Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Consider the Audience

Many beginning speakers are more concerned with how they do on stage than with how much the audience gets out of the speech they give.

To give a successful speech, you must watch your audience, react to their reactions to you, pause to give them time to assimilate the material you just presented, and SLOW DOWN so they can keep up with you.

Don't rush to "get everything in." If you don't get to some of your material, your audience will never know. They will know if you rush your finish and will remember the rush more than the call to action you tried to give.

Next time slow down, use more pauses, play with the audience and make them feel like you care more about them than about getting your speech over with.

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