6 great audience-grabbing tips for speakers (app.com)

Speakers are useless if they can’t get the audience’s attention. Here are six ways to do that.

Brian Reynolds has a message to deliver about the financial impact of climate change, and he has 10 minutes to get his point across.

A speaker at the TEDxNavesink conference, Reynolds has written and re-written his presentation. He’s run it by his family and friends. He’s taken suggestions and criticism. And the pressure is building.

“It’s just crushingly huge amounts of pressure,” said Reynolds, a 38-year-old Middletown resident who advises businesses about sustainability. “My wife, I’m driving her nuts.”

See? Even TED speakers get nervous, too.

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