Episode 053 — Don’t Change Your Caffeine and The Power of Rituals

  2-Minute Tip: Don’t Change Your Caffeine Consumption   It can be tempting the morning of a big speech to load up on coffee and enjoy that miraculous substance. If that’s part of your standard morning ritual, that’s fine. Go for it.   But don’t suddenly double or triple your standard consumption. I get that you may feel tired or nervous, but excess coffee will not help. Instead, you will…

Episode 035 — Let the Audience React and Ancient Rhetoric Today

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5918995/height/0/width/0/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”” width=””]  2-Minute Tip: Let the Audience Respond   When you tell a joke, make a humorous aside, show an entertaining picture, or land a heavy or emotional point, it’s important to give your audience a chance to experience the emotions you’ve just inspired in them.   That means that while you plan your presentation, and your timing, you need to allow time to respect your audience’s reaction….