Speaking to large groups involves learned techniques and practice, practice, practice. Keep your mobile telephone switched off most of the time and DON’T give out your number to everyone. It’s a safe bet that none of these people got pink slips.
We are all required to do more and more with less and less. This is taking its toll on our productivity, our health and unfortunately on family life. This is a great pity because over 20 years of doing face-to-face time management workshops I’ve found that many of us are making easily avoidable mistakes that cost us dearly in time – and money.
Begin with the obvious: Know your subject. Some speakers overlook this basic point and quickly come unglued during the question-and-answer period. The audience assumes you’re an expert with knowledge to impart. As the featured speaker, you should assume that your audience is informed, curious and bursting with pointed questions.
The truth is that most successful people are permanent learners. They always want to learn new things that will give them new ideas as well as new insights into how things are done.
Do people understand the goals of the organization and why they might be asked to do more? People hate the unknown. accountants understand that as they get closer to April 15th, they’ll be a lot busier.
And your band goes into these long jams that you could do back in the ’70’s, when we had album-oriented rock radio formats, and you didn’t have to just have a highly repetitive 3 minute and 48 seconds song. You could play a longer piece. And artist could be more complex musically.
But when you’re in a dark room, a completely blacked out room, and you play with these sticks, and the sticks are illuminated, using slow frames on a camera. In actually this case here, two cameras that are hand-held.
Is there a lack of face to face communication? Are people relying too much on email to deliver instructions? Does this result in a lack of understanding. Confusion leads to mistakes, which means it takes longer to get things done. Instructions are best conveyed in person.