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 [...]
I rushed into the hospital room on autopilot and rattled to the patient lying in the bed, “Hi Nancy. I’m Karen and I’m here as part of Temple Emanu-El’s Caring Congregation Committee.”
You could say I wasn’t very present as I entered Nancy’s room.
About twice a month I volunteer on Read more [...]
Have you ever said, “You just can’t make this stuff up”? And then you share these better than fiction observations? That’s a story.
You have read in this blog series that stories make your message come alive. But where do you find these stories?
Observe with purpose. Stories are everywhere. 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 [...]