For many people, setting goals means adding
things to busy lives. If a cup is already full to the brim, there is no
room to add more water. If you want to freshen up the water, some needs
to be emptied out first. So it is with your life. Consider emptying out
some of the stale things from your life before making your plans and
goals. Doing this involves self-reflection and can often mean making
some difficult choices.
Increase the Effectiveness of Your Presentation by Engaging Introverts
by Paul Edwards
Have you ever had a speaking engagement in which the members of the
audience just stared at you while you talked and didn’t even smile at
your jokes? Or have you ever had a speaking engagement in which you sent
out waves of positive, enthusiastic energy into the audience only to
watch them crash upon silent, straightfaced listeners? If either of
these scenarios have happened to you, don’t worry, it’s probably not you
— in all likelihood you have probably spoken to a group of people who
simply have a preference for introversion.
Making a connection with your audience is vital in delivering a
successful presentation. And in order to make a connection, it's
important to get into the habit of doing your homework before each
speech. The following are three common reasons that presentations don't
have the outcome you may expect, along with the remedies that can easily
Yes, we know there's a difference between a lectern and a podium. A lectern is the stand upon which a speaker can hold their notes. It often holds the microphone. A podium is the platform. A stage.
Our name, Behind the Podium is meant to convey that there's a lot that happens backstage, before a speaker ever gets in front of an audience. Behind the Podium can give you, the reader, some insight about how a speaker got to the podium, and what they're doing behind the scenes.
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