Do you ever have public speaking opportunities at external meetings?
These meeting invitations my come for areas such as at a: -
- Local networking association
- A community club
- A religious group
- Special interest society
You may even have the opportunity to speak at larger events such as a seminar or workshop.
When you have the opportunity to speak at external meetings, it will benefit you to know some details of the people who have previously presented at the meeting or event.
Once the invitation has been confirmed, some questions to consider asking the organiser or person inviting you to speak are: -
- What did the organiser like about the previous speakers?
- What subjects did the speakers cover?
- What do they feel the other speakers could have done better?
- What was the feedback from attendees?
You may find that the meeting organiser or the attendees felt the past speakers were: -
Too technical in the content they shared at the meeting
Presented information the meeting attendees already knew.
Had too many slides in their presentation.
Could have helped attendees by providing resources.
The information received will help you when creating your speech as it can be incorporated into your content and the message you would like to convey to the attendees.
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Andy O'Sullivan is an international bestselling author of 5 books on public speaking, pitching and presenting. Andy is a speaker and educator on the subject of how to survive and thrive in the business world with effective public speaking, pitching and presentation skills.
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