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Why are they there?

One of the things I encourage my clients to do is to signpost what they’re going to be covering and to keep planting a stake in the ground as you segue from one section to another.


Why? The reason is 2-fold.


While you might assume your audience knows why they’re there and what you’re going to speak about, in reality they just might not be as clear as you think.


So make it easy. Early in your talk (probably not your opening lines) explain what you’re speaking about, flag up your key sections and tell them what you want/expect them to take away from it.


As you move from one section to another, make it clear that you’re moving on.


And the 2nd reason? Keeping to a simple structure like this helps you stay on point, cover what you planned to and to finish on time.



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Rachel Maunder is a communication skills and speaker coach and professional speaker.

She has been in the world of competent communication, in different guises, for more than 30 years so has a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to pass on to her clients, both through her signature programmes and her own presentations.  

You can find out more about her coaching programmes here and about her speaking topics here


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