Speaking with passion

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I watched a speaker go through the motions last week…and it showed.

Speaking with passion is good. Speaking without passion is bad.

Your audience can tell if you don’t have passion for your subject or topic. If you aren’t passionate about what you are saying, why should they be?

You can’t (and perhaps shouldn’t) fake passion. At worst, fake a smile – it will make your voice sound more positive.

If you’re not passionate about your topic – choose a new one.

If you can’t change your topic, change the way you deliver the message to a way that inspires you – more humour, less humour, no slides, as a song – you name it – make it yours – own it – get passionate about it!

No one ever complained about too much passion.

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Rich Watts is the UK Business Speaker of the Year and a past JCI National Public Speaking champion. He setup and now runs Rich Public Speaking providing presentation skills and public speaking training.

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