Lifting the Performance Curve with Mark Robb


Multi-Award-Winning Speaker, shares his top tips on how to improve your client’s performance curve across the lifespan. Drawing on coaching conversations with members and discussions with leading industry experts, he provides insight into identifying obstacles to excellence and overcoming them to enable your clients to perform at their best in every area of their lives. Tips include:

• Practical goal setting.
• Addressing faulty thinking.
• Adopting a growth mindset.
• Avoiding common performance-sabotaging behaviors and exercises.

A Well-Documented Presentation

Having a well-documented presentation allows you to demonstrate your ability to convey information. It’s also helpful in marketing yourself. For example, recruiters and potential employers may ask you to send it over if you put together an attractive display. If that happens, it’s good to have one ready in which you can provide clear visuals or screenshots of your project.

It’s also important to remember that conferences or meetings are a two-way street. First, you present your work and gather feedback from your audience, their immediate reaction, and how they take in what you show them after a few days of reflection.

Use an Outline instead of Slides.

Design presentations to fit your audience. For example, many presenters have to deliver a lot of information in a short amount of time, so they use slides to help keep things organized. The problem is that our audience can’t read our minds, and they’re unlikely to remember what they see on a slide unless you tell them why it matters.

Use an outline instead of slides so that you can explain each idea as you go along, rather than waiting until you’re done with your presentation before people understand its meaning. If your display doesn’t include any handouts for your audience, then spend some time describing each slide as you go through it; make sure you reinforce everything on your slides.

Watch Your Tone and Pace

Being an effective communicator takes more than a microphone and a room full of people. It’s just as important to consider how you phrase things and deliver your message. Tone and pace are critical factors, but they’re harder to control in public speaking situations, like webinars or speeches.

Timing is everything speeds up too much, and you might seem scattered; take too long between points, and your audience will get bored. Thankfully, research shows that simply practicing slow delivery makes it easier to control your tone in stressful situations like public speaking or interviews.

Practice In Front of Others

For me, nothing gets my creative juices flowing like public speaking. Whether hosting a meetup or delivering a keynote, I love bringing a room full of people to their feet and making them laugh.

Putting your work out there for others to critique is an invaluable experience because it forces you to think on your feet and tweak your approach quickly in response to audience feedback. It’s also advantageous; one time, I convinced my audience to quit his job and pursue what he was passionate about! If that doesn’t make you feel like a professional speaker, nothing will.

Become A Storyteller

Creating compelling stories for your business is about more than just writing a good headline. It’s about understanding your target audience, knowing how they think and what motivates them.

If you can develop a story that resonates in a way that gets them engaged, then you will be on your way to connecting with them in a meaningful and memorable way. It’s all about human connection, which means getting inside your reader’s heads and imagining their perspective as you write.

Key Principles of Performance

• Focus
• Improve every time
• Have fun
• Do not judge yourself, others, or situations by today’s results. 5) Treat any effort with respect and dignity.
• Trust yourself and your body
• Humility is true strength
• Celebrate everyone’s success, do not compare
• Breathe big and lift bigger
• Trust
• Surrender and Expect Miracles
• Control your mind
• Self-Forgiveness
• Self-Pace
• Persistence

The Performance Management Cycle

Why it’s important and how to improve it the performance management cycle is all we do. We each receive a review from our manager on an annual basis, or, in many cases, we deliver that review ourselves. Whether you’re receiving or giving these reviews, there are things you can do to make sure they are providing real value to both parties.

In most cases, today’s managers aren’t engaged in a one-size-fits-all model for reviewing employees. Instead, managers must consider their team member’s position within their team, specific professional development needs, and company expectations; that makes reaching a consensus around goals challenging and impactful.

Specializing In Increasing Human and Organizational Performance

Lifting The Curve is a transformational, science-based system of behavioral development that focuses on increasing human and organizational performance. Specializing in personal and corporate development, we provide solutions for all facets of your life.

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Tips And Techniques on How to Lead

Employees who feel listened to and cared for are typically more productive and loyal. When someone feels invested in their personal development, they perform better. Be proactive about communicating with your team and understanding what motivates them personally and professionally. Team communication isn’t just about keeping everyone on task. It’s also about building trust and fostering open relationships between leaders and their employees, which will ultimately drive positive results for your business. There is a fine line between focusing too much on being available versus ensuring that tasks are completed without constant guidance.

Each team member has different needs, so paying attention and adjusting accordingly is essential. Practicing leadership techniques, including active listening, can easily bridge that gap between a manager/leader and a team member/team member. One way to do so is by using active listening, where you focus on what was said or shared.

Contact Sheffield Apps to learn more about leadership techniques.