How To Become A Public Speaker
Becoming a Keynote Speaker is one of the easiest things to call yourself. Being a good keynote speaker is a lot of hard work and difficult skill to perfect. I was quite fortunate in my ‘apprenticeship’ I learned the basics in my first job. We all had to learn the basic principles on how to deliver short lessons or presentations.
In this blog post I’m going to give you some hacks and ideas how you can learn to deliver you own keynote speech. There are no instant fixes! I know you don’t want to read this, I being honest. I can give you some short cuts I learned over the years.
People do not by goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
This is one of the first lessons I learned in how to deliver a good keynote speech. Learn how to tell a story, us humans love a story we have for thousands of years. As children we love stories, we read fictional books and we watch made up films. A part from Deadpool he is real… I digress.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 12, 2016
The trick is to use emotion from your story to illicit a response. If you can do that your audience will remember your presentation. Simples.
You can not practice enough. Practice the shit out of your keynote presentation. Present to friends and family, who won’t give you bad feedback. Practice to your co-workers, who will tell you it stinks. Join a speaking group, they’ll let you know how much you suck as well! It all helps.
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
If you deliver keynote speeches on a regular basis at some point your tech or someone else’s will break. Suck it up butter cup and go a cappella. Be comfortable delivering your keynote speech without the use of slides to technology. The only way to do this? Practice.