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HCR059: Know Your Audience!

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In this episode, I continue exploring the subject of public speaking as a valuable tool that we all need in our toolbox. I have taught Public Speaking to college students for more than 22 years, and have seen students come into class terrified of public speaking and finish the course with a new confidence that they can actually succeed! This skill has applications for every profession, as well as being an essential for good preaching and teaching in the church.

In this podcast, I talk about a third and fourth obstacle to public speaking:

  • Not knowing your audience. Every audience is different, and though choosing a topic that interests YOU is crucial to your success, you almost must tailor that topic to that audience!
  • Not repeating your message enough. Repetition in a paper is a vice. Repetition in a speech is a device.
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