Signature Speaking Style Assessment
"Speak to a man in a language he understands and it goes to his head. Speak to him in his own language and it goes to his heart." ~ Nelson Mandela
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1. How would you convince an audience member that they could achieve their goals regardless of their past?
A. Tell them a story of how someone else did the same
B. Empathize with them and share an experience of how you were able to do the same
C. Give them the figures of how hard work paid off for many others
D. Tell them to not be a victim. They could do it if they really focused.
2. Someone just experienced bankruptcy. how do you get them to focus on a solution as opposed to their current situation?
A. Give them the steps to make their way back from bankruptcy.
B. Try to help them as well as you discover why they went bankrupt in the first place.
C. Stop whining and becoming more discipline
D. Tell them that you can empathize with them and let them know you are there to help them.
E. convince them that this is an opportunity for a fresh start.
F. Let them know that "know they can stop disguising their voice when creditors call."
3. You have a workout partner who has decided to quit working out. what would you say to get them to continue?
A. Give them the facts and figures on the dangers of living unhealthy.
B. Accept their decision without question.
C. Share a time when you wanted to give up on a goal but decided to go at it again.
D. Break their pattern with laughter then talk about continuing the workout process.
E. Let them know that they are worth it and they should continue.
4. Your friend is in a difficult relationship. how would you coach them through it or get them to move on?
A. Talk to them about the proven benefits of relationship counseling.
B. Demand that they take action one way or another by either fighting for their relationship or moving on.
C. Empathize with them and let them know that you're there if they need you.
D. Help them understand that problems in relationships are par for the course and that they will get through it one way or another.
E. Get them to remember the fun and funny times and encourage them to try to create more.
5. You feel most prepared when you have personal connections to communicate to your audience.
A. Strongly Agree
D. Strongly Disagree
6. When you leave the stage, how would you want your audience to feel?
A. Understood, validated, and appreciated
B. Educated and empowered
C. Motivated and empowered
D. Relentless and committed
E. Amused and energized
7. Which traits would your friends say describes you best?
A. Empathetic and supportive
B. Motivational and inspirational
C. Lighthearted and entertaining
D. Logical and systematic
E. Focused and demanding
8. If you had the answer that the audience was looking for, would you rather...
A. Share it with them
B. Inspire them with it
C. Let them discover it through a story
D. Prove to them that it is correct
9. If you had to put together a presentation, would you rather...
A. Research facts and statistics
B. Look for personal stories to illustrate your points
C. Find ways that will make the audience take action
D. Find humorous connections with your audience
E. Find personal connections with your audience
10. If someone was making excuses as to why they weren't successful, I would try:
A. To give them a success formula to follow
B. To make them feel better through humor
C. Direct confrontation
D. To understand why they feel that way
11. If someone was talking to you about an issue, what would you most want to know?
A. Nothing but the facts
B. How is this entertaining
C. What do they plan to do now
D. How you could connect best with what they were sharing
E. How can you help them take action
12. How do you see yourself?
A. As a compassionate communicator
B. As a fact based communicator
C. As a humorous communicator
D. As an "action is all that matters" communicator
E. As an inspirational communicator
13. How would you define a good story?
A. Touched you emotionally
B. Inspired you to do something
C. Took you through a step by step process to achieve or discover something
D. Made you laugh
E. Explained how someone took action because "action is what matters"
14. Life is about...
B. Doing what you love
C. Discovering the formula of success
D. Pushing through to your next level
E. Inspiring others
15. When I'm on stage, I want the audience to see me as:
A. Authority figure
B. Trusted friend
C. Someone they can count on
E. Well studied knowledgeable authority
16. Rules are made to:
A. Be obeyed
B. Be trusted
C. Be laughed at
D. Get you to a specific outcome
E. Keep you safe
17. If someone was going to pay me to speak, it would be because I...
A. Was entertaining and informative
B. Could tap into the emotions of the audience members
C. Have the systematic knowledge to help their audience members move to the next level
D. Could tell them what they need to do next
E. Could motivate them to take action
18. To me, weakness is...
A. An opportunity for growth
B. To be ignored
C. Life playing a trick on us
D. A sign of being human
E. A lack of the necessary information to achieve a certain outcome
19. You are speaking to a group of high school students who are academically challenged, how do you convince them that they can be successful?
A. Convince them that there are people who care and are willing to help them overcome their challenges
B. By providing them with specific steps based on tested processes
C. Show them how others with similar backgrounds still made it
D. Tell them not to be the victim and that it is up to each one of them individually to make themselves successful
20. You've just finished speaking and you're standing by the back door of the auditorium. As the audience begins to leave, what would you want them to do?
A. Hug you
B. Tell you that you were funny
C. Tell you that you inspired them
D. Tell you that you are making them take action
E. Tell you they were educated by your presentation
21. If you had to hire a consultant to lead your underperforming team, what would you want them to do?
A. Give your team facts, figures, and processes on how to do better
B. Share successes stories that will motivate them to do better
C. Discover personal reasons why they should do better
D. Make them wake up and be acceptable
E. Lighten the emotional load and point them in a new direction
22. You are speaking at a relationship retreat, for those considering ending their relationship. What would you help them do?
A. Remember why they connected and find connections to move forward
B. Give them specific steps that they could take to work through the process
C. Encourage them to "suck it up" because there is no relationship without issues
D. Inspire them to "fight for their relationship" because it is worth it
E. Lighten the mood by pointing out the differences between male and female communication
23. I believe most people would take action if they...
A. Could see themselves differently
B. Didn't take life so seriously
C. Had someone who believed in them
D. Had more information as to how to move forward
E. Had someone pushing them
24. My friends would consider me:
25. Every setback is an opportunity for individuals to...
A. Realize how tough they are
B. Realize how strong they are
C. Adjust the formula and try again
D. discover who their real friends are
E. Know that you have to learn to laugh at life
26. In a group of friends, I would be considered:
A. The one in charge
B. The bossy one
C. The funny one
D. The rational one
E. The caring one
27. The true key to working through distractions is to:
A. Know your why
B. Stay focused on the process
C. Have a support team
D. Just make yourself do it
E. Not take life too seriously
28. My main goal, when taking the stage, would be to create a sense of:
B. Entertainment and humor
C. Increased knowledge
29. For me, laughter would be:
A. The main part of my presentation
B. A factor in my presentation
C. Possibly added to my presentation
D. I struggle with creating laughter
30. Pushing people to take action outside of their comfort zone is:
A. What I do
B. Something I am willing to do
C. Is hard for me
D. Not what I am know for
31. I see motivating others as:
A. What I do
B. A secondary part of my function
C. Awkward for me
D. Someone else's responsibility
32. Making a personal connection when I'm on stage:
A. Is a must
B. Is done with hesitation
C. Is a struggle
D. I prefer not to share personal information
33. I see myself as a _______ person.
34. I was successful if I made my audience...
A. Take action
B. See themselves differently
C. Feel entertained
D. Be inspired
E. Feel informed
35. I consider myself ...
A. Change Agent
B. A jokester
C. A connector
D. A focused and driven person
E. An evidence-based critical thinker
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