Did you know that the initial perception of another person’s communication is understood three ways? What we say, How we sound, & How we appear. What we say only makes up 7% of that initial perception. So what can we do to better understand and change that perception?
As part of our Learning and Development program last week Dellbrook | JKS employees had the opportunity to participate in a two-day “Communicate with Intention” course through the Pinnacle Performance Company. Through the course our team was able to understand the above break down, and how to communicate with the correct intention to be sure what we were communicating was being understood as good as our vocal and visual intentions of the message as well.
No matter what industry you’re in – presentations and public speaking (unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it) sneak up on you. Hopefully these quick tips can help you in your next presentation!
Our team learned the importance of staying calm and confident! Ever make a presentation that you simply do not want to make? How we feel vs what we show are two completely different things when it comes to presenting. Stay confident through your pace, eye contact, movement and gestures – you’ll be able to fool everyone you’re a pro, even if you’re not.
Need an easy way to “hook” your audience in and also keep them engaged? Grab your audience and keep them engaged through storytelling, direct questions, and through the power of a pause (*note – the adult attention span is only 8 seconds long).
The number one lesson we learned through this course was to stay confident with yourself, your objective and your intention. Go into your presentation prepared, no matter if it be in front of your peers, executives, potential employer or friends, nothing will make you look more confident than being prepared, even if you don’t feel it! Remember, how you feel and what you show are completely different
We’d love to hear about how you feel about presenting/public speaking? Any tips to share – comment below!