Here at The Coach Approach we know the importance of giving memorable presentations. At the core must be THE “Big Idea” – that is your KEY MESSAGE and then of course the big WHY, why your audience should care about it.
Since typically you are asking people to change their outlook or behaviour, it’s necessary to have a clear definition of what you want them to do. In addition, the Coach Approach includes an awareness of energy and flow. Often the desired audience transformation is seen as moving AWAY from old beliefs and behaviour, however more importantly it can be presented as moving TOWARDS what you’d like them to believe and how you want them to act.
Contact us for more information on incorporating the Coach Approach into your important trainings and presentations!
Flow has been defined as the state of being fully engaged and in the present, merging awareness and action. How would you like to increase the amount of flow in your life, to be “in the zone” more often? According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the renowned author and flow expert, there are four essential conditions for flow:
Clear goals (for direction and structure, making it possible to perceive progress)
Immediate, clear feedback (preferably from the activity itself: e.g. the PowerPoint presentation is completed)
Passion (a no-brainer!)
An appropriate level of difficulty (producing a balance between perceived challenges and perceived skills)
At the Coach Approach, we specialize in helping our clients form clear, specific goals which enable flow. If a goal is too easy it will lead to boredom and apathy; if it is too difficult it needs to be “chunked down” into manageable parts so that it becomes realistic and achievable. In other words, they are supported to move towards peak experience and peak performance. What can you do today to bring more flow into your life?
Have you thought about the origins of the word “coaching” (before coaching was associated with sports)? Originally the coach was a horse-drawn carriage used to transport people from one point to another, an early form of taxi service. And of course the first question the driver asked the passenger before driving anywhere was: “Where do you want to go?” Just like the cab driver, a coach won’t tell you not to go to your desired destination – but they know that there can be different routes to get to there! The coach/driver will therefore ask questions about your preferences, guiding you according to your interests and goals. Our Coach Approach services provide the same role today: to take clients people from one point to another by collaboration, inviting questions and clarifying options.
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