Sunday, March 16, 2008
Thoughts From An Expert on Authenticity
Norma Hollis is the recognized expert on authenticity. Her web site has a number of relevant and actionable tools for developing your authenticity as a presenter. Here are her overview thoughts on what authentic communication means:
You are speaking or presenting from the deepest part of your being – not simply reciting words.
You present your ideas in a way that others can understand and find meaningful.
You connect with your audience, staff, or customers in a way that leaves a lasting impression.
Your message is credible because it doesn’t hide the truth – it is comprised of facts, not hype.
Your presentation is designed around your audience’s needs and not your personal agenda.
Your communication style is transparent and believable.
You walk your talk.