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The Delicate Balance
of Presence and Performance
on the Platform

Dewitt JonesGuest Expert:

Dewitt Jones, CPAE
(About Dewitt)

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The Program:

As professional presenters, we have to include an element of performance to keep our audiences’ attention. Yet sometimes we go on autopilot during a story or content piece we’ve delivered a bazillion times. So how do we keep it fresh, and be present with our audience and the material?

And how to we bring our truth — or values and philosophies — to our programs? Interjecting personal stories or examples is critical to connect with audiences at a deeper level. How do you ensure the stories/examples showcase your philosophies?

It depends on the outcome you seek. Do you want to merely make a difference, or do you want to make a contribution? If the latter, how do you put your ego aside and focus on sharing what you uniquely can share, and what you think will have the greatest impact?

In this program you will learn:

  • how to “act” yourself with integrity on stage when you are sick, exhausted, or feeling down
  • how to determine what can (and perhaps should) be cut from an already good presentation
  • incorporating your values and truth into all presentations
  • the distinction between making a difference and making a contribution.

Pre-work: Before you listen to this session, we highly recommend you watch Dewitt’s TEDx talk.

More about our guest expert:

Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers. Twenty years with National Geographic photographing stories around the globe has earned him the reputation as a world-class photojournalist. As a motion picture director, he had two documentary films nominated for Academy Awards before he was thirty.

Speaking to audiences across the country, Dewitt is recognized as a renowned lecturer. His genuine style and ability to communicate with audiences make his presentations truly outstanding. Dewitt’s inspirational messages are further discussed in his best-selling training programs.

In the business community, Dewitt’s work is also well known. He has produced seven best-selling video training programs, distributed by Star Thrower Distribution. These films are used every day by corporations, schools, churches, hospitals, and consultants — inspiring thousands to find their “next right answer” and to “celebrate what’s right with the world”!

Dewitt has published nine books, including California! and John Muir’s High Sierra. His most recent book, The Nature of Leadership, was created in collaboration with Stephen R. Covey.


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