August 24, 2016

It's just a look to the left...

Fellow speaker,

According to World Champion Speaker Craig Valentine, when giving story dialogue, make someone in the audience on the character your character is talking to. Look that audience member in the eye and deliver the dialogue exactly as you would in a conversation. When giving story dialogue of another person, look at someone else in the audience who is further away from the person you were looking at before. This will give your head a natural back and forth movement that will cue your audience when a different character is speaking in your story.

Conversationally,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com

August 23, 2016

Keep the editing out of it

Fellow speaker,

When you're developing or practicing your story, avoid editing. Leave any editing for after you get a draft of your story written or spoken.

Waiting,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com

August 22, 2016

Let me think about that...

Fellow speaker,

When showing a character in a story looking at an object, look away from the audience (e.g., if character in your story is watching a TV set, look over the audience's heads and not at anyone in the audience). When showing a character in a story reflecting on a point, look up in the air.

Thinking,

Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
Free speaking tips at: http://speakingquicktips.blogspot.com