How To Go From Good To Great As A Speaker
If you are not asking for honest feedback, you may not be in a good position to improve. If you really want to know how to go from good to great as a speaker you’re going to have to ask others how they hear you. It’s part of the process of becoming a truly professional speaker.
Avish Parashar posted this list of Four Ways To Go From Good To Great on his blog, and since he’s one of my joint venture partners, I’d like to share them with you:
1. Be honest.
2. Get help.
3. Measure the right things.
4. Test things out.
It can be truly exasperating as a comedian or a speaker to find that you are in a tunnel of silence. If your audience is not responding in some way, you have a problem. But fixing that problem cannot happen in the silent tunnel. You will need to get the opinions of other people (not necessarily in that particular audience) and then you will need to adapt your presentation in order to change.
It’s also important to choose the RIGHT people to ask for help. Avish is without a doubt one of the right people as regards public speaking. He has tools to help you measure and test, the last couple items on the list, and they make the critical difference between professional speakers and novices.
Adding public speaking to your list of skills as an information marketer can boost your list and your sales FAST by exposing live audiences to your information. It’s also the absolute best way to get live feedback to help you create new information products and improve your speaking skills.