Post from Transformation Tom- Have an Individual Conversation with the Whole Audience—Chapter “From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide”

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“From Fear to Success” Audiobook= Have an Individual Conversation with the Whole Audience


When you’re giving a presentation, it should come across as naturally
as a dinner conversation with a loved one. The topics may be
slightly different, but the tone should not be. The audience should feel
as though they are in your living room with you having a nice chat, so
that you come across as genuine, thus providing sincerity and credibility.
If the audience feels as though you are acting, or you are speaking
through them (instead of with them), you will lose them. Your true
personality will begin to shine only when you adopt a conversational
approach. This doesn’t mean you can’t use tools like voice inflection
and stage presence, but having the audience perceive your presentation
as a personal conversation will strengthen their bond with you.



Thomas B. Dowd III’s books The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World (Honorable Mention at the 2012 New England Book Festival) and From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide (2013 Axiom Business Book Awards Gold Medal Winner and 2013 Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention).  Audiobook version of “From Fear to Success” is also available! See “Products” for details on  Book and eBook purchase options are also available on Amazon- Please click the link to be re-directed:

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