In your closing you’re going to paint a picture of a new reality. What is possible for them if they do what you are recommending they take action on?
Transitions are one of the most overlooked parts of any talk, yet they are critical to the throughline of the talk, connecting one section to the next.
You can use facts, figures and statistics to help illustrate how important your core idea really is.
Spend time proving that your core idea is important and that the audience needs to know about it.
A story completely transforms a viewer’s experience. When you tell a story, you connect with the audience.
The opening of your talk is everything. You’ve got to bring them into your world and make them care right away or you’ll lose them right away.
If you don’t have a core idea, you don’t have a talk. Start with your core idea and build your entire talk from there. You want people to be able to actually remember and repeat your core idea again and again and again.
You want to create an experience for the audience. Think of your talk as an experience instead of just a one-way transmission of information. You’ll want to engage and receive feedback.
You should know how you’re coming on stage and you should know how you’re coming off stage. Don’t leave this to chance.
To redirect your fear, take a step in any direction before you speak. Begin your dialogue as you are in motion. That will get your brain to where it needs to be to recall the material that you want to share.