Conversation vs. Conversational – Use Specific Language

Do you want to be powerfully pithy in your presentations? Tiny differences in technique can make an enormous difference in your public speaking. Here is one of my inside secrets:

A good speech needs to sound conversational. However, there is a difference between a conversation and a speech that sounds conversational. An actual conversation involves back and forth. In a conversational speech, you imagine a crisp, concise conversation with your audience, avoiding run-on thoughts and digressions of real discussions. Instead of words like “thing,” “tons,” and “stuff,” select the most appropriate, specific language – words with power and value. People tune out when they hear weak, overused, catch-all words. My article, “How to Sound Intelligent in a Speech or Sales Presentation,” can help you come up with more specific language for your presentation.

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