Sylvie Verleye | When can you start talking?
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When can you start talking?

When can you start talking?

When I’m doing workshops I always ask feedback from the other participants on exercises they did. So today somebody gave the remark that the participant was already talking or started the presentation while walking upfront. She asked whether this was actually good or bad. Relying on my book knowledge from years ago I’m pretty sure most said that this is not good and you should ‘scan’ the audience before talking. Though I tend to look at the situation and the naturalness of the speaker. I want people to look natural from the very first second and grab my attention. This speaker doing his exercise, did grab my attention AND looked natural by talking already while walking upfront. I believe it depends what the first sentences of you’re presentation are. Most often the audience is not already listening during your first sentences because audiences are thinking and it is your job to get their attention. So I feel fine when speakers already talk if it suits their style, whatever books or techniques recommend. Of course this was a small setting of 10 people more meeting like. A huge audience is completely different. But how do you feel about this? Just being curious…

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