Public Speaking Course:
Give 'em What They Want
In my public speaking course will learn to give the audience what
they came for. I have been in situations where I carefully planned for a big speaking
event, showed up and only had three
people in the audience. Yep, it hurts, but you can't just quit and walk
away. Even though you obviously can't do a plan made for 500
audience members on just three you can still
make it work.
So what is your option? You turn it into a great opportunity for the three
people who did attend. You immediately scrap your big speaking plans and tell
the 3 people who came that you will be their personal consultant for the next
couple hours. You answer their questions and make them feel like they are important
enough to demand your complete attention and that they will still get
what they came for.
As a professional public speaker, you don't break down and cry because
your book and product sales will suffer
or because your ego is suffering. You give it everything you got whether there
are 3 or 3000 in the audience.
There's a story that comes out of Washington, North Carolina
on a rainy noon day church service during Holy Week, only one person
showed up for the preacher to give his sermon to, one little boy. Years
later, that boy had grown up to be movie maker Cecil B. DeMille who
after producing the movie "The Ten Commandments" said that
day and that preacher's sermon was the most memorable speech in his
When you practice what you learn in my public speaking course, you should try to make a
difference in the life of every one in your audience, even if there
is only one.
Always "give it everything you've got"! For the whole wide
world may be changed!