Internal and External Communication with David JP Phillips
Just like every great recipe, captivating communication requires some spice! And who better to teach us that than world-renowned communication and public speaking expert, David JP Phillips?
David has spent his career researching and building a business on the art of communication and presentation, but his expertise goes beyond these practical skills that allow us to succeed in professional settings. He’s also dedicated to helping others apply these techniques on a personal level so that we can improve our relationships, exert control over our emotions, find our sense of happiness, and foster great empathy.
With his three widely-recognized TED Talks, “The Magical Science of Storytelling,” “How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint,” and “The 110 Techniques of Communication and Public Speaking,” he is reforming our understanding of communication and simultaneously eliminating antiquated notions about storytelling.
His journey is certainly one of dedication and perseverance, and as he discusses the scientific and psychological sides of expression and communication, the impact of his wife’s stroke, and how he rebuilt his company from nothing, you will walk away from this episode feeling both inspired and ready to tackle your day.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Why The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy helps fuel David’s creativity (4:36)
- The art of adding spice to your presentation (6:57)
- The transformative power of happiness and the difference between internal and external communication (10:40)
- The focus and importance of David’s upcoming book as well as his tip for grounding yourself in peace, gratitude, and compassion (17:30)
- David’s experience with his wife’s stroke and the process of rebuilding his company (23:46)
- What the somatic feedback loop is and why body language is a huge element of conversation (32:58)
- The Five Layers of Communication and how to practice utilizing your facial expressions (36:49)
- Why actors and comedians rate higher than other professions (38:25)
- How YouTube forced David to adapt and grow and the #1 lesson he’s learned in the realm of public speaking (39:48)
- “The perception we have of a talk is related to the number of spices in a talk. And that is what you were on to contrast and surprises.” – David (8:55)
- Every war and every action of hatred stems from our desire to get the substances in our brain fulfilled. That’s where they come from. So yeah, if people would actually understand that they could create them by themselves without hurting and causing pain and destruction, the world would be a better place by far.” – David (20:55)
- “It is interesting how life’s moments that are so shakingly painful can also be so important and put in perspective the few moments that we have on this ball of rock flying through the sky. We sometimes take for granted that we’re given this life.” – Billy (31:15)
- “If you focus on performance, anxiety is its brother. If you focus on having fun, that is when you will be the best version of yourself… And in a state of having fun, we are relaxed. We get free access to our vocabulary, our thoughts…” – David (41:10)
Resources & Links:
David JP Phillips
Presenter Mastery Training: https://www.headgain.com/jp/
Billy Samoa Saleebey