Communications Insight For More Inspiring Leaders To Be Perfectly Honest - Again!

To Be Perfectly Honest - Again!

 20th Jun 2022
 
Simon Bucknall joins 2 other World Finalists
Some years ago, I gave a brand new speech entitled: "To Be Perfectly Honest".

I received the following feedback from an audience member:

"Not the right subject. Too perfect. Not an easy speech. Too hard."

Far from giving up on the topic, I simply dug deeper.

Six months later, a re-worked version of that same speech (with the same core message) secured me a place in the Final of the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking in Vancouver, Canada.

That's top 10 out of 30,000 competing speakers worldwide.

To date, that Semi-Final speech remains the best 7 minute speech I've ever put together.

Others, of course, may take a different view.

They're welcome to it.

My point is this:

Spoken communication is subjective.

Filter well the feedback you receive.

When you're the one presenting, YOU decide.

:-)

#publicspeaking #canada #communication #leadership #authenticity

Working through this video program [High Impact Speaking] has made a huge difference to my speaking. After my conference presentation, I had so many executives telling me: 'I want you to come and work for my organization'.... I can't count how many people told me my presentation was THE best.

 

Senior Brand Manager for a global consumer products business

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