First Impression

First and foremost, you must create a great first impression. Creating a great first impression is extremely important because this is the lens the audience will look at you through afterwards.

To help people learn how to create a great first impression, I invented a new art 'First Impressionism' and organized First Impression contests at World Innompic Games.

See 30-second videos by the first World Champions in creation of a First Impression.


Alternatively, you may wish to start your speech with a joke, like Groucho Marx did:  "Before I speak, I have something important to say."

 

 

Artistic Storytelling

Artistic story telling is a must-have skill of a modern public speaker. Studies have shown that telling a story makes information way more memorable. Prospects are 20+ times more likely to remember a fact when it has been wrapped in a story. Stanfordís Graduate School of Business found that when people listened to pitches, either containing facts and figures or a story, only 5% recalled a statistic, but 63% remembered the stories.

View 90-second video of the World Best Artistic Storyteller contest winner

 

Example

Ksenia,

Miss Innovation World
award winner,

tells a short success story of
a female social entrepreneur

 

   

 

 

Some negative qualities of a speaker may create and environment in which people don't want to listen further to such a person

Certain positive personal qualities immediately capture people and make them want to listen to your message

Don't Be

Be

Formal and stuffy

Closed and false

Pompous and/or patronizing

Monotonous and/or lethargic

Vague, complex, or irrelevant

Unsure, nervous, or hyper-intense

Warm, friendly, charismatic, open

Passionate, enthusiastic, and inspiring

Exciting, creative, energized, interesting

Authentic, honest knowledgeable

Witty storyteller (example)

Focused, organized, confident

 

 

 

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