Good Speakers Will Offer Additional Perspectives

Exceptional good presentation skills


Those things themselves did not change; what changed was his idea of himself.

Carlos Castaneda

Good Speakers Will Offer Additional Perspectives

I hope your speech provides interesting insights


Does your speech offer some new insights to the audience? Do you invite them to explore another point of view? Or do you try to force them to accept your point of view? That may lead to even more resistance. A large part of whether or not persuasion is effective is based on the general rapport between you and your audience. If you don’t know them well, it’s imperative to start building this rapport immediately. First, you have to find common ground as soon as possible. Therefore you have to start listening instead of leading. If you can identify ways to connect with your listeners, you can make your speech interesting and useful.




Help your audience to listen


A good strategy for communicating more effectively is to help your audience listen more effectively. To make your message more attractive, you have to be able to understand it from your listeners’ perspective.




You are the expert and you have something to offer


Your audience prefers another solution as you do? Present the alternatives to your favorite solution. Invite the audience to explore them together with you. First talk about the pros and than about the cons of those solution. This way they will see you as an expert, because you are. Finally explore your solution with them while using all relevant senses. When they see and feel your arguments themselves and they will make the arguments their own. When your suggestion is it worth you have a high chance that they will support it. And their decision last!