Audiences are more distracted and impatient than ever. They expect much more in a lot less time. How do you make sure your message is remembered in the age of the Twitterverse?
1 Essential Tip
Eliminate the filler!
Imagine two key audience members arrive late for your presentation – just as the rest of your audience is leaving. The late-comers ask “What did the speaker say?” What do you want the answer to be?
The audience will replay your talk in their heads and sum it up in a sentence or two. Think about the replay as a tweet-able moment. Review your script, asking the question: “Would anyone tweet that?” Then start editing out most if not all of the filler.
3 Filler Examples:
1. “It’s great to be here in (city name).” – Does anyone really care where you are? Delete this verbiage and move on to your Twitter-worthy content.
2. “What we are going to talk about today is …” – Audiences are wired for roadmaps, but would you actually tweet one? Break from the norm; move away from the expected and cut to the chase.
3. “I’m going to tell you a story.” – Eliminate the set up and dive right into the telling of the story.
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Hall of Fame speaker Alan Parisse has been coaching presenters and delivering keynotes for over 25 years. Named “One of the Top 21 Speakers for the 21st Century” by Successful Meetings Magazine, he is a keynote speaker for a wide variety of industries and organizations. Alan is a passionate presentation coach to executives, financial advisors, sports stars and sales presenters.
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