Mon, 5 October 2015
James gives his friend Mitch Joel a call today to talk about a subject that scares the heck out of him — public speaking.
James asks Mitch about his philosophy on public speaking.
Mitch breaks down public speakers and presenting into three styles of music: The first is the "classical music approach," the second he calls the "jazz improve” approach," and the third he calls the "rock and roll approach."
Mitch tells a great story about President Bill Clinton, the type of speaker he is, and also what his own personal speaking approach is.
He helps James understand that he doesn't always have to create a brand new speech every time he presents.
It's OK to re-use a lot of the same material. Don't keep the entire audience from hearing your best speech if only 20% may have heard it already.