One of the lessons learned from our many coaching sessions is this: don’t allow yourself to get complacent and think you can do the same old, same old as you plan your speaking engagements and media interviews.
Analyzing Your Audience
Speakers often go wrong by not doing a thorough audience analysis. …Read more…
How’s your stump speech?
You’re not a politician, you say. You don’t give stump speeches. But think about it. If you’re on a company’s new business team, or a member of their speaker’s bureau, you’re giving stump speeches all the time. They’re just called media interviews or presentations.
Aren’t they similar to what the presidential and congressional candidates are doing right now in their stump speeches? You’re pounding away at your key messages every time you speak.
Repair Your Broken Record
Congratulations! You’ve just delivered a well-received presentation.
As we advised in our first two posts on preparing for the presentation and giving a presentation, you still have work to do.
Critique Your Speech
After the speech, if you’ve been audio or video taped, make time to listen or watch yourself in action. You’ll likely never improve without …Read more…