One key element of crafting a resonating speech is incorporating your personal experiences, stories, and emotions. This will help you to relate to the audience. The challenge in doing this is you may feel the temptation to make it all about you. Remember, your focus should be on the audience.

Comedians may use their experiences to get laughs out of the crowd, but their focus is on the audience.

Songwriters write their best lyrics by drawing emotion from their experiences. Still, the focus is on the listener.

Poets connect most effectively when writing poems about their emotions. And yet, they focus on the reader.

Be authentic, but don’t lose focus. Shared experience helps us connect.

“I’m writing my story so that others might see fragments of themselves.”

– Lena Waithe

Published by Aaron L.

A young man looking to share his light with the world. I enjoy reading non-fiction, helping others with public speaking, drafting speeches, and writing poetry. Over the past 10 years, I've had the opportunity to lead diverse teams of emergency responders, planners, trainers, and human resource professionals. Fun fact, I've lived and worked in 3 different countries.

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