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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Be bold but authentic: Be yourself, be real! Authenticity engages, so speak from the gut and the audience will feel the realness and connect.
  4. 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!

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