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Yesterday I was privileged to be interviewed by Melissa Fiorenza, who among her many talents is a gifted freelance writer for the magazine Women@Work.  Melissa was writing an article on tips for women giving a killer speech; what a great idea!  (I’ll post a link when the article is published in the July/August edition of the magazine.)

Ever since speaking with Melissa I became inspired to highlight this topic as my blog post. Since I’m inclined to use mnemonics, I’ve turned this into the acronym, K.I.L.L.E.R.  See what you think.

K:  Do you know your target audience? (conduct an audience analysis)

I:   Do you  strive to innovate when you speak? (take a creative approach)

L:  Do you learn what your listeners need? (ensure your message is relevant)

L:  Do you lead others by the way you communicate? (exude confidence)

E:  Do you engage your audience? (include interactive activities)

R:  Do you rehearse your presentation sufficiently? (purposeful practice vs. practice alone, makes perfect; know the difference)

The next time you  need to develop and deliver a “killer speech,” these six tips will get the job done and they’re easy to remember!

As always, can’t wait to hear from you.

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