In your minds, maybe cue cards are only for new comers. However, what you do can be very easy thanks to their help. Read this article, you can consider four advantages of using them.
One…So you don’t forget to mention critical things!
Many of us get nervous in front of a crowd, or get excited about something and forget something else, or just plain get distracted by questions. Having your show key point reminders on cue cards will help you make sure you don’t forget anything important.
Two…So you stay on TRACK and on TIME
And old sales adage is “plan your work, and work your plan.” That is, plan what you want to say, the order you want to present information, and then stay with that plan throughout by using the cards to keep you on task.
Worried about forgetting what to say or being nervous in front of a group? Just hang onto those cue cards for dear life and use them as the crutch they are intended to be.
Four…Because someone in the audience might think, “Hey, if they get to use cue cards,…I could do that!”
This can be one of your best tools for finding people who might love to join your team but are hesitant if they think it’s hard or that they need to learn a lot or be super professional. It’s even more important if you are a really great presenter or entertainer. Someone in the audience who is nervous at getting up in front of a group might see you and think “No way could I do that.” But, if they see you using cue cards, it makes your job seem a lot less intimidating, especially if they love the product.
How big should the cue cards be?
I’ve found 5×7 inch index cards to be the perfect size. I put my notes on them and then bind them with a cable tie or bread twist so they stay in order. I number them, in case they get dropped or come apart.
What should you put on the cue cards?
NOT TOO MUCH! Don’t write out every detail. These are reminder cards and the ideal thing is to have a ONE or TWO WORD “cue” that will trigger you to recall the point you want to make. Try not to have more than four “cues” on a card.
Kimberly Bates has been in direct sales on and off for many years, and the lessons she shares usually come from doing it the wrong way first! She believes “selling” has gotten a bad name, and thinks good selling skills can make a difference in your success. To receive more tips and techniques to improve your sales, go to http://www.beabetterseller.net