Hungry for Human Communication.
After spending 8 hours in front of a computer screen, after communicating with people via telephone, video call, text messages, emails, after little detours on Facebook and Youtube where people shared amazing links with me – I went to a LIVE talk. Yipeee!
… and I was disappointed. The speaker put his focus on a very-well done video. The video was performed, recorded, and edited in the past. I was craving the here and now. In this digital era with our tendency to lead more isolated lives, I was hungry for live communication. Aren’t we all?
Razzle & dazzle with a meaningful message and a powerful delivery.
We go to live performances and live talks for the pleasure and inspiration of connecting with someone who has a passionate idea to share with us. If you try to razzle and dazzle your audience with visual aids like digital media, slides, and videos – beware! Your audience has pretty much seen it all. It will be challenging to visually “wow!” them with a great video or slide. Visuals in the background can support your message, but they can’t compete to a live, well-prepared speaker.
If you really want to razzle and dazzle the audience, deliver your well-composed message in an authentic way that:
— catches our attention
— makes us believe and accept it
— rallies us to action
TIP: don’t put all your creativity energy and time into visuals (especially if you don’t have the time, energy and money for it). Put your focus on your message. The highest creative act in a speech are the words and the body you use to communicate that message.
In a distracting, desynchronized digital world, we value the simple, synchronized speaking of one human being with a passionate idea.
With joy from Berlin,
Photo:Christian Boek; Photo credit: Greg Peverill-Conti
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Dyane Neiman is the Moving Speaker: www.moving-speaker.com. She helps business professionals at all levels, who are challenged to speak in public, in English. She always encourages people to trust the power of raw human communication stripped of all the high-tech extras. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
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