I just saw this commercial and just had to share it with you. Apparently Mr. Broccoli has low expectations for super power. But you don’t have to. Are you passionate about your topic? Maybe your super power is passion. Are you a whiz at producing visual aids that get your […]
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Have you ever had to speak before an audience who was hostile toward your topic? If not, it will surely happen sometime. The following tips may help you ease that hostility:
- Be attentive and understand the question being raised
A person from the audience is asking you questions just for the sake of asking questions. Do not respond with sarcasm. No matter how challenging the question is, keep your cool and answer accordingly.
- Be guided by your speech
When a hostile audience bombards you with challenging questions, go back to the essence and contents of your speech for the answers. This simply shows that you know what you are talking about and emphasizes the message you are trying to convey.
- Be the master of your temper
Treat your audience as you would your friends. This way they will feel your sincerity. This also helps establish chemistry between you and the audience. No matter how a part of the crowd pushes you to be irritated, hold that feeling and bear in mind that you are there to talk, not to argue, with the audience.
- Be honest
The more honest you are, the more the audience will listen to you. It is far easier to deliver a sincere speech than to play games. Eventually, the audience will know that you are lying if you are not sincere in your message.
- Be careful with your gestures
Be expressive but not too powerful. Never use gestures and body language that may tell the audience you wish to dominate them.
I was doing some research on superheros and, although I knew I wasn’t the first person to use superheros as a metaphor for something else, I was struck by how many ways and titles are available that delve into the metaphor of the superhero. Here is a small selection: Amazon.com […]
Well, um, apparently they can. Fast Company wrote a biting critique of a recent presentation that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg did about some new features added to the popular social networking site. Check this out: Zuckerberg’s Language Analyzed: Really, Um, Interesting Yes, the occasional “um” is going to creep into your […]
Working on your public speaking skills can affect more than just your ability to speak to groups of people. Improving your public speaking skills can raise your self-worth and confidence. In Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, realizing your self-worth ranks the highest. When you’ve given a good speech, your personal […]
I first learned of this speech on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. It has been bantered about as the “worst political campaign speech ever” … and I must admit that is is a rather ineffective speech. However, there are some things about Phil Davison’s presentation that are good. Watch the video […]