EPIC thought… Engaging
Today I want to challenge you to be an Engaging Presenter.
What makes a presenter Engaging?
An engaging presenter connects with confidence and enthusiasm. They address their audience from a position of knowing what they have to say, and how they say it. The ‘what’ and ‘how’ are in complete congruence.
This combination of confidence, enthusiasm and authenticity forms the bond of trust between the presenter and the audience. The audience relaxes and opens their attention, emotions and intellect because they trust this communicator.
- Confidence: Knowing what to do and how to do it is the essence of confidence. As a communicator when you know what you want to say and how you want to say it, you stand with confidence.
- Enthusiasm: Enthusiasm attracts! When adrenalin is channelled through the twin funnels of purpose and clarity it transforms into enthusiasm… and this engages the audience at an emotional level.
- Authentic: Authenticity comes from the congruence of words and body language. What you say and how you say it send the invisible message to your audience, “I am the real deal. I am authentic.”
- Trustworthy: When an audience trusts you with their attention, because of your confidence, enthusiasm and authenticity…
…then you have succeeded in establishing the first pillar of influence – Engagement.
You can find more information on how to be an EPIC Communicator on the blog post titled ‘The 4 Pillars of Influence: Where EPIC Begins.’
Until next time.