Keynote speakers are not just typical speakers. Their speeches can be used to measure the success of an event since keynote speakers speak on behalf of the company host or the event. Taking this responsibility may be stressful to a lot of guest speakers. Here are tips that will make you a better, if not the best, keynote speaker:
- Catch the audience’s attention
Having interesting content and a dynamic tone in speeches are just the basics to catching people’s attention. Appropriate humor would also have the same effect on the audience. Yet, it is more important to portray a unique personality and bring something different to the table through the content and the tone of your speech.
- Convey a specific and consistent message
As a keynote speaker, it is crucial to share insights, motivate participants and convey a meaningful message. Whether the theme of the speech is inspired by your daily experiences or is assigned by the host, the main message should be clearly explained throughout your speech with substantiation.
- Choose relevant examples
Illustrating your arguments with specific examples related to your topic would give you a stronger voice and power in the speech. A lot of speakers would be tempted to go through their personal biography and journey, but please be reminded that you are speaking on behalf of a company or an event, but not yourself.
- Cater to the audience
Make yourself understandable by avoiding specific terms and abbreviations because you would rather want your audience to be confused on what you are trying to convey. For example, the audience may not know the 4Ps of Marketing. Elaborating what the 4Ps are would give them a better idea. Participants would be more attentive because they believe that you are connecting with them without any sort of barrier.
- Care about your audience
Showing compassion about the addressed issue would also give the audience a positive impression. This it gives out an impression that their lives and growth matter to you more than your personal success or achievements. Sincerity is what influences and inspires the audience directly.
Being a good keynote speaker may seem challenging, but once you excel in these 5 aspects of public speaking you will have more confidence and substance brought to your speeches.
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David Mitroff, Ph.D. is a business growth strategist, speaker, and author who founded Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. (PiedmontAve.com), that creates brand awareness, strengthens customer loyalty and streamlines business processes. David and his team advise clients on leveraging technology for creative initiatives from strategy through implementation.
David inspires individuals and organizations to think differently through his keynote talks on a wide range of topics including Business & Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Branding Management and Innovation.
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