Part 2 of How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less

Aug 28th, 2009Comments Off on Part 2 of How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less

Welcome back to “Getting Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less”, Part 2.  The first principle of accomplishing this strategy is: Know What You Want. Having a set goal or message that you are trying to instill into your audience is the most important part of reaching your audience effectively.

What is your objective? Sometimes in business, there are a variety of objectives that all lead to different effects.

A Mixed Objective is never clear. It is best to stick to a clear-cut objective that will create less conversation with a large amount of vital information. Cutting all of the fluff out of conversation will allow you to keep your audience’s attention. Like in the conversation in the video, the first part showed “Mark” who appeared to have a scattered conversation with little detail to clearly maintaining his objective to the VP. With more clear-cut, to-the-point, conversation like in part two of the video—you can focus your audience or VP’s attention on your objective and be ready for action!

When trying to get your point across in such a short amount of time with the highest level of effectiveness, ask yourself the following questions:

1.)    What do I want to achieve?

2.)    Why am I going there?

3.)    Why do I want to have this conversation?

Remember—every objective that you have must have a purpose with a clear understanding to your audience. Formulate these ideas in your mind and work with one objective at a time.