We all know that there’s a right way to speak in public, when we’re singing for our supper – As professional speakers we’re taught to use:
- The right language for our different audiences
- Words that are not too long- nor too complex
- Jargon thoughtfully
- Latin seldom
- The ‘F ‘ word carefully
- Clichés never
- Words that are used seldom, like ‘Pulchritudinous’ because it means, and it is beautiful.
- Words that need to be explained to a ‘foreign’ audience, like ‘clutter’, because it’s useful and even great speakers of another language love to learn new and useful words.
- Poetry because it’s not very fashionable and helps you to make a point; and
- Shakespeare because it’s good and I’m English.
This is a part of my Fit, Focus & Flair model. To be great, a presentation must be a perfect FIT for the situation; the content must have complete FOCUS on it’s purpose and message; and it must have enough FLAIR to stand out on the day, and in our memories. Learn more about developing your Fit, Focus and Flair.