The Core Thought Check

Core thoughtWhen we’re sat alone in a room writing a speech or presentation, it’s sometimes tough to tell if we’re getting our point across.

The quickest and easiest test to find out if you’re on track is to run the ‘core thought check’.

Take the core thought of your speech (the single message, idea or concept you want your audience to remember) and chec k it against what you’ve written, answering these three questions.

Is your core thought in there?

Is it clearly visible (or audible!) for your audience?

Does everything in your speech or presentation add to this message? If it doesn’t cull it!

Sometimes the simplest theories are the best!

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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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