There’s a great rationale that public speaking can be a top-notch way of presenting content to your group than letting them read it and faxing your text around. But the most significant reason has to do not with the topic, not with the demonstration fashion and not even with how great the donuts were before discussion. The rationale public speaking is so successful is that the crowd gets the content presented in a really private manner by the one man who can do that – you.
When folks walk away from your discussion, they will recall one thing as their primary recollection and another degree as secondary. The secondary recollection will be your subject matter. But the most powerful memory they will take with them will be that of you as a speaker. Public speaking is really a very private matter to your crowd. That bond is unsaid but powerful. When you address the same bunch often and it is even stronger.
You can begin with your opening. Take some time and show a little bit about yourself to this group. Public speaking can be a really cathartic occasion emotionally because when you open up to a group of people about your past and your feelings, you are embraced by them and that demonstration becomes private to them.
But don’t quit adding the personal touch with the opening. Continue to look for methods to make the demonstration private throughout the discussion. You no doubt understand the power of stories, illustrations and wit in any demonstration. Well instead of using abstract or scripted storylines or jokes, personalize this facet of your discussion. Don’t simply “tell a joke”. Instead think of a personal narrative that has an element to it and use that to illustrate the purpose.
The same is true of illustrations. Now there have been instances where speakers made up a private narrative to match the discussion so that is done. And because it has the same effect, you could set that under the kind of “acting” and not feel to badly about it. But that will ring true during your discussion, if you use an actual story from your own life, your youth or your love life and be more believable to your crowd.
Don’t be intimidated by getting some of your own heart and life into your public speaking. The investment of giving individuals a little more of you will result in a higher degree of concentration and answers to your call to actions. And the crowd will emotionally bond to you in such a manner that you will almost surely be requested back to talk again and again.