Nov 18, 2018
Kim Skubris has
been a broadcast news journalist, mostly with the Seven Network in
Australia, for 25 years.
During that time, she has reported on some of the country’s
biggest stories, including Schapelle Corby and Daniel Morcombe, and
covered numerous natural disasters locally and internationally.
Today, in addition to being a journalist, Kim is a speaker, MC,
media and keynote trainer who helps business executives and thought
leaders master their message and build connection with their
Kim believes everyone has a story to tell, but too many people
are silenced by self-doubt and naysayers.
"My mission is to lead with the heart in everything I do and
bring value to the person, group, organisation or audience I am
lucky enough to work with," she says.
In this interview with Trevor Young, Kim
- the importance of simplifying your story without distorting the
- why mastering your message is about getting to the heart of
what drives you - it's not just an elevator pitch
- the power of passion: "If you can't show and share passion with
your storytelling and your presenting, then you're going to be dead
in the water with your audience"
- the need to understand your target audience: who am I
trying to reach with this particular story?
- why the story you tell should illustrate the key points you
want your audience to take away with them
- how a powerful message not only cuts through with an audience,
but is later repeated by people
- the mistake many presenters make: they waffle too much, often
feeling they need to tell everyone everything they know about a
subject matter, or something close to their heart
- the importance of getting off to a good start: you only have 10
seconds to grab the attention of an audience - make it count! Start
with a question, a powerful fact, or an anecdote that's short and
sharp and to the point
- why speaking with authenticity is refreshing, and how showing
an element of vulnerability where appropriate will help you reach
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