I know a number of people (myself included) that wasted a lot of time getting their message across to people because they didn’t feel like their voice sounded “the right way”. When you have something to say, it’s easy to get sidetracked by the Grammar, the Punctuations, the tone of voice, etc. It’s easy to focus on everything but… the Message. The irony is that while you’re trying to sound like someone else, People are tired of everyone sounding alike.
How many times have you heard a motivational speaker talk, and you’re immediately put off because they sound so much like another person ? Same voice, Same Mannerisms, Same style of speaking, Same …Everything.
Personally, when it comes to public speaking, I make sure I am ME first. Also, I prefer to use non-technical language – because I need my message to resonate with people regardless of how much or how little, they know.
The Message today is simple – Focus on the Message, not the Verbiage.
What are you waiting for ?! Get out and SPEAK!