Good morning, braggin Hardison with you again for all of those new speakers that are coming in to the space.
Congratulations, we wish you well.
We just want to give you some tips for beginners and, if you’ve been doing it a while, maybe just some reminders.
So I want you to imagine in your mind this large audience whether it’s a hundred people if the housing people are more in your mind, being new.
That’s a lot of people to deal with.
So how can I make this manageable? For me, where I come across a panicked and not really stumbling and not really making the people in the audience uncomfortable well, we need to find a way to shrink them.
If you will now how to put this into practice, this shrinking you need to actually speak to your audience as individuals rather than a whole.
Now, if you can wrap your head around that you’re, not in a darkened auditorium, so I can make on contact.
That’s the key.
The eye contact with one person just for a few seconds then connect with another individual, so on so on now you can ignore this silly advice about looking at one person why you express your idea or even worse, you want to utter something in silence to this Person those tricks come from speaking platforms from years ago, and we don’t want to adhere to that.
But if you’ve ever watched any politician since it’s an election year, you notice that they control and scope the whole room.
They will give a point stay on that side because they’re looking at one person and then when they finish that thought they go to another section, find a person look at that person and then so on and so on.
Watch next time, because you probably never really paid attention, but that’s what they’re doing trying to cover this whole big audience, no matter what the size and get it to shrink where it’s individuals know.
If you think you can do that, what you’re trying to do! In essence is have a conversation, that’s all you’re doing you’re telling them your key point of your platform, you’re telling them.
This is what we’re going to be doing today.
This is what we’re going to be learning.
This is what do I expect from you now.
That’s when the lights are up and everything is good.
How do you handle it? If it’s a dark house, the stage is lit and all of this light is on you but boy.
I cannot see the people on what’s there in the front row, but further back.
I can’t see them at all now.
You’re still gon na have a conversation with a few people, but this makes it to me a little bit easier because it is darkened in the room.
I can still cover what I want to cover keeping your head up and, depending on how many rows that you have I’m telling my point and I’m gon na move on to the next section might even just isolate up-and-down, but really when the room is dark.
Whether you have notes whether you have a teleprompter, it’s easier when it’s a darker, because most people like the 7th of that cannot see you so have a talk or a private moment.
However, it can come into your head.
Here’s the added benefit you’re at your best when you’re speaking one-on-one.
Well, we all know that, because it’s more of a conversation have you ever been to any event or a social after a business meeting you’re having a conversation, we’re going to do the same thing with the audience, let’s face it, the public speaking situation.
If we just look at it is kind of a artificial to many.
We have to learn how to handle ourselves within this space now in terms of growing and evolving.
The key is getting your story out.
The key is to make sure you cover the room, but, like I always tell everyone, practice should always be involved this way, you’re showing them that you’re confident in what you’re doing your message will get out and the key thing about will art groups? I think, compared to smaller groups, they’re a lot easier to handle, but it’s just which we covered before about nerves.
We see this larger group when you have smaller groups – 8.
Now you really have to work the room a little bit harder because they can see you so key thing.
I want you to remember: have a conversation try to make it one-on-one with the large audience when the numbers of the attendees involved are larger.
Your key thing: how can I get this to shrink where I can make eye contact and still have this conversation as individuals? Now, if that makes sense to you, we have a lot more that we’re going to go through because public speaking is coming back.
I believe that in this great country we’re going to have conventions again, people are going to be coming to cities and traveling.
There will be opportunities to be in front of the room or on stage or keynote, but you need to be prepared right now.
We still have this little digital box that we’re dealing with, but I believe America is strong.
We will be coming back, so you need to get prepared for those opportunities and those opportunities will come but make sure you’re practicing.
If you practice, you will make improvement once again, Brandon Hardison for champion strategies saying go out and make it a champion day.