Public Speaking Can Be Fun

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Some of the Best Public Speakers can be found at...

If you want to see and hear some of the best speeches, then go to a 12 step program where they feature a speaker. Here you will find some of the greatest speeches ever given, and here's why?

1 - Their audience identifies with what the speaker is saying and can learn from their experience. In other words, the subject applies to them.

2 - The speaker is telling their own personal story. Not their friend's, not their spouse's, not their kid's, etc. Just their own.

3 - The speaker is being sincere. They have no reason to try to be anything other than themselves. They are in a very supportive environment and feel safe to show their true personality. Showing your true personality engages your audience and gets your message across with more impact.


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Public Speaking and the Millennials

How do you engage your audience of Generation Y – the Millennials?

Throw away the PowerPoint, take out your personality, and interact with your audience!

Use stories, analogies, and examples and have lots of fun with your presentation. Find out what is current with the Generation Y audience. It’s so easy, just Google generation Y music, generation y books, generation celebrities, etc. Then say something like, “You may not be as popular as Brad Pitt, but if you use these customer service skills, your clients will remember you.”

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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Public Speaking - Relax, Loosen Up, Have Fun

Relax, loosen up, have fun with it” is what Barbara Streisand said to Jeff Bridges in the movie The Mirror with Two Faces.” They both played university professors. Barbara was teaching Jeff ways to energize his class. This is the same thing I tell my clients. Relax, loosen up, and have fun with it.

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