Creating human connection in a Zoom call or webinar is even more important than in “real life.” This blog series will teach you how to create engagement in virtual environments by appealing to all learning styles. This blog considers visual learning.
Benjamin Franklin famously said: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” Involvement is essential to learning, and yet getting people involved in the learning process is becoming more and more difficult in a screen-mediated world.
Tell a story. No matter how often research reaffirms the power of storytelling, people forget to tell stories. Stories trigger emotion, build connection, and increase desire. If you can end your message with a story that is brief, relevant to the topic, and carries a little emotional weight, you will be far more persuasive. Here’s how to tell a good one.
Once you have persuaded your audience to trust you, it is essential that you live up to that trust by providing messages that make sense based on evidence and reasoning. To do this well, you must have a clear message in mind, and you must back it up with sound logic and reasoning. Consider the following tactics:
Most people assume that fighting and arguing are the same thing. They’re not. An argument is a logical process, and it includes 3 key elements.
There is a lot of research and advice on how to avoid the fight-or-flight response before it kicks in: visualization, breathing, preparation, etc. But what if it’s too late, and your voice gets shaky, your mouth gets dry, and your hands start trembling?
Many people still do not fully understand the benefits of storytelling, let alone how to tell a good story. Told well, stories build emotional connection and trust, make you better at speech delivery, and dramatically increase persuasion.
Perhaps no other communication still is as consistently mistaught as eye contact. And yet, this seemingly minor skill has major benefits. It improves all other communication skill areas, including vocal delivery. And it causes persuasion to skyrocket.
People are puzzled by how much feeling to use in a presentation. Calls to be “more passionate” or “less emotional” usually miss the mark. Here are 4 ways to give your speaking the right vibe.
Presenters often seek advice on how to eliminate the stress and anxiety of speaking in public. This is the wrong approach. Rather than making comfort your goal, make performance your goal, and make stress your friend. Here’s why: