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Richard Greene
 DO YOUR WORDS SHAKE THE WORLD? THE 60 METRICS OF A WORLD CLASS SPEAKER By Richard Greene Grade yourself as follows: 5: ALWAYS 4: OFTEN 3: SOMETIMES 2: RARELY 1: NEVER Getting Started 1. I love to speak in public. 2. I look forward to being in front of an audience to be able to share things that I am “authentically passionate” about. 3. I get myself “in the zone” before I speak by exercising, breathing, centering, warming up so that I am loose and ready to go as I walk up to the front of the room. 4. I look in the eyes of the person who introduces me and thank them in a conversational way. 5. I acknowledge the person who introduces me and thank him or her. 6. I acknowledge the audience and thank them for inviting me, etc. 7. I ask the audience actual questions, either at the very beginning or at various times during the presentation to get them fully engaged. 8. I ask the audience rhetorical questions, either at the very beginning or at various times during the presentation to get them fully engaged. Secret #1 9. I tell stories or case histories to illustrate my message, my product, service or brand 10. I tell stories in the PRESENT tense. 11. I tell stories with lots of dialogue. 12. I use easy to understand, user-friendly language that anyone can understand, no matter how complicated the content is. 13. If I use jargon or acronyms or challenging terms, I define them in a way that everyone can understand. Secret #2 14. I understand that the impact of my presentation is generated even more by the tone of my voice than by the specific words I use and I do whatever I can to make my voice tone and body language interesting and engaging. 15. I vary my voice tone. 16. I vary the volume of my voice tone. Sometimes louder, sometimes softer. 17. I vary the pace of my voice tone. Sometimes faster, sometimes slower. 18. I vary the “pitch” of my voice tone. Sometimes higher, sometimes lower. 19. I punctuate the most important words in my sentences. 20. I punctuate at least one word in every paragraph I speak. 21. To really drive the point, I punctuate each syllable in a multi-syllable word like very, always, never. 22. The resonance of my voice is full enough to add gravitas and authority to my message. 23. I pause to allow the audience to digest and to build a sense of engagement and drama. Secret #3 24. I understand that the impact of my presentation is generated even more by my body language than by the specific words I use and I do whatever I can to make body language interesting and engaging. 25. I “read the room” and tune into the audience’s body language to see how engaged they are. 26. I stand up straight with my shoulders up. 27. When I want to make an authoritative point, I gesture downwards. 28. When I want to make an authoritative point, I gesture downwards within “The Power Zone”, that is, between my shoulders. 29. Instead of looking over the heads of the audience, I make a point to make eye contact with as many people as I can, as if I was having a conversation with them. 30. In a small audience I make direct eye contact with everyone, at least once. 31. In large audiences, I make sure to make eye contact with at least one person in each area of the audience. 32. I notice when audience members are distracted by their cell phones or otherwise disconnecting, or disconnected from me and the presentation and I immediately adjust my presentation to re-engage them. 33. When it is possible to leave the podium I move around the stage/room in a relaxed, conversational way. 34. I am physically balanced when I stand and move and “present” and mentally centered and balanced when I speak, i.e. clear and non-flustered. 35. I fill the room with my energy so that the people in the very last row can hear me easily and can also feel my presence, almost as if I was standing right in front of them. Secret #4 36. Instead of just throwing out every fact and point like a bowl of spaghetti and hoping that some of them stick to the wall, I summarize all of them into a “Lasered, Compelling Message”, a provocative headline that captures the essential message of my entire presentation. 37. Instead of “inductively” building my case (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1) I “deductively” start with the headline/lasered, compelling message (“5!”) and then go into the details. 38. When deciding on what my message will be I focus on what is a) unique about my product, service, cause, initiative, brand, etc. and b) how that uniqueness specifically benefits my particular audience. 39. I develop my message based, not on what I “should” say about the subject but on what I am authentically passionate about with respect to that subject. 40. If I am not delivering a scripted, word for word, speech, I can translate the content of my speech into a simple, bullet point outline that is no more than 1 page. 41. My PowerPoint presentations have one main point per slide and simple messages or graphs designed so as not to distract the audience from my speaking. Secret #5 42. Even when I have to read prepared text I do so in a way that is highly conversational and engaging. 43. When I do read prepared text I liberally add conversation fillers like “as you know” or “now this is really important”, repeat certain words or phrases for emphasis or otherwise customize and personalize the text. 44. I look at my speaking opportunities not as performances at an audience, or presentations to an audience, but rather as conversations WITH my audience. (Triple Score) 45. I understand that, even though the audience is not speaking with their voices, that they are loudly speaking and communicating with every body language motion they make (or don’t make) and I therefore am fully aware that we are – at every moment – having a “conversation”. 46. I see mistakes, stumbles, interruptions and unexpected things that happen during a presentation as great opportunities to be myself and forge a deeper, more personal bond with the audience (“Utilization”). Secret #6 47. I include energy and excitement in my presentations. 48. I include feeling and passion in my presentations. 49. There is an easy to follow narrative or storyline to my presentations. 50. I include data, facts, perspectives and/or nuanced analysis in my presentations to provide a solid foundation for my message. 51. I pick up the pace and slow down the pace throughout the presentation. 52. I focus on what “excites” me in my presentations. 53. I focus on what “fascinates” me in my presentations. 54. I focus on the specifics, the details of what fascinates me. 55. I focus on what touches me, what moves me, what I feel passionate about in my presentations. Secret #7 56. I ask myself what, to me, is “So Fricken Cool” about my subject so that I can come from a deep and authentic passion about whatever I am speaking about. 57. I see my speaking as an opportunity to make a contribution to the world. 58. I love sharing about the things in my life and work about which I am profoundly and “Authentically Passionate”!. What was your score? Add up all the numbers. Including the Triple Score, (#44), there is a total of 300 points available: (60 x 5). Divide your total by 60 to arrive at your Speaker Average. SCORING: 4.75 – 5.0: Shake The World MASTER SPEAKER 4.50 – 4.75: WORLD CLASS SPEAKER 4.25 – 4.50 EXPERT SPEAKER 4.00 – 4.25 EXCELLENT SPEAKER 3.50 – 4.00 HIGHLY COMPETENT SPEAKER 3.00 – 3.50 GOOD SPEAKER 2.50 – 3.00 EMERGING SPEAKER
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