This is the third of three articles on moving in front of an audience. In two previous posts, I talked about the neuroscience of connection between people and motion toward and away from them. In thinking over this important issue, I was inspired to add a bit more detail about choreography in general and for […]
The second of two articles on moving in front of an audience. In the first part, last time, I covered the theory of moving in front of an audience. What about the logistics? What if I’m speaking in a ballroom with all those round tables and people facing every which way – how do I […]
Most speakers begin their careers gratefully clutching the sides of a podium, happy to hide behind it for that little extra bit of security in a tense situation. But should you stay behind the podium? And as you get more advanced in your speaking, and comfortable with the stage, how should you move in relation […]
One of the most fascinating abilities of the human unconscious mind is one you never think about (consciously) and yet use everyday: you have an incredible ability to recognize many different human voices virtually without effort, almost instantaneously. You can recognize family, friends, colleagues, famous people, and lots of people on television who are semi-famous, […]
I had great fun developing the infographic below with Gengo. While it can’t cover the nuances, and so should be used with care, most of the information in this graphic is clear and helpful. Enjoy!
One of the great questions for regular public speakers is, what will the room look like when I get there? Few of the places we speak have great sight lines, perfect acoustics, and comfortable seating for the audience. We’re usually working with less-than-prime conditions. So it helps to be ready for most of the possibilities. […]
For my blog today, I'm linking to an article I posted recently on the Harvard Business blog site that has received a lot of comment. Add yours here, and enjoy! http://tinyurl.com/yzujwv8