Emotion is highly contagious


Sun Tzu Principle: “Order or disorder depends on organisation.”

Sun Tzu shared his wisdom in The Art of War, 2300 years ago, and told us the difference between order and disorder is organisation.

We are exploring different aspects of organisation and the effect, the impact, it has on business pitch, presentation, and public speaking.

Last podcast we talked about head-readiness and how speaking off-the-cuff was a fool’s game.

But here’s a news flash… the best prepared head will only get you so far without a ready heart.

When Sun Tzu shared his wisdom, “Order or disorder depends on organisation” he provided a clear mandate for winning that required both the head and the heart. While it was written for military strategy and tactics, this wise principle applies to the world of business pitch, presentation, and public speaking.

Heart-readiness comes from courage, confidence, and attitude.

When you have courage, confidence, and attitude you have the foundation for platform presence… and this is your most prized achievement as a speaker… to have platform presence.

Why? Because platform presence leads to platform mastery!

An emotionally intelligent speaker is one who has been able to blend courage, confidence, and attitude into one, seamless, free flowing action… and we call that action emotion.

There are two aspects to emotion… you have emotion and then you have ‘emotionless’. The absence of emotion in your platform performance will sabotage your performance, no matter how head-ready you are.

So, being organised is being head-ready and heart-ready. You bring order to your platform presence. If you do not have head and heart-readiness, then you will open the opportunity for disorder.

When you are standing in front of the audience… it can be any size of audience, your emotion… your courage, your confidence, your attitude… will help determine the emotion of the audience.

When you speak to an audience if you are not interested in your message then your audience will not be interested. If you are not enthusiastic about bringing this message to them, then they will not be enthusiastic in receiving it.

Here’s the action thought of the day… If you want to achieve platform mastery then you must learn this Sun Tzu principle and apply it to all of your communications… “Order or disorder depends on organisation”.

About the author: Eugene Moreau

Eugene Moreau is a Certified Master Coach, Author and Corporate Consultant with over 30 years experience. He is a Master Presenter and developer of the 13 Box Presentation System and The EPIC Presenters Masters of Influence programs.

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