Welcome to part one of Episode 33 of What I Know Now, the Personal Development and Leadership podcast.
This week’s guest is Paul Boross. He is the ‘The Pitch Doctor’, Keynote Speaker and Trainer. He was worked with many high profile business leaders, sport stars, politicians and celebrities who need to deliver big messages at conferences, to boards and to the media.
In 25 years experience, Paul helps clients – such as BBC, Google, MTV and The Financial Times – improve the quality of life and the impact of your pitch to win more business from your competitors, secure the investment you need and gain commitment for your business proposals. He uses his background in motivational psychology and performance to coach them so that their message is clear, concise and charismatic. He is also the author of three bestselling books, “The Pitching Bible – The Seven Secrets of a Successful Pitch”, “The Pocket Pitching Bible” and “Pitch Up!”
Paul also has years of experience in the media world, having been in two chart-topping music groups and has even performed on stage at the Comedy Store for 12 years, where he was one half of “The Calypso Twins” alongside Ainsley Harriott. He is also a TV presenter hosting programmes such as “Speed Up, Slow Down” for the BBC and Sky’s “The School of Hard Knocks“, which is now in its ninth series.
In the first part of this wide-ranging podcast, we discuss the following:
- His journey to now
- Getting into music and comedy
- His interest in psychology and helping a fellow comedian overcome stage fright
- How the words we say become our reality
- Acting as if you are in charge
- Little things that help you get into state
- His belief that some therapy can make things worse
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Stay tuned for the second part of Paul’s podcast coming very soon on wikn.co
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