September 28, 2017 / Esther Choy
Prepping for a presentation? Gearing up for important conversations? Here are 10 of our best tips for intriguing your audience.
- You don’t need your audience to know all information that you know. More important that they’re captivated and persuaded. (From “Is it every okay to data dump?”)
- The best stories are told with a sense of improvisation, but it takes practice to sound spontaneous (From “Solving Communication Problems“).
- When some asks you what you do, convey the essence of who you are. (From “Convey the Essence of Who You Are“)
- When choosing stories, ask, “What is the public narrative that I want everyone to know?” That doesn’t have to exclude everything personal. (From “Why Goals Aren’t Essential to Progress“)
- If asked to share a meaningful challenge, remember that it does not have to be a huge one. More important that it was difficult for you and that you grew through the experience in a way that demonstrated your underlying character. (From “Meaningful Challenge“)
- Use stories to establish credibility. They answer your audience’s questions of “Can we trust you?” and “Do we like you?” (From “How Stories Build Rapport“)
- Choose the right story for the right audience (From “How to Boost Credibility“)
- You can erase a bad story with a powerful ending or undo the whole story if people don’t like the ending. (From “Big Mistakes in Marketing“).
- You can give your audience a lot of info once they are thirsty for it. (From “Is it ever okay to data dump?“.)
- Stand out without being a weirdo (From “Solving Communication Problems“).
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