Before any speaking appearance for politicians, whether it be a meet and greet, meeting constituents, speaking in the house or delivering election media discussions, preparation is required.
After hearing the car crash interview with Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, it has highlighted how important preparation before ANY appearance is crucial. In this week’s Superstar Communicator Podcast, I share top tips to ensure any budding politician is prepared.
Among other things, my three top tips are:
- Prepare 3 messages you want to get across
- If necessary have specific information (such as facts and figures) on hand, so you can refer to them if there is discussion
- Know who you are going to be speaking to
And remember: during the election run up, we are doing lots of blogs, podcasts and google hangouts. We will all learn from the politicians, so to find out more and to get involved register here.
And remember, it isn’t just politicians that have to prepare before speaking: preparation is key to success!
Peter Cook (@AcademyOfRock)
Given the state of our politics, I’d almost rather not hear politicians speak at all 🙂
That said, if they must, your article is spot on – preparation is key and less is more.
Peter Cook, Author, Political Dissident and Speaker
Dear Peter, Thanks ever so much for your comment. Yes: some of the speeches we hear from politicians are awful. Let’s hope they do SOME preparation before the election so we won’t have to endure too many dreadful speeches!