Fear can seem debilitating at times yet in truth, fear is one of the best guides you can have on your team. When choose to follow that fear and move towards it, this can produce some of your best work.
Use direct eye contact to make a personal connection to your audience members. Beware though, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do this.
Your audience wants an experience worth remembering. You can provide that, and more, if you design your talk to evoke an emotional response for the viewer.
Our brains are wired to respond to emotional content, so start with story.
Invitations to speak can come at any time. Be ready. Be visible. Be prepared to pitch. Be topical. When you are, those invitations will not catch you off guard.
If you want your audience to remember you long after you have left the spotlight, focus on three areas: extraordinary content, expressive movement on stage, and compelling storytelling.
Experiment with putting a practice of discipline into your life. Once you understand your why and you’re willing to make great choices and put in that work, you’ll be that speaker people never forget.
RULE: Confused people do not take action. Be specific in your Talk with regards to benefits, timelines, and actions the listener can take NOW.
Stories are all around us. The most memorable stories cause our audience to actually feel something.
As we strive to help our audiences up level their lives, we can use story to bring lessons to life. In choosing which lessons we want to share, we can look to frequency (of questions asked of us), essentialism (of minimally viable actions needed) and transformation (of the must do steps) to guide us.