How many times have you heard someone say, “I hated that speaker, but boy, was that a good presentation!”
Why is that?
Why do they have to like you? Isn’t your job just to present the information at hand?
I mean, c’mon… do they really need to like the speaker?
The answer is: YES! This blog post will show you exactly why it is important everyone in your audience needs to like you if you’re truly going to be successful.
Nobody wants to admit this, but every speaker needs to get their audience to like them…REALLY.
Here’s the first reason…THE MORE THEY LIKE YOU, THE MORE THEY LEARN FROM YOU.
It seems so obvious doesn’t it?
So, why do few people REALLY understand it?
The answer is that few people believe it…
I’ve interviewed, spoken with, and observed hundreds of speakers all over the world. Do you know what the number ONE reason is that these speakers give for why the audience doesn’t NEED to like them?
It goes something like this, “I’m not here to entertain or get people to like me. I’m here because I know my content, and they need to know this stuff.”
Hmm…I wonder how it would work for the owner of a restaurant if he took that mentality? How about the manager of a resort in the Caribbean?
Whether you like it or not, you’re in the service industry.
You are on stage, and everyone in those chairs is your client. Your job as a speaker is, in part, to get them to like you…to get them to CRAVE YOUR restaurant, and not want to LEAVE YOUR resort.
If you don’t… THEY WON’T COME BACK.
Will you go back to a restaurant that had great food but you didn’t LIKE the waiter? Not very often.
How about that resort with the beautiful views, and a fancy poolside bar, but with staff members that have lousy attitudes?
Even worse, the manager doesn’t attempt to improve your experience by motivating the staff to give good service. When this happens, then you won’t want to go back.
Did you know that people are far more likely to spread the news about a BAD restaurant experience than a good one? Why do you think the experience was bad? Because they didn’t like it! And, IF YOUR AUDIENCE DOESN’T LIKE YOU, THEY WILL SPREAD THE WORD.
Discover Why They Must Like You to LEARN from You
But, why is it?
Why is it they must like us to learn from us?
Well that gets into educational psychology. You see when you make people feel comfortable, and even get them laughing, their mouths open up, and you can fit more information in.
Seriously though…when people are feeling good, they will learn more from you. When they’re comfortable, their brains will function at a higher level.
Isn’t that interesting?
Think about it…have you ever learned something really well in a situation where you were extremely uncomfortable?
Not a chance.
I’d be willing to go out on a limb and say almost every time you learned something really, really well, you also felt very comfortable with the learning process. It happens that way nearly every time.
Well then, if you need to get your audience to like you in order to really teach them effectively, then how do you do it?
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