How to get a standing ovation

Sometimes, it pays to learn how to speak well in public. Especially if you have an important message. It’s definitely not my cup of tea, but this is something to keep in mind always for the times that you will be speaking to a large number of people….

  1. Have something interesting to say.
  2. Cut the sales pitch.
  3. Focus on entertaining.
  4. Understand the audience.
  5. Overdress.
  6. Don’t denigrate the competition.
  7. Tell stories.
  8. Pre-circulate with the audience.
  9. Speak at the start of an event.
  10. Ask for a small room.
  11. Practice and speak all the time.

They’re very good tips, and it took Guy Kawasaki twenty years to master (he’s a great VC by the way). Definitely something to keep in mind for your next speech.
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