2-Minute Tip: Make Eye Connection
Look them in the eye and make strong eye contact. It helps to make the audience feel more comfortable. To make that connection, though you need to hold the eye connection for 4-6 seconds. They will feel you are conversing with them rather than talking at them.
Pure Mind Magic
A few months back, German podcaster, magician, and mindset expert Victoria Mavis joined me to talk about the intersection between public speaking and magic. You can find that interview at 2MinuteTalkTips.com/magic.
During December, I had the pleasure of appearing on her show, Pure Mind Magic. We talked about speaking, sure, but much of the conversation was about my stroke story and the power of mindset in recovery. You can listen to it here or subscribe for free to Pure Mind Magic in your favorite podcast app.
Post Tip Discussion
I spoke with George Hendley from The Speakers Academy in Dallas. It was a great conversation about speaking, training, technology, and the way the field has changed over the years.'Do I still get a little bit antsy, a little bit of the butterfly effect in my stomach from time to time? I sure do.' -- @George_Hendley #publicspeaking Click To Tweet
George founded George Hendley Presentations, a training/coaching/consulting firm in 1992. His first 19 years was focused primarily on serving corporate clients from coast to coast. From 1997 until 2003 he delivered the Zig Ziglar Effective Business Presentations course over 20 times during a six year period. George was in a Dallas Toastmasters club for over 3 years and achieved the Certified Toastmasters recognition. Currently, The Speakers Academy, which George founded over 7 years ago has multiple locations around Dallas, each one meeting twice a month for open enrollment training and professional development coaching.
He has had an active leadership role in the American Society for Training and Development for over 20 years. He was a member of the National Speakers Association for 10 years and the International Coach Federation for 5 years and has held numerous leadership positions in both organizations on the local level. He has been an adjunct college teacher for 5 different courses over a period of 10 years. He continues to enjoy speaking in church events and on mission trips abroad for over 40 years.
As an authorized partner for Wiley Publishing (formerly Inscape Publishing and Carlson Learning) George has a rich and very successful career. In the last 24 years he has earned the Diamond award twice putting him the top 2% of all distributors in the world for sales volume of the DiSC profile and other related programs. He has lead dozens of seminars and workshops across the country for a wide variety of companies (including Fortune 500 companies) and still serves a variety of clients who appreciate his wisdom and experience with the tool.
During the past 26 years George authored over 150 articles on a variety of important topics. Those topics include Presentation skills, Listening, leadership and understanding body language as a form of communication. He posts frequent tips and insights on his Speakers Academy Facebook and LinkedIn page that are clear, brief and practical.
His zeal for learning and the desire to teach and mentor others makes him a passionate, enthusiastic and competent presenter.'It's especially the millennials that are changing the pace and face of business today. And they're doing it because of their comfort and love for and -- I even say it at times -- addiction with technology.' -- @George_Hendley… Click To Tweet
|The Speakers Academy||www.TheSpeakersAcademy.com|
|The Speakers Academy on Facebook||https://www.facebook.com/TheSpeakersAcademy/|
|George Hendley on LinkedIn||https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgehendleythespeakersacademy/|
|George Hendley on Twitter||https://twitter.com/George_Hendley|
|George Hendley Email||George@TheSpeakersAcademy.com|
|George Hendley Phone||972.234.4377|
|The Speakers Academy on Meetup||https://www.meetup.com/The-Speakers-Academy/|
|Bill on Pure Mind Magic||https://victoriamavis.podbean.com/e/60-pmm-changing-your-brain-changing-your-body-wiht-bill-monroe/|
'We need to make sure that our message is not just leaving our mouth, but it's really titillating their brain cells.' -- @George_Hendley #publicspeaking Click To Tweet
Call to Action
- Share your thoughts on George’s perspective in the comments below
- Check out George’s site, The Speakers Academy, at http://thepeakersacademy.com
- Share this episode with a friend, colleague, or relative with the link http://2minutetalktips.com/george
- Use strong eye connections
- Don’t get best…get better
'It's only because you put in a monster amount of time, energy, and effort in the practice that it looks spontaneous, it looks comfortable, it looks easy. And it's nothing like that in the early stages.' -- @George_Hendley… Click To Tweet