Birds that fly at high altitudes all share common characteristics that allow them to take to the skies at such heights. They have bigger wing muscles, larger wingspans and studier frames. These things allow birds such as eagles and falcons find clearer skies than other birds.
The same pattern can be found among people who have gravitated towards a keynote speaking career. There are particular traits or characteristics that enable these individuals to deliver key messages to masses of audiences when they are asked to do so. These elements set these speakers apart from other professions because of the unique nature of their jobs.
With an understanding of these distinct characteristics, one will most certainly be able to take on the rewarding role that these successful people enjoy and earn from.
1. An Obese Learning Capacity – Keynote speaking demands an unfairly wide scope of knowledge. This is because these people are asked to speak about almost anything that pertains to whatever meeting or gathering for which they are hired. These subjects could be anything in between pet grooming to LGBT rights and laws. This requirement demands speakers of this nature to be able to learn and absorb as much as they can in the shortest possible time. They find themselves in a researcher’s shoes when they’re not speaking. They constantly add to the things they know and they keep tabs on the things they have already absorbed. People in this line of work can also see a learning opportunity whenever they can and they grab it before someone else does. This skill can only be attained with a natural desire to learn more. Speakers understand that they are in constant need of updated and relevant information. This is why the actively seek it and make sure they have internalized and digested whatever it is they get their hands on.
2. An Inhumanly Sexy Ease with Wit and Charm – Since talking is the bread and butter of such people, it is assumed they are capable of charming their way into the unwilling opinions of their audiences. These people are experts at delivering their information in digestible chunks for their audiences while keeping them awake during long presentations. The flair a movie star and the charm of a politician should reside in the keynote speaker if they are to have any chance of holding an audience. In some extreme cases, they find themselves making boring yet important information exciting and funny. This is because they are hired to engage people. They drive the point home in meetings and learning symposiums. In short, they talk the talk.
3. A Balancing Capacity of a Circus Freak – Once the budding speaker has attained a substantial amount of information and a considerable certification of their speaking skills, they undertake the task of balancing these two elements into a harmonious combination know as their speech. The most integral discipline of any speaker is the utopian balance of form and substance. A keynote speaker cannot have one without the other. They can take the teaching stance and the learning stance and create a presentation that is both engaging and informative. They have the substance of a librarian and the form of a gymnast.
In relationship to birds, a keynote speaker has the capacity to both beguile and empower their audiences with their talks through these skills presented. Any person who finds interest in such a profession should possess all three of these traits to be able to generate an impact upon their target audiences. If a saying would be used to describe such a profession, it would be walking the walk and talking the talk.