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.