He informed us that only 7% of peoples 60 seconds get across to their audience from the words that they say, 37% of the information is received through the way that they are said and the other 56% gets translated across via the body language given.
So, how to use your Vocal Toolbox to convert the 7% of spoken information to 37% to reach your audience.
Register This is how high or low your voice is.
It is surveyed that people take more information from a deeper voice than a high voice, so men in preference to women are the preferred choice for presenting information.
FACT When Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister she had lessons to teach her to talk in a lower voice as this would be preferred by her voters.
Tambra This is the tone of your voice and the smoothness and silkiness of the tone.
The following are translated as:-
- Speaking increasing the tone up at the end of a sentence = A Question
- Speaking on a flat line throughout the sentence = A Statement
- Speaking lowering the tone at the end of a sentence = A Command
So, in understanding this, when carrying out our 60 seconds we need to look for the bits of it that we really want to convey to our audience and bring them down at the end which in turn will make them commands and this is a part of what you need to head to a successful 60 second presentation.
Pace Ideally we should speak at the pace of 140 words per minute, so as you can guess, our 60 seconds should contain 140 words.
When giving a PowerPoint presentation it is usually delivered by reading from the screen of which approximately 256 words are used in a minute. This is not helpful to the audience as they are unable to digest the information being given due to the speed it is being delivered and so in turn will switch off quite quickly.
Silence This is connected with volume and your volume should be a tad louder that your normal speaking voice.
Most people fear to have a silence and so then fill this with urms and errs, etc, this will also lose your audience as it will be interpreted by them that you are not confident in what you are saying.
It is good to take a pause, this has the opposite effect and will catch your audience’s attention as they will be thinking ‘what’s coming next’? The pause will also help with the Pace of the presentation.
A video is a good way to practice your 60 seconds, write out what you want to say, keep the video running and practice it over and over again until you feel happy with it. Then watch all of the practices back and hopefully it should show how you addressed and improved your 60 seconds along the way.
If you would like to contact Martin for some tuition and coaching on your presentation skills then contact him via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yateley Networking would like to say thank you for these helpful tips Martin, Many thanks.