Use The SOS Technique To Capture Your Audience When Speaking In Public

Use the SOS Technique to Capture Your Audience When Speaking in Public

Part of being an effective public speaker is being able to tell a captivating story. For many of us, that's not as easy as it seems. Use the SOS technique to capture an audience, whether you're speaking in public or just having a conversation with friends.

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Author Ramit Sethi explains this method:

This storytelling framework has three parts: situation, obstacle, and solution. It's perfect for telling stories about "challenges" you faced.   Using this technique to craft your story helps you create a compelling narrative because obstacles naturally evoke powerful emotions. This framework also forces you clarify what your beginning, middle, and end are, giving you a cohesive and clear story. This S.O.S. framework can also be adapted to both social and professional situations.

This is simple and straightforward enough. It's essentially the art of storytelling summed up into one acronym that's easy to remember when you're preparing a speech, trying to recount an anecdote to friends, or even answering a tough question in a job interview. See what else Sethi has to say about it at the link below.

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