Connecting With Your Audience – Public Speaking

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A great article and video by Darren Lacroix on Connecting with your audience.

 

What kind of audience intimidates you most? How do you feel when you wake up that morning to face them? What goes through your mind? We all have our favorite audiences and because they are our favorites it is easy to connect with them. We are opened to it. Our mindset is different when approaching an audience we view as challenging.

Recently a principal asked me to come speak at career day to her kids. Eleven year olds. Yikes! That is like kryptonite to me. It wasn’t just one class. It was a presentation for twenty-five minutes, a five-minute break, then another class. Five times! I happened to be in Vegas that week, so I could not use travel as an excuse. I knew it would be challenging. I knew it would stretch me. I knew it was the right thing to do.

I love kids and I’m very close to my nephews, but a formal presentation? They can eat you alive! I summoned wisdom of my super friends and past experience. Several lessons were learned and relearned that day in Henderson, Nevada…More at STAGE TIME: “Connect With A Tough Audience”

 

Come to TTDI Toastmasters if you want to learn about connecting with your audience on 20th June 2012

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