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Three Tips to Enhance Your Gift as a speaker

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Three Tips to Enhance Your Gift as a speaker

Does this sound like you? “I’m a fine com­mu­ni­ca­tor one-on-one, but put me in front of a groupand I just die!”

Why is it eas­ier for many of us to present in front of a few peo­ple than to a larger audi­ence? Why do many of us believe that some peo­ple just “have what it takes” to present effec­tively, and the rest of us don’t?

The truth is that every­one has the innate gifts to speak in pub­lic. True, few may pos­sess the flam­boy­ance of a pro­fes­sional moti­va­tional speaker. But I ques­tion the value of this pre­sen­ta­tion style, which often looks inau­then­tic. And although it does mat­ter how you use your hands (avoid­ing the infa­mous “figleaf” pose, for exam­ple) and how you pitch your voice, the real gift you have to offer is YOU.

Three Tips to Enhance Your Gift

  • Con­nect.
    It’s impor­tant to remem­ber that speak­ing pub­licly is a rela­tion­ship event, NOT a per­for­mance event. Your audi­ence remem­bers what you say because you con­nect with them, not because you are the smartest or most charis­matic per­son in the world.
  • Don’t speak “to,” speak “with.”
    Think of the event as a dia­logue or con­ver­sa­tion. Look directly at peo­ple and share your knowl­edge with them.
  • Express your­self
    Remem­ber that your unique style is bet­ter than any set of “stage skills.” Be yourself.

 

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