Learn the basics of how to energize your presentations, including your stories, key messages, lists, presentation openings, transitions, and closings to deliver with maximum impact and engagement. NEVER give another flat, lifeless speech again.

Session Outline

This session will cover three absolutely critical topics to ensure your audience will care about your stories, your key points and your message. For maximum impact. And with deep appreciation.

1. Energy Basics

  • Understand what speaking "energy" means for the audience and why it's the difference between a speech that lives or dies.
  • Explode the myth of charismatic or high-energy speaking: It may not be what you think or want on your journey to deliver an amazing speech.
  • Learn why you probably do NOT want to speak like most speakers you have heard.

2. Energy Hotspots

  • Identify energy hotspots in your speeches that demand your "intentional" delivery, to wake up your speech for maximum impact. Without this type of attention, speeches become flat and lose the audience.

3. Deliver with Energy

  • Get specific tips or steps about how where and how to add energy to your speech delivery and content.
  • Take away some time-tested recommendations on how to achieve the correct mindset.
  • Learn and practice (with feedback) how to build appropriate, dynamic and engaging energy into those energy hotspots with greater impact than you ever thought possible.

Who should attend?

This session is primarily for people who have some speaking experience, but:

  • Your speeches feel flat or memorized
  • You read from a script
  • You can't wait to finish your talk
  • You want to sound and feel more confident
  • You attended the last session on this topic (this time we will go much deeper) 


13:00 Registration & Networking
13:15 Session
15:30 Coffee Break
15:45 Session
17:00 Session Ends

Refreshments will be served during the coffee break for the attendees.


  • Larry Schuster

    Larry Schuster

    Larry is an award-winning speaker, and speech coach for TEDx, industry presentations and in-vestment pitches. He applies 25 years of journalism experience to guide speakers to give com-pelling, memorable presentations and talks with impact.

    He is the founder of The Storytelling Company, which provides coaching to executives on using stories and other techniques to deliver engaging presentations. He is also a speech coach for startup CEOs at Chinaccelerator, one of Asia’s most successful accelerators for startup compa-nies.

    His clients have included top executives at Hong-Kong-based Aedas, one of the world’s largest architect and design companies, PayPal, a leader in cross border pay-ments, and a 7-time world champion women’s boxer.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Members only price' or 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Member Price RMB 360
Member Price (Pay at the door) RMB 360
Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 500
Door Price RMB 500
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 650
Door Price RMB 650
Voucher Ticket

Please select this option if you have a half-day training credit.
Attendees must present voucher at registration to gain free admittance. Otherwise standard door prices will apply.

Standard Price Free


  • All registrations shall be made online before the session. For full-day sessions, payment also shall be made before the session.
  • For half-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend free of charge with Training Credit*; AmCham Shanghai members without Training Credit are eligible to attend at “Member Rate”; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at "Employee Rate".
  • For full-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend at “Member Rate”; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at “Employee Rate”; Non-members are eligible to attend at “Non-Member Rate”.
  • Limited spaces are available and attendance will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Members please bring your membership card and non-members bring your business card upon check-in at the training session.
Walk-in and Cancellation Policy
  • This session requires confirmation of attendance in advance. If you attend this session without prior registration, you will be charged an RMB50 "walk-in" fee as member and RMB100 as employee.
  • Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration for a half-day session, please notify Ivette Corominas at (86 21) 6279 7119 ext. 5671 or email ivette.corominas@amcham-shanghai.org no less than 24 hours in advance. If you need to cancel your registration for a full-day session, please notify Ivette Corominas at least two weeks prior to the session for a full refund. Cancellation made within two weeks before the session will not be refundable.
  • To ensure that you have a seat, please come to the session on time. Open seats will be released to other guests 15 minutes after the session starts.
*What is Training Credit?
As an extra offer to all AmCham Shanghai members, each member will be granted with ONE Training Credit with their valid membership term. Members are able to use the Training Credit to register for the training session they are interested in, free of charge. The Training Credit can only be used by the member him/herself. The Training Credit is not transferrable or refundable for cash.


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

Suite 568, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Ivette Corominas

Contact Organizer

+86 61693010

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