Wake 'em Up!
Ever forget a speaker's name an hour after the talk? Want people to remember you and your talk, and talk about you in the hallways? Well, I mean talk about you in good way. In the
art of public speaking, you use some outrageous skill or opening that grabs 'em by the short circuits in their brain. My friend Mike Stahl breaks six solid concrete blocks. Jim Ziegler memorizes the name of each participant in the room, and well nigh everyone loves to hear his or her own name.
I'm not strong enough to pulverize, or bright enough to memorize, so I shoot confetti or fire in the air. It makes them think I am important, so to wake up and listen intently. You could do a beautiful painting quickly like Conni Gordon might do, or you could ride in on a white horse for all I care. Just do not let them stay in their comas while in your
art of public speaking you are painting a beautiful word picture in their brains. Wake 'em Up! That is my book title, and that is your job in the
art of public speaking.