Thursday, October 15, 2009

Week 7: A new speaker mulls the lectern

Here's Stephanie Benoit sharing her perspective on what a lectern might--or might not--do for her as a speaker. I've noticed that here and in earlier videos, she says she feels energized as an audience member when the speaker is dynamic and moving around. So I'm recommending that she start thinking about how she'd do that herself. Stephanie, consider mapping out your presentation along with where and how you will move around the audience. And the next time you have access to an empty meeting room or auditorium, practice moving around as you might during a speech--it's a great way to anticipate how it will feel, and find what you need to avoid or embrace when you use this tactic next time!