RULE: Confused people do not take action. Be specific in your Talk with regards to benefits, timelines, and actions the listener can take NOW.
Stories are all around us. The most memorable stories cause our audience to actually feel something.
As we strive to help our audiences up level their lives, we can use story to bring lessons to life. In choosing which lessons we want to share, we can look to frequency (of questions asked of us), essentialism (of minimally viable actions needed) and transformation (of the must do steps) to guide us.
Finding ideas for your next High-Stakes Short-Form Talk can be challenging. When we are willing to gift ourselves time, we can: explore our own POV on problems in our world today, enjoy finding stillness and discover what excites us. All of these can drive ideas for new content that will be valuable to our listeners.
In preparation for any Talk, and as part of your growth as a speaker, you must get into the habit of recording yourself on video and studying those videos for improvement opportunities.
No matter if we are sharing a story or explaining a lesson learned, as speakers we are always striving for continuity in our delivery.
In order for storytelling to be effective, it is critical to be very clear on what your characters within the story WANT from one another. Once you know this, it will influence the way you bring those characters to life and deliver your story to your audience.
As this month ends, the new year is fast upon us. Why not give the incoming year something memorable that will effect every aspect of our lives?
Your stories will have the most impact for your audience if you can bring them into the a moment in time and recreate the environment with powerful delivery.
Your relationship with training is everything as a speaker. If you want to be the one your audience never forgets, it starts with developing a non-negotiable training routine.