten, MGM Studios, Sony Pictures, Sony Electronics, Panasonic Avionics, Parsons Engineering, GemStar TVGuide, Quest Diagnostics, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and The Martin Agency.


The Weekly Challenge

Jack offers two challenges for the week. The first is to get out and speak as much as possible. The more presentations you do the more comfortable you will be. Look for opportunities through Toastmasters or your local library, take an Improv or acting class, or share a story at an open mic event. The second challenge is to pay attention to the way the people in your life tell stories.  Notice what works and what doesn’t. See if you can start to notice their underlying structure.  Ask yourself, who was the protagonist in that story?  What were they after?  What obstacles did they overcome? What was the point of the story?  In addition, pay attention to the way the storyteller spoke.  How did they use their hands and body to enhance or diminish your experience of the story? Look for how the speaker married expositional information (data) with dramatic narrative.  Were you able to “see” the situation they told you about or not?  Feel free to share your insights in the comment section below. We’d love to hear from you!




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