Both art and science are involved in effective public speaking. It’s far more nuanced than simply talking in the general direction of an audience. When we cover presentation in the Endless Executives training program, we focus on things like strategy, preparation, charisma, and narrative. It all boils down to a few core fundamentals.
We incorporate stories into just about all our speeches, for instance. We’re careful not to go overboard when we do so, however. Providing unnecessary details risks losing the attention of our listeners. We focus on the essentials instead, ensuring that our narratives have clear beginnings, middles, and ends. Doing so keeps our deliveries structured and organized.
Of course, a significant amount of preparation is required when speaking on behalf of Endless Executives. Our peers act as audience members while we rehearse, giving us helpful feedback. Nonetheless, we refrain from memorizing entire speeches. This helps us keep things sincere and conversational – not robotic. Keeping main bullet points on hand is enough to ensure that we exude confidence.
We also remember that if we slip up, our listeners likely won’t even realize it. There’s no need to point out the error. If an important piece of information is missed, we simply bring it up when the time is right. Staying relaxed is all it takes for a smooth recovery.
These methods make for successful public speaking events. Follow Endless Executives on Twitter to get more insights like these.