a speaker of influence not control or guilt. With the privilege
of the platform, comes the awesome responsibility of motivating and influencing
your audience to feel/think/act differently. Be a Speaker of E's.
provide your audience with extensive information on your topic. This
will empower attendees to feel competent and knowledgeable. Support your
points with stories. Adults delineate their thoughts visually.
give them the facts laced with a good dose of humor. Adults learn
better when they are lightening up! Here's the place for some magic tricks,
handwriting analysis or a song.
get the audience involved. When they interact they "get it"
better and retain it longer. Group exercises, simple questions and answers,
vary your tone of voice, smile often, show passion for your subject
matter. Make your body language reflect your comments.
Be the speaker/person who motivates the audience to admire and
respect you. You have succeeded when people say, "I want to be like
Be supportive to your audience - believe in them. Say, " I
did it...and so can you."
Hold yourself accountable for excellence. And then help your audience
be accountable and live up to their potential. Speakers need to give audiences
what they need, not what they want.
a speech with ease:
you are telling funny stories.
still when delivering drama.
punch line for the end of your speech.
passion with you everywhere you go and that will put money in your pocket!
are generally perceived as follows:
your voice, pitch, volume
your body language (speaks louder than words)
Reprinted by permission and written by Coach Sandra Schrift
a career telecoach to emerging and experienced speakers who want to get
to the next level in their profession. Visit her on the web at: http://www.schrift.com
to learn more about her Speakers University teleclasses. And, be sure
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