If you’re looking to become an experienced public speaker with invites coming in your inbox every week, check out these 10 easy steps to becoming a keynote speaker!
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Delivering powerful keynote speeches takes more than words. Public speaking is in many ways a form of art or entertainment - presenting yourself and your ideas to an audience. While there is no single formula for a good performance, there are many techniques that you can employ to make it work for you.
As a speaker you have to convey an idea. But to do that, you need to bring people into the same feeling, the same wavelength around that single idea. TED curator Chris Anderson encourages speakers to organize their speeches following this simple framework:
1. Focus on a single idea
Choose an idea that you’re most passionate about. Explain that idea and try to give it context as well as offer examples.
2. Give people a reason to care
Your audience is most likely not as aware of the idea you want to approach. Stir their curiosity by using guiding questions. Try to spark in them the desire to bridge the knowledge gap.
3. Build your idea piece by piece
Speak the same language as your audience, especially if you have a technical presentation to deliver. The more you can use visual explanations and patterns, the easier it will be for your audience to understand and to Have those “Aha!” moments.
Make your idea worth sharing
TED’s tagline encourage speakers to consider who does their ideas benefit. An idea worthy of being shared is one that has the potential to change someone else’ perspective and inspire. It’s not a selfish presentation serving only a few or, worse, your own interests exclusively.
Now, ideas come in all shapes and sizes from the complex and analytical to the simple and aesthetic. To convey them, you have to stimulate your audience’s minds. How? By delivering a performance, not just a speech. This is how you’ll be able to transfer your idea from your head to theirs.
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