Preparing to Master the Stage
Keep your language simple and
universal whenever possible. Unless youíre speaking to a
closed audience made up entirely of industry members who
understand the buzz words, stay away from acronyms and
Computer people are especially
prone to this. (I can say that because Iím one of them!)
We like to use cool acronyms and techno speak because we
know how to do that. Secretly, at least for us guys,
itís because we think that if we use all the coolest
words and jargon, all the pretty women will want to have
sex with us. So far, that theory hasnít proven to be as
solid as I originally thought!
Nevertheless, the urge to impress
your audience with huge words and acronyms that only the
cool people know can be pretty powerful. For the benefit
of your audience, who only wants to be impressed by your
message, open up your language to the masses and use
wording that everyone in the room can understand.
I once watched a spiritual
speaker who gave a thirty-minute talk, and apparently,
it was about the use of our spiritual nature to manifest
our desires. For thirty minutes, I listened to huge
words and spiritual jargon that made zero sense to me.
To this day, I still have no clue what he was talking
about. I just didnít get it at all.
So, whatís the lesson? Keep the
language relevant to the audience. When in doubt,
simpler is better.