Monday, September 21, 2015

Nice Link - Lessons from the World Championship of Public Speaking 2015

Nice link to the speech given by Mohammed Qahtani whose speech won him the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking on August 15, 2015.

Insights to keep in mind for public speakers.
1) Start with getting the audience on your side through humor or any other emotional reaction (shock, gasp, cheer)- Qahtani uses humor which is one great way
2) The audience wants the performer to do well and is waiting to be entertained - so remember that.
3) Every presentation needs a message that the audience is convinced and will take with them.
4) Stories are a powerful way of sewing the talk together and getting the message across
5) The most important thing is the audience - just care about the,
6) Use your strengths - humor, voice, stage presence 0- whatever works for you best
7) End the talk with hope - make the audience feel empowered.

Nice tips. Now to practice. Anyone?

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