By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to help you more personally connect with your followers. Reading time: 3:22.
Your love affair with a camera lens is evident. You can handle a Teleprompter with the best of them. And now your role as Speaker in Chief seems even more comfortable, even more confident, even more commanding.
Well hold on there, Corporate Breath: Yes you Podium King. And you too Public Speaking Queen. Beware!
The most effective public speakers know they need to do much more than light the proverbial fire under their audiences.
The most effective public speakers need to FIRST light up their audiences with a fire of ideas that draws the audience closer and closer to the speaker. They need to FIRST cast a verbal security blanket that first warms and comforts their audience to better process the cold truth.
That’s why the most effective public speakers need to FIRST feed that fire logs soaked in caring and concern, feeling and humanity, empathy and personality. Indeed, the most convincing leaders on the podium need to FIRST fan the flames of that fire to dry away the tears and burn away fears of their audience. Continue reading “Warm Your Audience With A Fireside Chat”