What Does it Mean to Speak With Authenticity?

When you speak with authenticity, you bring yourself into the presentation. You use personal pronouns ("I" "me") and show passion or interest in your subject. One way you can do this is by sharing an anecdote or example from your own experience.

Here are three questions you can ask yourself to test your authenticity:

  • Would I speak this way to a friend?
  • Could someone else give my talk?
  • Am I coming across as a talking head?

When you come across authentically, your audience is more likely to connect with you and trust what you say.

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