You want people to listen when you have put hard work into preparing your speech, or that work presentation, or even your big pitch. Am I right?
You are going to want to jump straight in and start speaking, but if you do, the listener won’t necessarily be ready to listen.
Instead, follow my 3 steps to begin your speeches, presentations & pitches, and your listener will want to hear what you have to say:
1. Start with a pause,
2. Ask your listeners a question or ask them to imagine something,
3. Pause again.
It is that simple.
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In the next episode I will be sharing a clever little technique for structuring your talks by ‘tying a bow’ over them. This is where you open and end with the same statement.
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