About Boring to Bravo

Experienced presenters can transform boring monologues into scintillating dialogues by employing Kristin Arnold’s simple, yet powerful presentation techniques.

Drawing from her extensive experience as a nationally recognized speaker and master facilitator, Kristin Arnold’s proven techniques will help you transform any presentation into a powerful, interactive experience.

With this user-friendly guide, you will learn how to take a collaborative approach to the communication process so that you can connect and converse with the members of any audience. Arnold’s powerful audience-centered “Interactive Insights” cover the spectrum of practical presentation techniques, including:

  • Setting an interactive tone before you start.
  • Using Twitter/ text messaging to engage your audience.
  • Involving audience members with a specific task.
  • Personalizing your language for your audience.
  • Making eye contact—even with a large audience.
  • Taking polls and running Q&As.
  • Recovering from humor that falls flat.
  • Facilitating conversation.
  • Creating accountability for action to occur after your presentation.

Kristin Arnold has the experience, the wit, and 90 plus practical techniques to take your ho-hum presentations to the next level. By incorporating just a few of her tips, you will dramatically improve your ability to engage, involve, and inspire your audiences to action.

Author

  • Kristin Arnold

    Master Facilitator

    Kristin Arnold

    Kristin Arnold MBA, CPF, CSP, is passionate about making all panel discussions more engaging, interactive and collaborative. She has surveyed and studied what makes panel discussions absolutely fabulous – or not.

    Since 1993, Kristin is the founder and President of Quality Process Consultants, a boutique consulting firm specializing in galvanizing leaders and their teams to think things through, make better collaborative decisions to achieve sustainable results.

    She’s a high stakes meeting facilitator, trainer, keynote speaker and panel moderator, known for her concrete approaches and practical concepts, tools and techniques her clients can apply immediately to see positive, substantive results.

    Kristin was one of the first female graduates of the United States Coast Guard Academy and the first woman stationed onboard the USCGC Buttonwood, a seagoing buoy tender.

    She parlayed her understanding of teams and teamwork with an MBA in Marketing Strategy into a specialized management consulting firm focused on building extraordinary teams in the workplace.

    Kristin is on the Executive Development Faculty in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. She divides her time between Scottsdale, Arizona and Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Brian Tracy, Author of Speak to Win, Focal Point, and Goals!

Brian Tracy, Author of Speak to Win, Focal Point, and Goals!

Kristin Arnold has a wonderful ability to connect with any audience. Her presentations are inspiring, motivational, and educational—all at once. As I read through [her book]—page by page and technique by technique—I was once more overwhelmed by how little I know, and how much is still left to learn about this wonderful business of professional speaking and teaching.
Mark Sanborn, Leadership Development Expert & Best Selling Author

Mark Sanborn, Leadership Development Expert & Best Selling Author

To say that this book is packed with powerful ideas is an understatement. Whether you’re a neophyte or professional communicator, “Boring to Bravo” will help you get better. I highly recommend it.