What separates a good speaker from a spectacular speaker?
The difference between a good speaker and a spectacular speaker is…
Whenever we listen to the great speakers, the great orators of our time, people like JFK, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey, they all have one thing in common.
They all know how to use, the pause, in their speeches, for maximum effect.
Pausing creates drama, it enables emphasis, and enhances anticipation.
What are they going to say next?
We humans love suspense. Why else was Hitchcock so popular. Pausing is suspense.
When we pause we offer our audience time to think, to reflect and to soak up all that amazing advice and information we are providing.
The next time you go to speak…
You’ll be amazed at how effective, that pause, that silence, will be.