These days you hear a lot about authenticity.
Because knowing your style is the quickest way to build trust and connect with anyone, including audiences great or small …click here to take our Presentation Personality quiz and find out if you are more a Fascinator, Inspirer, Performer or Energizer.
Our goal is to give you practical and actionable tools that create real connections with your audience. So you can rise to the occasion and shine when it counts!
So, are you more the most “you” when you are fascinating, inspiring, performing or energizing?
F-Fascinators shine brightest when they are sharing data.
They can be themselves by sharing wisdom and information that convinces and reassures the audience they are reliable sources.
Here are top traits of Fascinators:
- They endear with their wisdom.
- They excel at planning.
- They are encouraging.
- They are good audiences.
- They enjoy getting others to perform.
- They enjoy watching others have fun.
- They enjoy sharing trivia.
One audience member once told me after watching a presenting fascinator, that they seemed to anticipate every question even before it was asked and was prepared with an immediate answer. Fascinators offer their knowledge and wisdom in a way that makes the audience feel they are in the most capable hands.
Take a look at this clip from our Archetype program, which can be found in our PS Lab. Jason shares more details on what it means to be a Fascinator, and you’ll also get to see a Fascinator in action during an actual presentation.
I-Inspirer’s shine brightest when they share their spirit.
Inspirers endear with their spirit. They use their intuitive and caring nature to meet needs. This makes an audience feel safe. Their storytelling ability and their talent for conjuring up the perfect story to make a point makes the audience feel good.
Here are top traits of Inspirers:
- They endear with their spirit.
- They build rapport easily and on the fly.
- They are flexible and adaptable.
- They enjoy sharing their feelings with the audience.
- They are naturally caring.
- They read people easily.
- They enjoy sharing stories.
If you’ve been part of the Rule the Room community, you’ve seen an Inspirer in action all over the website – Jason is an Inspirer!
Inspirers demonstrate their empathy by telling stories to which the audience can relate.
Here’s another clip from our Archetype program, which can be found in our PS Lab. Jason shares more details on what it means to be an Inspirer, and you’ll also get to see an Inspirer, other than Jason in action during an actual presentation.
P-Performer’s shine brightest when they have a crowd to entertain.
Performers endear through entertaining others. They love the spotlight and use their body language, their voice, and their words to physically model key concepts and explanations. They can express ideas in a way that makes the audience feel safe, and they can engage an audience with their whole being to make it feel good. Here are top traits of Performers:
- They endear via entertaining.
- They can perform spontaneously.
- They love the spotlight.
- They get others to crave their performance.
- They can get others to laugh.
- They enjoy and feed off laughter.
- They are great at relating to an entire audience.
A Performer friend was the best man at his friend’s wedding. He began his speech at the groomsmen’s table, but within three minutes he had moved to the center of the tent, and during his speech he managed to make a 360-degree rotation so that eventually he had faced everyone in the room. He recited a poem, using his body and voice to maximize the impact, and he improvised as he went along. In fifteen minutes, he made everyone smile and feel good, and he got a rousing ovation.
Take a look at how another Performer uses his charisma and bogy language to engage his audience.
E-Energizer’s shine brightest when they share their courage.
Energizers endear with their courage. They have an ability to build up the audience’s confidence and fire them up with energy to go out and get something done. This makes the audience members feel safe and good.
Here are top traits of Energizers:
- They endear with their courage.
- They welcome competition and challenges.
- They hold passionate beliefs.
- They have innate leadership qualities.
- They have a powerful presence.
- They enjoy pumping up a crowd.
- They are fond of puns.
Many excellent sports coaches are Energizers. They boost morale with halftime talks that make their teams feel good.
Take a look at this Archetype clip, as Jason shares more details on what it means to be an Energizer, and you’ll also get to see an Energizer in action during an actual presentation.
Discovering your presentation personality is the first step to becoming a more genuine, more authentic public speaker. Once you know your style, you can leverage the techniques and traits above to keep your audience engaged, and have them feeling safe with you as a presenter.
To learn more about how you can use your presentation personality style, check out the Public Speaking Lab for just $1 and get started feeling more like yourself with your public speaking–your audience will love it! We’ve recently added a few more programs that we think you will really enjoy!