Think outside the box: change the old patterns

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Let me give you just an example: I have been insisting on the importance of waiting for an answer when you say hello! to your audience. Now, you always start by saying "Hello!" ...then you kept silent so as to allow people to greet you back and you carry on with your name: I am Jean-Marc (if you are called Jean-Marc) etc...

It works well, but it's always the same pattern. Let's create a surprise. Why not trying another opening?

"Hello, I'm Jean-Marc, are you feeling al right?" and you wait for an answer after "al right" and not after "hello"

Or... "I am Jean-Marc, hello everybody!" It's not a big change, but it's a change, it's a little unexpected something, which requires a bit of conscious attention to be made, and will trigger attention because it will be different from our habits....

And why not "I am going to talk about the price of vegetarian sausages on the market. I am Jean-Marc by the way, hello ladies and gentlemen!"

Being creative is a key to success...

Although the headlines for these sessions are always different, the basic format is always the same :

  • Four or five opportunities to speak for a short time per evening (impromptu speaking on easy topics such as conversation starters...)
  • Positive feed back to strengthen confidence by becoming more aware of existing qualities (by the group)
  • Suggestions for improvement/ alternative ways  to experiment  immediately (I suggest this)  

A session's headline reflects a particular aspect of public speaking which we'll  pay more attention to, however they are not set in stone, as feed back is not something that can be planned before listening :-)

One slot per evening is available for a prepared speech from the manual. You earn discounts as you progress in this manual.

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February 23
Think on your feet