There is a reason why the spoken word is the best way to to explain the complex, motivate, and train – it’s human nature! My friend and colleague, presentation and persuasion expert, Sims Wyeth shares this insight into why excellent public speakers are so naturally persuasive.
Why Do We Present?
by Sims Wyeth
Why don’t we just hand in our report and call it a day? Because we humans have been around in our present form for 200,000 years. If we envision those years along a yardstick, written language appears on the last two-thirds of the final inch of that stick, and widespread literacy on the last sixteenth of the final inch.
For 200,000 years, human groups have made important decisions based on the spoken word, testing not only the ideas under discussion but the character of those who propose them.
If you can move the minds of others, they see in you the ability to get things done, and they see that in your language and expression.
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Sims Wyeth is the president of Sims Wyeth & Co., an executive development firm in Montclair, NJ devoted to the art and science of speaking persuasively.
Thank you Sims!
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