PUBLIC SPEAKING COURSE

Be a public speaker and make $5500 every presentation.

Get Great Speaking Ezine for FREE and learn how to be a better public speaker.
 

Public Speaking Course - Free Articles on Public Speaking

 

Vulnerability

While standing around talking shop in the hotel lobby at the recent National Speakers Association convention, I learned some great skills to add to my public speaking course.

John Meluso spent some time with me and noted that I was not showing any vulnerability at all near the beginning of my program.

I would roll along and then tell a signature story at the END of my talk that bared all.

John, pointed out to me that being the hard charging kind of public speaker that I am, that I probably have been alienating many of the more sensitive audience members. Once alienated, the audience member does not hear you.

It is likely that right from the start my style ran over them and caused them to retreat for cover, thus making them very distant from me emotionally.

Because of John's astute observation, when I'm speaking I will change the order of some of my material to better connect with more subdued audience members.

Having grown up not far from Pittsburgh in Washington, Pennsylvania, and having my brains battered playing lineman in football at school at West Virginia U, I can still recall how an old boy coal miner friend of mine once told me, 'The schoolhouse door is always open.'

The vulnerability is to admit that not always can we say "Our minds be always open".

John, I want to thank you for reminding me that as we master all we learned from our public speaking course, always and in all ways, we all can get better.


Back to Articles

Copyright 2005 Antion & Associates | SiteIndex