BY JENN WOOLSON
Back handsprings and beatboxing. Poetry and comedy. Theater and music. Alone, each is a unique form of entertainment. But when
thoughtfully interwoven with meaningful messages, they can be the
key ingredient of a captivating keynote or transformational training
Whether, as a speaker, you sing, juggle, do magic, tell a story, rap,
or play an instrument, successful speakers know it’s not just about
It’s about taking your content and marrying it with something
engaging to create a connection and a memorable moment with your
audience—whether that’s 10 or 1,000 people.
The word "entertain" comes from the Middle French entretenir
based on the Latin inter—among—and tenere—to hold or stretch. If
you think about speaking as holding the collective attention among
a group of people, how can you create your material to do that and
stretch them so that they see a topic in a whole new way?
These four speakers each bring a unique set of talents to the
stage—as well as to training sessions and one-on-one coaching. And
each has mastered making that connection.
in the Wow
Four Entertaining Speakers Share the
Unique Ways They Connect to Their Audience
Bronkar Lee Dan Thurmon, CSP, CPAE Omékongo Dibinga, PhD Victoria Labalme, CPAE