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engage – The Accidental Communicator

How Speakers Can Seduce Their Audience

If you want to connect with your audience, then you have to start by seducing them

So how do you feel about your audience? Do you like them? Maybe we can take this one step further – do you love them? Do you want them to love you? When you consider the fact that your audience probably has never met you before, this might seem like a bit of a stretch … Read more

The Power, And Peril, Of Using Data In A Speech

Data can be be a powerful part of a speech, but you need to be careful how you use it

When we give a speech, one of our goals for giving the speech is to find a way to use the importance of public speaking to convince our audience about something. In order to sway their opinion, we often go looking for data that will support the point that we are trying to make. Although … Read more

Speakers Need To Know When Too Much Is Too Much

Data is wonderful, but you need to learn to show, not tell when using statistics

Don’t get me wrong – data is a wonderful thing. However, as speakers we need to be very careful when we encounter data that we want to share with our audience. It can be too easy to just back the truck up and dump a lot of facts and figures onto our audience with the … Read more

Motivate Your Audience By Building Trust With Them

Often when we are giving a speech we are trying to convince our audience to take some action after they hear us speak. This is what the importance of public speaking is all about. We can do a great job of creating our speech, we can craft a powerful opening, and yet we may end … Read more

3 Secrets Speakers Use To Add Stories To Their Speeches

Does your next audience really want to hear your speech? I mean really, what are they going to be doing after you are done speaking? You know about the importance of public speaking, but do they? Would they rather just get to that next thing and skip your speech? For many speakers this can be … Read more