how to become a better speaker… #signalPG

LISTEN.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at VivaKi on several conferences in the last few months. Each time, he shows up at the start of the event, delivers an amazing presentation, and stays until the end of the conference — not in the hallways or taking meetings (those happen serendipitously), but for the most part, he sits in the audience listening.

When I mention that to him, he replies:

As a speaker, if you run in and out for your own session only — then you only end up listening to yourself.
(At a good conference) the organizers likely invite speakers who are as good as or better than yourself.
So the best way to become better is to watch, listen, and take in the content that’s available in front of you.

I like that approach.

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