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Everyday we connect with and forge relationships with new people.
In those few moments of introductions, you need to be able to capture someone's interest and make them remember you.
An 'elevator' pitch or speech is so-named because it's so quick you can tell someone on an elevator ride and draw their interest before the doors open.
This resource will help you form a clear message about you, so you can easily share it with others.
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Giving formal presentations at work may not be a daily activity, so when you are asked to give a presentation you may need to remind yourself of what you need to consider.
This quick guide is relevant to formal presentations as well as informal talks you may want to give during a team meeting.
The presidential farewell address used to be a big deal. George Washington started the trend in 1796. For many decades it was considered the most famous speech in American history. Students had to read it and memorise portions from it, until another speech displaced it - The Gettysburg Address.
Although the broadway hit, Hamilton, recently brought Washington’s speech back to public attention, we don’t celebrate presidential speeches like we used to. I wish we would. Words have the power to move us. Words have the power to inspire us. Words have the power to unite us. The great speechwriter, Peggy Noonan, once wrote, “When big, serious, thoughtful things must be said, then big, serious, thoughtful speeches must be given.” On Tuesday night President Barack Obama gave a big, thoughtful speech about serious things.
The Smile: Obama walks out with a brisk gait and an easy, wide smile. He makes eye contact with all parts of the room. Research shows that your audience will form an impression about you within seconds, before you say a word. Make your first few seconds count.
The Humour: After a long, sustained applause by fervent supporters in the audience, Obama had to get everyone settled. “We’re on live TV here, I’ve got to move,” he said with a smile. “You can tell that I’m a lame duck, because nobody is following instructions,” he said as the audience laughed before finally taking their seats. (more…)
In this 'Thoughts on Leadership' video, Paul Bridle talks more about the importance of getting your words right when talking to your employees.
In this 'Thoughts on Leadership' video, Paul Bridle talks about the importance of getting your words right when talking to your employees.