Are your presentations predictable and uninspiring? You may be making a costly mistake that is turning off your listeners. Don’t feel bad. Many speakers fall into this trap.
As a public speaking coach, the biggest mistake I see is speakers trying to play it too safe. If you want to make your presentations more unique, interesting, and worth listening to, then you have to go for the “gold”.
What is your “gold”? Your “gold” is your unique ticket to greater audience engagement and connection to your message. It’s your personal DNA. The stories, experiences, and talent you have tucked away in your life history. Yes, they’re valuable. They are worth their weight in “gold”.
How can you mine your “gold”? First, look for personal examples from your past or current experiences to add to your presentation. Dig deep and pull out the lessons you’ve learned. Your goal is to get your audience to say “yes” to a crucial question. When you ask your audience, “Has this ever happened to you?” You are inviting them to make a deeper connection with your message.
Your personal and professional experiences are your “gold”. Don’t keep them hidden inside of you. Mine and share them. When you do, you will make it easier for your audience to say or think: “me too”, “I can relate to that”, or “Wow! I’m not the only one that’s happened to.”
When you add your signature “gold” to your presentations, you will immediately connect with and inspire more listeners.
For more ways to identify, mine and cash in on your “gold”, schedule a free strategy session with Better Speaking Skills Coach Rosalyn Porter at https://betterspeakingskills.us/contact/