Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Public Speaking - Dynamic Range Quick Fixes

* If your material is all serious, add some that is lighthearted and vice versa.
* If you always speak softly, speak loudly sometimes and vice versa.
* Work to improve your diction, but allow it to falter in front of less articulate audiences.
* If you always stand still, move sometimes and vice versa.
* If you have the option, pick audiences that give you the greatest chance of success.

The WOW Factor of your Dynamic Range

What do you do during your presentations that cause the audience to say WOW? Dewitt Jones, a former photographer for National Geographic uses slides that literally give you goose pimples. Tom Ogden, an award winning magician from the Magic Castle in Los Angeles uses, what else, magic. Dave Gorden tells a story about Walt Disney. I use a special freeze frame video segment and shoot fire in the air.

In fact, there are many things that you can use or do to make your audience say WOW! You may have great voice quality like my friend, author and former radio announcer, Rick Ott. You may use your appearance like professional speaker Larry Winget who wears funny glasses and ties.

You might sing or play a musical instrument or juggle or use props. If you want to push your name up the memorability chart, put something unique in your presentations that causes the audience members to go WOW!

Quick Tips To Increase Your Dynamic Range!

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