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  • 1. Introduction toSecrets of motivational speakers February 24, 2013 Presented by Caroline Thay
  • 2. Who are your favoritemotivational speakers?
  • 3. Purpose and outcome• Identify your purpose for delivering the speech and desired outcome. What state do you want to elicit in your audience?• Who is your audience and what do they want?• Maximum impact when your purpose matches what the audience wants.
  • 4. Preparation before the speech• Breathing exercises, stretching.• Mentally go through the presentation and visualize it unfold the way you want it.• Mental preparation: get in your “zone”, elicit the desired state in yourself first (motivation, excitement, etc.)
  • 5. Leverage non-verbal communication• Why is it important for you to be in the state you want to elicit in your audience?  You communicate your state to others• Your state influences:  Your breathing speed, depth and rhythm
  • 6. Leverage non-verbal communication• It influences:  Your volume, tone of voice  Your energy level  Your movements and gestures  Your facial expressions  Your body posture
  • 7. Before the speech• Get someone to introduce you.  Why?• As you walk in, repeat in your head a sentence that makes you feel powerful, unstoppable.• Scan your audience so everyone feels included.
  • 8. Tips for building presence on stage• Check posture, breathing, stance. If you did a good job at eliciting the state in you, your body language will reflect that state.• Be open and flexible.• Connect to your center and experience your strength.  Muscle test demo.
  • 9. Involve your audience• Connect with your audience: eye contact, divide room into sections.• Get your audience to agree to what you say.• Get your audience to participate: finish sentences, answer questions…
  • 10. Use of language for Motivation• The different levels of language: chunking up and down.  Use the right level of communication for your intended purpose (covered in details in the NLP training)• Use of nominalizations.• Speak in terms of possibilities.
  • 11. Story-telling & metaphors• Why is it so effective?• People remember stories more than theories.• Good tool for teaching, to get through resistance, talks to the unconscious mind.
  • 12. Demo with someone from the audience:See how changing your statechanges the way you conduct a presentation.
  • 13. Discussion:How would you use these techniques in your life?
  • 14. Questions
  • 15. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions: caroline@synergyinsights.comTo go more in depth into these techniques, attend an NLP training in Paris and get licensed with the Society of NLP:
  • 16. Thank you!