Public Speaking & Business Presentations – Feel and Share Your Passion For Self, Subject & Audience

Among the qualities great communicators personify, whether in public speaking or in business presentations, are passion, sincerity, confidence, humility and credibility. Your ability to effectively persuade an audience, will directly correspond with the level to which you personify these qualities.

Of course, great presentation skills require that you first are knowledgeable about your subject of discussion as well as articulate in your presentation of this subject.

To be a great public speaker, first inhabit and own knowledge and passion about yourself. I don’t mean this in a vain or narcissistic way, but in an organic, appreciative way. We are most taken and moved by people who truly know themselves, believe in themselves and have a passionate position about an important subject that they need to share with us.

But as a great public speaker or business presentations expert, your self-appreciation should be balanced with an even greater dose of humility and appreciation for others, your audience in particular.

Next, as a great public speaker, be passionate and knowledgeable about your message. Not just the subject of your message, but your personal perspective on your message. Audiences don’t want overly opinionated speakers, but they do want to hear your perspective, expertise and passion.

Once you begin your speech, your passion, focus and intent is on the audience and your need to reach and move them with your important message. This is the most important of public speaking and presentation skills. The ability to connect with your audience visually, intellectually and emotionally.

It’s important to reiterate that kind of self-knowledge and self-enthusiasm that you, as a great public speaker, want to personify is not the egotistic, self-centeredness we find in self-absorbed people. The effective public speaking pro wants humanistic self-awareness, as well as other-people awareness.

In public speaking and in business presentations, inhabit and express enthusiasm and joy to be alive and part of the interconnected whole of being in general, and a part of this group you speak with in particular. This includes an awareness and appreciation that the people you seek to motivate are an equal part of this greater beingness of humanity and that everyone benefits from your message.

In public speaking, business presentations or any other kind of presentation, your audience will buy your message based on emotion. We are all persuaded most by our feelings, not by our intellect.

You want to reach into people’s lives and minds, but most of all, their hearts and souls, and let them know that you understand their pain, their joy, their fear, their needs; that you too have been or are there or at least you understand and that you have knowledge, tools, information and inspiration that can support them in their mission to emerge victorious. You have the genuine concern, understanding and sympathy regarding their needs and life experience and you have tools that will fill the gap between where they are now and where they want to be in life.

To gain the confidence of your audience and their commitment to act on your message, you must inhabit passion (for your subject of discussion in particular), sincerity, confidence, humility and credibility.

Presentation skills can be learned. Few of us are born speakers. With commitment and practice, you can become a brilliant public speaker or presentation expert and rock your business and income.