When I was a freshman taking beginning speech we all had to memorize “The Ten Rules of Effective Speaking.” When we talked about it last year I’m sure I said that I didn’t really appreciate those rules in speech class and certainly didn’t really understand them.
I do now.
I want to be effective in my speech. I want people to listen to me and I want my words to matter.
Is it possible?
I think it starts with the core essence of who you are.
If you want your words to matter—you need to be the kind of person that I respect enough to listen to.
You can watch one of our very first videos where we talk about that philosophy here: https://fromthewings.org/2020/12/02/how-you-can-be-an-effective-speaker-the-first-step/
We have so much that competes for our attention. We have social media, and a constant stream of Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV, that gives us a 24-7 watching window. Each and everything you watch or listen to has a message it is sending. How do you choose what or who is worthy of your time and respect?
Would it make a difference in the world if we all started to ignore the message if the messanger wasn’t worthy? I hope it would.
Let me know what you think about the second rule of the effective speaker!
Until next time this is just me taking to you from the wings–