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The Secret to Delivering a Powerful Speech

By |2019-09-27T13:03:19+10:00August 10th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

It’s easy to spot a dull speaker – just count the number of nodding heads in the audience. You can add a little sizzle to your presentations by learning to deliver a palatable blend of facts, figures, philosophy, humour, and the unexpected. The result can be rewarding – happy audiences, rapt attention, and more support for your cause. Pep up your next presentation by considering this advice… 1. Use appropriate attention-grabbers. Handouts, audiovisual aids, props, yarns, facts and figures, questions, show-of-hands, anecdotes, humour and demonstrations – all are capable of complementing your speech and of holding the attention of your audience. And all of those techniques are essential if you adhere to this basic principle for success: show them, don’t tell them. If you illustrate your points with examples, demonstrations, or analogies that are visual or oral, you’ll keep them interested. 2. Involve the audience. Involvement keeps people from nodding off. Try [...]

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8 Tips to Prepare for Your Next Speech

By |2019-09-27T13:03:37+10:00May 13th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Short Courses, Soft Skills, Training|

Managers are frequently called on to speak at professional meetings, service clubs, and community groups, and to present briefings or reports within their organisation. If a speech has been well prepared, with a definite purpose, and well-rehearsed, it will be successful. The most effective public speakers faithfully observe several important steps when preparing for a speaking engagement. As you prepare for your next speech, you might also wish to adhere to these proven guidelines... 1. Understand clearly why you have been invited. Before accepting an invitation to speak, be sure you know why you were invited and what the audience wants to hear. Decline the invitation if you feel you have little to contribute on the topic. 2. Sketch out a brief plan of attack. Three preliminary considerations must be addressed before beginning: First, clarify the purpose of your speech - to persuade, inform, amuse? What do you want your [...]

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