The best speakers communicate in a way that inspires others to take action.
It is about having your words resonate with your audience, creating a connection with them and empowering them to carry out your message.
How will you inspire your audience to take action?
Mastering the 5 different speaker styles presented below will assist your audience to take action.
1. The Inspiring Speaker
You will master the Inspiring Speaker when you empower others with your big idea.
This is when you allow inspiration to flow through you and incite the audience to see a greater vision of their future.
Inspiration is more important than structure. Your audience will not care about your blueprint or process unless they are emotionally moved. Even if your talk involves plenty of linear material, your audience will be most responsive when it comes from a place of inspiration. Nobody wants to listen to a purely linear, super-structured talk.
Inspiration is what carries the seminar room.
The best way to become an inspired speaker is to start. Give yourself permission to say what you want. Allow your message to flow through you.
2. The Structured Speaker
There are two occasions where you will benefit from mastering the Structured Speaker Style:
- Delivering your content
- During the call-to-action
Even if you are not a naturally structured speaker, you will need some elements of organization in your talk to have the audience follow along.
The structure is there to provide you with guidance on what you want to teach and in what order.
The Inspiring Speaker creates enthusiasm, connection and motivation. The Structured Speaker helps your audience understand precisely what they are learning and the outcomes they can anticipate.
3. The Selling Speaker
The key to becoming a successful public speaker is encouraging others to adopt your ideas and take action through effective persuasion techniques.
Remarkably, the Selling Speaker is relevant throughout your presentation, not merely the part where you disclose the call-to-action.
Powerful public speakers understand how to connect with their audience throughout the presentation. This allows people to enrol in their program or adopt their idea in a natural way.
Below you will find the formula for making offers that inspire your ideal clients to say yes:
- Understand your ideal customers and their goals
- Use direct and indirect seeding
- Inspire the vision of your audience
- Transition into your call-to-action
4. The Visionary Speaker
The Visionary Speaker paints a vision for the audience. This allows the members of the audience to expand their aspirations in life.
This speaker style needs to be present during various points in your seminar to persuade people to activate their vision. Why? It is because people are always compelled to say yes to a greater goal – not the content or structure of the program you are offering.
The visionary speaker allows people to transcend their limiting beliefs.
The idea here is to get people invested in their own vision.
Motivate the audience to pursue their own visions. Paint the future for them.
A compelling vision is the most essential component of your presentation because it carries your audience into the future and out of their existing reality.
5. The Mentor Speaker
A powerful speaker naturally uses the Mentor Speaker to guide the audience when they are stuck. It is very similar to being a remarkable teacher, like Yoda.
The Mentor Speaker demonstrates abilities to solve problems for the audience and shows people a different way to overcome their obstacles.
These 5 speaking styles are can be used successfully to become a powerful and persuasive presenter.
You may use all of these styles during various parts of your presentation. However, the inspired speaker is like the captain of the ship. When in doubt, go back to your inspiring speaker.