20December 2022

Answering Three Questions When Speaking in Public


Answering Three Questions When Speaking in Public

Transcript from the video:

This is fundamental to any training, any workshop, any presentation. At the beginning of the day, your students, your participants, your audience, whatever you want to call them have three unanswered questions in their heads.

Now you have these three unanswered questions in your head now. You may not realize you got them, but they're in there somewhere.

Why am I Here? 

Number one, why am I here? So the first important thing for any training obviously needs a context, but it needs a purpose. And we're going to talk about that more specifically tomorrow. So if you're doing a course on Excel spreadsheets, you're not doing a course on Excel spreadsheets. You're doing a course to help people be more efficient to free up their time to be able to prioritize other things to get them home earlier. There has to be something Aha, I see where we're going with it. So number one, why am I here?

What's in it for Me? 

Number two is a little bit more subtle, but it's probably more important. What's in it for me? You see, a lot of people come to training and they know why they're there for somebody else.

Like I know when my manager says I need to do this. I know statutory requirements, I have to do this, but I really don't see the point.

And so until people see something almost in a sort of Aha, I can see how that will help me when I go back out there. They don't engage.

So number one, why am I here? Number two, what's in it for me?

Why am I Listening to You?

And the third one is probably the obvious one. Why am I listening to you? What gives you the background, the knowledge, the qualifications, the experience, to make it worth my while to take time out of my incredibly busy life and spend it with you for however long that needs to be? And my point is until those three questions are answered, people don't engage properly.

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Michael's superb training style is underpinned by an incredible depth of knowledge and experience. Like all true experts, he delivers what he knows with ease and simplicity, exampling the skills he is teaching as he does so.

Very informative and great anecdotes which illustrated points and provided visual markers.

The most interesting training that I have ever taken part in! Experience + Wisdom + Perfect teaching approach.

The training was spot on. He really listened to us and customised his responses throughout.

Loved the creation of visual examples through the use of body and how relating the experience really helps demonstrate the message.

Very approachable and motivational. So much information, brilliantly delivered.

Loads of great analogies and stories - very friendly and helpful.

Very approachable and knowledgeable and good use of examples to simplify the material.

In just one day Michael was able to teach a class of children how to craft their own personal stories and experiences into powerful and engaging speeches that resonate with an adult audience as well as with a younger audience. It is a marvellous way to help them increase self-confidence and in the process - almost without them even realising it - become natural speakers and excellent communicators.

Michael has a style of speaking which draws the audience into his world, captivates them and leaves them with lasting memories of some of the descriptive phrases he has used and the information he has included. He also has the ability to pass the skills he uses in his own speaking on to those he trains.

Very good rapport, attention to detail, individual support, positive atmosphere and encouragement - a great place for learning.

• Very great example; how to express yourself, how to be engaging and how to match body language with what is said.