Round two of the Clinton-Trump debate is in the books. One more to go.
Well, if you want to call it a debate. More like a food fight.
As a speaker, what what did we learn?
Trump really had no details for anything. Other than “It was a disaster.” Got a topic? “It was a disaster.” The weather? “It was a disaster.” The last eclipse? “It was a disaster.” The lesson – don’t repeat a phrase ad-nauseum.
Here’s another lesson. Answer the question. When you are asked a question at the end of your talk – answer it. Don’t digress all over the map to say something you are good at. Going around the mulberry bush and not getting to the point really irritates the person asking the question. On stage, you will get many questions. Don’t fake it. Don’t dodge the question.
How about this one. Don’t resort to a “stuff eating grin” with a fake smile. It is so transparent. Be honest and gives you away as a phony. Don’t be so into yourself that your facial expressions or body language gives you away. You can easily look condescending. Be real.
And finally, don’t go interrupting another. If you are on-stage as a speaker, you usually don’t have anyone to interrupt…so let’s just say that it’s a bad habit. So use this one as a bonus observation.
There you have it. Enjoy the next QUOTE Debate UNQUOTE. Any comments?? Let ’em fire.
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