I recently went to a memorial celebration for a friend who had died. There were about eight speakers, and of those, only two of them did a good job. The others were, well….deadly.
Why? For the most part, the others spoke in near monotones and with little or no energy. And, when the mike went out – which it did several times – it was impossible to hear them.
So, if you are called upon to present a testimonial or a tribute to someone, don’t get lulled into thinking that a microphone will do the job for you. You have to speak with energy, and be sure to use your breath.
That being said, the stage is set for our next post on the importance of breathing.
How many examples of dull speakers can you think of?