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Kyle Murtagh on the 5 Pillars of Effective Public Speaking


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Kyle Murtagh is not your 'normal' presentation skills coach. He is about 20 years younger than the rest, has zero experience working a corporate 9-5, and is a self-confessed introvert who likes the silence of his own company.

Hardly, the ideal profile for someone who is meant to be good at public speaking, right?

So, why bother listening to Kyle?

Well, in the last three years, he has already achieved numerous high-level public speaking accolades – including becoming a UK & Ireland Champion – has helped hundreds of business professionals generate more leads and sales from their presentations, and has inspired countless numbers to break past their crippling fear of public speaking and discover their inner confidence.

Website: confidencebydesign.co.uk

Linkedin: Kyle Murtagh

YouTube: Kyle Murtagh

Book: 5 Pillars of Effective Public Speaking

The 5 pillars in a nutshell

Body language is one of the first keys to making a great first impression. An essential part of making the audience comfortable to let you in for a better connection.

Voice is the next pillar of effective public speaking, and more specifically your volume, tone, and variety.

Structure is what holds your entire presentation together and makes it easier for your audience to understand the main message by having well-connected points that transition well.

Clarity is an overlooked step in presenting your main message. Your audience needs to clearly see, hear, and understand what you’re talking about, so leave no room for doubt.

Impact is what you need to have as a speaker to be successful. Making your audience actually take the action you want them to.

Involve people in your presentation to boost engagement

You shouldn’t be the only one talking in your online presentation, but make the audience a part of it. Interacting with people online is the best way to keep them engaged with what you have to say.

How to do that? The best way is to use online polls, breakout rooms, and give people activities and opportunities to speak. If your online presentation is a one-way conversation, you’re the only one who’s paying actual attention.

Practice and test-run your online presentations

Doing a test run of your presentation within the software you’re using helps you put yourself in the shoes of your audience. You will be able to see what they will see and how they will experience your online presentation.

What makes a presentation successful?

When people are consuming any kind of content, they’re looking for one of three things. To be:

  • Entertained
  • Educated
  • Inspired

Kyle believes a good presentation does one of those things. A great presentation maybe does two. But a superb presentation does all three.

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