As my mentor Patricia Fripp always says, “Life is a series of sales situations”. How right she is!
Most of the time, you have to give a “presentation” off a question, situation, or mishap that you weren’t expecting. Are you prepared to do that with confidence? What happens if you can’t? Want to learn how?
Below, you will see a video from last Tuesday where I competed in my Toastmasters Club Table Topics competition. For you non-Toasties, this is an opportunity to speak for 2 minutes to a question that you don’t know is coming. It’s a great way to simulate business situations. As you watch the video, I’ve included three strategies I use. You may find these valuable.
By the way, let’s get one thing out of the way. This is NOT a professional video shoot! Yes, it’s dark; I’m not always centered; the lighting is terrible; and oh yes, the video bag is in the way at the start. Now go find the keys to helping you learn how to speak better off the cuff!