When you present at work (or at a conference or other speaking event), do you aim to make people feel something specific?
If so, you’ll give yourself a far higher chance of engaging people, and achieving your talk’s goal. But if you don’t, your talk’s likely to be quickly forgotten – in less time than it took you to present!
Not convinced? Well, many speaking professionals suggest using emotional elements. For instance, in his book The Naked Presenter, Garr Reynolds writes:
“Content alone is never sufficient.
We need an emotional connection…”
And former president of the National Speakers’ Association, Patricia Fripp says: