Do you know how to master your message or are you floundering around when you are trying to share information or some type of message with someone?
Would you like some handy hints on how to go from stream of consciousness communication to succinctly and effectively sharing your thoughts?
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The most important point of the message is to get to the point!
What’s the very most important message to share effectively in your business, the one message that makes the difference between either creating conversations that lead to clients, referrals, and cash; or the message that turns people off entirely?
You’ll find my answer in this video. (Hint: It’s how well you answer the What do you do? question.)
Get this one message right and you open the door to opportunity. Get it wrong and that door can slam in your face.
If you would like to feel more confident and authentic when answering that question, and to improve how people respond to you, I invite you to join my fun and free 5-day challenge, Effortless Elevator Pitch, taking place on October 8-12.
Simply click the following link to join in the excitement, while upgrading your message to a whole new level.
You will be amazed at what you will accomplish in a short amount of time per day for 5 short days.
I look forward to sharing this adventure with you.
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Any spoken communication is more effective when offered in a resonant speaking voice. It lends authority and credibility to the person using it.
So whether you are doing formal public speaking, such as giving speeches or presentations; or mainly more informal kinds, such as networking or speaking on the phone; here’s an important question to ask yourself.
Are you happy with the sound of your voice?
If not, this video shares 4 simple ways to improve the way you sound.
Try the simple strategies I share and you will be amazed at the difference they make, especially if you record the before and after of your experimenting.
P.S. Please share the results of your playing around with my suggestions. Let me know how they are working for you.
When it comes to being nervous about public speaking, sometimes it’s the details that can cause us the most anxiety.
The details to which I am referring are not your notes or preparation for the presentation itself, but rather vital tangential items that can throw you for a loop if not handled properly.
There are four categories of details that, planned for in advance, can greatly lower your stress level when you are getting ready to make a presentation:
- Items to discuss and arrange with the event planner or meeting organizer ahead of time;
- Items to prepare ahead of time that you may need to take with you;
- Items to take with you to the event that can be packed and ready to go the day before the event;
- Things to do once your arrive at the venue of your speech or presentation.
Knowing that you have all of these ducks in a row and quacking in tune can greatly reduce any stress you are feeling about speaking in front of a group of people or an audience.
As a general rule, the more prepared you feel, the easier it is to handle the usual last minute public speaking nerves that show up before you start a speech or presentation.
I’d love to know if you find these lists useful.
In addition, if there is anything else you have found that can be added to any of these lists, I’d really appreciate your sharing your suggestions with me.
BONUS IDEA: Some of these items also apply when you are attending an event where you are not a speaker.
The most obvious example is to make sure that you always have a supply of your business cards with you. You never know when you might meet someone who would like to have one.
When it comes to public speaking, there are all kinds of introductions:
- Introducing yourself when meeting someone new;
- Introducing yourself to people at networking and business events; and
- Introductions given before you give a speech or presentation.
Depending upon how often you give formal presentations, you may not need the third type of introduction very often; but it’s still important to have a good one in your toolbox.
That requires an introduction that will get your audience excited to hear you before you even open your mouth.
This video from my series on Public Speaking Tips and Tricks covers 3 important aspects of how to be introduced in such a way that sets you up for success:
- What to include in such an introduction, and who needs to prepare it;
- Who needs to make the introduction (not you!!) and what they need to do it effectively; and
- How to introduce yourself if you are stuck doing it.
If you haven’t yet accessed it, you can find out more details about how to prepare for a speech ahead of time in my complimentary ebook, Overcome Your Public Speaking Fears.
If the devil is in the details, then don’t let the details surrounding preparing a speech or presentation devil you.