According to a poll take by MSNBC men and women were asked what personal qualities had the greatest impact on the success of their careers.
Naturally, men and women differed when it came to the importance of intelligence, ability and ‘looks.’ (I know… what a surprise) BUT the one thing they did agree on was the importance of self-confidence.
As you can imagine self confidence is of ‘mucho’ importance when it comes to speaking.
I am sure you know that people judge and size you up in about five seconds when you first meet them. The eye contact you make along with the firmness of your handshake that you make with them.
Your Audience Sizes You UP Immediately! Be Ready!
Well, you can well imagine how an audience is sizing you up when you take the stage. They judge you by your body and facial movements … and of course, how you deliver your speech. Here’s some interesting info for you.