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Editor's Corner
Excerpted from Summer 2000 Newsletter

Two of England's most brilliant 19th century politicians, William Gladston and Benjamin Disraeli, were described this way by a young woman:

"After dining with Mr. Gladstone, I thought he was the cleverest man in England. But after dining with Mr. Disraeli, I thought I was the cleverest woman in England."

Isn't that great? Has anyone ever made you feel that way? It's better than chocolate; and it could be love at first sight.

Well at the very least, we feel positive about the person and, therefore, towards the message.

Are you having that effect on you audiences? When you're preparing a presentation, keep in mind how appealing that speaker is who makes us feel clever. A good attitude and a good audience analysis can help you get there.

It might be a good goal to have in mind when preparing to speak: How can I make my audience feel smart?

One way is by getting to know them before preparing our message. The more we know, the more we can make sure we're meeting their needs.

Getting to know your audience is a form of respect. Keeping the focus on them rather than on ourselves lets that respect shine through.

Another is to get out of the way and focus on delivering our message (not on ourselves). Focusing on ourselves usually has the effect of sutting out the audience - rather than making them feel smart.

It's true whether your audience is one person or a thousand people. And it's true whether your audience is you mother-in-law, your CEO, your department, or your bowling team.


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We have two public seminars each year: May and October/November. If you have several people who could use this training, contact us regarding an in-house seminar.

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