In the first piece of this two-part article I introduced the idea that the attention of both the audience and the speaker are under attack. Even when the opportunity for face to face connection arises, both parties can become distracted. And this can reduce the value of speaking engagements everyone. I suggested that the speaker
Public speaking is a joy. The opportunity to stand in front of a group of people whose faces you can see, whose attention you will have for a few short moments, who are still and silent, who are interested and have come to listen to you. Think of all the things that could happen by
When you step onto a stage to speak, it’s a big deal. Take your most important presentation and ramp it up by 100 and you’ve got a speaking opportunity. Where does this amplification come from? Firstly, there’s the increased numbers in the audience often in their 10s, 100s or even 1000s. Then there’s the focus.