Good Speakers Will Offer Additional Perspectives

Exceptional good presentation skills

Offer an additional perspective

 

Enrich the mind of your audience by offering 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 then about the cons of that 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!

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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?

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This article is a short excerpt from the more comprehensive course materials my clients receive in a group or individual training or coaching.

Published: June 21, 2001
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 14, 2019
Translation: August 14, 2019
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