Improve your presentation skills with this tip from Albert Einstein. Even with all his amazing brain power, there was something the 20th century genius admitted he had trouble with… writing.
Einstein once said “I am the acoustic type. I learn by ear and give by word. Writing is difficult.” Yet his letters were easy to read in their original German – because he wrote the way he spoke.
Professor John Stachel, a former director of the Einstein Papers Project noted: “I think he heard the words before he wrote them, and only when they sounded right did he commit them to paper.”
Einstein was using the very method we teach at Podium Coaching – the TalkitOut Technique. When you use TalkitOut, you say the sentences out loud BEFORE you write them.
It’s a great way of ensuring your presentations and speeches are truly conversational. If the words come easily from your mouth, chances are you’ll feel much more comfortable delivering them – and you audience will find it easier to absorb and accept your message.
When you talk out your words before you commit them to the page, you ensure you are speaking in your authentic voice. That’s the voice that will engage and hold the audience. Speaking the words out helps ensure your thoughts flow logically, creating a pleasurable experience for the audience, with no risk of confusion.
TalkitOut is a quick and easy way to upgrade your presentation skills. Just look at our some of our client ‘before and after’ video transformations. Their improvements were all achieve in a day or less.
Halina St James takes the worry out of presentations with her Present Like a Pro video training course. It’s available now from the Podium Coaching online store, together with her popular TalkitOut: From Fears to Cheers e-book and workbook.