Sunday, May 17, 2009

ON A GREAT SPEECH

Here are a few points to keep in mind when you are delivering a speech , whether you are trying to inspire or persuade an audience to take some action.

Always have someone introduce you - include your credentials, your experience in this area, why you were selected to speak vs. someone else

Grab the audience's attention with a strong opening- ask a question, make a startling statement, tell a story

Provide a concise statement of purpose of the speech Challenge your audience - tell them what they need to hear, not just what they want to hear.

Present the solution- provide the plan to solve their problem

Keep to three major points - this helps with retention Conclude by asking for something: action, willingness to think differently, make a change.

The Coach asks . . . when you speak, are you a service provider or a broadcaster?



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