John Ioannou – CFO International Operations at Abdul Latif Jameel | Empowering people to achieve their potential
Executive Summary – Here are my four tips on how to be an effective public speaker:
- Show up to contribute: Show up with a desire to contribute, to share your ideas, your thoughts, and perspectives with others. Start your speech with this notion of giving and wanting nothing in return.
- Be situationally aware: Have an awareness of what is going on around you and adapt your communication approach to the forum in which you find yourself.
- Be bold but authentic: Be yourself, be real! Authenticity engages, so speak from the gut and the audience will feel the realness and connect.
- Be personable: You will need to make an emotional impact, appeal to people’s feelings. Try to relate to them. I find that the best way to do that is by sharing stories and personal anecdotes. A good story can speak a thousand words!