Make a big space more intimate

Speak Schmeak

Stand close to your audience and try to remove barriers such as tables or a lectern that creates more distance between you. Check out these acoustically friendly and unfriendly spaces at Voice Academy for ideas. "In the boom, in the 80s, of comedy clubs, all these entrepreneurs were putting together these rooms with these high ceilings and 'Hey, look at this great comedy room!' It's like, 'You dummy -- it's supposed to be a little box, like this, with a low ceiling.

2010 141

Make a big space more intimate

Speak Schmeak

Stand close to your audience and try to remove barriers such as tables or a lectern that creates more distance between you. Check out these acoustically friendly and unfriendly spaces at Voice Academy for ideas. "In the boom, in the 80s, of comedy clubs, all these entrepreneurs were putting together these rooms with these high ceilings and 'Hey, look at this great comedy room!' It's like, 'You dummy -- it's supposed to be a little box, like this, with a low ceiling.

2010 100
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Make me care: TEDxSB Part 3

Speak Schmeak

Just a guy standing at a lectern, reading some poetry. Electric or acoustic?" Now for the fun stuff! There were several speakers at TEDxSB who knocked my socks off, and I want to talk about what made them effective and successful at rousing the crowd. Read here for part 1 and part 2 of my TEDxSB experience. In order of appearance, let's begin with Santa Barbara's Poet Laureate David Starkey. I'm not a big fan of poetry. Most of the time, poetry is too abstract or esoteric for me.

2010 100

Make me care: TEDxSB Part 3

Speak Schmeak

Just a guy standing at a lectern, reading some poetry. Electric or acoustic?" Now for the fun stuff! There were several speakers at TEDxSB who knocked my socks off, and I want to talk about what made them effective and successful at rousing the crowd. Read here for part 1 and part 2 of my TEDxSB experience. In order of appearance, let's begin with Santa Barbara's Poet Laureate David Starkey. I'm not a big fan of poetry. Most of the time, poetry is too abstract or esoteric for me.

2010 100