I got this inbound yesterday:
“…𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝘀𝘂𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗽𝘁𝘂 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘂𝗲, 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗜 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁-𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱, 𝘀𝗼 𝗜 𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 “𝗜𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗲.”
I shared a simple 3 part structure he can use:
When you have an impromptu speech, think backwards from:
🔵 1: What is the one message you leave your audience with?
→Example: When I took stock of my values, I realized how much I valued freedom.
🔵 Step 2: Think of a personal story that supports that message. Personal stories are easier to think of “on the fly.”
When I hosted my first event for my business, I was still on the air and very much tethered to an anchor desk. It was July 2012.
300 women showed up. Why? They had grown up watching me on TV at a time nobody who looked like them (Indian), talked like them (no accent), was on a major news network. The women were coming to tell me how they too had started businesses outside of “doctor, lawyer, engineer.” It was in that moment, that I realized I was in a place of responsibility.
It was then that I started my business.
Years later, when I took a test to understand my core values
ranked at the top. Today I’ve built a business around those 3 values, working with public speaking clients all around the world.
Not tethered to an anchor desk.
🔵 Step 3: Offer your promise.
→The most common question I get: Why did you leave TV? I’ll share why today.
Now let’s say you want to practice this methodology and do it impromptu. Walking down the street.
Standing in line for coffee.
Orai: AI Speech Coach is an mobile app that allows you to drop 30 seconds of dialogue into it. It gives an instant feedback on areas to improve.
I tried it myself.
I’ve been super exhausted and low energy this week.
The read out reflected that: I could have upped my pacing and my energy, but it lauded me for having no filler words. I put the readout below.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲?
I can use this app with my client above to fix the “little things,” so he and I can work on the big thing:
Tell me your public speaking goals here.
Am I worried AI will replace me as coach? No.
My high level clients who are giving branded talks, TEDtalks, get tripped up on this point:
Organizing their material for impact.
Imagine going to see a comedian, and there was no lead up to the punchline. IN fact, all the lines were out of order. The whole experience would suck, because a joke is not as funny, when the parts are told out of order. There needs to be a ‘tee-up’ and then the final line has to ‘land.’
That level of organization still needs a human.