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 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.





A good public speaker offers additional insights for several important reasons:




1. Enhance Understanding


Additional insights can help clarify complex topics, making them more accessible to the audience. They can provide context or examples that bridge the gap between abstract concepts and the audience’s prior knowledge or experiences.



2. Increase Engagement


Offering new perspectives or deeper insights can capture and hold the audience’s attention. It turns a monologue into a dynamic exchange of ideas, even if the interaction is mostly one-sided. Engaged audiences are more likely to remember and reflect on the information presented.



3. Demonstrate Expertise


By sharing additional insights, a speaker demonstrates a deep understanding of the subject. This not only builds credibility but also reassures the audience that the speaker is knowledgeable and trustworthy.



4. Encourage Critical Thinking


Presenting insights beyond the surface encourages the audience to think critically about the subject. It invites them to engage with the material on a deeper level, fostering a more meaningful connection with the content.



5. Provide Value


In an information-rich world, audiences appreciate receiving content that goes beyond the basics. Additional insights offer extra value, making the time spent listening to the speaker feel more worthwhile.



6. Facilitate Memory Retention


Unique insights or novel perspectives are more memorable. By offering these, a speaker helps ensure that their message sticks with the audience long after the presentation is over.



7. Inspire Action


Insightful commentary can inspire listeners to take action. Whether it’s changing a belief, modifying behavior, or encouraging further exploration of a topic, additional insights can be the catalyst for change.

In essence, additional insights enrich the audience’s experience, making any speech or presentation not just a moment of learning but an opportunity for growth and commitment.




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 worth, you have a high chance that they will support it. And their decision last!

Preparation of important speeches and presentations


Those who do not speak are not heard, and even those who speak up are not always successful. There are a few more steps that need to be mastered.

Do you want to convince with your message and also as a personality? Then I will help you to prepare your speeches and presentations. You determine the scope. At least, I recommend a test run with professional feedback for you and your message. Then you will know how you and your content are perceived, what you should do, and what you should leave out, where there is potential. Why do you want to get such helpful feedback so late after your real performance? Then it is too late for adjustments. Benefit from the advantage. My definition of luck: Preparation meets opportunity.

You can best estimate for yourself where the effort is worthwhile concerning the expected benefit. Here you will find the fees for my support (communication, psychology, language, structure, voice, body language, storytelling, rhetorical means, media such as PowerPoint and Co., etc.)

You are not in Berlin right now? Then choose meetings with me via telephone or video support. Whereby, there are quite good reasons for a trip to Berlin.

By the way, many people suffer from such intense stage fright in front of an audience, and therefore their performance lags behind their possibilities. Too bad, because with my help performance in a good condition is possible. Just in case...

A good start: Professional feedback with suggestions for improvement​


How persuasive are you and your messages in speeches and presentations? How good are you at the 111+ most important presentation skills? I have been analyzing speeches since 1998. After evaluating 14,375 speeches and presentations, and numerous mistakes of my own, most of which I only discovered after a delay, I can tell you exactly what works with which audience. Let me give you the feedback that will help you get ahead. You will receive essential feedback and recommendations, as well as the impulses you need to persuade your audience in concrete situations.

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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 20th, 2023
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