(PRWEB) March 31, 2005
Learn the secrets that make the masters great speakers.
(1) - Learn specifically how Clinton ÂconnectsÂ with his audience (no matter if its 100,000 people or only 10 Â he imagines speaking as though he were having a conversation with a single individual.)
(2) - Learn the importance of telling stories like Larry King, (even if youÂre the CEO of a financial institution Â stories get remembered and are interesting to your audience. The key to story telling is using actual dialogue, describing the setting, and of course, linking the story to your message.)
(3) - Pause when you speak, like Paul Harvey, to overpower your audience. (Even the great speakers lose their place when giving a speech. But if pause, look at your audience with conviction, like you just said something of great importance, theyÂll never know you lost your place)
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Below is an excerpt from ÂPresentation Training A-ZÂ.
The Evolution Of Bush, The Speaker
Regardless of what you think of President George W. BushÂs policies or personality, he has clearly evolved as a public speaker during the last four years. Bush is still quite shaky in press conference and TV interview situations, but he has improved dramatically in his prepared speeches.
When Bush first started running for President in 1999 and early 2000, he often raced through his speeches, never pausing, tripping over words in the process and robbing them of any emotion. He took these flaws into the Oval Office his first year. He also used the TelePrompTer poorly. He committed the beginnerÂs blunder of reading too quickly, not varying speed, and not moving his head enough.
The turning point for BushÂs presidency was after 9-11 when he stood atop the rubble with a megaphone and shouted down, ÂI hear you, and all of America hears youÂ .Â It was unscripted; therefore, it sounded conversational, emotional, and real. It helped Bush connect with many citizens.
Another turning point came for Bush during the 2004 campaign. Bush gave the same campaign speech at many locations around the country, so Bush developed a comfort with the content to the point where he didnÂt feel he had to read it. The President was then able to speak in a more conversational manner. Specifically, he put in a lot more pauses, and he sometimes spoke faster, sometimes slower, sometimes louder, and sometimes softer because this is what all good speakers do regularly.
ItÂs unlikely that Bush will ever be compared favorably to Reagan or Clinton as a speaker, but he has shown that it is possible for anyone to improve basic speaking skills through practice and the use of simple techniques like pausing more frequently.
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