Your spirit, your values, an inner burning desire: your Inner Voice. When you are met with the request to speak, this is the place to start.
Often, business speakers feel disempowered because they are told what what messages they need to stick to, what slides and format they must use and even have content written for them. Sometimes these circumstances are unavoidable and necessary.
Either way, your job is to find a way to connect to the content, to make it yours, to find a reason to speak it, while staying on message. This is the work of any performer; your job is to tap into the bloodline that will keep you speaking with purpose.
The Latin derivation of Spirit (spiritus) means breath, soul, courage and vigour, the essence of your ability to connect and inspire. Many years ago, a wise performance teacher said to me: “Let the song sing you”.
Your song and message has a spirit to it: already written, already wanting to be spoken.
Once you tap into that, your voice will follow your intention. The song sings itself.