Ten top tips for persuasive speaking

As part of his Education Session, Pete gave us a run down on his ten tips for persuasive speaking

  1. Build Trust: be prepared and know your subject
  2. Build empathy: make sure you know your audience as this will affect your style
  3. No lies or exaggeration
  4. Build your case from the bottom up
  5. Keep it snappy!
  6. Stick to the point: keep your speech relevant to the subject and the audience
  7. Limit your reasons: use 3 main points within your speech
  8. Be confident: believe in your message!
  9. Look, watch and listen for reactions
  10. Different strokes for different folks: pick the right topic for the audience

If you have to give a speech and you are lacking confidence, Chaucer Speakers Club can help you develop the skills and confidence you need to be successful!