In public speaking/presentations for you to influence, persuade and convince someone requires for you to connect with your audience using positive rapport thus establishing trust with them. Sometimes, this is not easy.
I still recall during my third year in university when I did a presentation to my classmates and the lecturers. In my eyes it was a disaster although I passed the session. What dawned on me was that we were never guided on how to present. In fact when I rewind back into my university years this essential skill was not present in our lecturers and in most of their session the entire class would simply fall asleep.
- Who you are?
- What you do?
- What is the purpose of your talk?
- How it impacts (benefits) the audience?
- Verbal (words and sentences)
- Non-verbal (body language, gestures, emotions etc)