The Nice Podcast with Dave Delaney

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#57 Goals, presentation skills, gifts with Diana Kander

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Diana Kander is a serial entrepreneur who entered the US as a refugee from Ukraine at the age of eight. Today, she is an innovation consultant, keynote speaker, and New York Times bestselling author.

What we talked about…

  • “The Eye of Delaney.” – Best surprise ever!
  • Juggling, handstands, doing the splits! Each year she takes on a physical feat. 
  • How to unlearn your blindspots.
  • She tried standup comedy for the first time in front of 260 women. 
  • My attempts at standup comedy.
  • The Curiosity Muscle book.
  • Go Big or Go Home: 5 Ways to Create a Customer Experience That Will Close the Deal.
  • How standup comedy can improve your presentation skills. 
  • Being memorable hinges on understanding how forgetting works. Audiences forget 50% of a presentation one hour after; one week later, they have forgotten 90%. We don’t get to choose the 10% they remember.
  • Five tools that spell out MAGIC. 
  • M – make it surprising. 
  • A – analyze them on a deeper level.
  • G – give the pitch in the right order.
  • I – include 3D objects.
  • C – co-create together. 
  • Ronni Bennett interview about slowing time. 
  • The Golden Window – first 30 seconds with the audience. 
  • After they laugh, they listen.
  • Your gravy is not an appetizer.
  • The Master Communicator Secret Weapon.
  • The Nice mug photo! 
  • What’s the Deal With Water Bottles? By Jason Zinoman.
  • Stalk and awe! 
  • How to get a meeting with anyone using LinkedIn.
  • Read Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Client Retention by John Ruhlin.
  • TEDX talk, Discover the Three Keys of Gratitude to Unlock Your Happiest Life! by Jane Ransom.
  • Connect with Diana Kander.
  • Get a free copy of her book by emailing

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