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How To Become AnAuthentic Speaker?Presented by:Atif GhayasMehfooz AnsariHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Bus...
About The AuthorNick MorganFounder of Public Words,a communications coaching firmAuthor of :The Kinesthetic Speaker:Puttin...
How to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 3Case Study•At a companywide sales meeting, Carol,...
How to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 4But Carol senses that something’s amiss.The audie...
What ScienceTeaches UsHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 5
HBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 6If spoken message and body language are mismat...
“Rehearsing”AuthenticityHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 7
HBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 8Rehearse your speech with these aim in mind. ...
What underlies an AuthenticSpeech?HBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 9
Being open to your audienceHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 10Let’s go back to C...
Connecting with your audienceHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 11Imagine that a ...
Being passionate about your topicHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 12Imagine tha...
“Listening” to your audienceHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 13Consider Carol on...
Thanks!Questions?HBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 14
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  1. 1. How To Become AnAuthentic Speaker?Presented by:Atif GhayasMehfooz AnsariHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 1MANAGING YOURSELFAligarh Muslim University
  2. 2. About The AuthorNick MorganFounder of Public Words,a communications coaching firmAuthor of :The Kinesthetic Speaker:Putting Action into Words.Trust Me: Four Steps toAuthenticity and Charisma.nick@publicwords.comHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 2
  3. 3. How to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 3Case Study•At a companywide sales meeting, Carol, a vice president of sales,strides energetically to the podium.•Pauses for a few seconds to look at the audience, and then tells astory from her days as a field rep.•Supplementing her speech with colorful slides.•She accents her words with animated gestures.•Having rehearsed carefully in front of a small audience of trustedcolleagues she now confidently delivers the closer.•Walking to the edge of the stage, she scans the room andchallenges her listeners to commit to a stretch sales goal that willput many of them in the annual winners’ circle.HBR
  4. 4. How to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 4But Carol senses that something’s amiss.The audience isn’t exhibiting the kind of enthusiasm needed to getthe year off to a great start.She begins to panic: What’s happening? Is thereanything she can do to salvage the situation?HBR
  5. 5. What ScienceTeaches UsHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 5
  6. 6. HBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 6If spoken message and body language are mismatched, audienceswill respond to the nonverbal message.Gestures speak louder than words.Traditional approach doesn’t work becauseIt involves specific coaching on nonverbalelements—“maintain eye contact,” “spreadyour arms,” “walk out from behind thepodium”—that make the speaker seemartificial.In human beings the second, nonverbal conversation actually startsfirst.
  7. 7. “Rehearsing”AuthenticityHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 7
  8. 8. HBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 8Rehearse your speech with these aim in mind. To Be Open To Connect To Be Passionate To Listen
  9. 9. What underlies an AuthenticSpeech?HBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 9
  10. 10. Being open to your audienceHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 10Let’s go back to CarolAs she works on feeling more open in her presentations, her facebegins to light up with a big smile when she speaks, and hershoulders relax.Imagine giving your presentation tosomeone with whom you’re completelyrelaxedNotice what that mental picture lookslike but particularly what it feels like.
  11. 11. Connecting with your audienceHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 11Imagine that a child you know wellisn’t heeding you. You want to capturethat child’s attention however you can. You don’t strategize—you simply dowhat feels natural and appropriate.Now that Carol is intent on being connected with her listeners, sherealizes that she typically waits too long—in fact, until the very end ofher speech—to make contact with them.
  12. 12. Being passionate about your topicHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 12Imagine that somebody in the audiencehas the power to take everything away fromyou unless you win him or her over withyour passionate argument.Carol begins to think about what she’s passionate about—herdetermination to beat a close competitor. She infuses her nextspeech with some of that passion and immediately comes acrossas more human and engaging.
  13. 13. “Listening” to your audienceHBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 13Consider Carol once again. Because of her intent topick up on her listeners’ emotions, Carol begins torealize over the course of several speeches thatshe has been wrongly assuming that her salespeople share her sense of urgency about theirmajor competitor•Now begin thinking about what your listeners are likely to be feelingwhen you step up to begin your presentation.•As you practice, imagine yourself watching them very closely,looking for signs of their response to you
  14. 14. Thanks!Questions?HBRHow to Become an Authentic Speaker -Harvard Business Review-Nick Morgan 14
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