You have attended seminars, conferences and media-meets. You have heard a pantheon of Keynote speakers address their audience and give an enthusiastic and invigorating speech. Ever wondered what makes them tick. Well like all good leaders all Keynote Speakers have certain endearing qualities that they share. Here are a few we can surely derive-
Building upon their strengths-All speakers are constantly working to capitalize on their strengths—whether that’s great storytelling or a talent for getting the audience to participate—and also to improve upon their weaknesses. They tap into their most powerful interpersonal qualities in an excellent way to make themselves accessible, engaging, and unique.
All keynote speakers know their best traits and the areas in which they excel. They know how to present these traits when speaking in front of others. For example, if you’re great at explaining complex concepts in simple terms or if you have a dynamic, engaging personality, they make sure they are incorporating and highlighting these qualities throughout their presentation.
Good Story-tellers-All speakers are good storytellers. Stories can be the key to a compelling presentation that excites, energizes, and truly engages the people sitting in front of you. Others may not think what we think, but through a shared story, they can feel what we feel. So all keynote speakers are powerful storytellers.
Visible Generosity- The best communicators understand the value in sharing information openly, honestly, and generously. The more they give, the more an audience connect with the speakers and more they take away. Your generosity yields positive results and makes you and your talks more endearing to your listener.
Confidence- Brilliant public speaking is not an easy task. But with some practice, and with key principles in mind, the keynote speakers exhibit a confidence that eventually captures the listener’s attention and engage their audience. The confidence and trust they have in themselves eventually translates in their attitude and speech. The audience are left mesmerised and in awe of the speaker. They take a positive experience away with them.
A good keynote speaker will leave an audience with methods by which to incorporate the messages into their personal or business lives. Quite often, the messages can be personalized simply by leaving the audience with two to three questions that they have to answer for themselves.
All keynote speakers have these engaging qualities and traits in them which make their discourse so appealing, interesting and pleasing to one and all.