Never Miss Another Post
While this may seem like a foregone conclusion, you would be surprised at what gets in the way for some speakers or those who may be presenting. “I have something to say and I want you to hear it!” When the reality is… it’s never about you and your message should be focused on the audience and the call to action discussed in advance with the meeting planner. For presenters it’s all about delivering on the company objective for the presentation meeting. When in doubt remember, that it’s all about the meeting planner, audience and the value you provide.
Tell Your Story
In our desire to get our point across or convey an idea or process, we can miss the very opportunity to hook our audience and get them to take action. Your story can be the catalyst that encourages people to see the value in taking massive action on their goals or company initiatives. So I always ask my clients or I Speak Life Academy students how does your story position the audience for the value you ad? Furthermore, how does your story perfectly align with the meeting planner’s goals and objectives or ultimately the call to action at the end? If you are not weaving in your story, you are leaving quite a bit on the table.
Command the Stage
Ok, you have made it to the stage, now what? Many professional speakers and presenters do not study the science of public speaking or presenting, which is a #FAIL. Why? Because there are quite a few things that can make us all better speakers and presenters. Things like simple techniques that allow us to be more comfortable in our delivery or things that inject immediate humor into your speaking which immediately endears you to the audience. For example, your positioning on the stage matters and if done properly conveys strength and confidence as you move with intentionality. After twenty years speaking and training speakers it has been my experience that if you do your homework on the front side of the engagement or presentation you will experience success on the backside. At the end of the day, preparation leads to the promise of success.
Sale the Value and Follow-Up
Implement These 4 Tools and Succeed
There you have it. If you want to succeed before, during and after you take the stage as a professional speaker or presenter, implement these 4 practices as soon as you can. Let me know how it’s working for you and I will send you a free copy of my book mentioned in the article. Until next time!
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