As we enter November, it’s the season of gratitude. And so I’d like to take this chance, on behalf of listeners everywhere, to give thanks to great presenters.
Thank for you for taking a position rather than simply presenting both sides of the issue and making me decide. As a listener, I like to be led. I like to be challenged. Sure I may disagree with you. But if you can defend your position, I’ll respect you and see you as a leader. Incidentally, I have a term for speakers who won’t take a stand. I call them “wussies.”
In the Speechworks Code of Crimes Against Audiences, speaking beyond your time limit during a presentation is a crime punishable by hanging, being shot, electrocuted, drawn and quartered, and lethal injection.
At the very least, someone should give you a wedgie.
Please repeat these words: “No one cares about my resume!”
That’s our new mantra for people who are putting together presentations to win business or a job.
If you’ve made it to the short list to pitch, you’re most likely already qualified. Your resume got you to the short list. But now it’s irrelevant.
One way to help grow business during the current tough economy is to start practicing the “five foot rule.” That’s the rule that says, “Whenever you’re within five feet of someone, say ‘Hello.’”
“We all have ability. The difference is how we use it."
Those are the words of music legend Stevie Wonder. And he could have been talking about communication skills. The fact is that everyone has the ability to become an effective public speaker.
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