If every speaker will remember that their job is to create an experience for their audience, you will never need to hire a coach.
Here’s what that means in practice:
- Create your content with your audience in mind. What do you want them to walk away thinking about, talking about?
- Eliminate behaviors that distract your audience–remember, this is for them, not for you.
- Practice your speech. On your feet, out loud, with your slides if you’re using them. Your speech is a performance, and you’re responsible for the impact on your audience.
That’s it. That’s the secret sauce. Okay, I’ll admit that this advice is much easier to implement with a coach, but these are the building blocks of great public speaking.
(And if you’d rather practice with a coach, get in touch!)