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How to Craft Your Professional X Factor for Showstopping Presentations

August 28, 2023

As a professional, your X Factor is a powerhouse that can transform your presentations and your professional life.

It’s that special something that sets you apart. Yet defining X Factor can feel nebulous, like trying to nail jelly to a tree, as the possibilities are limitless. X factor can be expressed as a word, phrase, quality, vibe, feeling, talent, hobby, song, skill, story, or special sauce!

But don’t despair, there is a solution.  

Your X factor is born from your own unique set of skills, talents, lived experiences, quirks, hobbies and interests.

So, in my latest book X Factor: Unleash your presenting superpower I guide you towards crafting your X factor as a statement that embodies three ideas that represent you. My clients tell me the process is simple, effective and delivers great results every time.

In my case my X Factor statement is, ‘the world’s only economist turned Bollywood-dancing business storyteller’.

A X factor statement expresses who you are in a way that is individual, memorable, and original.

The simplest way to wrap your head around this is to think of your X factor statement as your personal tagline. YOUR SUPERPOWER.

It’s not brand. Most people have discovered their personal brand. Not everyone has discovered, let alone articulated their X Factor. X factor starts where brand stops.

Your X factor statement is your story in a sentence.

This distilling of your X factor as a statement gives you one way of expressing something that is notoriously hard to pin down.

What unique skills or talents could you consider for your X Factor statement?

Curious to explore more? Please check out my X factor keynote and Masterclass.

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Warning! This radical book is ONLY for presenters who want to achieve professional impact and business results. You don’t want to just present; you want to create an audience experience. With every presentation you want to transform people, organisations and what’s possible. This book is your first step.

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