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Focus on the audience

When you’re giving a presentation, or any sales talk, always remember that no matter what you say, if it doesn’t interest the audience, it’s useless. The trick is to focus entirely on what the audience wants to hear, and to work your content around that. This has the added benefit of removing your ‘self’ from the equation. We have a tendency as human beings to get attached to our work, but by focusing on our audience, the onus is on pleasing them rather than our egos. After all, presentations and sales is about sharing an idea with someone, their reasoning for liking the idea could be completely different to yours, but if it does interest them, then you’re onto a winner. If not, consider shutting up shop and working on another idea or developing it so it does.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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