Are you a lousy speaker?
It might be because you believe one of the following lies.
Lie # 1: My topic is dull.
When I was a newspaper reporter, we had a saying: “There are no bad stories. Only bad reporters.”
One of the most important skills in business today is being able to create and deliver presentations that are simple and persuasive.
That's why Speechworks has created a new website called "15 Minutes Including Q&A."
Too often, when a potential client calls and asks for a sales presentation, the potential vendor is so pumped for the opportunity that they get off the telephone as quickly as possible.
If someone offers you gold, you take it. And if one of your listeners raises her hand, you stop your presentation and take the question.
In general, that’s the rule that we teach at Speechworks. That’s because one of the most important things that can happen during a presentation is for someone to ask a question.
“Hair is the first thing. And teeth is the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things, he’s got it all.”
Those are the words of the Godfather of Soul. And while he probably wasn’t talking about public speaking, to our mind he was making a point about how to make an impression on audiences.
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