BryanKellyHow Can You KEEP Audience Attention?

You have to make a speech at your brother’s wedding…and you worry about how to keep it entertaining and engaging. You are making a presentation at work or school and wonder how to fill the whole 20 minutes without your audience dreaming of lunch.

Bryan Kelly can help!

I first heard Bryan on Pat Flynn’s show, and then, to my delight, was introduced to him via John Corcoran from Smart Business Revolution, (whom I interviewed in Episode 56), a mutual friend who said Bryan would be perfect for the Diva listener!

And I agree. In fact…I even took notes during the interview!

Who is Bryan?

Bryan is the owner/creator of What The Speak.

What the Heck is What The Speak??

What The Speak was started by Bryan Kelly, an award-winning blogger, successful entrepreneur, and marketing executive whose work has been featured in several publications like the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Dwell, and Metropolis.
Early in his career, Bryan was an aspiring recording artist who had invested almost $100,000 in musical and performance training, but struggled to make a living.
One day, after totally nailing an interview for a job he seemingly wasn’t qualified for,
it occurred to him—performance skills provided an edge in business.
Realizing most of us don’t come from this kind of background, Bryan decided to share expert discussions and insider tips to help you gain a similar edge.
So if you’re ready to get weekly insights that allow to you fascinate and intrigue any audience—sign-up for What The Speak…a site dedicated to helping you excel.

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Bryan’s own story
  • The brain science behind how audiences listen
  • The most important thing to consider when prepping your presentation
  • WIIFM (What’s in it for me?) What will the audience get out of this?
  • What S.P.L.A.T. means! (Your brain as a blender) -you really want to hear this…it’s fascinating!!!
  • How not to scare your audience
  • We are all problem-centric
  • Lectures??? Not a chance.
  • ALL of us are visual learners. Really? Yep!
  • The horror of bullets on slides
  • Storytelling
  • Talking is learning!
  • How much our brains can hold at once
  • How high are the stakes?

How to Find Bryan



Twitter: @whatthespeak

Special Offer from Bryan for Diva Listeners!

Get a free downloadable pdf all about S.P.L.A.T. from Bryan at

What Kinds of Presentation do You Have to Make?

Let me know, and maybe I can help. Check out my pay-what-you-want promo to the end of July 2014 on the Public Speaking Success! 5 part series…this is for the basics and more on how to shine during your next  public speaking event.

AND, definitely head over to Bryan’s site for more in depth conversations on all manner of presentation topics and especially about keeping that audience attention.

Until next time,


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