You will never get a second chance to make a first impression – Will Rogers
There is no such a presentation anyone would find likable. Some might like your performance while some might get disappointed, which is why you should think it over before say something, then choose right words and phrases. Pay attention to the following:
Do not forget about it while working over a shape and content of your performance. Do not ever chatter at the drop of a hat. Notice your audience reaction and see whether you need to slow down while speaking or to hurry up and talk on the next part of your speech.
In order to find interested customers and turn them into regular ones, apply for sense experience. Here are a few simple examples: handmade sweaters are about warmth and comfort, investments are about financial welfare and calmness and chocolate is about satisfaction. If your brand will be associated with pleasant feelings or a clear idea, it helps you to reach out a client`s heart.
Things happen and you focus on the topic too much using unclear notions and slang words. You have to remember that in most cases you deal with not an expert or a co-worker but a person who is far away from what you know, which is why here is an advice to leave professional words behind and speak simply so you were understood.
To be certain that your speech does not cause any questions, practice on your friends and relatives and look at their reaction. If they look at your puzzled, you should work some more at what you have to say, in case they reach after their wallet, you are on the right path.
A performance is considered to be good if people start telling about it to their friends. It means that your audience got it right. Do you want to be able to do so? There are two proven ways:
Success of your presentation depends on how much time it takes. Keep in mind that your speech should be either not too long or not too short. Usually, the duration of a speech depends on its format. For example, a presentation for an elevator should take a few minutes. It is allowed to talk during an hour at conference, sometimes even longer. Advice: to take into consideration several versions of your performance: full, short and very short.
Even if you are very good at talking, it is highly recommended to write it down on paper. While writing, you might come up with some more arguments, which won`t come into your head without rhyme or reason. As a result, your speech will be more logical, convincing and long-sweep.
Do not read from paper though! Writing down your speech, you should memorize it. You may look into your notes but only to restore in your memory a number or date. It is important here not to turn into an answering machine repeating studied information. Your speech should be vivid and live. Do not be afraid to improvise, wander from the point and answer questions.
Here we go, your speech is ready! Now what you need to do is to keep saying it aloud preferably standing in front of the mirror. It might sound silly but it is quite effectively. Try to practice every day, imagine you to talk to a real client. With time, your speech will sound better and better, you will stop stumble, forget words, find your pace and feel yourself confident and hard-to-pin-down.
It seems like time to act has come. Use a slightest chance for a talk even though it might seem as if people are not interested in what you have to say. There are two reasons to do so. First of all, to practice on regular customers and fix your current mistakes. Secondly, you never know what your next conversation may lead to. Maybe this very person might get interested and feel like getting to know all the details. Besides, every new acquaintance enlarge a network of acquaintance and acquaintances and contacts, as you know, as often as not, play a crucial role.
As a writer, Melisa Marzett reads a lot and is very interested in many things including leadership. Currently writing for online class helpers – great mentors, she accomplishes different tasks and keeps an eye on the latest trends in the areas of human performance.
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