How To Stand In Front Of A Room Full Of People And Tell A Stellar Story

You’re never up there alone.

It took humiliating himself on stage for Allison to learn this lesson. Telling a story or giving a speech to an audience by yourself can feel very alienating. Sometimes, you can’t help feeling like a talking head. But it doesn’t have to be this way, says Allison. Even if you’re the only one talking, think of it as a conversation rather than a monologue. “It’s so much easier to be in conversation with the audience when you drop the act and simply tell your own stories as yourself,” he says.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

Whether it’s a board room or a banquet hall, speaking to an audience can be intimidating. Beyond imagining everyone in their underwear, how can you get past the stage fright to tell a riveting story

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