Do you have speech problems or the fear of speaking in public? If so, you’re not alone.
There are many helpful rules of thumb like these when it comes to humor that you have probably already heard, and while these are a good foundation, what do you do if you want your whole presentation to be undeniably hilarious?
Brit Hume, a conservative political commentator and television journalist, said that former President Bill Clinton “is the most talented politician [he’s] ever covered and the most charming man [he’s] ever met.” He added, “No one in my view can frame an argument more effectively than he can."
As a panel moderator, asking insightful and interesting questions is one of your biggest responsibilities.
Don’t make up your mind about the topic.
Rather, come in with the perspective that you are intensely interested in the topic and want to gain insights by questioning the panelists.
I get freaked out when an audience stares blankly at me.
Audiences can look creepy - it’s not all in your head
Don’t take the glacier gazes personally, though, since members of the audience are... just being an “audience”.
They are operating under the principles of audience psychology, obeying certain unspoken rules about how to act and how not to act.
Winston Churchill is one of Europe’s most prolifically inspiring public speakers. But surprisingly, although his career as a politician and speaker was long, his three most famous speeches all occurred within a year. When he found his niche, he was able to inspire and change a nation of people.