Everybody’s got talent. What’s yours?
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade? Benjamin Franklin
Here’s my client’s Lena story:
Lena was invited to give a talk at an international conference on her speciality: software development. It was an honor to be invited, but being the only woman on the program added to her personal pressure – she wanted to be great. There were a lot of challenges to tackle: to speak English, as a second language, that was clear and articulate; convey complex information in a way that people would understand and remember.
During the coaching sessions, we noticed Lena was really funny. And the funny thing is, Lena also discovered that she could easily make people laugh. We began to consciously sprinkle her humor throughout the presentation.
And it worked! We only got to see the video of her presentation that went on the Internet for all to see. And in the 20-minute talk – we counted 5 long pauses because the audience was laughing so loud.
When your audience laughs, it creates a natural connection between the speaker and listeners. People love to laugh. It breaks tension and relaxes the brain. Relaxed brains in turn can better take in information and remember it compared to brains that are bored and on standby.
The motto of the story is this: you can’t see outside yourself to discover what you are good at. When you work with a speech coach, you receive insightful feedback to discover and build on your strengths. And yes, we believe that everyone is good at something. It can be the smallest small detail: a radiant smile.
A radian smile will get you far in public speaking! It is the most important body language feature we have to let the audience know “hey I am a friend and not a foe” You look comfortable and confident on stage when you smile, which makes the audience feel relaxed while they can sit back and listen to you. A smile creates empathy and helps get your audience on board.
Talent rubbed with persistence and passion can create a Moving Speaker.
Discover your talent. Make it happen.
Dyane Neiman is the Moving Speaker: www.moving-speaker.com. She helps business professionals at all levels, who want to enjoy speaking in public, in English. She always encourages people to start with their natural talents and expand their skills from that rich source. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
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