October 19, 2013

If looks could talk...

Fellow speaker,

World Champion Speaker Craig Valentine has a method of speaking that allows your audience to be psychic!  He calls this method "projected dialogue".  Since a look says a thousand words, Craig suggests you share some of those words with your audience.  The key phrase to use is "looked...as if to say/like...".  Here are some examples:
  • He looked at me as if to say, “…”
  • She’s looking at me like, “…”
  • She glanced back at me like she wanted to say, “…”

For example, "He looked at me as if to say, 'You're an idiot!' "


Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
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