Neil ThompsonNeil Thompson Speaks
Hello! My name is Neil. I’m a speaker, writer, and entrepreneur.
I started out my career as a product development engineer, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees. I even became a registered professional engineer along the way. But I’ve always fancied myself a writer. I’ve been published in the San Diego Business Journal, Mechanical Engineering magazine, Tech Directions magazine, and PsychCentral.
I came to public speaking out of necessity. After one too many failed presentations in front of management, I knew I had to work on my public speaking skills. My job depended on it! I now have my own ideas on what makes an effective speaker, specifically for STEM professionals like myself. I have presented at SCORE San Diego, the Society for Biomaterials, and the Biomedical Engineering Society, among others. I also host a podcast that focuses on public speaking and write a weekly blog on public speaking topics.
Attention STEM professionals:
You know how dejected you feel when your speech is falling apart as you’re giving it? You can actually see your audience’s eyes start to glaze over. It’s a terrible feeling.
I’ve been there. I was an introverted engineer who saw audience members playing on their phones while I was presenting. I’ve seen them talking amongst themselves. I’ve seen them staring into space!
But I truly believe that We ALL Can Be Great Speakers! I don’t want you to deliver a labored and ineffective speech ever again. I want you to feel more confident giving speeches. I want you to keep the audience’s attention. No more audience members trolling Facebook during your presentations!
- Keeping the audience in mind when preparing a speech
- Eye contact
- Filler words
- Seeking feedback
- And much more!
Public speaking is the #1 fear of most people. Let’s make it less of one.
- We ALL Can Be Great Speakers!
- SCORE San Diego
- Society for Biomaterials
- Biomedical Engineering Society
- Orthopaedic Research Society
- Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa
Speaking With Influence
Show Notes: March 28, 2017
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