Reflect on these statements. The more you internalize them, the better speaker you will become. I welcome your comments on how they apply to you.
- Put the process, not the person, on a pedestal
- If you are always dynamic, you are no longer dynamic
- People won’t remember what you say as much as they’ll remember what they see when you say it (learned from Patricia Fripp).
- Reactions tell the story (learned from Darren LaCroix)
- Share your story and sell your point
- Give your audience hints and let them mentally fill in the rest
- Don’t speak for standing ovations; speak for standing invitations
- Never sell the product or service; always sell the story
- No humor is much better than forced humor
- Don’t shout, share (SpeakerMan/Woman should leave the building)
- “Speaking is a dialogue not a monologue.” Bill Gove
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