Feb 20, 2018
2-Minute Tip: Conduct Q&A Before Your Conclusion
Many speakers go through their entire talk, and then open things up for questions. This is a mistake. You will be more effective if you take question before you launch into your conclusion.
The end of your speech is a golden time. It's the last the audience will hear before they go out into the world. Since its the last thing, it can also be the most memorable. Make sure that what they remember is the stuff you want tem to remember -- your call to action. Your vision.
If you conduct Q&A after your talk and through the end of the session, you squander an important opportunity.
Post-Tip Discussion: Manage Your Gestures
This week I talked about Gestures by talking about Tucks. It's amazing how much he can communicate with a tilt of the head or the flip of a wing.
You can do a few things to assess the gestures that you use and how effective they are.
There are three things to think about as you deploy your gestures. They ought to be:
Unintentional gestures can have unfortunate impacts. For example, Donald Trump's gestures make it look like he's playing an accordion.
There are several things you can do to improve your gestures.
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