Hey, have you ever found yourself in trouble when people don’t listen to your presentation or everyone seems bored with the demonstration? Do you ever aspire to take your pitch to the next level?
The following are a few PRO tips that might help you control your audience and gather their attention, both on and off the pitch:
Relevance is one way to capture attention. Ask questions before you jump into a topic that you think your ideal audience might be interested in! This is especially important if you’re having trouble figuring out what’s working and what’s not. You can research the topic on Instagram, Reddit, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook groups! What excites your audience? What worries them? How can you help them? Are there any middle ground situations you can help them with? What are their options for getting assistance, and where do they find these people? Each of these questions can assist in creating more appealing content, programs, and presentations for your audience.
Being able to answer all the questions is one way to build authority. Sharing your failures and how you overcame them is another, even more, powerful way to inspire others. You might even be able to inspire someone else by sharing your struggles. Let others know what makes your products or services stand out. Describe the testimonials that you’ve received from your clients. Additionally, you will begin to establish yourself as an authority within your niche and continue to develop the “Know, Like, and Trust” factor that makes people want to stay and pay attention.
Good speakers tell stories; great speakers tell personal ones. The best pitches feature customer stories, brand stories, and stories of successful individuals and companies. The three tactics of storytelling, comedy, and drama all work to keep people engaged and interested in what you are saying. Which one are you the best at, then use that strength often to keep your audience interested and related to you. Although these stories are fine, people want to hear more about you if you have achieved high levels of success.
Even though many of you will think this is not an advanced tip, I would like to reiterate that preparation is a cruel thing to do. A successful pitch depends on the ingredients. List your ingredients to ensure your pitch is fool-proof. There’s no need to learn your speech off by heart or choreograph exactly where you stand for your pitch. Indeed, if your pitch is too polished, it will seem contrived. But with a little practice, you can improve your delivery and be prepared to answer questions on the big day.
Hopefully, these tips will help you to bring a new level of excellence to your pitch. Check out our Instagram to keep up with all the latest *ship news!
Have a great weekend and see you next Thursday!