One Surprising Reason Many Speakers Lose their Audiences

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Me with several awesome Certified World Class Speaking Coaches. This year’s course begins on June 13th. You can secure a spot (before the formal announcement) at CertifiedSpeakingCoach.com

A piece of advice I received when I first started as a speaker was to always be dynamic.  Only years later did I realize that when you’re always dynamic, you’re no longer dynamic.

Take a look at the following video lesson (a sample lesson from my 50SpeakingSecrets.com program) to see why many speakers are making the same mistake I used to make and are losing their audiences as a result.

 

 

How do you Bring It Down to a Conversation?

A fantastic bit of advice I received from Patricia Fripp over a decade ago was to overemphasize whatever you need to fix in rehearsal. For example, if you need to work on slowing down, overdo it in rehearsal. In other words, speak MUCH slower than you ever would on the real stage.

If you need to be more conversational, than overdo it in rehearsal. Take it WAY down as if you’re having almost a whispering conversation with one person.

As a result, you’ll find the happy medium when you reach the real stage. I’ve used this “overdo it” strategy for everything from my diction to my pace to my conversational tone and even to my facial expressions.

Overdo it to overcome it

 

Your Turn

On a scale from 1-10, how conversational do you believe you are when you are outside of your story and speaking face to face with your audience?

What can you do to improve that score?

 

 

 

Craig Valentine

As a motivational speaker I've been fortunate to have spoken in over 20 countries, and back in 1999 Toastmasters International awarded me the World Champion of Public Speaking.

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