How about your core message? Simplicity and response in speeches and presentations.Have a key message
Focus on the core of your speech: The key message
Key or core messages create focus, control, and intensity in influencing your target audiences. How to create compelling key messages in speeches and presentations.
In speeches and presentations it happens often. One exciting idea, then another, and another and another… pretty soon, the audience is more or less confused. It’s important to remember that your audiences have short attention spans. We all do. Your messages need to cut through all the noise.
Many public speaker forget to choose carefully the big point, the core message — the heart, soul, and center — of their speech.
With a core message your messages will stay on track and make sure you’re communicating the right thing to the right people.
Simplicity and response are qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
Frank Lloyd Wright
This is also true for a good speech. Making a presentation simple requires more thinking than just talking around. You might be concerned that in your quest to make your presentation simple, you’ll dumb it down. Yes, simplicity is a complex undertaking. You cannot reach simplicity without understanding the complexity and subtleties of your topic.
Your job is to make the complex easily graspable to your audience by arriving at that simplicity. Therefore, you have to know your audience well enough to craft a presentation that clearly and effectively helps make their lives better in a way that matters to them. So you need to know what your audience desires and connect that with your own expertise, as a starting place.
The core of your idea is the core of your presentation. Express that core in one simple and specific sentence, as the core message.
Step by step:
1. Know your audience
Do a thorough audience analysis so you’re intimately connected with what this audience needs and desires.
Look for the areas within those audience needs and desires that sync up with your own rooftop message. How can you genuinely and significantly help your audience with your expertise?
3.Voila; the core message
Craft a core message as a promise. Have a core message that solves a problem your audience care about and build your presentation around that promise.
Make sure that the core message focus on your audience instead of yourself.
Strive to make sure your key points and especially your core message truly sink in, and avoid anything that doesn’t directly support those key messages.
A good core message…
- … is clear, concise, compelling, with a strong call to action.
- … concentrates on the core.
- … is short and focused.