🎾 The Monotony Hack: Steal Andy Murray's genius one liner...

Ft. Andy Murray

When Andy Murray introduced Novak Djokovic to the stage at the Laver Cup Gala, he had the whole room in stitches. Not bad for someone who is known for having a monotone delivery. His secret?

Turn your presenting ‘weaknesses’ into your biggest strength

The clip I’m about to show you is proof that all the things that we think make us great public speakers aren’t always necessary.

💡 Introvert or extrovert
🐌 Fast or slow speaker
🤭 Funny or serious
🪐 Big picture or detail-orientated
😬 Comfortable or awkward
🤖 Robotic or animated

It doesn’t matter.

With a little self-awareness and you can make ANY delivery style work for you.

Just. Do. You.

As Andy proves in this 29-second clip.

The response from the audience tells you everything you need to know about how effective this tactic can be.

I know I don’t sound it,
but I’m very excited to be here!

Sir Andy Murray

Great communicators own their style.

So what’s yours?

Measured, energetic, direct, nervous, quiet, cold…

Some one (or two) liners for some inspiration:

I'm going to speak far too quickly and with a [country] accent for the next [X] minutes. Please don’t ask me to speak slower, I’ll just ask you to listen faster!

I first heard this from a coach called Taki Moore

I might come across as a bit reserved, but it’s only because I prefer thoughtful words over fluffy gestures.

What we’re going to cover today is complex and nuanced. So we’re going to take this slow because it’s really important we all grasp this.

I’m going to get straight to the point, because I really value your time and want to make sure we make the most of it together.

If I look a little nervous, it’s because I really care about what I'm going to share with you today.

Don’t let my serious face fool you—I’m actually having the time of my life up here."

If there’s one thing I want you to take from today’s newsletter…

It’s that what you believe to be your biggest presenting weaknesses, could become your biggest strengths.

So, what line are you going to use to own your style in your next talk?



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