Public speaking has the ability to influence decisions, make connections and motivate change; it is, therefore, critical to maximise your communication and presentation skills to create the most impactful outcome.
While your words can have a significant impact on your audience, non-verbal communication encompasses every aspect of your verbal communication. Your facial expressions, eye contact, posture, hand gestures and more, could either make or break your presentation. Executive Speech Coach and author of ‘Well Said,’ Darlene Price, estimates that your non-verbal communication can carry anywhere from 65 to 93 percent more impact than your spoken words.
Aside from body language, providing support to your speech has also proven to increase your audience’s retention rate. For example, words alone only provide a 5 to 10 percent rate of retention of information. Adding visuals can increase this retention rate to 25 to 30 percent. However, to harness the full potential of your speech, converting it into a story like form with examples and emotion can increase retention to an impressive 65 to 75 percent.
Late last year, TMS CEO, Helen Wood presented at the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) in Sydney, to demonstrate her knowledge as an impactful speaker, see here for more.
Using Helen’s insight, TMS has put together a helpful infographic below to help you master the art of public speaking to excel your journey in your successful career.
With such an undeniably high influence, it is key that your presentation considers more than just what you plan to say.
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