Last Updated May 18, 2010 11:02 AM EDT
Business consultant/speaker Michael Angelo Caruso rounded up five cool speaking tips from famous orators, including John F. Kennedy, Robin Williams, and Zig Ziglar:
Tell a good story. Everyone loves a good story. Motivational speaker and legend Zig Ziglar mesmerized audiences with his funny and informative stories. A Zig story could go on for five or six minutes as he interjected anecdotes, developed motifs and leveraged humor.Okay, so taking a knee in a conference room might seem a little weird. But you get the idea: Doing something unconventional can wake up your crowd and keep their attention. (Maybe you'll even get them to stop texting and e-mailing.)
Zig used to drop to one knee for all of six minutes. He would often prompt a rousing ovation just for finally standing up again!
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