Please listen carefully. This simple fact about public speaking may be the key to becoming a more effective leader.
But only if people listen very carefully, and not rush through this.
Here’s the truth about being a Professional Speaker:
- If you look out at your audience and they look bored, you’re boring them
- If you look out and they are on fire, you lit it
Leaders hate to admit they sometimes stink are not highly effective. This makes them look bad and feel horrible. Who wants that?
But the simple truth is, if the people around you don’t seem passionate about their work, their mission, their customers, guess what?
PS. If your team is on fire with passion, mission, service, guess what?