If you’re into public speaking, you are probably familiar with the following study by Albert Mehrabian: (Apparently) 55% of your presented message is communicated via your body language; 38% through the tone of your voice and only 7% of meaning through words. Is this really the magic formula for successful public speaking? What is the truth about this?
In this blog, I will explore the relationship between the content, body language, tone of voice and facial expression. You will learn more about the impact of these factors on your credibility as a speaker.
The spoken word has been a powerful means of communication since the beginning of the world, and through the sands of time, the mankind has witnessed ageless speeches by historical figures that transcended beyond their time and that brought about transformative change on a global scale. Since the age of telling stories around the campfire, and now in our modern, digital world, oratory skills and the ability to present ideas and engage an audience, in whatever field or industry or whatever the platform, has never been more crucial.
It is with joy that I hand over the presidency to a powerful leader as Candy. Backed by a group of dedicated individuals I am sure they will take the association to even higher heights.
In the last year, I had the privilege of representing the association at the GSA convention in Austria and build strong alliances with the GSA. This has lead into the associations agreeing on a mentoring partnership that would result in both mentoring, coaching and financial support. I cannot wait to see how this will help out members in growing in the next 5 years and then passing the gift given to the next group of upcoming speakers within and outside of Namibian boarders. I will continue as the liaison officer between the two associations.
As a professional speaker and running a speaker business do you think integrity and honesty is one of the most important qualities to have in your business - both on and off stage?
The following is an article published on the Entrepreneur website written by Brian Tracy who is a renowned speaker and author on the subjects of leadership, selling, self-esteem, goals, strategy, creativity and success psychology. Brian shares why he believes integrity and honesty is one of the most important qualities to have.