10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Arrive early and check out the acoustics, especially if you are speaking to a large audience. And remember, an auditorium full of people will absorb and dampen sound more than an empty auditorium. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

2011 216

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Arrive early and check out the acoustics, especially if you are speaking to a large audience. And remember, an auditorium full of people will absorb and dampen sound more than an empty auditorium. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

2011 210

Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

This means a sound-check beforehand to try out the acoustics. The room is in the style of a university auditorium. In a little more than a month’s time, I will fly to Lisbon, Portugal for the Toastmasters District 59 Spring Conference.

2011 234

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Arrive early and check out the acoustics, especially if you are speaking to a large audience. And remember, an auditorium full of people will absorb and dampen sound more than an empty auditorium. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

2011 150

Speaking Season - 23 to 28 of 107

Speak and Deliver

Small audiences can be okay, but if they spread out throughout a large auditorium, this will sap much of the group dynamic out - that feeling that a lot of people all made the same decision to attend, and are excited - that validates everyone in the room.

2010 52