September 1, 2014

They're like me! They're really like me!

Fellow speaker,

To connect yourself with your audience:
  • Match the audience's energy level - if they're high energy, you come on with high energy; if they're low energy, you come out with lower energy and build the energy level as the speech goes on
  • Acknowledge - if there is something on the audience's mind, mention it so the audience is aware YOU are aware of it
  • Similarity - share what you have in common with the audience
Connected,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com

August 31, 2014

Do you take this audience...?

Fellow speaker,

To engage your audience use:
  • Benefits - tell what audience is going to get
  • Tease - get them wondering what's going to happen next
  • Shocking or attention-getting - say something not everyone will agree with
  • Similarity - show how you are similar to your audience
Engaged,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com

August 30, 2014

The Three Ps and how to grow

Fellow speaker,

According to speech coach Jezra Kaye, there are three different focuses for each stage of a speech:
  • Prepare - focus mostly on your content
  • Practice - focus mostly on yourself
  • Present - focus mostly on your audience
In threes,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com