12 Months ago, I learned about a technique which has forever changed the way I start my presentations. I use this powerful speech technique when I am addressing a few in a meeting or speaking to 325 individuals.

It’s called the “Ed Tate Scan.” Made popular by Ed Tate, the 2000 world champion of public speaking.
Here is how you use it.

When you stand up to speak, wait for 4 to 10 seconds before saying anything. I often count in my head, one-thousand one, one-thousand two, etc.
Is it awkward? It feels that way at first, but it has an interesting effect on the audience.
First, they settle down.
Second, it increases anticipation and maybe some tension in the room.
Third, it makes you look and feel very confident.
After that 4-10 second pause, the audience is primed and ready.
Try it! It’s very powerful and just one way you can Upgrade Your Delivery Skills
Sometime this may not work if you have not been given the floor. You may have to shout to gain it. Otherwise, use it and experience the power.
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Arlen Busenitz

Arlen Busenitz is an experienced speaker with over 650 presentations. He is Author of several books, CD's,and creator of Become a Better Speaker in One Evening™

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