A Better Speaker!
One of the Best Pieces of Advice
I was ever given about becoming a speaker was to WRITE!
I was correctly told, “Content is King!” Write lots and lots of great content! As you write, the knowledge of your subject matter grows. Eventually you become an EXPERT!
That’s a worthy goal because:
• We like to work with EXPERTS.
• EXPERTS command more money for their products and services.
I took that advice to heart. I wrote and published two paperback books, blog regularly, and have had articles published by third parties on line and articles about me in the print media.
Every time I write, I learn something new.
It takes a lot of discipline to do this regularly. However, the awards are exceptional!
My BEST Tip for improving Speaking and Writing is:
Written Post + Audio Post =
Better Writing and Better Speaking
Blog regularly. After you have written, edited, and re-written the post, record the audio of it. I put mine into an iTunes Podcast Channel. It is one of the best ways to be your own editor and public speaking coach.
The first time I did this, it was a very humbling experience! Even though I had edited it several times, when I listened to my podcast, I found grammatical errors. I found spelling errors. I had to rewrite some things. That helped my writing.
As I was listening, that was humbling, also! Sometimes I mumbled. Sometimes my voice faded. As painful as those revelations were, it was one of best things I’ve ever done, and I try to do it every time I write a blog post. I’ve looked at some of my older posts done before I recorded the audio and found embarrassing errors I would have caught and corrected.
Take this concept a step further and make a Video Post. Since non-verbal communication trumps verbal communication, applying these “editing principals” to your total presentation will greatly increase your skills.
Follow this advice for Writing and improve your Speaking and Writing. Do that and I guarantee your next presentations will be absolutely, positively – NO SWEAT!
About the Author
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”
Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.
They do this because they know:
Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.
They also know:
We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.
He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!
- Keynote Speaker
- Workshop Facilitator
- Breakout Sessions
- Personal and Group Public Speaking and Presentation Coaching
- Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking with – NO SWEAT!
- Crafting Your Elevator Speech, Floor by Floor with – NO SWEAT!
- Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.
- We are All Self-Employed!
Contact me: Fred@NoSweatPublicSpeaking.com