Trying to communicate successfully when public speaking to a group of people is challenging at the best of times.
It can make us nervous, stressed, sometimes sick even just at the thought of it.
Why is that?
- Because we don’t want to ‘stuff it up’ or embarrass ourselves in any way,
- Because we’re not sure how successful we’ll be (or not) at getting our message across to the people we’re speaking to.
We want to be heard and understood by our audience, but this doesn’t happen naturally.
Because everyone has slightly different ways of interpreting and processing the information you’re giving them. For example:
- Some people process verbally by talking out loud as they go,
- Some people process by creating pictures in their head of what you’re saying,
- Some people process by thinking it through in their head,
- Some people process by feelings and how they feel about what you’re saying.
We’re all a little different (and that’s a good thing!), but it does make it a challenge when it comes to public speaking, or trying to get your message across to a group of people through any channel (emails, webinars, meetings etc.)
And it doesn’t help that advances in technology and mobile devices are causing society to lose the ability to communicate effectively face-to-face with the important people in our lives – both at work and at home.
What can we do about it?
If you’re public speaking and you speak to a group of people in just one way (your natural style of communicating) and portray the information you would want to hear yourself, you’re going to miss a lot of the information the rest of the group need in order to understand you properly.
The way to successfully communicate to a group of people so that they hear, understand and respond positively to what you’re saying is to learn how to include the 4 basic communication needs that you MUST cover in order to get your message across to everyone.
Learn proven tools for understanding the unique needs of any group (what drives them) and how to influentially communicate so that you are always heard and understood on our FREE Webinar. For more information and to register your spot on this free training, click here.