Author, The Art of Stage Presence*
“The audience will relate to your concept that you’re talking about much more than details.” -James Whittaker
You are there for the audience, not you.
“You are speaking for the audience, not to the audience.” -James Whittaker
Have the first sentence completely committed to memory. During the first 99 seconds, do one of these four things:
Spend as much time on the opening as on the rest of the presentation.
Seek out small stages to practice on (your 1:1 with a manager, team meetings, etc.)
Give your attention to the people taking notes and nodding their heads and engaged with what you are saying.
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