Author Carmine Gallo has sat down with many of the most dynamic and respected business leaders of our time. In these interviews, Carmine gained insight into what makes a great leader and speaker. Great leaders are also great communicators. Here are 7 Keys that he gleaned from watching one of America’s most influential speakers and at the bottom of the 7 keys, there is a link to the complete article. Surprise! It’s not about Steve Jobs!
1. Introduce a theme
2. Tell stories
3. Use humor, sparingly
4. Use parallel sentence structure
5. Practice well ahead of time
6. Avoid notes
7. Inspire your audience
Larry’s NOTE: To read a more complete explanation of each key, click here!
Sidebar With Seth Godin: Your voice will give you away. It’s extremely difficult to read a speech and sound as if you mean it. For most of us, when reading, posture changes, the throat tightens and people can tell. Reading is different from speaking, and a different sort of attention is paid.
Before you give a speech, then, you must do one of two things if your goal is to persuade: Learn to read the same way you speak (unlikely) or, learn to speak without reading. Learn your message well enough that you can communicate it without reading it. We want your humanity.
If you can’t do that, don’t bother giving a speech. Just send everyone a memo and save time and stress for all concerned. – Seth Godin
Copyright © 2012 – Carmine Gallo. Best-selling author, Carmine Gallo is also a former reporter and anchor for CNN and CBS. He formed Gallo Communications with the mission of helping business leaders discover and apply the untapped power of effective communications. Communications is a multi-faceted art form. From internal relationships to press conferences, from rallying investors to counseling employees, from inspiring greatness to managing crisis, managers need to educate, motivate and persuade. Visit Carmine’s Website. Follow him on Twitter: carminegallo
Larry James is a professional speaker and the author of three relationship books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” His newest book is “Ten Commitments of Networking.” Larry James also offers “Author & Speaker” coaching. Contact: AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. CelebrateLove@cox.net – More than 110 articles especially for Authors & Speakers at: www.AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com
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