Mastering Public Speaking Skills At Work

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Mastering Public Speaking Skills At Work

Learning to master public speaking skills is one of the most important things you can do to advance your career. In this week’s newsletter, global communication expert, Jessica Chen, chats with Teaching Professor at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Tatiana Kolovou.

Below is a small snippet of their entire conversation held on our Soulcast Media | LIVE show on LinkedIn. If you’d like to watch or listen to the entire interview, click below. The transcript has been slightly edited for ease of reading. 

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Public Speaking Preparation

Tatiana – It all depends on the level of preparation that you’ve done. Decide on your theme and your main three points. You can prepare it in a 30-second version, a 30-minute version, or a 10-minute version.

You need to know what you’re talking about, and you need to design so that you can recall it easily. And that doesn’t happen overnight.

The best way to prepare is to have some buckets or talking points. Your theme can be the umbrella of what you’re talking about. And then you may have your main three points. 

On Presentations

Tatiana – Leaving a voicemail is a presentation writing an email; in a way, it’s a communication event. So, the structure again needs to be to the point and concise, keeping the audience in mind, making it very easy to dissect two or three main points with some takeaways and a nice close.

The structure needs to be the same, whether you’re just leaving a 30-second message or you’re speaking in a meeting, as you said, in an impromptu way. That is considered a presentation.

I consider a LinkedIn post as a presentation because it carries your brand, right? When you are in a meeting, when you’re sharing your idea, when you’re engaging in conversations in many ways, that’s you presenting yourself.

 

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