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June 2019  IN THIS ISSUE:
Use Remarkable R's to be Remembered and Repeated!
The ‘R’ words discussed below are ones that effective speakers are conscious of and use in the planning and delivery of their presentations.
  • Result
  • Rapport
  • Relate and Reflect
  • Re-live and Re-capture          
  • Reveal a Resolution
  • Realize
Quotations of the month:
“Good communications, written or oral, begins with an understanding of the audience.  If you can get inside their heads, you can find a way to connect.” - Debra Bennetts

"It's what you prepare in private that will be rewarded in public." - Dale Carnegie
Remarkable R's to be Remembered and Repeated!
Whether you're delivering a work presentation or a toastmaster speech, by using these Remarkable R’s in the planning of the content and delivery, you will engage your audience both intellectually and emotionally, your message will be remembered and repeated, and your audience will be moved to action.
  • RESULT or intended end in mind …start planning your presentation here! Ask yourself: What do I want my audience to think, feel, say or do differently AFTER I finish speaking?’ Be clear and concise with this take-away message, say it in only1 ten word sentence and build your talk on that exact, solid foundational phrase.
  • RAPPORT … build it quickly! You have only 45 seconds to have the audience like you and want to listen to you. consquently, your opening is extremely important in order for them to want to ‘journey’ with you. Once you’ve established your likeability, some similarities to them, that it’s all about THEM, not you, and that they will benefit from listening to what you have to say about a process you've learned to better an aspect of your life, you create an emotional connection…rapport!
  • RELATEto your audience! Do this by speaking in a natural, conversational way by using a 'you-focus'. Tap into their minds at the start with a you-focused question or you-focused statement; touch base with them in the middle and finally provide them with  a hopeful, encouraging take away message. 
 ie “When was the last time you.…?” or “It may interest you to know...” or “You have everything within you to…” or  “Do you realize that when you...then you will be rewarded with...'
Asking these rhetorical questions gives them time to REFLECT (to connect, they must reflect or you won't affect!)
One anchor you can use to have your message memorable is to tell a story. Story  RELATES to the audience’s emotions and needs, establishes your credibility instantly, captures the audience’s attention and deepens your rapport with them. (as long as you don't make yourself the hero of your story!!! Make yourself similar to them, not above them and special! Make the process you learned the hero) 

  • RE-LIVE and RE-CAPTURE the sights, sounds, and sensations within the scenes! Instead of telling your entire story in narrative form, RE-LIVE and RE-CAPTURE scenes, just as you do with friends, by using characters, body language, and dialogue. Captivate your audience by drawing them right into the ‘movie’ of your story by viewing and hearing it.
“If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.” Barbara Greene
“Don’t re-tell a story; re-live it!”  Lou Heckler, master storyteller
“Don’t say the old lady screamed- bring her on and let her scream.” Mark Twain

  •  REVEAL a RESOLUTION to an obstacle, issue, hard-ship that you or someone else were able to overcome because of a process or life lesson learned. We all have stories in which we learned a process enabling us to think, feel, say or act differently, in a more enlightened way…so share these processes with others! They want to learn WHAT you have learned and HOW you learned it!! Once again, remember: Place the PROCESS on a pedestal, not you!      
  • REALIZE  hope at the end; people need to realize that they too can use that same or a smilar process to achieve positive life change with such beneficial results!
How about by creating and then updating a story and lesson file, then being aware of and incorporating these R tips into the planning of your stories.
After all, don't you want to be 
Until next month, successful speaking to you!  Wink
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