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The common denominator in any communication is that there must be an audience.
Find your core message. This is the single most important idea that you would like your audience to remember. If as a speaker, writer, presenter you don’t know what your core message is then how do you expect an audience to know.
Your goal may be to teach something new, share knowledge, motivate and inspire people, or persuade them to change a behaviour. Where would you like your audience to be after you have finished interacting with them? Concentrating on “what” and “how” is almost a certain pathway to bullet points and cluttered slides. Think about your emotional impact.
Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success.
Inspirational speaker....many presenters could learn something from his engaging style
Facts alone fall short. You can have piles of facts and still fail to resonate. It's not the information itself that's important but the emotional impact of that information.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
With deliberate practice you can become a speaker that inspires, motivates and takes people with you.
Storytelling is the key to leadership and communication. People are attracted to authenticity.
You don’t have to be slick or polished, and you don’t have to be tall or good looking, but you do have to engage, inspire and motivate. If your strategy is to knock your audience into submission with facts, figures, graphs and logic… then think again. Such strategies often do more harm than good.