Integrity with your blog audience and public speaking audience.
One of the things you’ll want begin thinking about as your become a speaker is creating a blog. Building an audience of followers can turn into raving fans who buy later. But the first benefit of a blog is to bring value to the community and develop trust. It’s really blog marketing 101. But you can take this common principle one step further.
One of the most valuable resources you have for building your reputation in marketing your blog and business is the customer experience. And at the center of every great customer experience is one key element to building lasting, trusting customer relationships is integrity.
Having integrity in blogging and public speaker is about living consistent with our own morals in everything we do. We show consistency and honesty during each blog post and speaking engagement. And when we do make mistakes, we acknowledge it, fix it, and apologize for the inconvenience. We don’t look for someone or something to blame. Think about your own life and interaction with the companies that provide your Internet, phone or television services.
- Are they easy to get in contact with?
- Do they respond promptly to your issues or concerns?
- Do they go above and beyond to make sure the customer feels cared for?
- Do they swiftly remedy billing errors and refund the difference in full?
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When it’s time to deliver a presentation you have but one chance to captivate and dazzle your audience.You have to grab their attention and engage the audience within the first few sentences.
It amazes me how frequently a speaker leaves the audience yawning and checking their watches due to a disconnect with their listeners. It’s almost as if public speakers plan to NOT make a dazzling presentation. Before I give you my 10 killer public speaking secrets I want you to think of a past presentation where the presenter had passion and knowledge of their topic but their presentation was boring. Now consider how the following 10 public speaking secrets might have rescued that speaker.
1. Research - Invest time to find out what is important to your audience members so that you can meet their specific needs. Find out what challenges they face and how you can help them overcome these challenges. You can easily do this by sending them a survey ahead of time and invite input. One simple and free tool can be found at Survey Monkey. You will discover that your audience members will appreciate your public speaking presentation more since you took the time to find out what is most important to them.
2. Rehearse - Have an attention grabbing opening, body, and closing to your speech. In preparing for your presentation carefully outline your main points and keep it simple. Even writing it out word for word is beneficial. Then trim down the speech to the time you are allotted. Keeping the audience riveted is difficult beyond 20 minutes even for the best public speakers. Don’t pack your presentation full of extra fluff. This usually happens to speakers that are fearful that they’ll run out of material for their allotted time. Make every word count and trim the fat from your speech but rehearsing it over and over. [click to continue…]
Having great presentation skills will help you earn more income, a better love life and have more impact on others. Your public speaking skills will take you far or hold you back based on your speaker training and practice. Becoming an engaging and captivating public speaker is not by accident. You may be born with some gifts but even the gifted must hone their speaking skills. And no one become great at anything without much dedication. To be an expert it is said that you need to have invested 10,000 hours. And when it comes to public speaking and making presentations you must put in the time to learn presentation skills and to rehearse your presentation.
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