Jill Douka, MBA, PCC, is the highly sought after internationally-renowned speaker, awarded #1 bestselling author of “Create Love: 7 Secrets to Manifest Your Perfect Match”, awarded business mentor by the European Union, and one of the first European speakers at 2 TEDx events in Asia and Europe. She is Greek and Canadian, and has trained, coached, and mentored thousands of people in Europe, the USA, and Asia. Jill has worked with numerous Fortune 500 clients like Microsoft, Kraft, Iberdrola. She travels extensively throughout the world with her husband, Nikolas Ouranos, founder of Academy of Relationships. Jill is one of the founding members of the European Evolutionary Council and an active philanthropist.
As a speaker, what makes you unique?
At Jill’s TEDx talk “RE-act and have fun at work“, one of her key points was: “focus on what are you unique at.” As a speaker, what makes you unique? Jill says that speakers who are having an impact are passionate, so they find what they are passionate about and they share their passions. “Talking without passion is like trying to drink water from a glass that has no water in it.” We all must find our own mission statement, our uniqueness. In order to find her own uniqueness Jill created her “Uniqueness game.”
Audience participation and her other favorite techniques
“Without participation it is very tough for people to really get something away.” Experiential training is the best way of passing through knowledge. Jill always does that. Another technique is sharing stories that touched us, and that are relevant to the topic. During her talk at TEDxNicosia Jill shared a story of a ski injury, and aimed to engage her audience’s five senses. At the end of the talk, some from the audience said they felt they were on the mountain and felt cold.
In public speaking, there is no failure
Jill’s first TEDx talk is about “How to embrace failure.” In public speaking, sometimes we face challenges onstage, but to her “nothing is a failure.” Everything has happened to Jill onstage. Once one of her shoes was left behind, in front of nearly thousand people during a Brendon Bruchard‘s training event, but she just kept going. Jill also remembers a Brendon Bruchard workshop where a person in the audience was having a stroke. Brendon asked for help and shared words to the audience to bring positive energy to the person. All is a learning experience, there is no failure.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
Routine to Shine
Do vocal exercises every day.
Jill’s book “Create Love: 7 Secrets to Manifest Your Perfect Match”
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