The guy on the right says, “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to speak to you today.”
Do you believe him?
I imagine your answer is, “No!”
A Presentation has two Components:
Experts agree: Delivery is far more important than Content. You can have the greatest Content in the world, but if it can’t be Delivered in a manner that Educates, Entertains, and Explains, the audience will never GET IT! (GETTING It is the goal of all communication.)
The Delivery Component has two Parts:
- Pronunciation and enunciation
- Eye Contact
- Facial Expressions
- Body Movement
Ideally, every component and part of your presentation should be in sync. If not, the Nonverbal Component, as in the above example, will trump the words and all Verbal Components. This is important, because being aware of the immense strength of your nonverbal communication, and how it can reinforce or completely negate your message, will help you be a better presenter. Using the Nonverbal Components of communication can significantly help your audience GET IT!
People learn by hearing, seeing, and doing. By hearing your words and seeing Nonverbal Communication that reinforces your content, they’ll GET IT! quicker.
Example: I say, “A good way to gather personal stories to use in the Body of your presentation to reinforce a point is to be, as they say in Yoga, ‘Always present and in the moment.’ Then, capture those stories in real time.” I can reinforce this idea my grabbing something imaginary and placing it into my brain by tapping my head. GET IT?
Take this concept of using Nonverbal Communication to reinforce the words you speak and make your next presentation – No Sweat!
About the Author
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an author and a coach.
Businesses and individuals hire him because they want to improve their Public Speaking and Presentation Skills.
They do this because we perceive really great speakers to be Experts.
Perception is reality and we rather deal with Experts.
He shows them how to Develop, Practice and Deliver Knock Your Socks Off Presentations! with –
Fred E. Miller
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