Public Speaking Skills:
Talk About Your Family
A great way to build rapport with your audience is to include information about your family. Rapport is French origin word for connection, not a French Connection, but a connection with your audience, and that is central to your public speaking skills.
Most people in the audience get the "warm fuzzies" when you mention your spouse or kids in a positive light. Family means joy and happiness.
Of course, you do run the risk that a few people in the audience may not like their spouse after a big argument or a divorce, or kids for reasons related to rebellion or rejection. But most folks do like to hear positive family stories, even when their family migh not be so positive at the time.
Generally the benefits of talking about your family far outweigh the risks.
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