After a workshop the other day they asked for feedback to help the presenter improve his message and delivery. There were a few challenges that came up during the talk that could easily be solved early in the presentation with the set-up. When giving a presentation you want to make sure that everyone is engaged and following on with the material. The more technical and data-based the information is, the more aware you need to be. You need to know the level of understanding your audience currently has, and how to adapt to different learning styles. It’s no use being
After a number of conversations with both clients and then my own mentor, I just had to write about this – the power of asking questions. If you want to be a leader of a business, a community or a team, then it’s important to be able to communicate effectively and sometimes that means not doing all the talking!
Did you know that different mindsets and thoughts about speaking will create different speaking experiences. Here are some challenges I see people have when speaking and possible causes or blocks that I have encountered working with clients, and see if you can relate. 1. Difficulty in projecting the voice – you no doubt have come across people that speak in a very quiet voice and that are challenged by speaking up loud enough to be heard. Did you know this is could be more about what the person thinks or believes about speaking, than any problem with the vocal chords.
To be a successful speaker you want to FASCINATE your audience, and now you can get the advantage on this with a gift. Branding expert and leading authority on the science of fascination, Sally Hogshead, has just published her new book How the World Sees You (July 1.) To celebrate the insights gained from a decade of research, she is launching Project Fascination with the goal of showing 100,000 people how their personalities add value. As a part of this project, she’s given me a special code to share with to you. The first 100 people who use it to
There are a whole number of factors that come into the communication game that are important for leaders to know if they are going to get the response they want. This can have an effect on motivation, instructions, teamwork and even safety. If people are not hearing the message clearly, then they will not be taking optimal action. Let’s explore where communication can break-down..
It’s easy to motivate the motivated – someone who is already on board with your message and just needs a little reminder or is looking for a small push to get going. Someone who enjoys keeping fit and being healthy will more likely listen to and agree to a message on keeping fit. Someone who wants to excel in life is more likely to participate more fully in personal development programs. These are the people that are already your fans or fans of what you offer. I used to work in Corporate Health nearly 10 years ago, and I would
Being an athlete and a motivational speaker I find there are many similarities between the training and preparation for an event or performance. I might be biased, but I think there is something to learn from what it takes to succeed in sport, to what it takes to perform well in speaking. With the Winter Olympics in full swing in Sochi, I thought it a good time to share the preparation tips of champions and how that might help you as a speaker. 1. Champions are made in training – athletes practice their technique over and over again. They do different