Tag: speaking

12 Sep

Speaking Tip #17 – Play the Long Game with Cancelations

Business, Speaking Tips No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

My bag was packed and I was ready to head to the airport the next morning, but then the school called to cancel. She was calling to say that, due to several factors out of her control, she needed to cancel the program. In our contract we have the following clause: f. Termination. Unless otherwise […]

29 Apr

The long learning of how to maintain friendships

Friends 2 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

The first time I met Kevin was back in 2002 at our Supuercamp try-outs in San Diego. I like to say it was entrepreneurial love at first site. We were both tall and lanky white dudes who found a common bound around adventure, entrepreneurship, and education. Since then, Kevin and I have gone from co-facilitators, […]

07 Apr

What Does The White Man Want?

I had dinner tonight with Deanna Latson and Patrick Combs talking about a variety of topics. At one point I asked them about which direction they thought would be best to take Swift Kick between adding an additional channel to focus on corporate culture training, or to continue to build out services for student leaders […]

17 Oct

Speaking Tip #16 – The 4 Physical Barriers Every Speaker Should Break to Better Connect with Their Audience

Speaking, Speaking Tips No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Like a 400 pound weight, it took two tech guys to lift the podium off the stage per my request. They assumed, as a speaker, I’d want some sort of podium to present from. My ideal set up couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, there are four physical barriers that every speaker should […]

23 Jan

My Speeches Are Not All Equal

I wish I could say that every keynote and/or training I do is equally amazing. But the truth is, they just aren’t. In the past, I’ve talked about the five elements every speaker needs to pay attention to to insure they are setting their program up for success. As a quick recap, here are the […]

04 Sep

How My Ego Led To One Of My Worst Speeches Ever

When I started the talk, there were 400 people in the room. When I finished, only 70 remained. Of those remaining 70, 50 were orientation leaders who were paid to be there. About halfway through the hour long talk, I remember looking out over the crowd and saying to myself, “no one is even listening […]

09 May

So You Want to be a College Speaker? My Story Part 1

I’m often asked how to become a college speaker, and after realizing I was repeating the same information and story over and over, I thought it’d be useful to create a space on my website were I could capture my thoughts on the subject for all you aspiring speakers out there. But because it’s a […]

02 May

Dance Floor Theory in 7 Minutes – How To Build an Engaging Community

ACPA invited me to give a Pecha Kucha talk at their 2014 National Conference. It was only natural for me to do Dance Floor Theory. The  trick was to summarize a 3-5 hour leadership training program into 7 minutes with slides that automatically advance every 20 seconds. Take a watch and let me know how I […]

21 Nov

The Powerful Little Voice Inside

Self Insight, Speaking 3 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

I’m currently sitting in my hotel room in Tyler, TX where I’m running a 2-day staff/faculty training on communication and change for UT-Tyler. By all accounts, the first day went great. The group was engaged the whole time and the feedback was all positive. So you’d think that I’d be going to bed with nothing […]

13 Aug

Well, That Day Was Horrible

Random, Speaking, Stories, Traveling 4 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Kristen (pictured above) is my hero of the day, which I’ll come back to shortly, but first let me outline why today sucked so much. I woke up at 5am to catch a 7am flight out of NYC to Atlanta. Once I arrived in Atlanta, I needed to drive 2.5 hours to Tifton, GA to […]