9 Qualities of Becoming an Impactful Speaker (Part 2)
This week as promised, I’m sharing Part 2 of the 9 qualities of an impactful speaker, so you can turn up the power, turn up the energy and master the art of communicating more effectively.
You see no matter what role you are in (educator, business leader, author, coach, platform speaker, etc.), you have to talk if you want to inspire, educate, motivate, communicate or transform people.
In case you missed last week’s blog, you can read it right here, but I’ll give you the cliff notes version of the first 5 qualities now, so grab a pen and write these down:
#1 — Engage the heart
#2 — Educate the mind
#3 — Stir the soul
#4 — Build connection
#5 — Challenge the audience to be the best version of themselves
Now let’s dive right into the next 4 qualities.
#6 – Show a piece of your soul
Impactful speakers actually show us a piece of their soul. They give something up. Whether you are listening to Denzel Washington or Michelle Obama or Will Smith, when they speak you, as the listener, feel like they are gifting you with a piece of their soul. There is an instant connection built. There is transparency. There is vulnerability. There is just a sense of internal truth that they bring out and hand to you. I remember someone once told me that if you want your audience to put some skin in the game, you’ve got to put some skin in first.
#7 – Disrupt mediocre thinking
Impactful speakers are willing and have the courage to disrupt our mediocre thinking. They literally push us to the edge. They challenge the part of you that wants to stay small or wants to be complacent or wants to be in laziness or wants to be resigned. They challenge you without ever saying the words, “I challenge you.”
#8 – They leave us feeling hopeful
Their words leave us feeling hopeful for ourselves and others. Impactful speakers leave us wanting to stand taller. They leave us on our tippy toes. They leave us wanting to be a part of something bigger than us.
#9 – They leave us wanting more
This one is self-explanatory, but you know a speaker has made an impact on you if when they finish, they leave you wanting more.
Now that you have heard all 9 qualities, I’d love to hear what was your #BOL (breakthrough out loud). Let me know what might have been foggy to you before that all of a sudden got clear. Which new skill are you going to work on first? I LOVE reading your comments and seeing your engagement in this BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY we have created together.
This is your home. We are your tribe. And every time I say I BELIEVE in you and I LOVE you, it’s because I truly do.
Your Sister in Prosperity and Possibility,