YOU PUT YOUR WHOLE SELF IN
To engage the group, you must be
engaged. Get into a “switched on”
state before you take the stage. For me,
it starts the night before. I eat a light
dinner, read something positive, go to
bed as early as possible and visualize.
I believe motion creates emotion. It is
A digital video camera
can be your best friend!
(I like the Kodak Zi8.) Not
only is it great to record and
post video testimonials of
clients who love your engaging
style, you can also use it to practice - deliberately practice to be
Videotape parts of your talk.
But;as;you’re;speaking,;exagger-ate and try to go over the top
with all your tools of engagement - Body, Voice, Energy. In the
classes I do, this is always funny
to watch. The speaker usually
thinks it was too much and the
rest of the class says it was terrific.
Why does this work?
probably fall back to a new
the videotape showed—that
is much more engaging than
where you started!
Chip Eichelberger, CSP, has
switched on over 900
conventions in the past 17
years. He engages his
audiences to look in the