2 Minute Tip: Bring an Extra Shirt
Stuff happens as we go about life. We spill (and sadly waste) coffee. Our co workers spill things on us. We perspire more than we’d like. And, yet, we still need to stand up in front of a crowd and speak. That’s why is so important to have a spare shirt in your office, car, or presentation bag. You never know when you’ll need a quick wardrobe change. Even if you never need to use that spare shirt, you can be more confident just because you know it’s there.
Post Tip Discussion: Use the Tools Available
Amplification, Teleprompters, and Wheels are great innovations that can help us be more effective speakers. Of course, they’re only useful is we actually use them. Too many speakers avoid these tools because they say they don’t need them. Often, this is ego. They don’t want to be seen as needing these tools. That’s just silly. These tools help the audience. They give the audience a better experience. They give the production team a better experience. And they make the speaker more effective. That’s what matters most.
For additional tips on how and why to use a teleprompter, check out Dallas Prompter.
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