Imagine you are speaking to an audience. How you deliver will impact people’s impression of you and affect how your message hits home.

Here is one tip that will help Upgrade Your Delivery Skills™.

Speak to one person at a time.

Whether you are sharing with four people around the water coolor, speaking up at a meeting, or standing in front of an audience of 350, speak to just one person.

Craig Valentine says, “Speak to one, but look to all.”
You and I should be having 5-10 second conversations with each person in the room. We’ll deliver a couple sentences or one thought to the dark haired individual in the front row. Then we deliver the next few lines to the individual in the back row. We keep doing this with audience members around the room.
What will happen? Members of the audience will feel like we are speaking right to them. Every speaking book and course hammers home the idea of making eye contact for around 5 seconds.
This tip goes well beyond that. You are not just making eye contact, you are having a conversation with that individual.
Do this and you and I will connect with the audience and stand out from most speakers. A lot of speakers will just talk to the room. Have you seen it? They speak to one side of the room and then the other, but their eyes never lock on an individual.
You can be different. Speak to one person at a time and you will connect and create a positive audience experience.
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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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