Yesterday I went online to find a location so I could “Vote Early”. The Georgia International Convention Center so that’s where I went. I left early because of some stuff I heard on the radio I did not know what to expect in terms of lines.
Anyway, I arrive and myself and a lady are the only ones there to vote in this convention center turned into a massive polling site.
I exercised my right as a citizen and they printed out my ballot I was excited because I thought I was going to be able to take it home with me.
That was not the case.
The next step I had to give my ballot to a lady who then put it into a machine that counted my ballot and the nice lady operating the machine wanted me to see that my vote was cast and I was number 4465 she gave me my little peach sticker and I was on my way.
I almost forgot the best part. She said I might I should play those numbers in the lottery.
The whole process was designed to make me / people feel comfortable that their vote will really count.
I’m not saying my vote won’t count I believe it will but I really have zero idea what happens when that container with the ballots leaves that location and what happens next.
I’m bringing all this up because the voting process was a “choreographed demonstration” whenever possible if you can demonstrate your process beyond just words you put yourself in a powerful position to improve your results, response while making people feel better about your process.
Demonstration is one of the most powerful ways to sell an idea. One demonstration that really stands out was from an informercial that talked about all the checks they received in the mail each day. Then a mail carrier dressed in the recognizable garb with a HUGE bag of mail comes out on stage and they proceed to dump out the mail onto a table too small to hold all the mail which means the excess mail is cascading onto the ground.
Next someone opens up random pieces of mail and pulls out the check and reads out the amount on the check. Naturally this demonstration is much better then saying we get checks in the mail each and every day.
When I’m putting together a presentation online or onstage, I always ask myself the question how can I demonstrate the point I’m trying to make.
This is extra important when doing a virtual presentation online because people have so many distractions, we have to do more to keep their attention.
Always ask is there a way to create a demonstration around the idea I’m trying to explain.
Next Tuesday at noon Derek Ostovani will demonstrate how to set up a virtual stage for your online presentations even though he is a student of one of my programs I will be his student to learn his way to set up a virtual stage.
Feel free to reply with questions you would like me to ask Derek. And if you have not registered to attend LIVE here is the link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CDudf8QfQdis4ybDjWRs7g
Speaking at virtual events is “HOT” and you definitely want to take advantage of them. Nothing will be sold this is a 100% Gift.
Thank you for attending another episode of Eric’s Escapades.
Have an Amazing Day!
Eric “Did My Duty” Anderson
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