Dealing with Hostility as a Speaker

Dealing with Hostility as a Speaker

One of the interesting by-products of our world becoming more virtual over the past decade is that behavior which would never have been appropriate face-to-face is now leaking back into that world from the virtual one.  For speakers this development has a particularly interesting aspect:  audiences now feel more entitled to turn negative and to […]

How to Connect with an Audience Fast

How to Connect with an Audience Fast

Speakers, like executives, salespeople, managers, trainers, consultants, advisors, engineers – the whole information society, in fact – are terribly afraid of losing the attention that audiences seem to be increasingly unwilling to give them these days, and certainly not for long.  Whether large or small, audiences are now objects of great fear for anyone who […]

Principles of Public Speaking – X

Principles of Public Speaking – X

I’m continuing a series of public speaking principles in the next few blog posts that are a summation of what I’ve learned about this fiendishly difficult art and science over three decades of practice, coaching, learning from others, and research, especially neuroscience.  Here are the penultimate seven, concerning conditions around speaking and speeches. 64.The most […]