Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
If you want to separate yourself from the rest and have greater impact, an authentic performance, more creativity, fresher ideas and a remarkable presentation, invest more time on the front end.
Never settle for your first ideas. They are just the seeds to more authentic-rich ideas. It is funny how long it takes and how much preparation goes into being an authentic presenter.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Question: Having gone through six separate speech contests this year, what lessons have you learned from competitive speaking? The thing I learned most from competitive speaking is that you have to stay genuine.
Question: Studying other speakers and developing self-awareness are necessary to grow as a speaker. What do you consider your greatest strengths as a speaker? How about weaknesses: what speaking skills or habits are you currently striving to improve? My greatest strength as a speaker is the ability to stay truthful. I find my message and I let my words guide me from there. Also, I don’t try to become too staged. I work to have a conversation with the audience not a one-act play.
Question: What other advice can you give to Six Minutes readers who are striving to become more confident and effective speakers? To become a better speaker I encourage people to just practice, practice, practice. You have to get comfortable in your own skin.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
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