What’s Your Point?

I am here in Winnipeg attending the CAPS speakers convention, meeting some great and friendly people, attending outstanding presentations, and getting ready to speak tomorrow. There were several speakers presenting today where I would rank some as remarkable, others as good and others as perhaps in need of improvement.

So here are my recommendations whether you are a speaker on or off the stage, or perhaps simply speaking to your prospects or clients:

  1. Get to the point quickly.
  2. Tell stories that would help illustrate or substantiate your point.
  3. Engage the audience with thought provoking ideas and questions.
  4. Provide value that would greatly help the recipient.
  5. Create a message that mobilize them to take action.

And by the way, asking the “how many of you have been to ….” type question, is a lazy way to engage an audience.

© Chad Barr 2012. All rights reserved

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