By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to gain and retain the attention of your audience for your next speech. Reading time: 4:38
How do the most effective leaders leverage their public speaking skills to more fully engage an audience, to captivate an audience, to enthrall an audience “ear-resistably.” They FLIRT. And so can you. With a breathless bravado of sorts.
No you don’t have to share a furtive glance with someone sitting close to the lectern. No, you don’t have to soften your voice in a sexy whisper. No, you don’t have to bite your own lips in a moment of passion or run your tongue along your teeth at a delectable thought.
No, you don’t have to kneel down on one knee and plead ever so fervently with a member of the audience. No, you don’t have to walk into the audience and softly waltz a finger across someone’s cheek or touch some one so gingerly on the shoulder.
All you have to do is FLIRT.