Leadership is an art and guiding your fellow collaborators to success is for most of leaders the ultimate life objective.
Motivate, inspire, lead others through knowledge, experience and speech has always been a constant in human history.
From Socrates and Plato’s apologies and Cicero’s orations to the illuminating speeches of M.L. King and president JFK.
Today, thanks to our collaboration with 2 times TEDx speaker, Sir Suresh Mansharamani, we are going to give you our takeaways from the TOP 3 best practices to have while guiding your team and giving an amazing speech.
- PRINCIPLES AT THE BASE OF GUIDANCE → your effort needs to be developed following the W.A.T. principle where W is for “we”, A stands for “authenticity” and T stands for “transparency”.
In both leadership and public speaking, we need to be aware and need to understand that people who are listening and taking inspiration from you are directly involved in you and your ideas.
For this reason, they deserve to be rewarded with honesty and generosity while receiving content.
To be a great leader and a great speaker you need to share your positive and genuine intentions with who are giving you their time, you need to transmit values and inspiring your audience through your knowledge and experience.
People will for sure understand if you believe and you are convinced of what you’re saying, don’t try to fake your emotion, your knowledge, your experience or even worse all of them.
Be as much authentic as possible, as yourself as possible and for sure your intervention will positively impact the life of your listeners.
- GENERATE EMOTIONS → getting people involved is the key to motivate, inspire, guide them.
Although every human is different from another and special in its unicity, all (or most) of the human bodies work in almost the same way
generating similar responses to external stimuli.
3 main hormones and neurotransmitters are involved and being aware of their existence can help you understand how people will respond to inputs generated by your behavior.
These hormones are:
- DOPAMINE → Responsible for the feelings of excitement and happiness. Controlling it can help you motivate and inspire your audience.
- OXYTOCIN → Responsible for the feeling of empathy. Controlling it can help you close and intimately connect with people.
- ENDORPHINE → Responsible for the feeling of enjoyment and euphory. Controlling it can help you generate an intense involvement.
- CAREFRONTATION vs CONFRONTATION → take care of people who are giving you their time. It is important to make a huge distinction between confrontation and carefrontation mean.
“Confrontation” comes from the negative perception of the other and the following “I am right, you are wrong” opinion that generates from it.
“Carefrontation” comes from the appreciation of the other person, respect for other’s ideas and beliefs and reciprocal stimulation of thought and behaviors.
Being consistent in carefrontation may help you guide the relationship with people or the conversation into a “safe environment” direction generating positive stimulus from both parts with potential no judgment, no repercussion and high level of commitment between parts.
Use these tools to practice and enhance your leadership and public speaking but remember, real essence and original content ALWAYS need to be there.