Whenever you speak in public—whether it’s a stand-up presentation (remember those?), a few remarks to open an event, a comment in a meeting, or “just” talking to your boss or a colleague—you get to choose what your goal is.
Your goal can be to “be eloquent,” “impress the audience,” or “show people that I know what I’m talking about.”
Or your goal can be to create an audience experience that makes people glad they took the time to listen.
You can choose what to aim for, every time!