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Don’t Read the Audience

People say that they have the skill to read an audience. They can adapt to the room and adjust themselves and their messages accordingly. What if the audience is bored, tired, skeptical or distracted? Accommodating does not help you. In fact this mindset of relinquishing control of an audience can put a speaker at an […]

Validation

Confidence is contagious. People who exhibit confidence in what they are doing & saying are more likely to have others believe and trust in them. What you need to gain confidence in your public presence is feedback not validation. In the history of public speaking nobody has ever improved by being told “that was good.” […]

There is no “I” in Leader

Today listen to people speak and count how many times you hear “I” in the conversation. “I think”, “I believe”, “I want.” The use of “I”  undermines your leadership potential. When crating your messages make them about your listener. When the message is about those you are trying to impact then it has a better […]