Public Speaking Course:
On Stage TipsMy public speaking course teaches that when you are presenting on stage you are saying one thing while your mind is handling numerous other things. You must connect with your audience to convey your message and always be aware of how you deliver your material.
Here are some On Stage Tips from my public speaking course.
I know a speaker who sat behind a controversial presidential nominee for the cabinet during a Senate confirmation hearing. He dressed himself as a Founding Father with a tri-corn hat and everything. He smiled and shook his head "Yes" when a good question was asked by a Senator, but frowned and shook his head "No" when a Senator asked a bad question.
Very intentionally he sat in view of all the Senators as well as the news TV cameras where hundreds of thousands, or even millions were in the audience. The "Founding Father" never spoke a word, but he "spoke" volumes. Head movements can communicate volumes. The Senators approved the nominee.
While awaiting ratification of the Constitution for the United States
of America, George Washington said:
So when you are "on stage", my tip is to make your public speaking performance a "greater drama" to move your audience to joy or action.
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