What type of public speaker are you?
Anyone can be a good public speaker. It's all about identifying your strengths and using them to connect with your audience. The following questions will help you find out what you bring to the table as a public speaker so that you can step onto the stage with more comfort and ease.
You don't build your presentations for yourself, your employer, your cause, or your topic. You build them for your audience.
You're a natural listener, and that's really important in a public speaker. You feel your audience and adjust to keep them with you. You aim to make a difference, a real difference, even if it's to one or two members of your audience.
People get magnetized by your kind and caring energy and leave feeling empowered and ready to try new things. Continue to use your empathy to help your audience feel seen and heard.
You know how to make any boring topic interesting and every complicated topic easy to understand. This is a powerful tool when talking to a crowd, since we're curious by nature, we all want to learn new things.
Your presentations are full of fascinating information, which you know how to deliver so that people accept it, process it, and want more. They leave your lecture with new knowledge that they didn't have before.
Continue to give people valuable and delicious food for thought.
You're a natural performer. You may have even been the class clown. It doesn't matter what you talk about, you'll have the crowd with you from the first word you say to the last. Seeing people smile and laugh fuels you, and you use that fuel to give them more.
Humour is a powerful tool. It's a key to people's hearts and minds, and it makes it easy for them to give you their attention. Continue to use your playfulness to connect with your audience and make them feel good.
You know your presentation was successful when you see a spark in your audience's eyes. The spark that says, yeah! I'm in!
Helping people make the switch from passivity to activity has always been your strength. Even with friends and family, when they're feeling down, they know they can come to you and leave fully fueled and ready to go!
Continue to lead people into a place of self-discovery and give them the energy to take action.