Speaking Skills: Top 7 Tips for Giving a Truly "Live" PerformanceBy Bill Lampton, Ph.D.
The long-standing theatre phrase "Illusion of the First Time" means that when an actor performs in a play for the 10th, 100th or 1,000th time, he or she must create the illusion that this is the first time the actor has said these words, used these expressions or made these movements. The audience wants and expects an aura of freshness.
Likewise, superlative speakers need to give an obviously "live" presentation. No matter how many times you have talked about this topic previously, today's audience is hearing you for the first time. My seven tips will help you create the appearance of spontaneous vitality.
Bill Lampton, Ph.D., has generated wide acclaim as an expert in communication, motivation, customer service and sales, following the motto "Helping You Finish in First Place!" He has been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, Delta's SKY, Washington Post, Entrepreneur, Investor's Business Daily, UPI, Gannett News and other leading publications. Visit his Web site: http://www.ChampionshipCommunication.com E-mail him to subscribe to his free e-mail newsletter, using the title SUBSCRIBE:
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Article Submitted On: January 17, 2005
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