Friday, March 28, 2008


William Buckley, conservative author, journalist and talk
show host died recently. A tall man who was a speaker/performer
with varied vocal and physical expressions, highlighted with eccentric
movements and gestures. This genius knew how to “rise to the occasion”
to make his point. Other successful speakers connect with their
audience in the first few minutes with a riveting story, a funny incident, a
startling statement , or perhaps a poem. They know how to make their
opening remarks relate to the material that follows. For more articles
on speaking tips go to:

The Coach quotes an easy way to craft your speech . . . “Tell ‘em,’ what
you’re going to tell ‘em.’ Tell ‘em. And then tell ‘em’ what you told ‘em.’



At 4:45 PM, Blogger Terry said...

You are right Sandra, the most successful presentations are made by those who connect with their audience.

But what does that audience connection mean exactly? The American Heritage Dictionary defines "connection" as: "An association or relationship." In computer terms, a "connection" occurs when we join with others through a communication link.

Connecting with your audience is all of that. Communicating, associating, relating. Connecting with your audience involves them in the core of what you are saying in your presentation, in the ideas and information you are giving them. At a deeper level, you’re not just giving a speech; you’re creating a two-way interchange based on common interests.

When we connect things, we bind them together. When we connect with our audience, we bind them to us. If we really connect with them, they’ll want to see and hear from us again. By doing this, we create the starting point of a relationship. When we feel a rapport with someone - -a person or a group -- a sense of trust and affinity.

Thanks for the post

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Sandra Schrift said...

Thanks for your input, Terry.



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