Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for Cathy Reilly.
Nice job. The last time I spoke to you all, we discussed using your voice, stepping into courage, and having the confidence to ask for what you want. Today, we’ll expand on that by talking about using your voice for conversations. How do you speak effectively, communicate effectively, and share your message, whether it’s from a stage or in personal interactions?
Let’s dive into ‘speak to grow’. Communication is vital. I’ll share some tips and tools. First, be authentic. Many people try to emulate others like Tony Robbins, but when you’re not authentic, it shows. Be your true self. Share your message from a place of heart.
Next, create an emotional connection and rapport with your audience. We’re all human and have different perspectives. Appreciating others’ views helps build rapport. We’ll do a little exercise to demonstrate this.
When speaking, whether one-on-one or to a group, have a clear, concise message. Remember, everyone processes information differently. Use varied phrases like ‘Do you get it?’, ‘Do you hear me?’, to engage different types of listeners.
Words matter. Focus on the results you bring. People care about what’s in it for them. Also, take your audience on an emotional journey. Share stories of overcoming adversity, and always present a solution to a problem.
Body language is crucial. Only 7% of communication is words; the rest is tonality and non-verbal cues. Be aware of your body language. Open posture is inviting, while crossed arms or legs can seem closed off.
Make eye contact, and remember, there’s no such thing as a perfect speech. Speak from the heart, and it’s okay to show emotion.
In business and speaking, ask for what you want. Listen, solve problems, and have a clear call to action. Building rapport and trust and taking your audience on a journey will make them want more.
Communicate with event planners. Know the event details, and ensure your message resonates with the audience. Use your speaking opportunity as a business tool.
Lastly, practice. Use tools like Zoom to record and critique your practice sessions. Be aware of your quirks and habits.
As I wrap up, I invite you to discuss your goals with me. Text ‘speak to grow’ to 720-984-5751. Let’s see how I can help you use your voice effectively in life and business. Thank you for your time, and I hope you’ve found this session valuable.
Cathy Reilly Concludes
Thank you, everyone. Keep sharing your messages, and feel free to reach out.