How To Speak from Your Heart
It's not the script that persuades an audience, but your emotions. But how can you prepare, rehearse, and still speak from your heart?
Follow this short 3 how-to tips and you'll be ready to go.
Tip 1. Speak To A Friend
Organize your ideas and speak naturally. Talk as if you were telling your best friend the most important points. If you really want to get the essence of animated delivery, record yourself. Alternatively, take notes as soon after talking to your friend. This is when your natural flow, phrases and stories are easiest to remember.
Tip 2. Jot Ideas On One Page
Use a mind-map to capture the most important ideas from your informal talk. Focus on specific phrases to help you remember your key points. Be sure to jot down words in conversational terms, so you can connect with dynamic heartfelt speech.
Tip 3. Lose The Piece Of Paper
Forget about it. Start talking. Share your emotions. Speak like a human being, no matter how formal the setting. If you can do this without the paper, then you will be able to speak in your own words. And yes, once you speak naturally, it's OK to have the paper there just for personal reassurance.
Adapt this to your presentation and you're in good company. Politicians, professionals, and public speakers use this method so they can communicate to any audience, speak from the heart, and give a highly persuasive presentation.