Influence in a genuine way with powerful public speaking for success
Public speaking for success. You want to exude executive presence, but you want to remain genuine? You want to inspire and influence people to take action but you don’t want to be manipulative? The ability to communicate executive presence with powerful public speaking is a learned skill.
It’s a paradox and for many executives, there is a pull between striving for perfection and showing an authentic and charismatic side.
I’m a recovering perfectionist – it’s a work in progress.
I have been my own worse enemy when I have at times torn strips off myself for a less than perfect presentation.
My public speaking for success skyrocketed when I began to speak less about my “areas of expertise” and the facts, and more about my journey and how I came to be where I am today.
Personal stories can hold multiple meaning and messages. The ability to chose the right story at the right time and for the right audience is a skill worth learning. It will take you from being a polished perfectionist to an authentic presenter.
Communicating executive presence means developing an authentic speaking style.
Becoming more authentic in your speaking style is a way to build a connection, to earn more credibility as a leader and to get the most out of the people around you.
I work with super-achievers often, and I can see that in the quest to be perfect, they can come across as a rigid presenter, one who lacks depth and a sense of the genuine.
It is extremely dull and uninspiring when too much emphasis is put on the content of a presentation and not enough on the meaning and the way the words are delivered.
The first step in public speaking for success is becoming an authentic communicator and learning to drop your guard (when appropriate), and to stop aiming for perfection but aim for being present. You will then be able to engage and make a connection on a deeper level.
Do you want to be known as a data-driven uninspiring, but technically able presenter who can neatly plough through a slide deck whilst smoothly reading word for word? Or, would you like to develop your own unique style of public speaking and presenting that includes ditching the robotic presentation for a natural ability to speak conversationally, and incorporate stories into your messages so that the most important information is not left in the room but it is imprinted on the minds of your audience?
As a storytelling expert, known as The Story Midwife, I help leaders to create compelling presentations through business storytelling
Before becoming a Professional Speaker, I worked for over twenty years as a midwife
As a World Class Speaking & Storytelling Coach, I’ll help you mine, refine and deliver a captivating story for your business or brand. Whether it is the boardroom, podium or stage; I can show you how to develop a persuasive presentation with a compelling story that will be hard to forget by anyone who gets to experience it.
If you would like to find out about training for your team, I’d love to hear from you. Contact me email@example.com or call +61 (0)438 902042.