Getting Over Yourself

August 10, 2009

Myth #8: Picture the Audience Naked

Filed under: Myths — Barbara Rocha @ 10:36 pm
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A participant told me he’d tried it one time. It was darned distracting.

The basic flaw here is it implies you have to make the audience inferior in some way in order to be good enough to speak to them. Wrong premise. It’s tough to connect if you’re struggling to control your demons by trashing the audience.

Your time is much better spent learning enough about who they are that you can see why they need your information and how they can use it.  You’ll feel a sense of equality and make that connection to them that’s so vital to the success of your presentation.

Rather than picture them naked, picture them receptive. It’s more effective and less distracting.

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