POOR COMMUNICATION IS THE ULTIMATE ENEMY
OF BUSINESS SUCCESS…

THE ONLY PRESENTATION TRAINING YOU WILL EVER NEED.

Think about it – lost sales opportunities, plummeting team morale, a diluted company culture, lack of execution and poor adoption of change in your business

Not to mention the impact on effectively rolling out your strategies. It all adds up, right? It’s time to turn the tide and empower your team with the skills they need to captivate, inspire, and drive success.

Enter Boredom Slayer 2.0 the groundbreaking program based on the acclaimed book by global speaker Richard Mulholland. This isn’t your typical snooze-fest communication training – it’s the game-changer your team has been waiting for.

Our Boredom Slayer Presentation Skills course teaches the techniques we use for our clients every day. Learn how to create a business or sales presentation that makes an impact!

WHAT OUR CLIENTS THINK

The “Care, know, believe, do” philosophy is lightbulb stuff!!! Thank you for switching it on! Thank you for switching that light bulb on!”

Stella Carter
Head of Client Services, Stratitude

This course is a mind-changing experience! It has challenged me in many ways I did not expect, and given me a new confidence is presenting/speaking. I feel inspired to come up with new ideas and to look for opportunities at work to use this new knowledge. Thanks Missing Link!”

Kaz-Leigh Straightfill
Thatch Music

Every startup, entrepreneur, SME, corporate, school etc should attend such workshops. You will learn a considerable amount and always put your audience first, never daring to kill them with your poor presentation.”

Hallam Ford
Locstat Systems

THE COMMUNICATION REVOLUTION

3 MODULES IN
3 OR 6 DAYS

ONLINE OR
IN-PERSON

10 PEOPLE
PER SESSION

BOOKINGS FOR
INDIVIDUALS
OR TEAMS

Day One: Communication Strategy and Narrative Building

Equip your team with the skills to create the perfect message that drives action and resonates with any audience and leaves a lasting impression.

Day Two: Visual Storytelling
Skills Lab

Transform your team’s storytelling abilities by leveraging powerful visual aids that captivate and inspire.

Day Three: Impactful Delivery Mastery

Teach your team to communicate their ideas with maximum impact, turning listeners into loyal advocates.

P.S With AI rewriting the rules in the communication space, knowing how to ask the right questions (prompts) has never been more critical. That’s why we’ve scoured the space for the most effective AI tools to integrate into our program.

Boredom Slayer 2.0 is the communication training your team will love. It’s hands-on, interactive, and focused on real-world success.
Give your team the tools they need to conquer boredom and achieve extraordinary results.

Boredom Slayer Book Cover

READ THE BOOK THAT
STARTED IT ALL

Any fool can put together a presentation.
This book exists because so many do.

There’s something sucking the life out of audiences everywhere, transforming them from the
very people who can change your business into the disengaged masses.

It’s called The Boredom … and your job is to slay it!

BOREDOM SLAYER
BOOK SAMPLE

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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Module One: MASTER THE MESSAGE

Every presentation is written before it’s designed, before it’s delivered. Here you are shown how to write a great presentation. This session covers the basics of how an audience receives information and how to build a narrative that aligns with that. We will take you through our battle-hardened “Missing Link Action framework” to refine and build your narrative that will ultimately engage your audience.

OUTCOMES

  • Define your audience and diagnose their buying motives, and reason to care
  • Sort, categorize and triage content for maximum clarity
  • Apply the Missing Link Action Framework in any scenario
  • Learn the difference between what’s important and what’s not
  • Structure a message that connects with your audience, entertains, while it explains and creates action
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Module Two: PIMP MY PRESO

Now that your narrative is rock-solid we build the slides that will enhance your message. We teach you how to think like a designer. We’ll cover the anatomy of what makes a good slide and how people visually receive information. We will also show you a plethora of free online tools that will make the presentation design process easier (even if you are not a graphic designer).

OUTCOMES

  • Divide your written content into the perfect number of visual aids
  • Use fonts, colors and imagery to maximum effect
  • Source and apply imagery and icons
  • Design slides that attract – not distract
  • Use animations and transitions to create drama and connect ideas
  • Understand information hierarchy and how to present data in a way that is memorable
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Module Three: STAND AND DELIVER

You’ve mastered the message, your slides look slick and perfect, now you have to not trip over your tongue and deliver it. In this session we’ll give you some amazing tools that you can apply to your public speaking style, making you the best version of yourself whenever you hit the stage, zoom call or boardroom.

OUTCOMES

  • Deliver your message with purpose, confidence and maximum potency
  • Connect with attendees on a local and emotional level
  • Inspire specific action from your audience
  • Use your hands, face and body to concentrate attention and drive home points
  • Have a little fun while on the stage
  • Curate your tone and pitch for different scenarios and messages

TRUSTED BY

WHAT OUR ALUMNI THINK

MEET YOUR TRAINERS

The Boredom Slayers Series has been developed with the Missing Link Action Framework at its core, giving you all the presentation skills, we’ve learned over 20+ years in the presentation business, working with companies, CEO’s, authors, TED speakers and professional speakers across the globe. We know what works and we’ve left the rest behind.
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KEVIN DIKE
Presentation Head Trainer

There is a good reason that our training interventions are so popular, so powerful and so ‘perorative’. That good reason’s name is Kevin and he is our Master Trainer, the head of the Missing Link Academy and the product champion for our flagship training series, Boredom Slayers.

Having cut his teeth (and his abs) as an award-winning, world-travelling live drummer, Kev knows all the stand-up-and-stand-out techniques to move an audience to its feet. Since switching the sticks for the mic, he has trained over 50 TEDx speakers, hundreds of CEOs, many, many teams and even a few talk-show hosts and public figures.

But is he any good? Well, one of SA’s largest listed financial institutions insists that Kevin’s bottomless energy and inspirational positivity are best experienced in person, and fly him to wherever they need him to be and, thus far, has traveled to 9 different countries, 108,000km and 163 hours of plane time to make people smarter across the planet.

Online and in-person, Kev is one of the gosh-darned nicest people you’ll ever be lucky enough to meet, and he will make laugh, and think, and turn you into a stronger, more dynamic presenter.

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JOSH PETERSE
Presentation Trainer

We are very lucky to have been able to include Josh on this page – for both his professionalism and his personality. With regards to the former, his work is as interesting as it is brilliant, which is why he is globally recognised as an authority on design thinking, and Africa’s very first expert to be Prezi accredited. Wiser than his limited years should allow for, he has (mad) skills in both narrative strategy and visual-aid design, and it’s this combination that has made many great brands’ content so powerful, and his TEDTalk speakers so memorable.

But it’s thanks to the latter aspects of our Josh that our clients really shine. Having learned to love the stage himself, he knows how to use each coaching session to bring out the very best in each individual. Be prepared for his jocularity, his terrible pranks and his 10-meter wide, 1000-watt, energy-efficient grin.

His decision to join our family all those years ago has made it stronger and smarter, and his hunger for information and trends continues to do so.

On his weekends off he is a rather quirky music producer for local artists, and you can (and should) find his music video on YouTube. He does a wicked version of ‘Careless Whisper’ – go on; make him do it.

Pierre Du Plessis

PIERRE DU PLESSIS
Trainer

Pierre is no stranger to the speaking stage. He has been featured regularly on TEDx stages, and his speaking clients have included BMW, KFC, Adcock Ingram, Alan Gray, LASIK. He leads a contemplative community with a strong focus on meditation, retreats, and inner work in Cape Town and was the co-founder of Palaestra. He is also an award-winning author, having received the Desmond Tutu, Gerrit Brand prize for literature for his book titled Train Naked. As someone who cares deeply about human development and people becoming better people, Pierre’s coaching style is based on leveraging ancient wisdom in order to solve modern business challenges. He believes he is the love child of Getrude Stein and Jason Bourne and lives in Cape Town, South Africa with his wife, two kids and his iPhone.

Alon Zahavi

ALON ZAHAVI
Trainer

Alon boasts an impressive decade of training experience. Having been in sales and customer service for 18 years and an Apple-certified trainer for 8 years, Alon brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience in training and facilitation best practices. Not only has Alon trained and coached hundreds of retail employees throughout Southern Africa, he has also presented at numerous businesses and media events. He is a UCT graduate in Training and Development Management, a certified Life Coach and was a primetime radio show host. Passion, infectious energy and a whole lot of learning are just some of the things you’ll get from a session with Alon.

Ruan Labuschagne

RUAN LABUSCHAGNE
Presentation Trainer

These years spent behind the camera have given Ruan a rather particular view of the world. In his 2 decades of hands-on experience, he has done impressive things outside our walls – broadcast and mainstream TV shows, entertainment journalism, brand and marketing activation (phew) – as well as within them. He has coached CEOs, encouraged interviewees, conceptualized and captured large-scale productions, coordinated on-stage and online events – and the accretion of these varied experiences and points of view have informed his perspective.

As he has informed those he’s worked with. It’s fair to say that Ruan’s quirky brilliance makes his production work so good, while he makes the people he works with better, and he always gives more than he gets.

No matter the workload, no matter the complexity, Ruan’s positivity is harder to scratch than titanium, and this rings through in any project he’s involved in. They’re just… better. When COVID hit, his hands were integral in helping the team to rebuild our online CloudCrew offering, allowing the business to thrive.

The more you get to know him, the more he’ll impress you and challenge you, and the more you’ll love him. Professionally-styled 30cm mohawk and all.

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