Do you want to give high impact talks and presentations? Does your audience sometimes seem disengaged? Or are you less confident than you would like to be when speaking?
If your answer to any of these is ‘yes’, then these techniques are for you.
We’ve been coaching business leaders to become impressive public speakers for more than ten years. We can transform a nervous presenter into a confident public speaker in just a few hours.
Spoken language works best when delivered in short bites. Speak a few words at a time. One idea per phrase. Cut long sentences into chunks. And take out sub clauses and complex constructions.
You will find that personal pronouns are more compelling. It means you are speaking directly to people. We find this technique works well. And you’ll find your words easier to say,
Say this phrase out loud, with long pauses. You would be amazed how long you can pause. Pauses are important. They give your audience time to think. They give you time to compose your next line. Pauses also make you look more impressive.
Often forgotten but critical in great talks are the simple rhetorical tools. For example: repetition, alliteration, sets of three, and personal stories. These are some of the most useful and important tools you can adopt. Used well, they will transform your performance.
Never start your talk with “Hello, my name is… I am here today to talk to you about….” Instead, grab their attention from the start. Use one of the many tried and tested ways to hook your audience and lead them straight into your talk.
You may also be interested in Five techniques to make a boring presentation more interesting.
Download our free ebook: Five Steps to Improve your Leadership Talks. It’s full of practical tips and insightful quotes that will help you make immediate improvements to your communication skills, including:
We have developed a robust toolbox of techniques to help you deliver clear, confident talks and presentations. We’ll help you look, sound and feel impressive so that you grab your audience’s attention. In just a few short hours we’ll coach you to deliver clearly, confidently and with impact. You can prepare a specific speech with us, or learn skills that will benefit you all your life.
Speak to Louise on 020 7018 0922 or email email@example.com to discuss how we can help you become an impressive public speaker.
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