Did you know that over 90% of what makes up effective communication are learnable skills? That means no one is exempt! You can become a great speaker……if you are coachable.
Most people believe that if they love to talk and don’t mind speaking in public that they don’t need to improve their communication skills. In my experience, it is actually these very people who could benefit the most from coaching. In fact, the most effective communicators tend to be those who say less but what they do say is intentional and pointed. Giving too much content in a message can actually backfire and hinder your effectiveness as a speaker. The audience can only take in so much information and if too much is given they won’t be able to process what they hear and literally, it will go in one ear and out the other. This usually leads to an audience that does not know where to start at applying the information and therefor end up doing nothing and forgetting the message completely. If you want to stand out from the rest, seek to become a speaker who doesn’t just transfer information but evokes transformation. One way to do this is to learn the rules surrounding how much content to say and how much to leave out. You will find that your message will be remembered long after you finish speaking and your audience impacted more profoundly.