Motivational speaking, including those that involve Safety Presentations, is not just an act of speaking live in front of an audience and sharing information to them. It is also an art form where imparting a piece of information or an unheard of or updated knowledge is shared through a manner similar to how other people share stories. Like storytellers, motivational speakers, regardless of the field, should have a goal of not only sharing a piece of information. They should also inspire their audiences into making an action that would have a significant impact on their lives. The best of such speakers have certain characteristics one must emulate so that one can become not only a good speaker but also a great storyteller.
Being aware of your audience
One of the characteristics of somebody who is good at giving Safety Presentations is that they are aware of what is going on with their audience. A good motivational speaker is someone who can pick up certain desirable and undesirable behaviors from those who listen to them and then adjust and adapt accordingly to either suit or change those behaviors. The audience might be getting bored or some of them might even be sleeping during the engagement! They might be hungry already and one must provide food for them. Some members might not have gotten the point so one must now explain clearly and simple terms one’s point.
Having a good voice
Because one is engaging in an activity that involves the use of one’s voice, it is then imperative that the one who speaks on Safety Presentations must possess a good voice. Having a good voice, by definition, is not just limited to the volume of one’s voice. It is also about having the ability to deliver a point clearly and in a concise manner. It is also about having the right pacing of voice so that it won’t be too slow, which makes it boring, or it wouldn’t be too fast, which makes it difficult to understand. Using good modulation is also a key to having a good voice in presentations so as to not the entire speech a long, boring, monotonous lecture. Finally, a good speaker is not the one who shares a thought. It is also the one that connects to people by actually engaging with them two way.
Being passionate about their topic
Unless one is in desperate need of important resources like money, most people wouldn’t want to learn or do what they are not interested at. The same goes to speakers of Safety Presentations. One must be passionate about the topic one is about to speak and by that it means that one is willing to spend sleepless nights and long hours doing what one loves to do and suffering heavily from it, knowing that in the end of the day, they had done what they love to do. This passion will show during a motivational speech and a truly passionate speaker will not only have a lively and great speech, but it would also inspire others to be passionate at what they want to do.
Having broad and relevant knowledge about the topic
Obviously, if one wants to talk about something, then it is expected that must know about that something to begin talking in the first place. If one wants to become a motivational speaker for safety, then one must have a good knowledge about safety. It is also important that the knowledge one has must also be relevant, which is especially a must to technical fields like safety. Such kind of knowledge will bring new and updated information to the audience, which is the very reason why most of them are there in the first place.