Mistakes Speakers Make: This Is an Easy and Fun Strategy

Great Advice…Act As Your Own Warm-Up Act

I’m frequently asked, “Patricia, what are some of the mistakes that many speakers make?” One is not to act as your own warm-up act. Whenever it is appropriate, walk around and speak to the audience before you’re introduced and on stage.

There are several benefits.

This activity warms up your mouth. It gets your body into action. However, much more important, you show your audience that you are a real person and are interested in them.

To be considered interesting be interested in others.

Also, although your audience does not realize it, we are all brought up to appreciate ‘the law of reciprocation.’ If somebody extends themselves to us, we feel obligated to return the favor.

When your audiences can see that you are reaching out to them, they feel obligated to give you their attention, at least at the beginning. Then your presentation and presentation mastery will keep their attention.

Next time you speak, try it. You’ll be glad you did.

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Executive Speech Coach and Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker Patricia Fripp works with ambitious professionals, executives, engineers, celebrity speakers, and sales teams.


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