Learning from Make TV’s William Gurstelle

Speaker Confessions

As much as we would like to ask the orchestra conductor or theater director why they interpreted Beethoven or Tennessee Williams in a particular way, the opportunity to query them personally doesn’t often happen except in a lecture. Audiences differ, so it’s important to tailor the talk to the particular group of listeners. I’ve seen plenty of bad speakers who are up there fulfilling their own needs instead of the needs of the people they are presenting to.