188: The Art of Stage Presence with James Whittaker
Published April 13, 2015
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    James Whittaker
    Author, The Art of Stage Presence*


    “The audience will relate to your concept that you’re talking about much more than details.” -James Whittaker

    You are there for the audience, not you.

    “You are speaking for the audience, not to the audience.” -James Whittaker

    Have the first sentence completely committed to memory. During the first 99 seconds, do one of these four things:

    Inspire
    Intrigue
    Interest
    Inform

    Spend as much time on the opening as on the rest of the presentation.

    Seek out small stages to practice on (your 1:1 with a manager, team meetings, etc.)

    Give your attention to the people taking notes and nodding their heads and engaged with what you are saying.
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