It might be the most difficult communication skill, the dramatic use of silence. Consider that the most effective technique is to say nothing. That means, that sometimes, you need to stop talking. The use of the dramatic pause might be the most powerful tool in your communication toolbox.
Five Habits of Effective Public Speakers
Imagine your success when you consistently deliver more effective presentations. You can do that when you develop the habits of effective public speakers. Success in any pursuit is the result of establishing smarter habits. Study and adopt these five habits of effective public speaking.
Command Attention When You Open Your Presentation
You only have a few seconds to set the tone for your presentation. A good start paves the road to success while a weak opening can slam shut the door to success.
Your opening must accomplish three objectives.