TOTAL DONATIONS MAY €60. Renaissance cannot run on €60 and a British pension. Renaissance could fold unless it is better supported. Please help to keep us going – Donations are easily made (EU, US, UK) For details contact Michael Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in business there are going to be occasions when you have to address an audience. When you are watching someone else speaking at an event it comes across as easy. In truth standing up in front of an audience and setting one’s stall out can be the most unnerving experience.
Curious as to how some well-known figures respond to such situations a test was carried out. Several heroic figures, including a mountaineer and a fighter pilot, were wired up. Whilst doing their highly stressful ‘day jobs’ the trauma of their climbing crevices or soaring through the skies in mock combat their stress was barely noticeable. However, when these volunteers were wired up before and as they addressed audiences their heart rate and blood pressure shot up to the red section on the gauge.
Constantly referring to notes as you speak or reading from a written speech is a no-no. You will still trip over your own tongue and your presentation will be met with a polite response but the impact of what you want to say will be negligible.
My worst experience was when I reluctantly accepted an invitation to speak before an audience of several hundred in a conference room at the Holiday Inn in Washington DC. It gets worse, the auditorium was situated a few metres from Capitol Hill and the attendees were mostly of an academic type.
As I progressed at constantly and nervously peered at my notes. Instinctively, I realised I was making a spectacle of myself. Then, impulsively shoving my notes to one side I continued. I was animated and I spoke passionately. Frankly, I had no idea how my speech would be received. Sweating from the tension and exertion I had reached the stage where I couldn’t have cared less.
Finally, I drew a line under my delivery and waited for several hundred deadpan expressions and a slow handclap. What I didn’t expect was thunderous applause from an audience now standing at its feet with many rushing to the podium to grasp my hand. Is there a lesson to be learned? Yes, nothing beats conviction and compassion.
There is no easy solution. Some find addressing an audience easy and some find doing so their worst nightmare. The fortunate speakers tend to be the exhibitionists of life and self-confident. The rest of us would prefer a visit to the dentist. Those called to the soapbox have their own tricks to help them through the ordeal. I cottoned on to mine when I was in my early twenties.
I had two strategies. I never look at the entire audience. It is there, of course, but for me it is wallpaper. When I address an audience, I speak to myself aloud. It works, for me and it might work for you too.
The other ploy I learned quite early on. I often noticed that amongst the hundred or so faces staring up at me there was one always one soul who appeared to be responding well to my presentation. Ignoring the rest of the audience I spoke directly to him or her as though we were having a one-to-one meeting. For me, it worked like a charm. The Business Booster. Michael Walsh Amazon Books and Kindle.
Think your friends would be interested? Share or reblog this story!
MICHAEL WALSH is a journalist, broadcaster and the author of RISE OF THE SUN WHEEL, EUROPE ARISE, TROTSKY’S WHITE NEGROES, MEGACAUST, DEATH OF A CITY, WITNESS TO HISTORY, THE BUSINESS BOOSTER , THE FIFTH COLUMN VOLUME I and II, FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK, IMMORTAL BELOVED, THE ALL LIES INVASION, INSPIRE A NATION Volume I, INSPIRE A NATION Volume II , SLAUGHTER OF A DYNASTY , REICH AND WRONG, THE RED BRIGANDS, RANSACKING THE REICH , SCULPTURES OF THE THIRD RIECH: ARNO BREKER AND REICH SCULPTORS , SCULPTURES OF THE THIRD RIECH: JOSEF THORAK AND REICH SCULPTORS , SCULPTURES OF THE THIRD REICH VOLUME III Porcelain and Reich Sculptors, The Exiled Duke Romanov Who Turned Desert Into Paradise , THE DOVETAILS , SEX FEST AT TIFFANY’S, THE AMOROUS GHOST AND ENCOUNTERS and other book titles. These illustrated best-selling books are essential for the libraries of informed readers.
MICHAEL WALSH NOVELS
The revenge of a predator is a city-vigilante epic better than Death Wish A LEOPARD IN LIVERPOOL , 55 lavishly illustrated first-hand stories by a Liverpool sailor THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL, Latest Killer-Thriller From Michael Walsh the City Vigilante Supremo The Stigma Enigma , A powerful thought-provoking paranormal romance The Soul Meets, How to form a naughty ménage a trois THE DOVETAILS and SEX FEST AT TIFFANY’S.
THE AMOROUS GHOST AND ENCOUNTERS Michael Walsh. A novel but not a work of fiction. Drawing on his real-life and location experiences this romantic-supernatural biography will ravish the reader. A page-turning terrifying white knuckle ride because these are his real-life apparitional experiences. AMAZON/KINDLE
Latest Michael Walsh bestsellers: Those who fall victim to the taxman, banks and moneylenders are victims of legalised mugging DEBTOR’S REVENGE, The Business Booster shows you how to double your profits not your workload THE BUSINESS BOOSTER
MICHAEL WALSH is a journalist, author, and broadcaster. His 70 books include best-selling RHODESIA’S DEATH EUROPE’S FUNERAL, AFRICA’S KILLING FIELDS, THE LAST GLADIATORS, A Leopard in Liverpool, RISE OF THE SUN WHEEL, EUROPE ARISE, FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK, THE ALL LIES INVASION, INSPIRE A NATION Volume I, INSPIRE A NATION Volume II, and many other book titles. These illustrated best-selling books are essential for the libraries of informed readers.
We are in debt to our donors who finance the distribution of spin-free real news and fearlessly expressed views.
BUY FROM AUTHOR
MEGACAUST Michael Walsh. R. J. Rummel, Power Kills: Genocide and Mass Murder (Journal of Peace Research) 164 million people have been killed in cold blood this century by Capitalist / Communist governments.
SLAUGHTER OF A DYNASTY Michael Walsh. Covertly sponsored by Wall Street banks and the White House Bolsheviks seized Tsarist Russia (regime change). For 36 years news of Bolshevik atrocities and 70 million martyred Christians were censored by Western media. Lavishly illustrated, this expose reveals secrets removed from Western history books.
When ordering the book contact Michael Walsh by email email@example.com to receive your signed copy.
KEEP REAL NEWS OPEN: Donate by using Western Union, MoneyGram, Ria, registered mail or contact Michael Walsh: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 2) Follow our blog. 3) Share our stories and 4) buy our author-signed books. 5) Receive free newsletters by writing subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOKS THAT CHALLENGE, INSPIRE, INFORM Michael Walsh, ‘Writer of the Year’ with a strong global following. Nearly 70 interesting Amazon book titles famed for changing and improving lives. CLICK TO VIEW
New stories every day!
Categories: Business Advice Centre