At some point you will need to speak to a group of people, whether that’s an assembly of five or five thousand. To deliver a memorable, high-impact message, follow the 5 S’s/5 B’s of public speaking: Short ‘n Sweet, Sister, Short ‘n Sweet / Be Brief, Brother, Be Brief. Keep your content focused and on point. Divide longer presentations into segments of twenty minutes. If using PowerPoint, use the 3-2-1 rule: 30 point font, 20 minutes, and 10 slides. And always begin with a bang. Create instant engagement with a catchy vignette, joke, or activity requiring audience participation.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
- William Arthur Ward, Author of inspirational maxims