“The goal is to be understood, to be heard by the audience, not to feed our own ego.”

A.L.H.S.

Communication is complex, that’s no secret. Naturally, we’re going to make mistakes. One common mistake I see often is speakers focusing too much on themselves and what they want and not enough on the audience.

Great speakers focus on tailoring their message to the audience, whether it be a crowd of thousands of people listening to you deliver a keynote speech or a small intimate team of 5 people that they are trying to persuade. The goal is to be understood, to be heard by the audience, not to feed our own ego. In order to be heard we have to meet our audience where they are.

Are you focusing on your audience or is it all about you?

Published by A.L.H.S.

I'm a young man looking to share his light with the world. I've had the opportunity to lead diverse teams of emergency responders, planners, trainers, and human resource professionals. I've previously served as President of a Toastmasters (Public Speaking) club. Fun fact, I've lived and worked in 3 different countries. My academic background is in Emergency Management and Political Science.

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