Seven Steps to Successful Speaking.
James McGinty, CEO of Bespeak, created the "Seven Steps"
programme to enable anyone to become a successful public speaker in
a very short period of time.
James is the best known and most successful speaker on the UK
competition circuit. He has also trained and mentored many
speakers, including business school graduates, entertainers,
celebrities and politicians.
The Seven Steps are the essentials that every speaker, new or
established, needs if they are to succeed in Public Speaking
The book "Seven Steps to Successful Speaking" is available for only
Direct from the publisher A very brief description of each step is given below.
- Step 1 - Integrity
- Whatever you are going to say, if you are not honest and
sincere from the start, your audience will not believe you.
- Step 2 - Structure
- If your speech or presentation does not have a good
solid structure, then your audience will not follow you
easily and will not be receptive to your message.
- Step 3 - Use of the Voice
- No matter what you say, if the audience can't hear you
or your voice is a complete monotone from start to finish,
the audience will become restless and start whispering to
each other, and you will eventually become lost in the
- Step 4 - Content
- This may seem obvious, but a lot of speakers get up and
simply repeat themselves over and over, using different
words to say the same thing. A variety of interesting
content is simply a must.
- Step 5 - Vocabulary
- The words used in a presentation should not just convey
a message, they should paint "word pictures" and directly
access all the senses of the audience by using emotive
- Step 6 - Body Language
- Stance, gestures, facial expressions, movement (or lack
of it) and eye contact all add to the degree of rapport a
speaker has with the audience. Without these a
presenter is doomed to failure.
- Step 7 - Visual aids
- This is an area where so many presenters fall down.
A hastily thrown together PowerPoint presentation is a
recipe for disaster. Time spent on quality visual aids
is pure gold.
The Seven Steps programme is soon to be available as an audio
book and in a series of videos.