CAPTIVATING AND INSPIRING
Serving and, more importantly, inspiring your audiences are perhaps your greatest responsibilities as a public speaker. You can impact your audiences in many ways so that they gain optimal benefits from your appearances. Surprisingly, some of these ways occur before you launch into your formal presentation.
The seven chapters in this section cover critical elements of effective public speaking such as pre-speech warm-ups, thanking your introducer, and opening with a flourish. I also discuss the idea of “reading” the audience as you go, post-speech considerations that require your attention, and pitfalls that may be looming. Your quest is to have meeting planners regard you as a unique presenter, someone worth knowing for the long haul.
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Publication information: Book title: The Complete Guide to Public Speaking. Contributors: Jeff Davidson - Author. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons. Place of publication: Hoboken, NJ. Publication year: 2003. Page number: 263.
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