Two coaches introduce the purpose of “presence at hand clips”. You will see colleagues in typical communication situations “before- without preparation” and “after-with preparation”.
Too often we are not prepared. Don´t be caught by surprise. Prepare your core business messages. And then it is easy to be spontaneous.
Facts and figures alone aren´t enough to convince. If your passionate purpose is unclear, the audience starts to interpret.
Find your own ritual to get ready for the stage.
Under stress, our muscles and vocal chords stiffen. Breathe and relax.
Storytelling is a technique. Keep a few points in mind and master it. But overall: Keep it short.
After telling a good story, get the business message across.
If content and body language are not congruent, the audience will judge you by signals of your body language.
Avoiding eye contact might keep us in our comfort zone. But your audience wants to connect with you. Keep eye contact.
Q&A sometimes troubles us. Welcome every question from the audience. Especially the critical ones.
We all know these inner voices. Often they come from the past. Perceive them and understand: This is not you.
The applause at the end of a speech is not only a gift for the speaker. It is likewise important for the audience to give appreciation.
Be active. Introduce yourself with a story, a metaphor or a picture. No longer than 1 min. Stay connected with your “audience”. Do not bore with details of your business CV.
You have the lead. Be prepared. Make agenda and rules clear. Use the Team Clock in order to keep the overview during the call. Ask for short input from the participants – no longer than two minutes! Summarize!