“I’ve never seen anyone control a room like Sean did, especially in a way that was not a turn off to anyone.”
“I have to say that I had pretty high expectations before your presentation, but I was wondering just how far can you really take this whole consumption thing. Well, I sure found out that it goes far enough for me to know that I need to change everything I’m doing. I don’t remember ever having a 360 degree change in thinking like that before.
Also, I’ve never seen anyone control a room like you did, especially in a way that was not a turn off to anyone. There was a dramatic opening to the presentation and a dramatic opening at key points to pull us into the content.
Your closing remarks were great, and the way you handled the audience interaction at the end was extremely powerful. You were very relaxed, but also intense in your focus on the topic…an obvious desire to give value that could be acted upon.
If you were to teach 10% of your system for giving presentations, anyone that stands up in front of a group should jump at the opportunity.”
“Presenters should pay extra attention to how Sean structures his delivery”
“Because too many presentations I see are
(a) lacking in adequate examples
(b) purely verbal when they could be far more visual
(c) move straight to pitch without the person feeling like he or she cemented what the benefits and takeaways of the presentation were
(d) lacking a simple preview-content-review structure that makes learning so much easier.
All in all, this talk was particularly eye-opening. We are re-inventing significant parts of our own product strategy as a result of hearing this presentation.
That says it all right there.”
“I had to give a presentation this afternoon and had to rewrite half of it as a result of reading your book.”
“I taught presentation skills for many years, so didn’t think I had much to learn. I was wrong, wrong, wrong! These guides are fantastic, the best I’ve seen – and I’ve read lots about presentations and performance.
Sean doesn’t cut corners or skip difficult issues. He shows you everything you’ll need to create and give EXCELLENT presentations. The material’s easy to follow— it’s so well written— and is packed with practical tips. You could read these books a dozen times and still be learning. They are a great investment.”
Plus the 13-box system is such a simple system for explaining how to structure a presentation. My only complaint is that I was giving a presentation this afternoon – and had to rewrite half of it as a result of reading your book.”
London, United Kingdom
“One presentation changed my business and my life.”
“Before embarking on my workshop tour in June I attended the System Internet Seminar in Chicago. One presentation changed my business and my life.
Sean D’Souza’s Presentation on “The Theory of Consumption in Business” was the most powerful (and practical) presentation I’ve ever witnessed in my career. Instead of the usual warmed over ideas, presented in a lackluster format, Sean delivered a wake-up call that will change my business dramatically.
One of the brilliant parts of his presentation was demonstrating the parallels in various systems we are already familiar with: For me, the best one is the martial art of Karate.
I don’t know about you, but by restructuring my business this way, I’ll accomplish my primary marketing objective more effectively.
The Bottom Line: Ask yourself if you can adopt Sean’s model to your own business.”
Action Plan Marketing
“I’ve done lots of presentations and seminars. And each time, I agonise about what to say, where every part fits into the puzzle. It takes me hours or days to get it right. And then I usually end up changing something before I run it again.”
No more! In a few days, I’m running a brand new two and a half hour seminar. Two pieces of paper, a pencil, and just a little erasing, and in just over one hour, I’d achieved exactly what I wanted. Not only the outline of the seminar, but a concept plan for the Powerpoints as well! All in a smooth, flowing sequence.
I was so hooked from the first couple of pages that my husband had to drag me away for dinner. I ate so fast I probably got indigestion, but I didn’t notice because this system had me totally engrossed.
I followed the 13 Box Structure exactly. And I’ll never, ever go back. My office is crammed with books and materials that I buy, and never fully use. But this book is going to be a willing partner for as long as I’m in business.”
“I ended up reading the first book in its entirety on my iPhone.”
“As always, I never regret spending my last cent for your products (Not really my last cent, but I am familiar enough with your products that I just might be crazy enough to do so). I have only read the first two books and I am amazed at how simple yet complex the information is.
Simple in that it is easy to understand, complex in that there are so many minute details that I need to incorporate into my presentations.
I was so excited to get the first of these two books that I began reading it on my iPhone, because I wasn’t close enough to a computer or printer. I ended up reading the first book in its entirety on my iPhone.
I can’t wait to read the third book in this series to complete the panoramic view of the philosophy, art and science of presentations. Thanks again”.
Dr. Tom Gibson
“By the way, you have seriously under priced this presentation series, but you know that.”
Berghem, The Netherlands
“Being a graphic designer for the past 15 years, and having read Seth Godin’s book on “Really Bad Powerpoint” as well as having observed various presentation styles and studied Lessig’s method, I thought that Sean’s new book and materials would be rehashing a lot of what I already knew.”
“I was quite pleasantly surprised that the first part of the package was straight-forward, and easy to follow breakdown of the entire process. He combines knowledge from many different disciplines into one cohesive package that is easy to read, follow and implement into my own presentations.
I had kind of gotten stuck in my own pre-branded slideshow design, and I feel more eager to mix it up and come up with something more unique and fresher the next time I present new material.
But it doesn’t end there. Sean’s second part, “Controlling Delivery”, contained exactly the kind of breakdown that my presentations need to make more impact, deliver a greater response, and to increase retention and follow-through.
I am only part-way through the book, but I keep going back over and re-reading the first few chapters to get the ideas ingrained in me, so that I can work on the implementation. I can’t wait until our next series of workshops so that I can put these methods to practice.”
Found Design + Interactive
“I just attended because I thought I might get a little inspiration to do what I already know to do.”
“The scientific and logical and ecological basis of your model was stunning in its simplicity, obviousness (and simultaneous lack thereof, paradoxically enough), and prescriptive power. Not only is to your philosophy sound and grounded in empirical evidence, but it leads to clear and focused action.
You practiced what you preach – the structure of the presentation was as educational as the content. Both together are killer. It was easy to follow, engaging throughout, and brilliant without drawing attention to itself in a show-offy way.
Engaging, commanding, friendly, and totally present. Also, clear about his goal while at the same time devoting himself to serving the audience. Masterful.
Most presenters focus almost entirely on content, and not on packaging, flow, or rhythm. Their presentations are hit or miss. Sean’s methodology ensures that audiences will get what they need on the way to the presenter achieving their business objectives.
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