Over the past 7 years as a leadership speaker, I've delivered hundreds of talks across the world at corporations, trade shows and at universities. Though no two audiences are the same, one thing that is consistent is the approach I use to deliver successful talks.
1. Tell a story, not the whole story.
2. Have a clear beginning, middle and end.
3. Winging it is easy for amateurs.
4. If you make a mistake, the audiences doesn't need to know.
5. Don't memorize your speech.
Many speakers attempt to memorize their talk in advance. Memorization is for actors, not for speakers (unless maybe you're delivering a TED talk). The problem with memorizing is that you're stuck to a script and you miss something in the script, it can throw everything else off. Instead of memorizing your talk, I recommend having key themes, "bullet points," or points you want to make in your talk. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't rehearse for your talk and prepare in advance. What this allows for you is flexibility instead of rigidity.
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