JANUARY’S MONTHLY SPEAKING TIP
Work The Room Before The Talk
From San Francisco lawyer and author Jeena Cho:
This took a lot of practice but it’s incredibly helpful. Before you take the stage, walk around the room, shake hands, and connect with your audience members. When I gave the talk at Clio with 500 plus people, I walked to the very back row and introduced myself. I wanted to feel as though there was someone I knew, a friendly face sitting all the way in the last row when I looked out into the sea of people. I also connected with people sitting in the first five rows so there would be people I could make eye contact with during the talk.
See other tips from Cho.