It can be a long walk to the ‘big stage’. It’s what you want. You’ve been heading there for a long time. Have you packed well for the trip? To “bring it”, you’ll want to bring this:
√ Energy – tons of positive energy to energize your audience to inspire them to move mountains if they have to.
√ Intention – it’s what we intend – we mentally determine the end result and all action is focused upon it.
√ Content – a message that’s clear, compact, relevant, and audience-focused. It’s understandable, memorable, and actionable.
√ Call to Action – the listener is clear about what you are asking.
√ Congruence – your words and physical expression (body language) are in total sync. It’s as if they turned the sound off and the listener can still make out what you are saying.
√ Command – you are present in the moment impacting your listeners in full connection with them.
√ Mastery – Putting this all together and expressing yourself comfortably and confidently with great ease. It takes practice. 10,000 hours according to Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers”.
And most of all…
√ Passion – it’s your heartfelt, deep and authentic excitement about life, work and people.
“People with passion care – really care in their bones – about neighbors, employees, colleagues and friends winning. They love to learn and grow themselves, and they get a kick when the people around them do the same.” Jack Welch, former CEO of GE
Pack well, enjoy the trip and have fun on the stage.