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From the desk of Steve Lowell,
Master Speaker and Mentor to those who speak in public.
Must I REALLY explain this one?
Actually, it seems so!
It sounds like such a simple
concept, but I have seen presenters walk to the stage
completely stone-faced, and then try to warm up the
audience with a joke.
Your presentation doesn’t begin
when you open your mouth, it begins the second you
become visible to your audience. Before you even make it
all the way to the stage much of your audience has
already taken a good look at your face. They have
already passed an initial judgment on you.
If your objective is to win your
audience over, a smile will help make that happen. Be
warm with your audience; show them that you’re sincerely
happy to be there with them.
So, what’s the lesson? Smile!
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