40 Minute Mentor - Alex Merry

Public speaking – an instrumental skill to perfect for any Founder and executive. 

It’s also one of the most dreaded aspects of being a business leader. 

To help make your next presentation a less stressful experience, we’re joined by Alex Merry,  former COO, turned public speaking coach.  

Alex doesn’t only help leaders deliver high-stakes presentations at work and globally recognised conferences, through his coaching and online speaking club, MicDrop, but he’s also published his advice in his book, ‘Make It Count’

In this bite-sized episode, we’re looking at: 

➡️ What makes a good public speaker 

➡️ How to manage your nerves 

➡️ The one thing you should never finish your presentation on 

➡️ How to handle difficult questions 

Helpful links:

➡️ Connect with Alex: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mralexmerry/ 

➡️ Join MicDrop: https://alexmerry.com/micdrop-web/ 

➡️ Get your copy of ‘Make it count’: https://alexmerry.com/get-the-book/ 

💙 A big thank you to our Sponsors:

Alchemist – an industry leading learning and development company, whose learning journeys and experiences help organisations who want to grow, change or transform by putting the learner first to optimise organisational performance.

To learn more about Alchemist and see how they work with some of the most innovative companies in the world, head over to https://thisisalchemist.com/40minutementor/  to find out more. 

🏆 Want to partner with us? 

Do you want to get your brand in front of leading Startup Founders, Investors and C-Suite decision-makers, and attract some of the sharpest talent in the Startup/Scaleup scene?

Get in touch with our Head of Marketing and Producer, Hannah to find out more about how we can co-produce content that will help you stand out and engage with over 40,000 loyal monthly listeners. You can reach her on ku.oc.cmbj@hannah 

Enjoyed this episode?⭐️

Keep up to date with all our latest episodes, by hitting the subscribe button on your favourite podcast platform. And for any feedback on what you enjoy the most and ideas on what we can do to make 40 Minute Mentor even better, please leave us a review on https://ratethispodcast.com/40mm

ℹ️ You can listen to all 40 Minute Mentor episodes on:

40 Minute Mentor

Replay: Mo Gawdat – Turning heartbreak into purpose and cultivating happiness in your career 

“I was most unhappy at work when I was making the most money and the biggest amount of success.” 
40 Minute Mentor

Replay: Tessa Clarke – Sharing more and wasting less with Olio 

“Globally, a third of all the food we produce each year gets thrown away. Meanwhile, 800 million people go to bed hungry, who could be
40 Minute Mentor

Replay: Sir Clive Woodward – Coaching Champions from the Rugby World Cup to the Boardroom

“People often say to me, sport is different from business, it's not. Business is about delivering results through people.”

Get in touch to find out more