PowerPoint can’t help your speech.
An extra bullet point just won’t do it.
Vocally emphasizing those important points is not going to cut it.
But, you can improve your speech dramatically.
There is one secret.
A secret right under your nose. A secret so straight-forward you’ll be amazed you never though of it before.
It’s a secret that, without even needing to think, will improve your speech and delivery skills ten-fold.
It comes down to this:
Simple, wonderful movement!
It’s the secret to turn your speech from the boring “When is this guy going to be finished, I want to get back to my desk” delivery into “This is amazing! I had no idea this guy was such a good speaker.”
As John Medina, author of Brain Rules, writes: …the optimal environment for processing information would include motion. Indeed, the best business meeting would have everyone walking at about 1.8 miles per hour.
That’s right! Your brain processes information and works best when you are moving.
But, what does this mean for your speech?
If you can activate your brain you’re more likely to deliver a fluid speech. If you can give your brain the best chance of processing information you’ll remember more of your speech and you’ll get the message across more clearly.
Have you ever noticed that speaking about something becomes easier when you stand up?
When you are delivering a speech stand up and move. Now, move doesn’t mean run around the stage. Think about when Steve Jobs delivered keynote presentations. He didn’t run around the stage. He didn’t pace. He moved slowly and smoothly. Add similar slow and smooth movements into your presentation.
In addition, add natural gestures. The same gestures you would naturally do as you’re explaining something to a friend. These gestures help you to think clearly and get your message across.
The secret sauce for improving your next speech is help your brain to help you…