Franklin Delano Roosevelt had some good advice for the public speaker when he said, be sincere, be brief, be seated. Be simple, natural and effective and earn your C's.
1. Be fully Committed to your message and be ready to take action in the face of doubt.
2. Be Competent concentrate on your audience and customize your remarks to show that you know what is important to them.
3. Demonstrate Candor. Tell your truth. Be vulnerable. Share your mishaps.
4. Challenge yourself and then Challenge your audience to think differently, make some change, take some action.
5. Have the Courage to talk about uncomfortable things. Don't only give the audience what they want, but what they need to hear.
6. Collaborate, not compete, with your audience with your speaker colleagues.
7. Honor your Covenant with your audience. Understand the awesome opportunity you have at the platform and take it seriously.
About The Author
Sandra Schrift 13 year speaker bureau owner and now career coach to emerging and veteran public speakers who want to "grow" a profitable speaking business. I also work with business professionals and organizations who want to master their presentations. To find out HOW TO MAKE IT AS A PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER, go to http://www.schrift.com/success_resources.htm Join my free bi-weekly Monday Morning Mindfulness ezine http://www.schrift.com/monday.htm