Speaking in front of an audience is a skill that’s essential for ambitious professionals. That’s why we’re serious about refining our presenting abilities around the Legion office. Here are a few fundamental concepts we keep in mind every time we prepare to take the stage and deliver a memorable presentation.
One thing we try to achieve is to act as messengers rather than speakers. In other words, we want to let our main points resonate with listeners above all else. If we go into every presentation with the mental approach that we’re performing a service for our audience members, we’ll speak with more conviction.
In order to effectively relate our messages to audiences, we need to understand the primary goals of our speeches. We think about what we want people to think during the presentation and what we want them to do after it’s over. From there, we can home in on the right notes to strike during every phase of our speeches.
We also remember that it’s vital to sell our ideas during our presentations. The best way to do this is to align our messages with audience members’ needs and concerns. Thanks to the fact that we research our listeners well before every speech, we’re able to do this on a consistent basis.
These techniques have helped us elevate our speaking games.