Speakers Need To Understand That How You Say It Is As Important As What You Say

by drjim on October 7, 2014

Speakers need to change how they say things

Speakers need to change how they say things
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The time that you’ve been allocated in which to deliver your next speech is limited despite the fact that we all know about the importance of public speaking. What this means for you is that you are going to have to make each word that you say count – you don’t have time to waste any words. Somehow you are going to have to find a way to make your words stronger by using energetic language.

How To Boost The Impact Of Your Words

The good news about the next speech that you’ll be giving is that your audience will be listening to every word that you say. The bad news is that those words may not be all that powerful. Your audience may hear what you say, but your words may not connect with them and may not motivate them to take action. We’ve got to change this.

A great deal of how we can make our words take on energy has to do with what words we use. It turns out that the English language is set up to be all about action. This means that when you speak you need to use action verbs and you need to avoid using passive verbs like was and were.

The experts in this field have other recommendations for us. They tell us that when we are speaking, we should use more verbs than adjectives. By doing this, we’ll be able to both grab and hold our audience’s attention.

How To Be Specific

How your write your speech is just as important as the words that you include in your speech. Once again, when we turn to the experts they have recommendations for us.

They suggest that we use the same techniques to write our speeches that journalists use when they are creating newspaper articles. They tell us to make sure that we focus on accuracy, brevity, and being concise. By doing this we’ll reduce the possibility that we’ll end up confusing our audience.

The experts tell us that most of the ideas that we want to get across to our audience can be expressed in 25 words or less. If we use more than that then we run the risk of confusing our audience. When you are practicing your speech, take the time to cut out the parts that are not needed and just leave a very clear message for your audience.

What All Of This Means For You

Time is short, and it’s never shorter than when you are giving a speech. You have a very limited time in which to get your message across to your audience. In order to make that happen in the time that you’ve been given, you need to find a way to make your every word count in order to boost the benefits of public speaking that you can deliver to your audience..

You can make your words stronger by boosting the energy that goes into each word that you use. The experts recommend that we use more verbs than adjectives, and that we focus on using accuracy, brevity, and clarity when creating our speeches. Make sure that you stay away from using words that are not specific.

The good news about making your speeches have more punch is that you’ll always be ready when the time that you’ve been given for your speech gets reduced. Your message will be so powerful that no matter how much (or how little) time you are given, you’ll be able to connect with your audience and motivate them to action!

– Dr. Jim Anderson
Blue Elephant Consulting –
Your Source For Real World Public Speaking Skills™

Question For You: How much time do you think that you should spend adding power to the words in your next speech?

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Note: What we talked about are advanced speaking skills. If you are just starting out I highly recommend joining Toastmasters in order to get the benefits of public speaking. Look for a Toastmasters club to join in your home town by visiting the web site www.Toastmasters.org. Toastmasters is dedicated to helping their members to understand the importance of public speaking by developing listening skills and getting presentation tips. Toastmasters is how I got started speaking and it can help you also!

What We’ll Be Talking About Next Time

Welcome to the 21st Century! In the past, we always stood in front of real, live people when we gave a presentation and we all knew how to do that. Now everything seems to have changed and with the arrival of both powerful laptops and high-speed Internet connections, we are now being asked to conduct virtual presentations where there is no audience. What’s a speaker to do?

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