LYNX – to My Name is Not Bob

Robert Lee Brewer’s new blog entry discusses what he considers the 10 keys (plus a bonus) that a writer needs to keep in mind when beginning to speak publicly.  Now how many of us don’t want to present at a conference, or get on Oprah?  Anyone?  We all do!  It’s a given, though we might be scared silly.  In a nutshell, his hints are as follows:
1) Make your introduction brief.
2) Use the podium.
3)Use the microphone.
4)Encourage audience interaction.
5)Act confident.
6)Be organized.
7)Slow down.
8)Make personal, add humor.
9)Stop before you’re asked to leave.
10)Provide next steps and/or a conclusion.
BONUS)Provide handouts.

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