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August 08, 2012

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nce. He grasped that if he hesitated just for a few seconds in his delivery viewers would pay close attention. Also, he slowed down the pace at

We will have succeeded big time with our clients if we can get them to realize that connecting with audiences happens between words.

Sometimes when tornadoes hit lives metaphorically, it would be nice to be able to restrict them to a penned in area! Very interesting drawing of a volatile force. Something powerful and yet peaceful about it!

The Pause. That is the hardest lesson in public speaking for speechwriters to get across to clients. Yet it is one of the most powerful tactics in oral communications. In the relatively new medium of television, Walter Chronkite was the pro who invented it for news delivery. That's what Douglas Brinkley reports in his biography "Chronkite." That iconic newsman's genius was that he was in total touch with his audience. He grasped that if he hesitated just for a few seconds in his delivery viewers would pay close attention. Also, he slowed down the pace at which the script was recited. That was another innovation.

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