Tough Love: How Not to Bore an Audience
Rehearse. An audience doesn't want to see you struggling to say what's on your mind.
They've come for a show, an organized presentation of thought. Know your lines: your opening line, headlines, bottom line, and story lines. Being prepared will help you come across in a conversational manner, too.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
The less you try to impress your listeners with your knowledge, the more they'll respect you.
Cut out specialized vocabulary and speak to your audience in their language.
Your posture, gestures, and facial expressions influence how you feel.
So stand up straight, weight on both feet. Keep your chin up. Chest out, Open up and smile. Those actions make you look and feel good.
TED curator Chris Anderson explains:
“The 18-minute length works much like the way Twitter forces people to be disciplined in what they write. By forcing speakers who are u...