Thanks to Karen Brockman of http://soundsupportva.com/  for sharing this article with your top 5 Tips for Speakers!  

“Inspired by 25 Skills Every Man Should Know, I pondered a list of the 25 Essential Skills every public speaker should have. How did I do?
Every public speaker should be able to:

  1. Research a topic – Good speakers stick to what they know. Great speakers research what they need to convey their message.
  2. Focus – Help your audience grasp your message by focusing on your message. Stories, humour, or other “sidebars” should connect to the core idea. Anything that doesn’t needs to be edited out.
  3. Organize ideas logically – A well-organized presentation can be absorbed with minimal mental strain. Bridging is key.
  4. Employ quotations facts, and statistics – Don’t include these for the sake of including them, but do use them appropriately to complement your ideas.
  5. Master metaphors – Metaphors enhance the understandability of the message in a way that direct language often can not.

To continue reading this article for the remaining 20 skills, you can link to the article here.

Have a great speaking week-end!

“Simply” Sue

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