Action verbs make presentations powerful.
At an all-day event, my client asked me to speak to promote my upcoming afternoon session. I told the client, “I know your morning is full, so give me just three minutes.” (It took just two and a half.)
After an amusing story about a handsome man which made the point, “Your message has to be of interest to your audience,” I continued, “This morning, you enjoyed your executive’s presentations because they acknowledged your contributions; celebrated your success; revealed fascinating industry statistics; previewed your company’s future; confirmed that your executives are in harmony.”
Notice the effectiveness of short phrases driven by strong verbs? Make a list of your favorite and strongest verbs. Add to this list as you come across action verbs you might use to add power to your presentations. You’ll have a head start on your next presentation and a greater awareness of your word choices.
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Make Your Presentations Powerful
Just a few more of the many resources on Fripp.com to help you prepare and present a powerful presentation:
- How to Organize Your Speech – Focus on The Basics
- Want Your Audiences to Remember What You Say? The Importance of Clear Structure
- The Communicator’s Job – Can You Improve Your Speaking and Writing?
- How to Make Your Presentation Pithy & Powerful
- Perfect Your Presentation
- Edit for Clarity, Specificity & Emotional Connection
- Do You Sound Intelligent, Powerful, Polished, Articulate & Confident?
- What Do You Really Mean? Specificity Is The Key to Credibility
Executive Speech Coach and Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker Patricia Fripp works with individuals and companies who realize that powerful, persuasive presentation skills give them a competitive edge.