Professional public speakers are considered vocal athletes. They are motivated to achieve not only excellence in oratorical skills but outstanding platform mechanics and presentational style.
Their passion is speaking, persuading audiences, changing mindsets while captivating and transforming minds and hearts. These skills are not only for keynote speakers but for anyone who speaks in a public forum. Not unlike the Olympic athletes, professional speakers spend hours learning their craft, practicing their speeches, editing, revising, training and being coached until their message is at their individual best and worthy of accolades at least at a national level.
Storytelling is one of the best techniques available to elevate your presentation to an outstanding level. Your stories have to be based on truth, your own observations and experiences. Credibility shines in the realm of storytelling. It welcomes the story like a pair of an athlete’s shoes with a perfect fit of comfort, ease and performance.
Always use storytelling at the beginning of your speech to bond with your audience. We all enjoy listening to a story.