Episode 1

Focus on the right thing!

Published on: 2nd September, 2022

Now we are back! In English! We started this way and now it is back to basics. Presentation skills Q&A. 

We answer our listeners' questions in the presentation, information and communication field.

We speak in English, and we release our podcast episodes on Friday every second week, uneven weeks (e.g., week # 35).

We focus on listeners from all over the world, who want to be more skilled in presentation and communication. 

So hit us with questions, and send it to:  info@pik.nu

Today's topic; Focus! What does that mean to you? Listen to Carina and Martin, what it means för them.

Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:

The episode (9 minutes) was recorded at 1500 Central European Time, on August 30, 2022, with Ringr app.. Martin did the editing and post-production with the podcast maker, Alitu. The transcript is generated by Alitu.

Transcript
Speaker A:

Welcome to Presentation skills.

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Q and A. My name is Martin Lindesco.

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Hi, Karinaridanius.

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Hello Martin.

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And hello all listeners.

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Now we're back in England.

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English again, Martin.

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Yes, that's right.

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Maybe it will be swingish sometimes also.

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Yes, we started this way.

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Well, we can say that it's back to basics,

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correct Presentation Skills Q and a short version.

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And we answer our listeners questions in presentation information and communication

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field, isn't it so? Yes, absolutely.

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Well, today it was mentioned that Elizabeth Berwicks, my wow colleague, should talk, but

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she has to focus on her company, so unfortunately she can't participate.

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So I think that's why we have both an old and a new start of this Pod and a new season.

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I think it's our third season.

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Well, yeah, that's right.

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And season is a nice way of doing, running and

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creating and marketing podcasts because you have some breaks between the seasons.

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Yes, you could see it as like in education or school at school or in other ways that you

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have certain numbers of episodes and then you have a break and then you have a new season.

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And it's pretty neat way of doing it and number it in a podcast player so people could

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follow along with seasons.

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So often you have a theme, for example, during

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the season.

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And we have a new topic today.

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But I also should say that the old stuff in

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this podcast is that we speak in English and we have gone back to our Pod episodes that we

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released on Fridays, every second week, uneven weeks.

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And the new things is that we focus on listeners from all over the world and people

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who will listen to English and get more skilled in presentation and communication.

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Yeah, and that could be listeners and fellow speakers and podcasters and others.

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And in your field also presentations skills that are not having English as a first

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language.

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We are in a way lucky.

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You could say that we have English early on in school, but not everyone has it.

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So when we did some, we checked the stats, statistics and we found that we are on top

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place back in the day in Taiwan, for example, in other areas, because they probably searched

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on the title Presentation Skills Q and A and also in plain English.

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And that got us thinking, what could we do?

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Absolutely.

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So we want questions.

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So I think the listeners should hit us with questions and mail that to Info at Peak new.

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Info at Peak new.

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Yes, and then we could do as a fun thing.

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Peak is standing for Presentation Information communication spelled in Swedish with an K.

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Yes, and New is pretty funny because that's now in English.

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But I know that it's something special in French that I will not mention because then it

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will become explicit.

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I think it's new or something like that.

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Okay, it could be like a slang.

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We go further today's topic then, Martin.

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Yeah, focus.

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What's focus for you?

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Yes, I'm interested in fundamental ideas, philosophy so when I think of focus,

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it's like your focus, your senses on something.

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You are not drifting away, you're not trying to escape reality, your focus and taking in

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things with your senses in your world.

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That's focused for me.

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But often when you think about it, it's focused that you're concentrating on a topic

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or an area or in a field or in a special area in your business, for example, that could be a

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focus also.

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So it's like a lens.

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I had this as one of my free words for the year to observe things and then to analyze and

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then try to monetize that.

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So you look around in the world using your

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senses, focus on important things, positive things and something that you could do

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something with and yeah, that's it.

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So that's what I'm thinking of.

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The word focus sounds great.

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I was thinking about something here and I remember time ago, for many years ago I

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worked as a singer, as a classical singer.

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And now when we are talking about this, I

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remember when I worked as a singer and I had a routine to manage my work and minimize stress

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and nervousness.

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So that was my focus, that kept me focused on

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the task.

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And I remember that I felt very professional

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and that felt strong and vivid in the situation.

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And this routine and this focus, it was on three very simple things.

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Would you like to hear?

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Yes, please.

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The first routine was sleep well and on the day when I was going to be on

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stage, I ate light and I exercise moderately.

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When these three parts were in place, I could

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climb mountains.

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I I know know it sounds easy, but when you're

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stressed it can be very hard.

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So I think that helped me to keep my focus and

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continue with this routine and that may be stronger.

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It sounds great.

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Some pieces of advice because I now imagine,

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for example before a big presentation, for example, you did it just in time and you were

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a bit nervous in a positive way and had time to sleep and then you rushed something to eat,

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quick bite and of course didn't do an exercise.

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Maybe walking to the venue or to the place, to the conference.

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But this is great to have that like a routine or a focus that you have is steps that is in a

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way easy to do if you do it and practice on it.

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Exactly.

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I have an idea here, maybe in this part we

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should give tips and advice on how you get sustainable focus when you perform or giving a

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speech or doing a presentation.

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What do you say about that?

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Yeah, that sounds good.

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We hopefully then have answers or could lead

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to other answers, colleagues in the field and so on.

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Fellow podcasters that are interested in this area and then you have questions if you do

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some introspection, maybe have thought about something or listen to episodes.

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So I think that's a great idea.

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Great.

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Martin well, we said before we should keep

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this podcast simple.

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Short and sweet.

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Short and sweet, yes.

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So I thank you for today.

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Martin yes, thank you too.

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Also.

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And also the listeners out there and the listener, the one individual that

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listen to these pieces of advice.

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And my call to action is to check out the new

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podcast app.

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For example, Fountain.

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Yes. Can you tell a little about this Fountain app?

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A little bit, and then we'll do it over time.

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It is a new podcast app that you could use and you could earn something called Satoshi's Bits

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of Bitcoin.

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You could also support other fellow

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podcasters, and you could also send a note, like a digital telegram with a booster gram.

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It's called so sending in Satoshi's and saying great advice or it was thoughtful thing, or I

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don't agree or whatever, or a quick hello.

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So this is the new kind of podcast app, or

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podcaster, as they say, sounds really fun.

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Well, then we say to our listeners now that they should have a really nice

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weekend.

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And stay tuned.

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Stay tuned.

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Cheers.

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About the Podcast

Presentation (Skills) Q&A
Presentation (Skills) Frågor och Svar
Carina Ridenius, tidigare sångerska och röstcoach. Nu ett ess inom presentation, information och kommunikation. Martin Lindeskog poddexpert och en av Sveriges första poddare. Poddat sedan 2006, teälskare och med ett stort intresse för presentationsteknik och retorik.

Vi lyfter vår engelskspråkiga podd Presentation (Skills) med över 10 000 downloads till en ny nivå. Nu är det din tur kära lyssnare att få möjligheten att ställa de frågor du alltid önskat få svar på; de kluriga, de intressanta, de svåra och de pinsamma inom området presentation, kommunikation och framträdande.

Presentationsteknik är ett enormt stort kunskapsområde och människor i olika delar av världen har olika förhållningssätt till ämnet. I många länder är det en naturlig del från barnsben att presentera och hålla anföranden inför åhörare, medan i andra delar blir övningstillfällena få.
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About your hosts

Carina Ridenius

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Carina Ridenius, former operasinger and vocal coach.
Now runs a business and are the expert in the presentation-, information- and communication field. She works with all the parts of a presentation, voice, breathing technique body communication, target group and content and gives you the tools to be the speaker you always wanted to be.
She had written 3 books in Swedish in the field, and she gives lectures for individuals and companies.
As a client said "I have learned soooo much! I'm overwhelmed and impressed by her knowledge. She has a lot of humor and a twinkle in the eye. It has been the most fun learning time ever.

This is her second poddcast and here you can asking questions and get the correct answers.


Martin Lindeskog

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Creator, ✍🏻 Tea Book Sketches. Indie Biz Philosopher ⚛️ & New Media 📲 Advisor, TeaParty.Media. Blogger since 2002 and podcaster🎙since 2006. First podcast: EGO NetCast. Latest podcast: High Five for Hemp. Support 💲My Work and 🗽 Freedom of Expression: https://bio.link/lyceum