What did you learn watching the Academy Awards this year? For public speaker and speaker trainer Jeff Vankooten, it was a great lesson of what to do and what not to do when speaking publicly.
“The ones that didn’t use notes were the ones that were the most effective,” explains Vankooten in this edition of MSI showcase. He pointed out that those who use notes, “came across as very rote.”
He cautions those who have to go before audiences to stay away from what he calls, “your cheat sheets,” because you risk losing contact with your audience.
And what about the moment with actress Angelina Jolie struck her now infamous pose on stage? Jeff says it reminded him of the, “I’m a little tea pot short and stout,” song. The take away message from that, says Vankooten is that, “stance matters.”
Jeff is one of a select cadre of speakers and trainers at Mulligan Speakers International. You can see more of Jeff and other speakers and trainers at mulliganspeakers.com