Are You a Deadpan Speaker?
"Put fire in the talk or put the talk in the fire." This saying suggests informative material alone does not suffice when making a public presentation. And quite often, that is correct.
You've probably seen demonstrated before you the classic stereotype of the poor speaker. The dull introduction of the speaker "who needs no introduction." And that's correct. They need an exit.
There is a need for pitch, power, and pace. Gestures and feeling are essential if one is to maximize impact on the audience. Finally, one should speak to the audience as if speaking to a single individual, a friend.
Now I will never "wow" the world. Still, I have been accused of being an animated speaker. The other night, a sneaky certain someone took a snapshot of me giving a discourse. Do you think you would have described 'yours truly' of being animated if you'd been part of the audience that night?
Image Credit » Animated? Image of the Author.