For Immediate Release – “How to Stand Out in Selling Yourself” Luncheon Presentation at the Union League Club of Chicago
On Friday, September 13, David Lynam, as Chair of the Union League Club of Chicago Entrepreneur Group, hosted WGN Radio Host and communications consultant Bill Moller as he presented “How to Stand Out in Selling Yourself” to a luncheon audience in the Club’s elegant second floor dining room. Mr. Moller, a Los Angeles native with a long career in radio, emphasized the importance of developing strong, lasting impressions through nonverbal communication.
As a broadcaster, Moller believes that the best way to evaluate the impact of your communication is to record yourself. Moller recounted his horror at watching an audition tape of himself from early in career, but used the lessons learned from that experience to evolve into the effective and charismatic speaker he is today.
Recording yourself is imperative because, often, we are unable to accurately perceive the inflection of our words. “What I hear in my voice now is basically resonance within my head,” Moller said, “but when you listen to me, it’s 100% coming through your ears.” Recording one’s self is the only effective way to objectively perceive and evaluate your own communication shortcomings, and doing more to vary the cadence and amplitude of one’s voice can work wonders to improve the impact of our words.
Moller suggested that most people can improve body language by genuinely conveying the following qualities: confidence, authority, empathy, integrity, “spark” and enthusiasm. Wherever you are, “[y]ou need to act like you are happy to be there,” Moller said.
Bill Moller can be heard on 720 WGN Radio Saturdays from 12 to 3, and Sundays from 1 to 3.
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