I love to read, I love to learn, and I credit the person that I am and am becoming DIRECTLY to the books that I read. I read books on many topics, but I focus on books on Psychology and Communication, and Mindset, as I believe those are the best to read to grow as a person, and especially as a Speaker. However, I also read many books on Personal Growth, including the Bible.
Okay, enough about the Why...let's get into the book.
I love meeting new people online. Connecting is a rich reward when you find like minded people.
Because here's the thing: In our world of uber online connection, many of us are still lonely. Reaching out can be a great healing tonic. Sharing who YOU are on-line draws naysayers at times, but it will MORE likely bring you like minded people who may become lifelong connections and friends.
Think of your speech like Mount Everest.
It starts at the bottom, builds as you go higher, then ends up at the peak. When you present your challenge or conflict to your crowd, it does them a disservice if you just let them off easy by solving the problem too quickly in your speech.
Think about a great movie. The directors ensure that you FEEL the conflicts of the characters involved. They want you to be a part of their pain, so that you feel invested in their solution. They build up to the top of the mountain, and ONLY when you can't take it anymore, they release you by giving you the panacea to the pain.
Do the same in your stories.
Kwesi Millington helps speakers, presenters and youth to connect with their audiences and master their messages using the power of storytelling in their speeches & presentations. He is a Certified Public Speaking Coach & Youth Mentor.