Business presentations; many of us dread them – the formalities, moving your hands correctly, speaking in front of an audience. There are so many things to think about.
In a world of digital media, where we have tools like Zoom and pre-recorded presentations, speaking to a live room can be daunting. However, there are many skills and tricks we can implement to get past this roadblock.
Actor and comedian Cam Knight joins Marie to speak about working on presentation skills. Business meets funny in one of the top comedy podcasts iTunes has to stream.
How can I be a better presenter?
Cam is known for being a master of the comedy stage, but many don’t know he’s also a former presentation trainer. Back in the day, Cam helped corporate companies and their staff find their mojo with presentations – and now he’s here to help you!
In this hilarious episode of Commical, Cam takes to the mic to share his own experiences with presentation. He sheds light on how business presentation skills have helped him thrive in his comedy and acting career. He delves into the importance of structure, knowing your audience, and being prepared.
Cam is a natural storyteller, and his recollection of career highlights are bound to make you think. From working on TV to touring with the Army, he has had a plethora of experiences that have moulded his presentation skills and delivery.
Cam also shares some of his blunders and speaks on the art of stuffing up. Sometimes it’s important to keep going, and others it’s okay to take a step back. We only get one shot at getting a point across, so it’s important to know how to handle the stage or boardroom.
With any live audience, comedy or not, it’s important to be engaging and understand what they desire to hear. Cam shows us how we can improve our business presentations, by working on what, where, when, why and how to say something.
If you’re looking for a laugh, but also a whole lot of knowledge on speaking, this is one of the comedy podcasts you must listen to!
The talented Cameron Knight is an Australian actor, stand-up comedian and presenter. He has been working in the performance industry for the past 16 years, across tv and the live stage. Cam has performed sell-out shows across Australia, including at Sydney Opera House and has been featured in the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival.
He made his big comedy television break when he became a member of Seven Network’s, Big Bite Sketch. Following this, Cameron had an impressive 5 year run as a regular host with Foxtel.
You’re bound to recognise him from hosting shows like; We’ll Call You, Thank Comedy Its Friday, Hit and Run, Australia’s Next Top Model, Chain Reaction, Comedy Slapdown, and hit show Stand Up Australia. In 2008, he was nominated for a prestigious AACTA award for Best Male Presenter. Cameron has also had a successful acting career, featuring in shows like Blue Heelers, ABC’s Soul Mates, Wham Bam ThankYou M’am, and How Not to Behave.
Fusing communication expertise and stand-up comedy makes for a unique take on a business podcast, and very easy listening. Commical explores a range of interpersonal, group and mass communication topics through the experiences of my talented guests.
Light in tone, heavy in value – download now from all good podcast apps or listen online now.
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