Failing to start with a Bang
You want to start your speech in the most powerful way possible with a bang that will engage your audience and have them excited at what you have to share.
You only have between 7 and 30 seconds to connect to your audience before they lose interest, start playing with their phones or allowing their minds to wander. It is at this early stage that you really want to start powerfully and grab your audience’s attention.
Hot Tip: You want to start your speech in the most powerful way possible with a bang that will engage your audience and have them excited at what you have to share
Overloading the audience with Content
Being content-rich should not include filling your audience up with content until they overflow. Instead, it should be about giving them a few solid, memorable, and actionable ideas that they can use to improve their situation. Indeed, less is more. Overloading the audience with Content
Hot Tip: When you squeeze your information in you squeeze your audience out.
Do not end your speech with the Q&A period
What we must always remember is that people remember best what they hear first and what they hear last. Yours must be the absolute final words ringing in their ears. Therefore, you can have a Q&A period, but just do not end with it.
Hot Tip: End on a high, finish on your own term