Public Speaking Skills:
"Parade your Passion"
"Parade Your Passion" should be a primary focus in establishing good public speaking skills.
If your audience knows how much you care they will care how much you know, and listen.
Enthusiasm is contagious, and the audience will get "bitten by the bug" of your enthusiasm. An audience will "connect" with the public speaking professional's obvious enthusiasm.
If you are lukewarm, they will spew you out! That principle is two millennia old.
There is an inner light that shines forth from the face and eyes when "Passion" speaks. There is a certain Zest for Life that exudes from a person with passion.
Public speakers can be so excited and exciting that a passionate whisper will whisk the words away on the wind, and the power of your passion will still permeate the thickest obstacle known to man - a closed mind.
Don't just speak on any subject; speak on ones you know and live! And don't speak on just any topic, speak on the ones you love!
Speak to your passions!
Back about 1984, Esquire magazine had an article about 40 young Americans who were changing the country. One was the famous speechwriter for President Reagan, Peggy Noonan. She has written a book titled, "On Speaking Well".
Noonan's nickname was "La Passionaria". Her passions paraded in Presidential speeches.
When you have the right speech, you will feel like saying, "Get over here right now! You don't want to miss this!"
In such a talk, your hour of speaking feels like minutes.
Great speakers don't just love to speak; they love to make a difference for people.
There is an old proverb, "If you love your job, you will never work a day in your life."
So, complete this sentence: "I love this job, I get to . . . "
Feed your own enthusiasm for your message as you get ready to make a difference again.
If you have no enthusiasm for your message, why should anyone else?
What do you believe in enough that no one can stop you from finding a place to share it?
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