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How to Be Energized by your Audience

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:54 Written by Pam Chambers Thursday, 15 December 2011 12:26

You may wonder how public speakers are able to conduct all-day seminars and still have energy to spare. Some people think that speaking is draining and even exhausting. If that’s so, it’s because they haven’t learned about the “battery/alternator” relationship, and how well it works for getting (and staying) energized.

I don’t know much about cars, but I DO know that the alternator charges the battery, and that without an effective alternator, the battery gets drained and eventually dies.

Think of yourself  as the battery. Think of your audience as the alternator. Just as the alternator charges the battery, the audience charges the speaker. But audience members don’t automatically know that it is their job to energize you. You have to show them how!

The way to do that is by asking questions. If your questions are safe and clear, your audience will respond. If you respond cheerfully to their responses, they will want to respond even more. And soon, you will have created a “controlled conversation,” rather than a boring and tiring one-way lecture.

All of this is in my digital book, which is yours for the asking. Go to my website at www.pamchambers.com. On the home page, there is a place to “subscribe” to my newsletter. When you do that, you will receive my book, Life is a Presentation. You will also receive my not-too-frequent newsletters. You may unsubscribe at any time and still keep the digital book.

And now, go out and get energized by your audience!

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