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We all have a special quality – something that our friends remark on – “Oh, I love the way you always…”
What’s your special quality? And more importantly, how can you use it to strengthen the way you deliver your speeches and presentations?
We’re all more comfortable being our natural selves, and so if you’re playing to your natural strengths when speaking, everything becomes much easier to do.
Are you a joker, a conversationalist, a considered speaker or something else altogether?
Whatever you are, embrace it, and craft your next speech or presentation around it. We don’t have to all mimic the uptight politicians and public figures of today when we’re speaking.
More often than not, real rapport is built when we’re just being ourselves. (N.B. Unless of course your true inner self is a fur-wearing, kitten slaying maniac, then maybe try and be someone else, or see a doctor)
Find what makes you so special and the result will be a speech that is so much more ‘you’ and therefore so much more effective at building a real rapport with your audience!