I am excited to have been invited to deliver my talk on “Sharing the Stage” at the 2020 Global Speakers Summit this February in Africa. As a speaker, bringing audience members up on stage with you is an art. It requires a high degree of presence and skill, which may be why many speakers never attempt it.

In 2002, I remember being invited along with four other men from a live audience of three-thousand people up on to a stage with Tony Robbins. Things went really well on stage with all six men. Great learnings were had by all present. When it came time to exit the stage, four men exited. However, one man refused to leave. After nearly twenty minutes of skilful NLP work and no help from security, Tony was able to help the last man leave the stage, without loosing face. At GSS 2020, I will be sharing the best ways to share the stage, and how to best manage the unexpected!