We're not all born with the ability to jump up on stage or hold the whole rooms' attention with a story, however we all have the ability to learn how to be great at public speaking.
The people that capture our hearts and minds have all spent time on their public speaking skills, strengthening over time with practice and good habits.
You can do that too by watching other speakers to see what you like, what you don't, and think about how you could use what you like to develop your own personal style.
Speaker Style: The Brainiac
Jim Kwik is the world's leading brain and memory coach, and CEO & Founder of Kwik Learning. He's also great speaker to listen to when your brain needs a boost, becuse “If knowledge is power, learning is a superpower”, and he really can teach us a lot!
"I was known as the “boy with the broken brain. ” A childhood head injury at age five left me struggling in school. For a while, I even believed I could never be as good as other kids when it came to learning.
I was slow and barely survived school, but never stopped hoping for better. I often talk about “superhero brains” and “superpowers” when I’m referring to life-long learners and learning. It’s not just because I’m a geek, though....
...I discovered that, no matter the circumstances, we can rebuild our brains. And after working on myself, I realized my brain was not broken…it just needed a better owner’s manual. This shattered my own limiting beliefs – and over time, it became my passion to help others do the same."
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The most enjoyable part about listening to Jim Kwik is that you can see that he lives what he teaches. He has so many sound bytes that once you listen to a few of his videos or podcasts you realise why he is so effective; simple rhymes, alliteration and emphasis on key concepts make his talks rich and massively informative. In relation to this topic, boosting your memory capacity, he says;
"Information alone is not memorable. Information combined with emotion becomes a long-term memory" - Jim Kwik
What To Watch For
What other speakers really get you fired up to take action? Are there other experts out there that have a great way of simplifying complex topics?
If you've got a talk you love, pop it in the comments below!