From the pitfalls of rote memorization to microphone technique - presenter, public speaker and voice actor Trish Lynch talks us through some common sense ‘dos and don'ts’ of speaking in front of an audience. The rest of us can take heart in Trish’s reassurance that even she experiences stage fright, and that (clearly) it can be overcome.
There are a number of valuable tidbits here. Trish’s wealth of experience translates to a deep understanding of the psychology behind audiences. Are we saying you should purposely add mistakes to your speeches to make you seem more “relatable”? Not exactly - but it turns out that it might not be such a crazy idea.
When listening to Trish, what comes to mind is the power of saying yes, and what can result from taking the opportunities that come across your path- you never know where they might lead! For Trish, it led from being an attendant at conferences to being the one speaking on stage, and getting a part on a TV pilot because it was raining and no one else showed up to the audition.
Post-covid the challenges for speakers are slightly different, and from Trish we can learn how to give our audiences the best experience possible, and how virtual speaking can still connect with people oceans apart from each other.
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