Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The all-in-one on credibility for speakers: 12 respect-building resources

Credibility's all around the speaker. It can stand behind you, backing up your claims, or undermine and overshadow your talk. New speakers wonder how to get credibility and established ones want to keep it and enhance it. Here are a dozen tactics and resources to help you examine and enhance your credibility as a speaker, whether you're focused on work presentations or stirring speeches:
How do you establish your credibility? Keep the list going and share your tips in the comments.

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1 comment:

Bobbi said...

I've recently taken a bolder approach to introducing myself when I speak. Too many people read my bio as an introduction, often in a way that is not exciting or engaging.

There is fine balance between assuming you audience knows who you are (or being self-deprecating), highlighting your expertise and experience and way overselling yourself. Most speakers I've seen especially women don't take enough time to provide the audience with enough information to understand their background and expertise.