Nigerian forum: Literature - 8 Habits of Great Public Speakers
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4 Dec 2015 07:34

Great speeches and presentations are more about solid planning and careful editing than eloquence or charisma. These 8 habits can make you look and sound like a leader without your breaking a sweat.



Leadersneed to be out in front. Many believe they need to excel at public speaking-- that they must be charismatic and compelling.
But that's not always true. It's more important to be a solid communicator. You'll accomplish more if you come across as authentic and your message is well thought-out, direct, and easy to understand. In my experience, this is thetrueway to excel at public speaking.
Cultivate these 8 habits when you create your message, and you're almost guaranteed to have a presentation that engages listeners and hits the mark.
1. Keep it simple.
Abraham Lincoln was our only poet president. The Gettysburg Address, considered by many the best speech in American history, is 272 words long. It tells the story of the past, the present, and the future of our country. Past, present, future is a good, simple way to build a tidy talk.
2. Keep it short.
When asked what makes a great presentation, Ted Sorenson, President Kennedy's speechwriter, said, "Brevity, levity, and charity." Notice what he put first. People clap at the end of a presentation because it's over. Science says between 18 and 20 minutes is optimal.
3. Use metaphors, not explanations.....[Read more]

Edited by Naijasturf / 1 Jun 2016 19:36
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Edited by iamsos / 6 Dec 2015 09:57