We use any resource we can to become stronger public speakers, because we know presenting skills are important for our own careers and for Signature Inc’s industry reputation. Experience is the best teacher when it comes to speaking with confidence, but so are the following reminders from highly accomplished professionals:
• “Simple and to the point is always the best way to get your point across.” – Guy Kawasaki, with an effective summation of our approach to public speaking success. We do our best to make our points, remind listeners of those points, and leave memorable impressions while being as concise as possible.
• “Your ability to communicate with others will account for fully 85 percent of your success in your business and in your life.” – Brian Tracy, offering a serious but ultimately inspiring assessment of how important public speaking skills are to a career.
• “Picture yourself in a living room having a chat with your friends. You would be relaxed and comfortable talking to them; the same applies when public speaking.” – Richard Branson, with a quote we keep in mind every time we get ready to step on the stage to deliver a big Signature Inc presentation. We remind ourselves that we have something valuable to share, and that people will be happy to hear it.
These words of wisdom have helped us step up our presentation game.