The Public Speaking Skills IQ Matrix explores how to develop your skills as a public speaker and presenter. The mind map outlines how to prepare yourself before speaking in public. It highlights the do’s and don’ts of public speaking and presenting. Presents you with guidelines for using persuasion and storytelling in your speech or presentation. And also breaks down how to adapt your speech or presentation to the four common audience types that include the supportive audience, the uninformed audience, the hostile audience, and the indifferent audience.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Public Speaking Skills IQ Matrix:
- How to Prepare Yourself: The first branch of this map presents you with four steps to help you prepare for your public talk or presentation. The steps include outlining your goals, understanding your audience, planning your presentation, and alleviating tension.
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Speaking: The second branch of this map outlines the do’s and don’ts of public speaking. This branch highlights how to use your voice, what to do, and various things you must avoid doing while on stage.
- Guidelines for Persuasion and Storytelling: The third branch of this map breaks down how to use persuasion and storytelling in your speech or presentation. The branch outlines a five-step persuasion process you can use and provides you with several storytelling guidelines.
- Adapting to the Four Audience Types: The final branch of this map breaks down the four different audience types. Specifically, it breaks down the approach that a public speaker must take to persuade and influence each one of these audience types. These audience types include the supportive audience, the uninformed audience, the hostile audience, and the indifferent audience.
Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your professional speeches and presentations, and you will progressively become an influential, competent, and persuasive public speaker and presenter. You will leave your audience hanging on your every word. 🙂