About the Author

Who is Robyn
Robyn Braley is committed to helping Rotarians grow their clubs to become better equipped to help people who need help. He has led two club teams that were awarded RI PR Awards and served as the District 5360 PR Chair. He has been a Rotarian since 1999.

Rotary Speaker
Robyn draws from his experience as a Rotarian and as a Communications Professional to share ways to more effectively tell the Rotary story to your community. He starts by asking the questions, "Is your club ready to grow, and why does it matter?" The ultimate focus is on attracting new members.

He is available to speak at District Conferences and Rotary leadership training institutes. Content also applies to other not-for-profit organizations.

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Contact him at robyn@unimarkcreative.com

Monday, 10 August 2015

Does Speaking to a LARGE or Small Audience Scare You Silly? Intimidated? This post is for you!

People expect to be entertained while they learn.

At some point, every leader must speak to various sized groups. If you regularly: 

  1. Chair meetings
  2. Must  move people to action through an uplifting speech
  3. Share good or bad news with employees shareholders, congregants or club members
  4. Give reports or describe compelling personal or group experiences to an audience

Leaders must acquire basic public speaking skills as a function of being a leader. If any of the following profiles describe you, public speaking ability is a required skill. 

Ø  Lead service clubs like Rotary
Ø  Own a business
Ø  Lead industry or community associations
Ø  MC business or community events
Ø  Chair meetings of any type
Ø  Participate in politics at any level

Make Them Cry!

Public speaking success comes through engaging your audience. However, to get to that point, you must remove distractions of all kinds.

If you are a Rotarian, you have heard professional speakers, politicians and various business leaders talk to your club who were powerful presenters and masters at technique. 

"If your club is like mine, you have also heard a single mom tell how her life was forever changed because of the support your club gave to a community program that fed her family or provided other help.

As she spoke, you heard sniffles and saw tears being wiped away throughout the room because what she said came from her heart. Be authentic. Be yourself. What this post offers are practical tips that will help the real you shine through.