Communication is a way we express our thoughts and feelings to someone. The essence of communication is to ‘inform, entertain, influence or persuade’ your listeners. A question that passes through our mind while we step on the stage, “Am I the ready for it?”, the hesitation to deliver surrounds the mind. Fear is the biggest hindrance that clogs our mind to think and make a connection with our audience. A takeaway strategy was to ‘MOVE’;
M – Minutes before the speech, say to yourself, “I am phenomenal.”
O – Open the Speech: First few seconds grab the attention of the audience.
V – Vocal variety and body language: Hold the attention of the audience with vocal variations or pauses.
E – End the speech: End with a call to action, that’s the moment to influence the audience.