Successful public speaking in the 21st century

A great public speaker is authentically present and ready to connect with their audience.

Speakers are so last century when they stand behind a podium glued to the floor, reading from slides and addressing a less than enthusiastic audience.  It’s 2013, and successful speakers need to be aware that audiences have changed.  They are better informed, crave connection and expect to be actively engaged in the “conversation.”

 

 

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5 secrets every presenter should know about people

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“The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public,” George Jessel famously quipped.  Dr. Susan Weinschenk unpacks the secrets of eliciting response from people — the core purpose of design, it’s been argued — through a combination of behavioral science, psychology, and practical examples to alleviate the misery and mystery of public speaking in 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People.

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