Dynamic Marketing Communiqué

Talk as fast as humanly possible! How is time (and timing) valuable to your presentation and audience? [Speak on the Shoulders of Giants]

February 5, 2020

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SURE-FIRE WAY #1: TIME

Always respect just how incredibly valuable your audience’s time is. For that reason, learn to speak as fast as humanly possible and do not for a second hesitate or pause during your presentation.

Pausing looks like hesitation and is therefore a sign of weakness. It only wastes even more time as you deliver the same amount of content you would have anyway.

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Did you think there was something off about this week’s public speaking tip?

Hold on! Keep reading.

One of our firm’s education arms, the Institute of Strategy and Valuation, published an article titled, “10 Sure-Fire Ways to Improve Your Presentations: A Light-Hearted Look at Public Speaking.”

Addressing the fear that goes with presenting in front of a small or large group of people, the article presents a humorous look into public speaking.

We are well aware of the stress everyone goes through when they’re tasked with having to speak in front of an audience to represent their brand or company.

We’ve all been in the same position one way or another.

If we could avoid it altogether, we would.

But… that shouldn’t be the mentality! After all, practice is all that’s needed.

“If we want to be leaders or achieve anything meaningful in our lives, we will often need to speak to groups, large and small, to be successful.”

Yes, it’s easier said than done, so we’re here to help and share with you some useful tips!

Looking at this topic from a humorous perspective (instead of the usual serious and fearful way), we know that sure-fire way #1 means the opposite.

TIME is a valuable aspect of presenting.

Yes, just like what the article says, you need to value your audience’s time. This means not having to talk over the allotted time given to you and simply being conscious about the schedule.

With that in mind, you do not need to speak as fast as humanly possible. Learn to speak at a normal and relaxed pace so you can get your message across.

Last week’s tip, the POWER PAUSE, also comes in handy. You’re allowed to pause and catch your breath. You don’t need to talk every second.

With good pacing, proper timing, and mixing in some power pauses here and there (or pauses just to catch your breath), you’ll have an easier time during your presentation.

Try giving it a shot!

The next time you feel nervous or scared talking in front of an audience, just keep in mind that you’re not the only one who feels that way.

A lot of us do, too.

Just remember to relax!

About The Dynamic Marketing Communique’s
“Wednesdays: Speak on the Shoulders of Giants”

In a meeting with one person

…a boardroom with five people

…or a huge venue with hundreds of people

—whatever the situation or setting, it’s very important to learn and eventually master the art of public speaking.

No matter what, you always need to effectively get your message across.

What good is a presentation with awesome content if you don’t deliver it properly?

Every Wednesday, we publish different tips, insights, and secrets on how you can improve your presentation skills to captivate your audience and lead interesting discussions.

The need for great presentation skills applies EVERYWHERE.

(Small meetings with your team, big meetings with your boss, an important marketing pitch, speaking engagements for events with a big audience, etc.)

Learning these skills is not just for the corporate world. Being in other industries such as the Arts, Information Technology, Medicine, and Education while knowing how to present well will definitely give you an edge.

Have that advantage.

Hope you’ve found this week’s public speaking tip interesting and helpful.

Stay tuned for next Wednesday’s Speak on the Shoulders of Giants!

Cheers,

Kyle Yu and Joel Litman
Head of Marketing & President and CEO
Valens Dynamic Marketing Capabilities
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