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Public Speaking For Women Leaders

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Public Speaking For Women Leaders

  1. 1. Public Speaking for Women Leaders Presented by Kathleen E. Schafer for The Women’s Campaign School at Yale University
  2. 2. Three Keys to Speaking Success <ul><li>Organize your thoughts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be clear and succinct so your message can easily be understood </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convey your passion about the issues you are discussing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use your body language and voice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support your message and maximize the impact on your audience </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What People Value as You Speak <ul><li>Level of self-confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Level of enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Posture (head, shoulders, torso and feet) </li></ul><ul><li>Gestures and facial expressions </li></ul><ul><li>Eye contact (95% on audience) </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly manner </li></ul><ul><li>Variations in voice volume </li></ul><ul><li>Variation in rate; pauses </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to speak impromptu </li></ul><ul><li>Use of humor </li></ul><ul><li>Voice tone </li></ul><ul><li>Non-verbal communications </li></ul>
  4. 4. Organizing Your Thoughts <ul><li>Choose an objective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give them a reason to listen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analyze the situation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To whom are you speaking? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the occasion? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who else will be there? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where will it take place? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Presentation Outline <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell them what you are going to tell them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main Message </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want them to learn from you? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Three Key Points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear points that support the message </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Call to Action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want them to do with your message? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell them what you told them </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Leadership Connection <ul><li>Kathleen Schafer </li></ul><ul><li>www.leadershipconnection.net </li></ul>

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