Before the Mic

Before the Mic
208 Pages
ISBN 978-1-63299-364-9

To deliver truly captivating presentations, you do not need to be a born performer, a gifted artist or a natural comedian. Before you think about working on any of these presentation skills, you need to learn how to write impactful presentations. It’s all about the work that needs to happen before the mic.

Glenn Gibson—who has delivered thousands of presentations and has trained hundreds of executives and sales professionals in public speaking —shares practical guidance, helpful templates, and easy-to-use tools in this engaging, must-read guide.

He explains the 3 M’s of his “aMMMazing presentations” concept, showing you how to be

• Meaningful – by narrowing down your content to the most impactful information • Memorable – by applying techniques such as analogies, the rule of three, and mnemonics • Motivational – by knowing how to finish with flair, on time, and stir your audience to action!

Whether you are nervous or a natural in front of an audience, Before the Mic will help you add substance to your personal style. When delivering virtual presentations or keynotes to a packed room, this book will help you be confident in the words you will deliver and put you on a certain path to composing highly effective, captivating presentations.

Glenn Gibson

About Glenn Gibson (Cleveland, Ohio Author)

Glenn Gibson

Glenn is an award-winning presenter, born and raised in South Queensferry, Scotland. In his hometown, he frequented the very pub (the Hawes Inn) that legendary Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson reportedly penned the literary classics Kidnapped and Treasure Island centuries before Glenn had his first pint there. Spending many an evening in this establishment with his friends and family inspired his dream of becoming an author, and this book is the realization of his lifelong ambition.

Glenn now lives in Avon, Ohio, with his wife, Rachel, boys, Finlay and Oran, and their West Highland Terrier, Fergus. Glenn has combined his love of speaking and technology throughout his 20-year career in various roles, achieving technology certifications from Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware, and delivering technical support, teaching OnBase software installations, and running product marketing and technology evangelism teams.

Besides public speaking and the music mentioned in this book, Glenn’s passions include all things Scottish. Glenn is a proud kilt wearer, whisky sampler, bagpipe appreciator, meat pie eater, Scottish football masochist, and loves a chippy with the famous Edinburgh salt ‘n’ sauce. Glenn is also a keen student of the Bible and enjoys volunteering his time to help others find purpose in life.