Speaking Archive

  • Adam Franklin Social Media Speaker

    How to get paid to speak

    With over 100 keynote presentations and dozens of workshops under my belt after 5 years as a professional speaker, I want to share what I’ve learned about being a better speaker and a better paid speaker (and the two don’t necessarily go hand in hand). […]

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  • Adam Franklin

    How to present

    I picked up Michelle Bowden’s book How to Present when I realised I’d forgotten to pack a book for my flight to Brisbane. I always love to pick up little tips that I can practice to make my presentations more exciting and keep the audience awake. […]

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  • Adam Franklin Keynote Speaker

    My 10 Point Checklist for Keynote Speaking

    Having done over 60 social media keynote presentations, I swear by this 10 point checklist to avoid embarrassment and ensure that I’m properly prepared. 1. Use your own pointer & laptop If you don’t use your own gear, stuff breaks. Nearly always.  I don’t know […]

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  • As your being introduced, breath slowly!

    Speaking to Win – 11 Tips

    Sometimes what works for Yanks doesn’t always wash with us Aussies, especially when it comes to speaking! So I approached this book with a very open mind but was also prepared to adjust on the fly as I put Brian’s advice into practice. By the […]

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  • Scott Berkun

    Confessions of a Public Speaker

    I have to say it was Scott Berkun’s title that caught my eye – Confessions of a Public Speaker. Then when I watched his video from Ignite , I discovered that Scott’s sense of humour was a classic! Scott Berkun is only in his late […]

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  • Kevin Ryan, CSP & business partner Toby Jenkins after my first prsentation

    5 Tips from Professional Speaker, Kevin Ryan

    Since my business partner Toby & I started doing public speaking for work about 12 months ago, we thought we may as well learn the ropes from someone who ‘does it exceptionally well.’ That someone is Kevin Ryan CSP.  The CSP beside his name stands for […]

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  • Ignite Brisbane

    5 mins, 20 slides, 15 secs each – Ignite Brisbane

    The fact that Ignite came to Brisbane is great news.  And what’s especially flattering is that I had the opportunity to be one of the speakers! What makes Ignite unique is that all presentations are 5 minutes long.  You have 20 slides which rotate (automatically) […]

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  • BMS_1275

    A Speaker’s Worst Nightmare

    Seinfeld famously said that most people would prefer to be in the coffin rather than giving the eulogy.  Apparently, people’s #1 fear is public speaking and their #2 fear is death. I tend disagree as I’ve been an speaker for just over a year and […]

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