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Entries in 13 box structure system (2)


13 Box System: Powerful Secrets Revealed

A month ago, I introduced you to a (very cool and highly effective) business communication tool called the "13 Box System."

Don't underestimate the power of 13 boxes
If you're not aware of how easy, powerful and helpful 13 boxes can be, you might be missing out on how to become a better communicator. You can use it for much more than presentations. You can use the 13 Boxes for proposals, multimedia projects, articles, blog posts, etc.

Unlike some systems that can take hours to learn and implement, the 13 Box System uses one piece of paper– you're up and running in no time!

So, what's new in the land of the 13 Box System?
Eugene Moreau, the creator of the 13 Box System, has just released four new videos on the secrets of the 13 Box System.

In the videos, Eugene shares his secrets on getting the most out of the system. The first four videos introduced you four introductory videos to the 13 Box system.

These four new videos on the 13 Box secrets take you a bit deeper into the system.

Now, with all eight videos, you have all the necessary ingredients to use the 13 Box System like a pro
You'll also see how easy it is to integrate it into many of your communications strategies.

Hungry for more?
You can buy Eugene's "The Public Speaker's Little Black Book" which also covers the 13 Box System.

P.S. Wait until you learn about cloning the 13 Box System in video #4. It's utterly brilliant.


13 Box System: How to Structure a Presentation (in Minutes) 

Have you ever been asked to give a presentation?

If so, did you struggle for hours trying to figure out what to say first?
Then second?
Then third?

What if you had an “easy-as-pie” system to instantly map out any presentation you deliver?
How cool would that be?
It’d be very cool, right?

Well, you can have that system now
And learning how to use it will take just minutes.
(Really, it will.)

13 boxes was my life-saver
When I started public speaking a few years back, I wasn’t sure how to outline or structure a presentation. But a light bulb went off.

I remember running across something called “The 13 Box Structure System.”

The 13 boxes form a grid to help you outline a presentation that rocks
I first started out creating a grid with, um, 13 boxes.
Then I outlined my presentation.
And I was home free.

After using the 13 Box System, I was confident I had a presentation that incorporated a solid structure (a beginning, middle and end) and communicated exactly what I wanted to say in a way that kept the audience engaged.

Eugene Moreau of Moreau Communications reveals his 13 Box Structure System
Eugene just created four very short videos detailing how to use the 13 Box Structure System to give a presentation. Each video is only two minutes or so in length.

The system is dead simple and highly effective
Even if you’re comfortable giving presentations, do yourself a favor and check these videos out.

Here’s what I suggest:
• Grab a piece of paper and a pen.
• Place it in the landscape position.
• Watch the videos and make notes as you follow along.

First, Eugene shows us how the presentation grid is divided so the page has a beginning, middle and an end.

Then Eugene shows us how to create the five stages in a presentation:
1. Conclusion
2. Headlines
3. Critical Messages
4. Main Body
5. Opening Sequence

In the last video, Eugene shows you how to order the 13 boxes when you deliver your presentation.

Where and when can you use the 13 Box Structure System?
In addition to presentations, I think you can use this system just about anywhere. Use it for meetings, slide shows, videos, podcasts, etc.

Can 13 boxes really make a difference in your presentations?
It did for me.
I’m sure it will for you.

Watch the videos and decide for yourself.