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  • 1. How to Become A Good Speaker Kai-Fu Lee Corporate Vice President Microsoft Corporation
  • 2. Why Be a Good Speaker?
    • The man who can think and does not know how to express what he thinks is at the level of him who cannot think.
    • Pericles
    • Not just presentation, but also persuasion
    • Get peoples mindshare
    • Influence a friend, colleague, or boss
    • Tell people what you did, and why it matters
  • 3. What Youll Learn Today: Learn Speaking Skills Develop Key Point Organize Story Design Graphics Practice Talk Q&A Delivery
  • 4. First Topic: Learn Speaking Skills Learn Speaking Skills Develop Key Point Organize Story Design Graphics Practice Talk Q&A Delivery
  • 5. Speaking Skills Are Important Without effective delivery, a speech of the highest mental capacity can be held in no esteem. With effective delivery, even one with moderate abilities may surpass those of the highest talent. Cicero
  • 6. What Are Speaking Skills?
    • Verbal (words spoken)
    • Vocal (tone, range, appeal, credibility of voice)
    • Visual (physical appearance, gestures, eye contact)
    • 7%
    • 38%
    • 55%
    Delivery Skills Can be learned
  • 7. Most Important: Enthusiasm
    • There is just one sure cure for bad speeches Get truly excited on the subject, and 99 percent of the faults of your speaking will disappear. Robert Montgomery
    • Dont accept a talk without enthusiasm
    • Could be from interest, experience, environment
    • Example: Martin Luther King
      • I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up; live out the true meaning to its creed. We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.
    • Not how loud, but how sincere
  • 8. Verbal Skills Be Simple & Clear
    • Be simple and clear!
      • Dont ramble
      • Stop to think if you need to
      • Example one: Dan Quayle celebrates democracy
      • Example two: Dan Quayle trying to say A mind is a terrible thing to waste
  • 9. Verbal Skills Use simple words
    • Speaking is not like writing!!!
      • Use simple words
      • Dont use complex sentences
      • Can you understand this:
    • Text:
      • The development of this frightful means of destruction was ardently demanded by the perils of the time and situation. Simultaneously, however, a new paradoxical situation has been. is upon us continually. One cannot defend oneself effectively any more.
      • -- Albert Einstein
  • 10. Vocal Skills : Play your voice
    • Project & resonate your voice
    • No UMs and ERs. (Pause instead)
    • Tools: silence, loudness, intonation, speed
      • You are right. I am wrong. Stalin to Trotsky
      • Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. -- John F. Kennedy
      • I welcome this kind of examination, because people have to know whether their president is a crook . Well, Im not a crook. -- Richard M. Nixon
    • Dont overdo it!!!
  • 11. Vocal+Verbal : Words+Intonation
    • John Kennedy:
      • You need to contribute to your country
      • Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
    • Quayle vs. Benson Debate:
      • Quayle: "I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency."
      • Answer 1: Jack Kennedy is better than you.
      • Answer 2: "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy.
  • 12. Visual Skills
    • US Election 1960 was won on visual skills
    • Components of Visual Skills:
      • Eyes
      • Body
      • Hands
      • Face
  • 13. Visual Skills Eyes
    • Look forward at audience (trust)
      • Dont shift eyeballs; dont look in corner
      • Dont look too much at computer screen or notes
    • Look at peoples faces (not eyes)
      • 3-6 seconds per person
      • Shift randomly
      • Nod, smile, use facial expression
  • 14. Visual Skills Body
    • Stand up when talking
    • Walk around = informal
    • Dont:
      • Rock, shake
      • Lean too much
  • 15. Visual Skills Hands
    • Gesture complements talk
      • Should come naturally, without thinking
      • Make sure they match!
    • Need to exaggerate a little
      • Especially with large audience
    • Dont fidget or put in pocket
    • Videotape whole talk & watch
      • Can improve hand gesturing!
  • 16. Visual Skills Face
    • Show emotion!
    • Most of the time:
      • I care a lot about this.
      • I really believe in this.
      • I love my work.
    • Sometimes (in response to questions).
      • This is the most outrageous thing Ive ever heard.
      • I will have nothing to do with this.
  • 17. Next Topic: Develop the talk Learn Speaking Skills Develop Key Point Organize Story Design Graphics Practice Talk Q&A Delivery
  • 18. The Key Point: the Goal of the Talk
    • The ONE clear walk-away message.
      • The answer to the question: How was the talk?
      • The one thing people remember in 3 months
    The Origin Point (Where the audience was) The Key Point (Where you took them) Persuasion
  • 19. Must Have Audience Benefit
    • Put audience needs at heart
        • Whats in it for you?
      • Has to be their reason, not yours
      • Must consider feeling, not just reaction
      • Must have right you
    • Good phrases to know:
      • This is important to you because
      • Why am I telling you this? Because
      • What does this mean for you? Let me tell you
    • Know your audience
      • Experience, knowledge, attitude
  • 20. Next Topic: Learn Speaking Skills Develop Key Point Organize Story Design Graphics Practice Talk Q&A Delivery
  • 21. Organizing the Story
    • Youre the salesman
    • First lesson for salesmen:
    Tell them what youre going to say Say it Tell them what you said Opening Body Ending
  • 22. The Opening
    • You never get a second chance to make a first impression Jerry Weissman
    • The opening
      • A question
      • Factoid
      • Anecdote
      • Quotation
      • Analogy
      • Joke (make it relevant!)
    • Customize the opening
    • Lead to the Key Point
    • Give a (very short) outlin