May 25, 2016

Selling to your audience

Fellow speaker,

Professional speaker Deirdre Van Nest suggests you use the BIG approach to sell to your audience:
  1. Begin with the end in mind - ensure your entire presentation is focused on and about the product or service you are selling to your audience
  2. Invite buy-in - give your audience a reason to be interested in your product - mention benefits, how the product personally helped you, etc. 
  3. Give a precise next step - ask for the sale at the end and clearly give the one thing the audience needs to do to get your information (e.g., sign up for a blog, click on an internet link, etc.)

Selling,

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

May 24, 2016

Eyeing the audience - Part 3

Fellow speaker,

Professional speaker Billie Joe Williams suggests you can work with an audience to develop better eye contact by getting a test audience together to practice on. After you give your speech, ask the people in the audience to raise their hands if they felt you were looking at and paying attention to them.

Practicing,

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

May 23, 2016

Eyeing the audience - Part 2

Fellow speaker,

Professional speaker Billie Joe Williams suggests you can work with an audience to develop better eye contact by getting a test audience together to practice on. Ask everyone in the audience to raise their hand at the beginning of your speech and keep their hand up. Each person will lower their hand only when they feel that you have looked at and connected to them.

Practicing,

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