“I” – I CAN BE A WRITER & SPEAKER”
“WEEK 9: “I” – I CAN BE A WRITER & SPEAKER”
“Both writing and speaking are important. One skill is more natural for you; which one?
Growing as a speaker is especially important to bring further authenticity and validation to your written message. Trust your individual gifts. Emulate speakers you admire, but don’t compare, because no one will make a presentation exactly like you. Be you!
Nervousness can be helpful, but fear is not—it constricts your ability to be natural and effective. If you are in the game, you should be somewhat nervous, but learn how to make it an asset.
Always add your individual personality—an anecdote or two, a bit of humor—a quick repeat of main points to be made, and a strong ending.
What two things does an audience almost always remember? Your beginning and your ending!”