Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Public Speaking: A Conversation Held Publicly

In a private conversation with one to three people...

• You’re relaxed• You look at them
• You react to what they say
• They react to what you say
• You’re focused on them and they on you

In this private conversation you’re most likely not focused on:

• When to gesture    

• What you look like
• What you sound like   

• When to soften or raise your voice

You’re just having a conversation! You’re talking. The only difference between that one-on-one conversation and speaking before a group is that there are more people listening to you—that’s all.

Watch the video here:
Even when you speak to an audience of 8,000 it's still a "private conversation held publicly."

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