Entrepreneur: 4 Secrets to Giving a Speech Worthy of Standing Ovations

Posted by Alex Slotnick on Nov 24, 2015 12:17:40 PM

VividCortex’s powerful monitoring specializes in organizing, indexing, and optimizing your data and database systems – but our founder and CEO Baron Schwartz also has some sterling ideas on how information can most effectively be communicated outside those systems. In the fast, idea-driven world of tech and business, a leader’s ability to deliever a speech is vital.

In a new article on Entrepreneur.com4 Secrets to Giving a Speech Worthy of a Standing Ovation – Baron shares a few ideas on how to best engage an audience when speaking live. Information isn’t just for filling space in databases; take a look at Baron’s suggestions for how an orator can thrill and captivate a roomful of ready listeners. For instance, consider how the structure of a narrative can shape and serve a compelling speech:

While preparing a speech, I analyzed what makes the movie Rocky so inspiring and found numerous effective components. The iconic music builds energy, and an underdog’s rise is a time-tested theme. As Rocky trains, he builds character and determination, along with muscle, and overcomes obstacles – regardless of the final fight’s outcome.

Check out the full article on Entrepreneur here, plus some of Baron’s other ideas about the tech industry and culture in his recent pieces for Fast Company and TechCrunch.

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