A Good Story Makes A Good Speech

Whether we admit it or not, telling stories is how we get our messages across… it’s how we capture the attention of our intended audience, whether it be our teacher in school, our spouse, or the multitude of people we want to reach (most especially if you’re in the advertising or movie company). Humans have used it millions of years ago when they told their stories by drawing on  walls and rock. And we still do it today. Now the question is, how good a story are you telling?

If it’s all garbage and crap, well, expect people to NOT listen to you. But if there’s a good story there, then expect to get the admiration, following, an respect of many people.

As a presenter or public speaker, it will help capture the interest of your audience if you have a god story to tell. Dr. Jim Anderson wrote about the three keys to telling a good story during a speech:

You must invite your audience to listen to your story.

You should tap into your audience’s imagination.

You ought to make sure that you are having influence over your audience.

By doing these three things, your speech will surely be a success. Do head to the link for more details on this matter.

What to Do After Becoming a Good Speaker

So you think you’ve reached your goal of becoming a good speaker? What’s next?

You probably still remember those early days when you used to fear being in front of people every time you present or speak. You practiced, listened to feedback, worked on your weaknesses and grew better at your speaking and presentation skills. Now, you’re already there on top of the world. Should you stop learning? Must you stop growing? Good question. That is actually the worst thing that can happen to you in your career. Once you stop growing as a presenter, you will find yourself being included in the “just adequate” speaker category. And I’m telling you, there’ s a huge chance that it could be downhill from there.

So what do you do?

Dr. Jim Anderson discussed this scenario on his blog and I urge you to head to the link below. Dr. Anderson details on his post the reasons why we sometimes stall in our speaking careers; how we can get out of this rut; and what it all means for us. Check out the link for the complete details: Remember What Happens When A Speaker Stops Growing…