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Interview with Fred Sarkari

Learn more about how Fred Sarkari uses humor, what he gains from public speaker, and how to effectively deal with clients. Read more below.

What is the message you hope people take away from your presentations?

Slow down just enough to become aware of how we make people.  Ask yourself this question after every interaction in your business – “How did I make that person feel?”  Every decision we make is based on our emotions and these emotions are a reflection of past experiences.

 

What is the feeling you would like people to take away?

Every presentation has three critical elements for it to be successful for the long term.

  1. People need to feel Inspired
  2. People need to be Educated
  3. People need to know how to Execute their next step

 

How do you prepare for speaking engagements?

Like a professional actor, speakers need to get into the minds of their audience.  I live and breathe the concerns, fears and pains of my audience.  I want my audience to always feel I know what they go through on a daily basis instead of just having fancy quotes and stories to share.  Everything needs to be connected to their reality.

 

What do you gain personally from being a public speaker?

Happiness, joy, fun. I just love what I do – I am so very fortunate for that and stay very conscious and aware to never take that gift for granted.

 

How much does humor factor into your keynotes and other speaking engagements?

– Humor is everything – it opens the mind to want to grow and change.  Humor also cannot be at the audiences expense.

 

Can you briefly describe what makes someone a great leader?

Truly living and believing in what they share with others.  True leaders are consistent in their beliefs in every aspect of their lives.  Consistency in your beliefs is the foundation of leaders.

 

How are your keynote presentations unique?

There is nothing unique about any presenter as there is nothing they can do that no one else out there cannot.

I check my ego at the door and give them my true authentic self.  People are tired of the typical success stories from presenters.  We as speakers have an obligation to our audiences to share not only our success but also our failures.  The good – bad – and ugly.  Our true journey.

 

Do you have any unique memorable moments in your speaking career?

Reading this question created an uncontrollable flood of memories.  I have so much joy in what I do that I can’t remember a presentation that was not memorable in some way.

 

What are the key things to remember when trying to effectively deal with clients?

Understand their true situation.  What concerns and problems are they trying to solve in order to be more successful.  Most important, truly care about them as people.

 

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