There is good news.
It’s much easier to become a good public speaker than become a good footballer. And it’s more likely to be more profitable for you.
You become more persuasive and you become recognised.
Remember: public speaking is not just about big audiences.
It could be a team meeting; a company get together or an impromptu vote of thanks.
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Typically, it takes 2-6 hours to become more compelling and more confident.
You’ll find small group or 1:1 coaching most effective. This means you spend time experimenting to discover your personal style.
Once you have learned the basics, it’s then a matter of practice.
Many people go away and work on it themselves; some come back to us once or twice a year for a refresher.
What are the main things you need to know?
Here are six key tips for better public speaking that we give to our clients:
Why are you speaking?
What do you want to achieve?
These are two essential questions you must answer before writing anything.
How can you target what you say at this audience and no other?
What will make it relevant and interesting for them?
As for visual aids, decide if you really need them.
The best talks are written first and then visual aids introduced only if it’s going to help the audience understand. Leaders rarely use PowerPoint.
Cut, cut, cut.
Most people say too much when they speak in public.
Generally you are more effective if you say less and say it better.
Your audience will respond to your energy and your enthusiasm.
Just having something good to say is not enough. Show that you care.
Finally, the best public speakers are those who do more public speaking.
It’s a skill you build through repeated practice.
To be a great public speaker takes time and effort. But to be a good public speaker is fast and easy.
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Ideal for senior executives.
Speak to our client services director Louise Angus to discuss your needs. Call her now on 020 7018 0922Ask Louise for a free consultation
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You’ll learn our 5-step process for transforming your presentations into your most Powerful Presentations yet: inspirational, memorable and persuasive.
It’s full of practical tips including:
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Benjamin Ball Associates helps clients to communicate better.
Over the years the BBA team has coached thousands of senior executives globally to present powerfully. We have developed a robust toolbox of techniques that we use to help our clients become clear, confident communicators.
We’ll help you create a powerful first impression that hooks and engages your audience immediately and we’ll coach you to deliver clearly, confidently and with impact.
Speak to Louise on +44 20 7018 0922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and discuss your upcoming speech or presentation.
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