How to Think On Your Feet Tip #4
State your answers chronologically. This method works well for illustrations, instructional material, or any situation involving a timeline. Provide your info using a linear format. Then give a summary sentence.
Example: “Sam, tell the Board about Invexa.”
“Alex Read more [...]
Thinking On Your Feet Tip #3
Use the past-present-future model. Perhaps your subject can be divided into what happened in the past, where you are today, and where you hope to be in the future. Then give a summary sentence.
Example: “Robin, how’s your European initiative going?”
“Brett, Read more [...]
Thinking On Your Feet Tip #2
Use the bridging technique. If you don’t want to enter into a discussion on a certain topic, then “bridge” to the subject matter that you want to share, and then close with a final summary sentence.
Example: “Roger, What’s your take on the potential merger with Read more [...]
Sometimes you don’t have the luxury of preparing your speech and your thoughts in advance. However, studies show that those who sound organized will be given more credibility.
This series on “The Art of the Impromptu Speech” will provide short tips on excellent ways to appear organized even Read more [...]
Stories make your message stick. But, where are the best places to insert a story? Here are three options.
Begin with a story. Don’t preview by saying, “I’m going to tell you a story that I can’t believe that happened to me…” Just start with your story.
End with a story. This can Read more [...]