This means using the right body language in front of your boss before asking for a raise or convincing a client why your product or service is the right choice amongst a sea of other potentials.
So how do you set yourself apart from the pack? Here are 3 insights offered by The South African:
Insight 1: How to connect emotionally to your content
People always remember you by HOW you make them feel, not by what you say. It’s critical when you communicate that your content has the right emotional tone to it. If you are talking to a potential new client and you say “I am really passionate about what we do”, yet the emotional tone you connect with is drab and boring, there will be a huge mismatch in the eyes of your prospect. You lose them.
In this instant, you must feel passionate when you say the word “passionate”. If you have an insatiable desire to marry up your content with the right emotional connection, your engagement will soar. It’s about your audience, NOT you.
Insight 2: Making gestures that support your message
Your audience is always taking mental pictures of you when you present. Think of them as a camera. This means making the right gestures is essential in creating a sticky message. In your mind, from now on, ask this question: “Are my gestures supporting my message?”
Eg. If you were talking about your company being a global enterprise, you wouldn’t make a gesture that’s tiny and small. You would make one that signifies the large scale, maybe using both hands to show a globe. This is a gesture that supports your message and your audience will “get it”.
Insight 3: Be you and no one else
This may sound a bit “woo woo”. Who cares. The simple fact is, there’s only ONE you. How often do you give yourself permission to let all of your personality come out? Be honest. You don’t have the right to keep all that inside. You are awesome, so damn well show it!
You’ve heard that “people buy people”. They don’t buy a boring, lifeless, mind numbing personality in someone. Only those of you who aren’t worried about what other people think will truly stand out from the crowd.
Learning the right skills can help differentiate you from others who aren’t professionally trained in presenting, dressing for business, body language, executive presence, or public speaking. This skill set can help you stand out from the crowd.
Executed properly, you can have people on your side. Consult with Corporate Class Inc. to see how we can help.