Presentation Skills - Stage

Great Public Speaking

Also check to see that any risers and stairs to the risers don't squeak and are sturdy. The stage background can be a distraction. If possible, I try to find out what my background will be so I don't blend right in.

Public Speaking - Time Of Day

Great Public Speaking

It is late enough that the folks who sleep late are now awake, but not so late in the day that early risers are starting to get tired. The first speaker of the day for an early morning (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) program should not expect hearty laughter. People are not conditioned to laugh a great deal in the early morning. Many won't even be awake yet. Use more information and less humor. I was asked by a sales speaker to open up an early morning seminar.

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We Night Owls - Yes, more creative but are we also more wounded?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Research  has proven out that we nightowls tend to be more creative than those early-risers.    For instance, psychologists Marina Giampietro and G.M. Cavallera published their study in PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES [February 2007] finding that creative types tend to live outside the norm.    Being active while more in-the-box thinkers are sleeping may be just an extension of that.