Are You Impactful When You Communicate?

March 17, 2013 by  

Do you have the ability to be impactful when you speak to others?
Can you persuade people to your point of view?
Can you easily articulate your vision to your team?

If you have answered yes to those questions you are an effective communicator….if not, here are 5 important tips to consider:
1. Consider thinking about the needs and desires of your audience. What do they care about? How can you get them to respond positively to any request that you make? Those are the approaches to consider when preparing your remarks.
2. Focus on the benefits to your audience and make them the common denominator in all aspects of your delivery.
3. Be authentic, sincere and true to yourself: show that you care about others and are passionate about your message.
4. Be sure to begin with a clear goal of what you wish to accomplish with this presentation.
5. Practice, practice, practice….the more you prepare the more confident you will be, the more relaxed you will become and the more effective you will be.

Remember, the speaker sets the tone for the audience; if you are enjoying what you are doing, comfortable in your style, and engaging in your manner, your audience will behave in similar fashion.  When you employ these elements, you greatly increase your ability to successfully connect with your audience, and when you achieve that connection, you enhance the value for them by making your presentation more impactful.


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